One: Outfits From a New Era at the Montreal Biosphere

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Our day-to-day is filled with alluring billboards, enticing magazine adverts, and pop-up ads that beckon us straight through the pearly gates of our numerous pantheons of goods and services. We buy to no end, only to discard our new acquisitions once the initial appeal has worn off. Consumerism is undeniably the name of the game, but … Continue reading

The Fashion World of Jean Paul Gaultier at the Montreal Museum of Fine Arts

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The fashion gods continue to bestow upon us intellectually stimulating fare with yet another exhibition gracing the city of Montreal. The Fashion World of Jean Paul Gaultier: From the Sidewalk to the Catwalk, presented by the Montreal Museum of Fine Arts is the latest exhibition to showcase the body of work of an esteemed couturier, … Continue reading

Alexander McQueen: Savage Beauty at the Metropolitan Museum of Art

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It’s safe to say that this upcoming exhibition at the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York, by virtue of the extraordinary designer it celebrates, will be well worth the road trip.Entitled Alexander McQueen: Savage Beauty, the exhibit will showcase pieces from the late designer’s prolific 19-year career. A show not to be missed. Now, … Continue reading

Fashion as Art?

Art: n. A visual object or experience consciously created through an expression of skill and imagination. (Encyclopaedia Britannica) Is fashion art? If we base ourselves on the above definition, then it is safe to surmise that yes, it is. While traditional definitions of art have been challenged over time to include contemporary forms of art, namely … Continue reading

And Then Came Denis Gagnon

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Decidedly, 2010 is Denis Gagnon’s year. From his recent collaboration with mass retailer Bedo, to the documentary film of which he is the subject, Je m’appelle Denis Gagnon (My Name Is Denis Gagnon), which premiered earlier this year at the International Festival of Films on Art, this designer is generating some major buzz. This leaves … Continue reading

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