Fashion POP Finalists

The 7th Annual Fashion POP Fashion Show takes place at this year's POP Montreal, and we have a first look at the finalists

The weather has cooled, the leaves are starting to turn, and if you’re in Montreal, this only means one thing—it’s time again for POP Montreal, one of the city’s largest and coolest arts festivals. It also means it’s time for Fashion POP, the festival’s fashion design competition, now in its seventh year. This year sees six of Montreal’s hottest young design talents go head-to-head for a chance to win $1000, a pop-up exhibition in Espace POP, and a fashion editorial in the coolest fashion mag in Canada (if I do say so myself): WORN Fashion Journal. We’ve gotten an exclusive first look at the finalists. Who do you think should take home this year’s prize?

vivianne

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WHO
Viviane LaBelle
THE LOOK
Finely tailored menswear and sportswear, with a modern twist.
DESIGNER CRED
Menswear Design, Marie-Victorin College; Bachelor of Design and Fashion Styling at the École Supérieure de Mode de Montréal; Internship at Aether Apparel.

andrea

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WHO
Andrea Montle
THE LOOK
Dark and ethereal with attitude. A focus on knitwear and some slightly unpretty materials, like plastic and quilted padding. Miley Cyrus in her current incarnation would be all over these looks.
DESIGNER CRED
Fashion Design, LaSalle College; Collections shown at O.P.P Galerie et Boutique and Nowhereland in Toronto.

madeleine

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WHO
Madeleine Voizard
THE LOOK
Dark, edgy, modern rock and roll. Very cool, and very Montreal.
DESIGNER CRED
Art and Communication, Brébeuf; Fashion Design, LaSalle College; Fashion Design, UQAM.

christina

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WHO
Christina Julien
THE LOOK
Julien is inspired by mid-sixties art and films, and her clothes feature clean, uncomplicated lines, with a focus on sustainability. This translates to a lot of black and white, and clothes that wouldn’t look out of place on tuxedo-clad R&B queen Janelle Monae.
DESIGNER CRED
Fashion Design, LaSalle College; Internships with Christian L’Enfant Roi and Valérie Dumaine; Contestant in the 2013 Télio design competition.

daniel

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WHO
Daniel Quiroz
THE LOOK
Fur, feathers, lace, and tulle are this designer’s fabrics of choice. I could totally see Katy Perry and Lady Gaga duking it out over that tulle bodysuit studded with lights.
DESIGNER CRED
Fashion Design, Marie-Victorin College; 2nd Year Fashion Styling at École Supérieure de Mode de Montréal; Assistant to Maryla Sobek; Interships with José-Manuel St-Jacques and Simon Belanger of UNTTLD; Finalist in 2012 Télio design competition.

ben

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WHO
Benjamin Lafaille
THE LOOK
Bright, eclectic streetwear inspired by socio-cultural issues, a love of opulence, and a desire to provoke. Korean superstar G-Dragon and Missy Elliott should wear these epic suits in their “Niliria” videos.
DESIGNER CRED
Industrial Design, Cégep du Vieux Montréal; Fashion Design, LaSalle College.

The show will be taking place next week, on Wednesday, September, 25th, at the Théâtre Rialto. The doors open at 8:00 p.m. and the show is completely FREE, so if you’re in Montreal there is literally no excuse. For more information, head to the official event listing.

portrait photography // Allison Staton

Vintage POP

From the fine people who bring us POP Montreal every year comes another project close to our hearts. Vintage POP is a pop-up shop hosting some of the city’s best second-hand clothing curators under one roof. Featuring men’s and women’s clothing, the sale will have an array of amazing pieces spanning the ’20s to the ’90s, plus a selection of vintage housewares and accessories. These girls worked hard to find the most unique pieces, particularly duds that will keep us cozy as the temperatures start to drop.

Where To Go:
OFF Interarts (5145 St. Laurent, in Montreal), between Laurier and Fairmount. The nearest metro is Laurier.

When To Get There:
Wednesday, September 7th from 11-7
Thursday, September 8th from 11-9
Friday, September 9th from 11-9
Saturday, September 10th from 11-7

Participating Vendors:
Young Captive , New Wave Natives, FAD, Hunt Club, Megacat, Cheap Opulence, Caesar Pony, Tarantula Sisters, Homerun, YARD666SALE, YeYe Vintage

You can get a sneak peek by checking out some of the vendors’ websites, but trust us, it’ll look better in person. So get out there and support local businesses by bring all your friends, but only the ones who don’t wear the same dress size as you!

text by Natasha Bigioni
pictures from popmontreal.com