The 10th annual Fashion and Design Festival kicks off today, Wednesday, August 4th to Saturday, August 7th from noon until midnight at Mcgill College Ave and the esplanade at Place Villa Marie in downtown Montreal. It's a great opportunity for Montreal fashionistas to experience some local fashion - all for free!
The celebration includes tons of local designers, Montreal Fashion Week highlights and major retailers like Forever XXI, Guess, StyleXchange and more!
Here's the schedule for all you fashion lovers that wish to attend!
12:15pm – Mode Sur L’Esplanade with Cuir Danier, Synamite and More. *
5pm – Nico Archambault kicks off Fahsion Musique
6pm – See highlights from Montreal Fashion Week, fall 2010 edition
8pm – Jacob hits the catwalk
8:30pm – Karv celebrates 1- years with a show and performance by the Pinup Saints.
9pm – Clin d’Oeil marks 30 years of style.
10pm – The big Montreal Loves Fashion event, with more than 60 local labels on the runway.
12:15pm – Mode Sur L’Esplanade: Femme du Carriere, Laura, Cassis, Tristan. *
5pm-9pm – The shopping rally with Loulou magazine, in which retailers offer gift bags, cocktails, discounts and more.
5:30pm – Tights and leggings are on tap from Mondor.
From 6pm – Mall style from Place Montreal Trust, the Easton Centre and Complexe Les Ailes
8pm – Attik
10pm – TransCanada Runwau. Sophie Lanza styles 29 designers from across Canada.
12:15pm – Mode sure L’Esplanade: Reitmans, Le Chateau and more. *
7pm – The Bay struts its stuff.
8pm – Forever XXI takes to the catwalk for the first time in Montreal.
8:30pm – Foxy Jeans and Bauhaus.
9pm –Montreal Confidential, a show in which stylist Andrew McNally pays tribute to city club kids.
10pm – StyleXchange offer up Fashion Religion, for the converted and not.
2pm – Academie des arts et du design. *
4pm – The stylings of students from Lasalle College. *
5pm – CEGEP Marie-Victorin design students on show. *
8pm – 69 Jeans
8:30pm – Le Chateau
9pm – Guess
9:30pm – Dom Rebel
10pm – I Love Sensation. The final blowout, orchestrated by Dick Walsh.
* Shows at Place Ville Marie plaza
Maybe we'll see you there!
For additional information check out http://www.festivalmodedesign.com/