Holt Renfrew Presents: Trend Talk, Hosted by Lisa Tant

Posted on Aug 29 2013 - 9:49pm by Grace

I stopped by Holt Renfrew earlier today with photographer John Smith to catch their Trend Talk to get some insight on what we should be filling our Fall wardrobes with this year. (Special thanks to the Holts team for being so kind as to reserve seats for 613style!)


VP Fashion Editor, Lisa Tant hosted the Trend Talk, making sure to keep it fresh and fun as she shared the latest in must-have fashions to get us through the Fall season looking chic, fly, and feeling on top of the world.


So, what are the trends?

Black,White, Red

According to Ms. Tant, black, white and red are the season’s hottest colours- especially if worn in colour blocks. Finding pieces that come equipped with a silhouette to give the illusion of greater curves is also essential; “No time for a work-out? Let your clothes do it for you.” Lisa joked.


Pretty in Punk

Who says you can’t be punk without maintaining your girlyness? Leathers, plaids, and studs allow even the girliest of girls to take a walk on the wild side while still maintaining their fashion comfort zone. (I personally think the first look is to-die-for!)


Coat Check

“There’s nothing worse than seeing a woman with an incredibly beautiful outfit on, only to watch it vanish into the shadows of a horrendous winter coat.” That phrase was pretty much unanimous amongst the women in the crowd. Thankfully, Holt Renfrew has a huge selection of fashion-forward coats that allow you to remain both trendy and warm.


Print Masters

Full disclosure: I’m not too sure this trend is for me. Mixing prints is incredibly hard to do, and with my sensitive eyes it’s hard to look at more often than not. Yet somehow, the Holt Renfrew team managed to pull it off!

Fur Frenzy

Now this is the trend for me! I’ve been a fan of fur collars for about 2 years now, and see it as a timeless classic that just screams Parisian posh.


Check out some photos of the fabulous guests who attended:



collage3Alyssa, Arlette, and I discussed the trends post-show over bite-sized cupcakes and lemon Perrier. Not a bad way to spend a Thursday afternoon!

What do you think about Lisa Tant’s Fall trend predictions?

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Grace is the Editor in Chief of 613style and one of Ottawa's Top 100 Rising Star Entrepreneurs. She is available for hire, has written work featured on ET Canada, is a new YouTuber , and loves keeping up with Canadian Celebrities. She enjoys making occasional television and radio appearances, hosting events, and keynote speaking upon request. When she's not writing, she can be found on instagram, twitter , google+ or facebook

6 Comments so far. Feel free to join this conversation.

  1. Cindy August 29, 2013 at 10:04 PM - Reply

    You should be named the Newstagram; can’t believe how fast you turned up the details of today’s event! Amazing, Grace!

    • Grace August 29, 2013 at 10:10 PM - Reply

      Everyone’s been so excited about it all week, gotta soothe the readers! LOL Thanks :)

  2. Joy September 2, 2013 at 8:43 PM - Reply

    Great post! I couldn’t make it so it’s nice to see a summary of Fall’s hottest trends! :)

  3. Grace September 11, 2013 at 4:37 PM - Reply

    Thanks J!

  4. Shorty September 28, 2013 at 11:31 PM - Reply

    I don’t think i can pull off mixing prints either!

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