Let The Freshest Fall Threads Take Center Stage In Montreal

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Coming round the bend into the Montreal season, it’s time to break out Fall’s best looks for a stunningly chic way to make an entrance. Even better, with the mercury hovering around the lower end of the temperature scale, there’s no better time than Montreal to test drive some of the season’s key looks. From daytime furs to nighttime velvet, this style sheet will help you navigate Montreal’s social circuit with class and style. Team everyday classics with lashes of luxurious fabrics, and don something truly phenomenal for an evening engagement. You’re all set for the season.

Images: vogue.com
Images: vogue.com

Whoever said a sparkly frock is mandatory for a dinner date clearly never gave a women’s suit a chance. This gingham double-breasted jacket by Bally checks all the right boxes – it’s eye-catching without being too showy, the silhouette nips in at the waist for a feminine appearance and it’s the perfect jacket to wear with a pair of cigarette trousers. You’re guaranteed to make quite impression while walking into Toque dressed in this.

For the men, the bomber jacket continues its reign right into the Fall season, albeit in a new plethora of cuts and materials. Taking direction from the classic MA-1 flight jacket, this Canali look’s standout piece is the velvet bomber jacket worn over a pristine white shirt and slim-fitted trousers.

Round-frame metal sunglasses, $504, Fendi at matchesfashion.com Ghost Skull acetate sunglasses, $260, Alexander McQueen at matchesfashion.com

When it comes to your eyewear, the key phrase to bear in mind is “updated classics”. As designers find new ways to reinvent the humble optical glass, you’ll reap the fruit of their creations by looking out for interesting details that set each one apart. Whether it’s the mirrored surface of Fendi’s updated cat-eye silhouette or the skull-encrusted detailing of Alexander McQueen’s shades for men, designers want you to have a bit of fun this season, starting with your eye-wear.

Royal Oak Selfwinding, price upon request, Audemars Piguet

Get ahead of your schedule with a handsome timepiece worn around your wrist. With a power reserve of 60 hours, a black dial that features a hypnotic “Grand Tapisserie” pattern, white gold markers and the signature Royal Oak hands, the Royal Oak Selfwinding is one watch that’s versatile enough for day or night.

Charms Watch 32mm, price upon request, Van Cleef & Arpels
Charms Watch 32mm, price upon request, Van Cleef & Arpels

Charm yourself and everyone around you with a magnificent timepiece from Van Cleef & Arpels. The 32mm Charms Watch features a pink gold bezel set with two brilliant rows of 165 diamonds, a lacquered dial with the brand’s iconic Alhambra logo, and a dangling charm at the 5 o’clock marker that gives this unique timepiece its name. Better yet, interchange the satin straps as you please to suit your outfit and mood.

Images: vogue.com
Images: vogue.com

While the sun may be out, the weather is going to require you to bundle yourself up in a warm jacket. For the women, this Burberry look hits the nail right on the head when it comes to two of Pre-Fall’s biggest trends. The shearling aviator jacket is a chic way to keeping yourself cosy while out and about Montreal, while the flared trousers imbues the look with a touch of femininity.

The gents should take their cue from Rag & Bone’s collection, by pairing a casual suit with a parka coat. By keeping the colours of your outfit synchronized, you’re able to maintain a spiffed-up appearance with all the practicality that a casual wool suit has to offer.

Images: vogue.com
Images: vogue.com

Attending an event such as the The Grand Evening requires that you be turned out in your formal best, and nothing less. Yet despite the rigorous attire code, you can still have a bit of fun with it. This bedazzled Elie Saab number is quite arresting with its frosty shade of blue, and the column shape allows you to throw on a fur shrug in case the evening air outside gets a little too chilly.

As for the guys, leave the boring black tuxedo in the closet and take a walk on the wilder side of fashion with a rust-colored tuxedo jacket from Dunhill. Pay attention to the fit – you’ll want it as closely fitted to your body as possible, so as to avoid looking like a velvety disaster. Pair with your usual tuxedo trousers and you’re all set.

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Miniaudiere clutch, $4,603, Lanvin at farfetch.com

Easily one of the brand’s biggest hits, this miniaudiere clutch will get heads turning and envious stares inquiring about how you manage to snag this super-limited-edition piece from Lanvin. With its bold declaration of love, the boxy little clutch transforms into a sling bag, which you can also tote around in the day as you hit the shops at Laurier Avenue. It’s love at first sight!

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Python sandals, $1,590, Tom Ford at net-a-porter.com

Stand tall amidst the sea of partygoers with a pair of python sandals from Tom Ford. Slip it on with a midi-length skirt and a cream-colored coat for an effortless day look, or pair this with a black dress for an after-hours rendezvous. Either ways, you can’t go wrong with a leg-lengthening pair of stilettos.

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Leather loafers, $695, Gucci at mrporter.com

There’s no shoe that can rival a pair of loafers in comfort and class, and no one does a loafer better than Gucci. Sporting the redesigned brand logo on their signature web stripe, these leather loafers by Gucci feels like the perfect style companion whether you’re headed out in jeans or a windowpane suit.

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