everyone’s "A" list: the little "find" of a
boutique. You know, the hidden gem, exclusive of course, holding
undiscovered wonders of forward design. You get such a thrill, knowing
you’re among the first to get in on the next big thing, just a step
ahead of the rest of the world.
Montréal Fashion Week III, held September
3 through 6, may just have been the industry equivalent of that
phenomenon. True, most of the designers showing their collections
for spring–summer 2003 are not yet household names in New York,
Paris or Hong Kong, what with the emphasis on young, individualistic,
dynamic designers. But the event did make for a critical mass of
emerging talent—and for an extraordinary week of shows.