Montreal, a city where its inhabitants can live well. Full of festivals, arts and an eclectic dining scene, Montreal’s Grand Prix is representative of more than just fast cars but also its mega parties and recovery brunches. Whether you’re heading to the Martini Grand Prix party or as a Formula 1 car enthusiast, what you have in your suitcase is equally just as important.
Montreal’s fashion scene is influenced by the flair of Europe and the relaxed scene of North America. A simple and versatile item is the palazzo or wide leg pant and easy for any occasion, whether you dress them down with sneakers or tailor them with heels. Max Mara‘s understated pleated pants represent the Alpha female whilst providing a flattering fit and elegant silhouette.
Add a girlish charm to your trackside outfit with dainty details to pair with your power pants. The Mina top by AllSaints has feminine touches with lace trimming, an embroidered centre panel and Victorian-inspired neckline for the trend-setter in you. Style together with your wide leg pants or contemporary denim for a casual affair.
Come sundown, once the cars cross the finish line, the excitement doesn’t wear off. Parties are in full swing and its inevitable you too will be a part of it. Two pieces; either dressed up or down are ideal for all occasions. Tailored in Italy in a cotton-blend tweed and finished with frayed edges is the Double-breased Blazer by Thom Browne. Designed to be worn with the matching shorts, this two piece is perfect with your favourite Manolo’s as it is with your comfy sneakers.
If there is one thing Canadian women do well, its dressing casually but put together. There’s nothing wrong with putting comfort first, providing it doesn’t compromise on style. The Strass sneakers by Roger Vivier are adorned with embellishments across the buckle and made from fabric, ideal for your spring-summer wardrobe. Finish your day outfit off with these comfortable and contemporary sneakers.
Any urban dweller understands a decent sized bag is essential. Designed with urbanism fashion in mind is the Diorever leather bag by Dior. Styled classically in nude and black this handbag makes for an ideal item for that recovery breakfast to that Martini Grand Prix party.
The Grand Prix is one of the most sought after occasions that brings together the most discerning men and women from around the globe, so it’s only natural to opt for something classic and timeless. Crafted with an elegant silhouette, curved hem, duo button fastening is the blue three-piece wool suit from Canali. Designed in a refined style that equally grabs attention – spectator’s eyes might not only be on the track.
Whilst you want your tailoring to do all the talking, comfort shouldn’t come secondary. Much like the female counterpart, Canadian men certainly know a thing or two about dressing appropriately. Dress your suit with Jimmy Choo‘s Cash sneakers in smooth leather. Crafted in Italy, with a low top style, tonal stitching and lace up front the sneaker is finished off with punctuated metal stars at the heel for a personal touch.
When tailoring gets too much and you want down time, a classic cotton shirt is all your need. However be adventurous from your usual fitted white – a key to dressing well in Canada is with an air of cool. Made from lightweight organic cotton sourced from Japan, is the loose-fit striped shirt by Fanmail. Ideal for layer or alone over cotton pants, you’ll feel smart enough to hit the track and casual enough to let your hair down.
Throw on a pair of sunglasses and you instantly feel cooler – and we’re not referring to keeping the sun out. Fashion in Montreal is modern, urban and historical at the same time and Kirk Originals‘ Burton frames will make you feel as though you’ve stepped out of The Italian Job. Fitted with gradient lenses and square frames you’ll look effortlessly-cool with minimal effort from the moment the drivers set off.