The Reign of Atelier New Regime

It’s hard to really pinpoint what the initial vision of the Montreal-based streetwear brand was, but what is clear is that Setiz Taheri, Koku and Gildas Awuye needed each other to make it happen. Whether they met via faith, chance, or sheer luck, they were meant to meet for a purpose: Atelier New Regime. “I…

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Why Jeans Jeans Jeans Succeeds Where Others Fail

For the first-time customer, walking into Jeans Jeans Jeans in the Mile End can seem overwhelming. The 6,000-foot basement is a sea of clothes racks heaving with denim pants, jackets, shorts, skirts, and dresses. Denim clothes drape the walls from floor to ceiling. But customers soon realise they will not need to navigate the store’s…

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The Faces of the Inaugural Mile Ex End Festival

Mired in controversy after being scheduled so close to this year’s installation of Pop Montreal, the Mile Ex End Festival proved to be a charming, earnest affair with seemingly no intention of stealing Pop’s thunder. Taking place at the Van Horne Viaduct, the family-friendly festival came armed with inflatable dinosaurs, glowing orbs, and over 100…

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RuPaul’s Drag Race Superstars Take Montreal

During a year rife with political turmoil, global pride celebrations – and celebrations of diversity, in general – seem more important than ever. With that in mind, Fierté Montréal pulled out all the stops for this year’s pride celebrations, bringing in the biggest names from the award-winning competition show: RuPaul’s Drag Race. With the addition of…

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How to Make it as a Jewelry Designer in Montreal

Julie Verfaillie has a problem. She can’t stop creating with her hands. Every time she comes up with a new jewelry design she’s already itching to create another one. “I suspect it has something to do with Attention Deficit Disorder,” she says, “but as a multidisciplinary artist I also recognize that my non-stop desire to…

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