2015 Montreal Design & Fashion Festival

August 11, 2015

A City of Design

Fashion and design of all kinds is one of Montreal’s specialties. With a knack for producing creative minds and spaces, Montreal is full of aspiring designers and fashion-industry related business. It is also wide open for alternative and trendy ideas, which makes it a coveted place for designers to call home. Montreal’s liberal freedom generates some of today’s best ideas from top designers; and a big reason why they love coming to our city for inspiration or to call home-base. And for you who need an affordable home-base, even just for the weekend, book a room in one of our downtown Montreal hotels!

Celebrating Fashion in Montreal

Designed to celebrate creativity and culture, The Fashion and Design Festival gives attendees and insider’s view of the fashion world. The festival takes place at the Quartier des Spectacles from August 17th to the 22nd. This festival takes place outdoors in Montreal’s downtown core, making it a great way to get out and enjoy the rest of the summer weather. If you’re coming to town for this festival, book a room in one of our downtown Montreal hotels. That makes it easy to go back and forth as you like. You can take in the exhibitions you like and head back to your hotel room for a little break when you’re done.

What to Expect at the Fashion & Design Festival

Who can you expect to see at the upcoming Fashion & Design Festival? Top Canadian designers, up-and-coming designers, international fashion icons and a variety of fashion retailers to start with. Not only will you get a chance to see some amazing fashion; there will be plenty of art, music and creativity on all fronts. Be sure to make it to one of the live creative sessions, you’ll get to see fashion creativity in action. There are also many incredible installations to see so make sure you come with enough time to appreciate them.

Spotlight on This Year’s Shows

This year’s Fashion & Design Festival boasts over fifty shows and easily 300 participants and exhibitors. They estimate around 550,000 visitors for the 2015 show, and with many coming from out of town, it’s a smart idea to book you downtown Montreal hotel room early! Take a look at the official website for complete details and show schedules. One show in particular caught our interest:

Horst P. Horst (1906 – 1999) Photography Exhibit. Know as one of the most influential fashion photographers of the century, Horst P. Horst was a consistent contributor to fashion and design magazines like Vogue. You can see some of his best and most loved photography in this exhibit, perhaps some you’ve never seen before! There are also haute couture dresses from various high-end designers like Chanel and Vionnet in the exhibit. Go for the photos, go for the dresses, it’s sure to be beautiful! Hosted at the McCord Museum, 690 Sherbrooke St. West.

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