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fall fashion

4 Calgary Fashion Shows in November 2019

By Anna Rybnickova

Image: Pixabay

Are you craving vibrant colours, bold cuts and extravagant materials? We’ve got your back with these tips on dazzling fashion shows around the city.

YYC Chic 2019
Thursday, November 7
This evening reception and gala consists of hors d’oeuvres, musical entertainment, a silent auction and — of course — a fashion show which highlights the best of local fashion. There is an opportunity to shop at pop-up kiosks of several local retailers. The Style Guys, Jason and Aly, will lead you through the entire evening, promising glamorous and stylish experience.
Hudson 200 – 8 Ave SW 6th floor

Courtesy of Making Changes Association, YYC Chic

Otahpiaaki 2019: Ísstoíyítahsinni
Saturday, November 9
The annual celebration of Indigenous culture returns to town, hosting Indigenous fashion designers, artists, musicians, and performers showcasing the beauty of their cultures in all forms. You will be able to visit designer ateliers and an Indigenous runway show in the Central Library.
Calgary Central Library, 800 – 3 St SE

Xanthus
Thursday, November 28
Come see the inaugural show hosted by Concept X and get swept off your feet by the many forms of Canadian fashion, art installations, dance performances and live music. DJ Egypt will entertain you throughout the evening, together with pop-up dance performances. You can also visit a market showcasing the local looks and styles this town has to offer. See the unique styles of Kate Hewko, Malika Rajani, Charming Chaos and others at the runway show that is sure to inspire your fashion sense.
Venue 308, 308 – 11 Avenue Southeast #110

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Trunk Show Calgary
Friday – Sunday, November 29 – December 1
Attention, future brides! Trunk Show Calgary offers the brides-to-be a unique opportunity to meet with a designer or an executive from Martina Liana and schedule an appointment to try on the wedding dresses, which are not ordinarily available in local salons. You can look forward to a spectacular showcase of the latest cuts and styles and choose a dress that will make your big day even more special.
The Bridal Boutique Calgary, 5131 Elbow Dr SW

Shop fall fashion trends in Calgary

By SHAUNA MCGINN

Photo: Brooke-Lynn Garrioch Photography.

If there’s an ideal time of year to amp up your wardrobe, it’s definitely fall. Between finding a staple pair of boots to learning how to layer one stylish piece over another, these in-between months provide the perfect opportunity to discover your new favourite trend — and these local Calgary stores are a great place to start.

Photo: Brooke-Lynn Garrioch Photography.

Adorn Boutique
Located in historic Inglewood, Adorn Boutique carries a range of designers from throughout North America, Europe and Australia. Store owner Kari Owen says a few of their favourite trends this year are high-waisted skirts, hats and midi dresses, which hit below the knee or lower. “It’s so classic and appropriate for any place, from the office to a special occasion,” Owen says. “The best ones can be dressed up for a night out (think heels and fun tassel earrings), or dressed down for daytime with booties, a suede jacket or blazer and a hat.”

When it comes to a classic fall look, Owen notes that you can’t go wrong with a high-waisted skirt and a pair of over the knee boots — cropped sweaters keep it more casual, while a lace top and jacket make it a great look for a night out.

Photo: Karen Kane Photography.

Fashion Addition 14+
This plus-size retailer is located in Calgary’s Willow Park Village shopping centre. Created with the goal to offer more diverse apparel for plus-size women, Fashion Addition has quickly become the go-to place for fun, fashion-forward plus-size clothing.

Owner Kerri Booth says one of the trends they’re excited about this year is what she calls the “burnout kimono”, a cardigan that can be “dressy for evening and holiday, or casually paired with denim.” Another popular item has been the floral blouse with ruffled sleeves, that comes in a variety of textures. Year-round, Fashion Addition carries brands like Eileen Fisher, Dex, Columbia and more.

Photo: Hello Hello Photography.

Purr Boutique
This trendy retailer has multiple locations throughout Calgary: a women’s store in Kensington, a unisex one on 17 Ave SW, a women’s and baby store in Inglewood, and two kids’ clothing stores in both Kensington and Mission. Purr carries unique pieces that speak to those with an edgy sense of style.

In terms of  this season’s trends, Purr says, “This year we’ve seen a lot of 70’s style… lots of oranges and mustards, pantsuits, corduroy, and tons of layering.”

Courtesy Ryan Beale Photography.

Brooklyn Clothing Co.
This premium men’s boutique located in the city’s Kensington neighbourhood, carries brands like Citizens of Humanity, Viberg, Canada Goose and more. With a focus on quality denim, it’s also a great go-to for staple items like a seasonal coat, pair of boots, or a warm flannel.

Brooklyn Clothing Co’s Brad Tien says their top trend this fall is their Viberg boots; the BC-based brand makes versatile, long-lasting pairs that come in easy to match colours like tan or dark brown, or more statement shades like powder blue and burgundy. Tien also notes that other top sellers this time of year are 4-way stretch jeans from Kato & Nudie, and of course, some classic fall flannels.