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Fashion

The Future

This week on on Cinq à Six we think about the future of traditional art forms.

We speak to the people behind the MSO's multi-dimensional installation at the futuristic SATosphere dome at the Société des Arts Technologiques, and get Maestro Kent Nagano's feelings about mixing his symphonic music with video art. 

Writers, bloggers, publishers and booksellers have spent part of the week in a blue-sky contemplation of one of our most defining cultural forms: literature. Panelists Katia Grubisic, the Canada Council`s Arash Mohtashami-Maali and Christopher diRaddo bring some of the discussion to our studio. 

And we take you behind the scenes of the world premiere of the play Unseamly, which rips apart the seams of the retail fashion industry and examines the complex sexual dynamics behind fashion marketing.
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Everyday Sunday making swimwear a family affair

Everyday Sunday.JPGEveryday Sunday is a new line of swimwear and leisure wear that would be at home on the beach or at the pool. 

It's a family affair: Three sisters and one brother who've carried on the family tradition of working in the fashion industry.

The Nasri siblings saw a gap in the market, and decided to fill it. There were few options between the cheap bathing suits sold in big chain stores, and the more expensive swimwear sold by specialized retailers.

Everyday Sunday offers mid-priced swimwear, in both "junior" and "classic" styles.

We have a bathing suit and a fitting session to give away to one of our listeners, as well as two Everyday Sunday beach towels.

To enter, tell us where you go to get away. You can email us at cinqasix@cbc.ca, comment on our Facebook page, or tweet on Twitter using #5a6.  

Listen to Jeanette's interview with sisters Ranya and Nathalie Nasri:

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Made-in-Quebec gift ideas

scarves.jpgWe visited the newly-opened Lowell boutique in Montreal.

It's a store founded by the designers behind recycled fur label Rachel F.

Lowell's Penelope Plante showed us stylish Christmas gifts, all made in the province of Quebec.

See the entire album of our visit on our Facebook page.

Listen as Penelope describes her gift ideas to Jeanette Kelly:

 

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Photo: Knitwear by Breed. (Tanya Birkbeck/CBC)