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Models embrace on the runway during Envers collection at Montreal Fashion Week on March 2, 2010. (Kim Payant/QMI Agency)

Models embrace on the runway during Envers collection at Montreal Fashion Week on March 2, 2010. (Kim Payant/QMI Agency)

Looking for trends in designer Yves Jean Lacasse's fashion shows is a pointless exercise.

In true Lacasse fashion, the Montreal designer behind the Envers design house has allowed himself to be inspired by far-away locations. This season, Mongolia is the starting point for his sometimes confusing hybrid fashion show.

The brown tints that start the show give way to reds, pinks and purples that make up the the pieces that are accentuated by large belts.

The long skirts, dresses and flowing pants are accompanied by coats, vests or kimonos.

The models, none of whom look alike, also wear creations by renowned hatter Elaine Saucier.

It is easy to be surprised as the different pieces - a bustier dress that flares at the knees, a long coat made of thick wool or a skirt that reaches the feet - pass by.

Yves-Jean Lacasse never ceases to surprise - and sometimes, puzzle - us.


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