15 reasons to go to the Mode + Design Festival this summer

Are you a fashion, art and music fan? Then you shouldn’t miss the 2022 edition of the Mode + Design Festival ! From August 25 to 28, the biggest fashion event in North America takes place in Montreal, in Quartier des Spectacles. Having already welcomed around 500,000 people before the pandemic, the festival is back at full capacity and has a lot of surprises in store for you. Here are 15 reasons why you shouldn’t miss the coolest event of the year.


1- The largest pop-up space of all editions


Every year, the festival’s pop-up space is a big part of the event. You have the opportunity to visit the booths, try the products, take advantage of exclusive discounts, etc. This year, we have THE LARGEST pop-up space with 46 companies from Quebec.


2- Discover Quebec companies and encourage them


FMD is also the perfect opportunity to discover and encourage Quebec companies. You’d be surprised how many great companies we have here !


3- After-parties in the city


Still feel like celebrating after the festival day is over? No problem, we’ve got some off-site after parties planned for partygoers.


4- Merch from the festival


For the very first time, the Mode + Design Festival has its own collection of t-shirts and tote bags. You can discover the merch now on our online store and come and try the items directly at the festival!


5- Free drinks


During the festival, we offer free drinks to the best dressed people. #DRESSTOEXPRESS Don’t miss your chance 🙂


6- An exclusive collaboration


Speaking of surprises… An exclusive collaboration show between 2 Quebec companies will take place during the festival. We won’t tell you more for now, but apparently Dailystory and Bertrand La Ligne are involved.


7- Your Dress To Express occasion


Dress To Express is our motto for the duration of the festival (and beyond). It’s an opportunity to show your colors, have fun with your style and wake up the fashionista in you! #DressToExpress


8- Unusual fashion shows


The festival program includes several fashion shows from different brands and schools in Montreal. However, we are not talking about simple fashion shows. At the FMD, we do things in a big way! That’s why you’ll have the chance to attend, among others, a performance with utensils. Yes, utensils!


9- The launch of a new brand


The brands invited always prepare small and big surprises. This year, you will have the chance to attend the launch of a new sustainable lifestyle brand by Marie-Claire, directly at the festival.


10- A musical program that makes you dance

At the Mode + Design Festival, we also party! With our musical program composed of emerging artists, you won’t be disappointed!


11- Bars, food trucks, relaxation areas and an interactive theater


In Quartier des Spectacles, we are fortunate to have a large area right in the middle of downtown to offer you everything you need. Whether you’re thirsty, hungry, want to take a nap, or want to see a play, your desires will be fulfilled.


12- Meeting with people


As in all festivals, many Quebec influencers will be present. Some have created their own companies (which will be in the pop-up area !), others are coming to have fun and chat with their subscribers. The festival is also an opportunity to meet your next boss or maybe even your next boyfriend, who knows!


13- Giveaways


Lots of giveaways !!! Whether it’s created by us, by the brands on site or even by the photographers, you’ll most likely win some cool giveaways. You can already participate to some contests organized on our Instagram page: @festivalmodedesign


14- On-site photographers


To keep memories, it is essential that photographers walk around the site to capture your best outfits or take your next LinkedIn profile picture.


15- IT’S FREE!


The entrance to the festival will cost you absolutely nothing. The event is accessible to everyone, whether you are a fashion expert or not, you must come!