Festival Mode et Design - A photo story (Day 2)

I recently took a deep dive into the world of fashion at Festival Mode et Design (Fashion and Design Festival). I mainly experienced the festival with the camera in my hand, from the photographers’ pit, looking to explore and celebrate yet another side of Montreal creativity. Welcome to part 2 of my FMD 2016 photo story, Day 2 of the festival. Let me tell you all about some of my favourite moments.

I spent a big chunk of that Thursday afternoon strolling around the pop-up shops and enjoying the street-fair part of the festival, which was quite cool, I have to admit. Place des Arts was all so fashionable with all the trendy items in the shops and all the stylish people, models, bloggers, fashionistas enjoying the festival. Off stage there was as much of a fashion show as on stage. I also had a quick impromptu photoshoot with some gorgeous models that were all styled-up and posing for whoever wants to capture some glam street photos. Yep...I had so much fun at FMD!!!

Tora Photography - Fashion and Design Festival 2016 - Montreal

I’ve spent some time that evening at the MAD scene. Sadly, I only got to see the ending of the Robes de Papier performance, with beautiful dancers wearing these gorgeous frilly paper dresses...See for yourselves; so creative...

Tora Photography - Fashion and Design Festival 2016 - Montreal - Robes de Papier

Also at the MAD scene I have seen the Tristan Ginger show, in collaboration with Rouge FM, which was really cool and quite provocative, but nothing surprising for Montreal nightlife. 

The rest of the evening I spent it at the Passerelle Casino de Montréal. The first show I have seen there  was the Ardène show Street Stories, showcasing their very youthful and urban latest collection.

The following show was Dynamite, which I was personally very excited to see (anyone looking through my wardrobe would understand why 😃 ). And I was not disappointed. They presented a beautiful collection that was a combination of masculine and feminine, conservative and rebellious. Here are just a few of my favourite items. 

Ending the day was La Vie en Rose, presenting a beautiful and sensual lingerie collection, with a fun and sexy show. Without further ado, I’ll let you enjoy it through these photos.  

Tora Photography - Festival Mode et Design - La Vie En Rose

So that was my Day 2 of the 2016 Fashion & Design Festival. I hope you enjoyed it as much as I did. Stay tuned for more.

(To be continued...)

The AIM is Getting Lost in the Music

Ah, summer and its music festivals...There I was once again, throwing my stuff in the car, and heading off into the sunset, over the top excited for the weekend to come...I could almost hear the music from Parc Carillon all the way from Montreal...

AIM Festival was at its first edition; a new type of experience for my Canadian (or let's say Noth-American) counterparts. To me, it somewhat reminded me of festivals back home in Romania, years ago, before electronic music became what i like to call "overground". Come to think of it, here in Canada, electronic music (i'm not talking about EDM) is still an underground phenomenon, with a rather limited audience. However, AIM brought forth the immersive and liberating experience of a camping festival and getting lost in music in a 32 hours dance marathon. And it was indeed SO MUCH spite of certain shortcomings (wish there were more people at times, I love eye-candy, so I would have loved some decorations, I would have loved printed timetables etc.)...but hey, it's a new thing for Canada, first year, I'm understanding and looking forward to next year...

Like in any festival, part of the fun happens in the camp site. I was quite happy with the camping, and I was lucky enough to be surrounded by enough friends that we established our own little AIM borough. The festival itself was exhausting but really fun. The two stages (Moog Stage and Heineken Stage) both offered an extended line-up of good DJ's, so it was always exciting, but almost impossible to see every single DJ I would have liked. 

So now as I am writing these I am just taking off my AIM bracelet...with great nostalgia that is...Can't wait for AIM 2016!

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