We started off the evening with some cocktails at the Belvedere Vodka sponsored bar and mingled with all the familiar fashion faces.Vanessa NK PR showed us to our seats. We took our place and were ready to be immersed in some fantastic Montreal Fashion.
After the show we had the privilege of speaking to FINN designer, Vicky Kelechian, and Little Burgundy Marketing Manager, Catherine Laporte. Vicky explained where she got her inspiration for the collection. She said her first set was greatly inspired by "blacks and even blacks on black, white, distressed stripes, lots of printing, jumbo grommets, very rock n roll." We couldn’t agree more. Her second set was, in her own words, "nautical, new silhouettes, nautical coloration, very 70s, California, washed out. It’s inspired by albums from The Mama’s and the Papas and the clothing gave a very soft hand feel.". It only took her a mere 3 months to design. Catherine, who was wearing a black dress, with a zipper detailed neckline from FINN's fall collection, then told us about the relationship between FINN cultured + cured and Little Burgundy Shoes. She said "We started working together last season on some photo shoots. We believe that both brands have the same DNA and both being from Montréal, the brands can really work well together. We decided to work together with the newer, lesser known brands at Little Burgundy like Pointer and Seychelles and being from Montréal we have to come across as being dressy but not pretentious; especially with the lifestyle here in Montreal."
After our chat, we hit up the bar again, and continued to mingle. We met Scarlett James, a local burlesque performer. In an attempt to bring the life back into burlesque scene and the glamour back to Montreal, Scarlett will be performing a brand new routine in an extravagant Burlesque show at Club Soda, on Saturday March 6th. With top burlesque performers from around the world, you will be dazzled by the music, the costumes, and the dancers. For more information, check out www.grandburlesqueshow.com or http://www.clubsoda.ca/
Some fabulous local Fashionistas rocking some kick-ass outfits
We finished off the night taking a peek into the generous gift bags that were left at our seats at the beginning of the fashion show. We were pleased to find a variety of goodies!
What a great night!