Diary of a FMD Virgin | Entry 1
Dear FMD Diary….
Montreal has been heating up this week & the city is looking HOT! I’m not talking about the insanely high humidity we’ve encountered. Instead I am talking about one of the many things Montreal does best; Fashion.
Mode & Design Festival kicked off their 15th edition this week. Offering up to Montreal some top notch runway shows, outstanding musical acts, pop-up shops, make-up stations and well rounded conferences with internationally known names in the fashion/photography industry.
Inspiring mass crowds & gathering a unique variety of emerging, local talent. Mode & Design continues to democratize the universe of fashion & design with 15 years of entertainment & diversity.
A big highlight from day 1 was watching local singer Apigeon work the runway, like she’s been modeling for years, showcasing her beautifully atherial vocals & music.
As if this was not enough to enthrall, Apigeon was then joined by the one & only Scooter LaForge who had been present for an intimate conference earlier in the day.
Scooter brought his a-game to town turning Apigeon into a piece of living art on stage, with LaForge spray painting the singers dress & body with a splash of neon colour. The end result an impressive Scooter original that looked hip & street-wear ready while maintaining a deluxe/lush vibe.
Scooter LaForge also presents to Montreal his first ever Canadian art exhibit. Showcasing his fluid style of po-art over at Galerie MX. This exhibit will be running til August 31 & should not be missed!
Some of my favourite looks seen at the festival came from Wizemen. Showcasing their very fresh & original Urban Tuxedo collection. Featuring lots of tone on tone blends, leather components & a chic-classy look. Wizemen was a clear stand-out for me. Items that will surely dominate my closet very soon.
CoolKoala brought the fun with their brand of uniuque colourful fashions. Incorperating their avante-guard style of flashy looks laced with pieces of stuffed toys, painted up barbie dolls, and decked-in-studs garments.
A more intimate setting for this show allowed the audience to be brought into the CoolKoala world. With the models offering up some vogue style & break dancing while they stomped it out to some kick-ass beats.
The CoolKoala Crew WERKED that crowd like no other & closed the kick-off day for Mode & Design’s 15th edition of the festival with bang. Leaving me more than excited to see what else is in store through the weekend!
Stay tuned here for more FMD15 coverage!
Photo Credit: Stephanie Habre