Posted Oct 14, 2009 in Events, Made in Canada | 0 Comments

Montreal Fashion Week: Day 1: was there!

Andy The Anh SS 2010

Sequins, fur, black, black and more black…it must be fashion week in Montreal (and that’s just amongst the fashionistas)! Kicking off its 17th edition, Montreal Fashion Week launched yesterday evening with a press cocktail featuring designer Andy The Anh.

Andy The Anh

Born in Vietnam and then having immigrated to Canada in 1981, Andy The Anh has had quite an interesting design lifecycle.  Having worked for many major Canadian brands, The Anh finally launched his namesake collection in 2006 featuring modern, sexy and elegant ready to wear and evening wear.

Andy The Anh SS 2010

Andy The Anh SS 2010

For Spring 2010, Andy pairs hues of blue (trend note: huge for next spring) with black, white and moonlight. Highly structured suits in linen stretch and cotton sateen introduce a relaxed chic.  In his evening wear: draping, tucking, pleating, peplum and bias cuts all carry the trademark feminine edge which Andy is known for.

Corner Paris - MFW

Ethos Paris - MFW

Can’t get to Paris Fashion Week? Well the French came to us with a cute collaborative showcase featuring 10 up-and-coming designers.  Everything from t-shirts to cocktail dresses and lingerie to abstract knits paraded one by one to work their way into the stores and wardrobes of Canadians.  Designer Eun Jung Choi, stuck out in my head with modern takes on signature French style.

Zoe La Fee - MFW

Zoe La Fee

Other shows for the evening included the 20th anniversary of Muse by Christian Chenail; Dinh Ba Design; and a collaborative showcase of designs by Envers by Yves Jean Lacasse and Tatyana Parfionova featuring Aleksei Kovalev and benefiting his foundation (Kovalev and friends Foundation).  For more on these designers, pictures and video, check out

David Kurtis Paris - MFW

David Kurtis Paris

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