Amazing how much can change in just a few short months.
Armed with a new press relations team, a new home -- Arsenal, a factory turned contemporary art meets event space -- and talent in pace with international market trends, the Montreal Fashion Week I caught last week was like none other I've seen since I started covering the beat four years ago.
Notably, a handful of trends I spotted on the Arsenal runway coincidentally, or not-so-coincidentally, matched recurring themes found on New York runways days later. Then again, most of said themes are essentially repeats of 2012 Spring. Not that that's a bad thing.