Before New York Fashion Week, my #NYFWSQUAD and I prepare intensely for a rigorous schedule of back-to-back shows, interviews and events. While in Montreal, we find ourselves doing the same thing for Fashion Preview.
“For its 6th edition, Fashion Preview, a showcase of collections designed and manufactured in Canada, reaffirms its unique and innovative identity that will demonstrate the talents of Quebec and Canadian fashion, while contributing to their growth and their expansion through exclusive trade relationships. Fall 2016 will be exciting for fashion designers!” Here’s what everyone is saying:
La Presse +
Winter is not here yet, but Quebec Designers are gearing up to show their Spring/Summer 2017 Collections at Fashion Preview — Iris Gagnon-Paradis, La Presse
Between Fashion Show Presentations, Fashion Preview has a mandate of hosting a slew of Pret-a-Porter Quebec Designs during the Fashion Show intervals at the same time as the three main Fashion Institutions: École Supérieure de Mode de l’UQAM, Cégep Marie-Victorin & LaSalle College – Marouchka Franjulien , Elle Quebec
Fashion Preview: the new Montreal fashion week? – Eva Friede,
Fashion is Everywhere
Inspired by the concept: See Now, Buy Now, Fashion Preview and Fibres Collectives decided that fashion show attendees/buyers no longer have to wait “next season” for off-the-runway shopping. You can now pre-order for Helmer, KQK, Leinad Beaudet, Muse par Christian Chenail, Naiké, Lovan M., Rush Couture by Claudette Floyd, Karma Athletics et Les Incompétents – Lauriane Belair , Fashion is Everywhere
US Fashion Network
This year, the event is also going through a major digital shift. All the fashion shows will be broadcast live online and in various fashion locations in Montreal. – Jennifer Braun , US Fashion Network
Fashion Preview réitère son engagement envers la mode émergentes en permettant aux écoles de mode de Montréal de présenter les créations de leur étudiants. Une autre belle façon de rassembler et mettre de l’avant le meilleur de ce qui se fait ici. – Andréanne Courchesne , Fibres Collectives
De New York à Paris, en passant par Milan et Londres, une nombre croissant de designers et de maisons de luxe s’empressent de mettre en vente leurs collections de prêt-à-porter immédiatement après leur défilé et non plus six mois plus tard, comme c’est traditionnellement le cas dans cette industrie quasi centenaire. – Jessica Dostie , Journal Metro
The Montreal Fashion Society
One of the cool new things about this edition is the shows will be live streamed on social media! – Lyly, The Montreal Fashion Society
This year, Belgium will be represented at Fashion Preview where 3 creators will come over to Montreal to present their latest collections inspired by the dynamic vision of Belgium. – www.xidaily.com
MORE ABOUT FASHION PREVIEW
For its 6th edition, Fashion Preview will welcome back Montreal’s fashion schools, the Ecole supérieure de mode of ESG-UQAM, the Ecole de mode of the Cégep Marie-Victorin and LaSalle College. Vestechpro, a Collegial Centre for the Transfer of Technology specialized in the apparel industry, will return to deliver inspiring theme-based workshops and conferences dedicated to fashion designers and fashion enthusiasts.
Featured Country: Belgium As this season’s guest of honor, Belgium will offer many opportunities of networking and experience-sharing. For its 6th edition, Fashion Preview will welcome three Belgian designers, buyers of renowned Belgian stores, as well as major media who will gather in Montreal to discover local fashion designers who make Montreal’s creative scene so vibrant with their daring energy.
A digital edition This year, Fashion Preview is going through a major digital shift: We are pleased to announce an exclusive partnership with Le NewBlack, one of the leading platforms of B2B e-commerce. Number one on the fashion market and dedicated to professionals, Le NewBlack enables creators to expand their business horizons beyond borders. A digital platform, which is positioned as a multi-brand showroom of prestige, has 250 brands available on its website, from globally recognized labels to young emerging designers and boasts about 10,000 registered multi-brand retailers such as Colette, Dover Street Market, Galeries Lafayette, Harvey Nichols, Yoox Net-A-Porter. The website and the iPad application are available in English, French, Italian and Japanese. With its dual expertise in Fashion and Technology, Le NewBlack owns a product and has a potential for growth on a booming market that will make a difference for local designers, by giving them new business opportunity in global markets.
In addition, all fashion shows presented during the 6th edition of Fashion Preview will be broadcast live on the Internet and in various targeted fashion locations in Montreal.
A preferred partner since the 4th edition, the local digital platform Fibres Collectives will present a selection of looks Spring / Summer 2017 collections, available on pre-sales to fashionistas.
New beauty partnership Fashion Preview is pleased to announce a new partnership with the beauty brand Givenchy, owned by LVMH Group, with its line of makeup products.
Fashion Preview Schedule CC: FASHION IS EVERYWHERE