Every now and then I let myself get carried away with some unreasonable project that will take far too long to execute and that is when we make art here in the studio. A few examples are here for you to see (and click on if you want to purchase). The cat skirt is a second edition and comes in a black or charcoal ground. The influence was a pop art. The mermaid skirt is the vision of our current intern Emma Bootman. She has a great artistic eye.
Light and floaty, these blouses are like the sweetness of warm Spring days. Exquisitely soft and only slightly sheer, this blouse is perfect for the buds of Spring or the high Summer heat. Wear it for it’s beauty, or to cover from the sun. Wear it loose or belted, wear it tucked in or out. Can you tell that we just love it!
Ok, please forgive the ridiculous styling of this shot. That’s how Ivko styled their Spring 2016 shoot this year.
I know none of you will be wearing a leather fringe purse or a 70 headband, but hey, that chunky turquoise ring is kind of nice.
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Let her imagination fly as she creates strong female combinations – perhaps a farm girl with a mermaid tail. Or a multi-tasking goddess riding a skateboard. She doesn’t even have to stay within the lines.
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Studio Sale – Vente dAtelier
Katrin Leblond Design
11-12-13-14 Mars, de 12-18h
4647 St-Laurent, Montreal
Studio Sale Day 1 is today.
Store only opens the front door at 12noon today. Open until 8pm.
Mega liquidation of old inventory up to -70%. Tops for $30. Also, take a peek at our newest creations from Spring Collection 2016!
Il y a assez pour tout le monde. Nous avons beaucoup de marchandises et tout doit partir! Portez vos plus beaux sous-vêtements et venez essayer de jolis vêtements de marques à prix de liquidation fous. Amenez vos amies, vos mamans, vos filles! Soutenez les entreprises québécoises en magasinant local. Sentez-vous belle et recevez beaucoup de compliments!
Boutique Katrin Leblond 4647 St-Laurent, Montreal, 514-678-9616
So I looked around my store one day and realized I had nothing with my classic storybook embellishments on them. So I took the plunge into some ideas I had been dreaming of. Here is the resulting production.
It may be the deepest of winter outside, but in the studio, and therefor my mind, it is all about Spring.
Here is a peek at things to come and the process of making them in my studio.
Sale time. With new things on their way, I am feeling very motivated to clear out the old inventory. I have just posted many styles on sale in the online store at www.katrinleblond.com. I even put the Ivko on sale, though I usually don’t until much later in the sale season, but there wasn’t much, so I thought why not.
New headpieces made after returning from an inspiration trip to Mexico. The land of colour!
Here is a swatch of Ivko knits coming soon.
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I like gifts.
I have a small gift for you if you love my designs and IVKO sweaters.
I have created a promo code that will earn you a $20 discount on any purchase in my online boutique. (must spend over $100, but we all know how easy that is! expires Dec 24th)
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Ivko style 52729 Black
This coat is made from Ivko’s hand made boiled wool and is lined with beautiful turquoise satin. It is long and has pockets. The collar is cozy and slightly padded. The embroidery of multi colored flowers also includes sections with gold thread.
This is the extra thick wool collection from Ivko. They are divinely beautiful and ohh soo warm. This coat is made from Ivko’s thickest wool and is double knit for a very thick effect. It is long and has pockets. The collar can be worn open or buttoned up.
Attention American customers: All prices are in Canadian Dollars.
Never be cold again!
This year Ivko went in a new design direction: Geometric, dots, circles, stripes.
It’s a refreshing alternative for those of us that already have many Ivko sweaters with florals and wallpaper motifs.
Priced from $179-$239
Sizes XS/S, M, L/XL
Free Delivery in Canada and the US
The Fall Collection is filling up the store. This year I have focused on completing the needs of my boutique, by creating pieces that will be truly practical for a Northern climate and still feel feminine. Her is a combo I am feeling particularly cute in.
The pants also come in black with a B+W polka dot cuff, a crazy colourful quilted floral print with black cuff, and a B+W herringbone all over.
The Off-the-shoulder ballerina top comes in red lace, grey floral, hot orang/red, B+W stripes. It’s a nice piece for transitioning to Fall. It has long sleeves, but because it is off-the-shoulder it feels like it has a Summer vibe.
The New collection for 2015 is a vision of mixed motifs and contemporary styling.
The inspirations for their collections are “James Dean”, Urban landscapes, and of course flowers, flowers, flowers! This year stripes play a big role in multicolor layering combined with painterly roses and traditional arabesque lines. There are items styled for the dramatic woman; bright colors on a black base, and there are softer more nature-inspired palettes of brown, beige and taupe with a touch of coral.
The magic of Ivko, is that there is something for everyone. There are cozy coats for the cottage, elegant boiled wool coats for the finest occasion, but best of all, there are practical sweaters for the schoolteacher, the artist and the yoga instructor.
Never stop being creative!
This is my newest art project; a collaboration with graphic designer Iris Glaser. We were inspired by a window display we painted in my store in December of fairies, Fridas and fashionistas. (see pictures here) A few months later we spent some time on the idea of a colouring book for girls and women that would reflect our current experience of art and feminism. Mix and match was the perfect way to express our varied selves, ever changing and all ages. Drawing from the comtemporary and the mythological, we created 12 plates that were fun and empowering images. We chose cardstock so that the book can be used with watercolours as well as markers. Making sure every head, torso and legs were equally fun and different, we made sure not to include stereotypical professions or princesses. No princesses at all! Believing we need to actively choose the images we surround ourselves with, our ladies show a diversity in their expression of femininity.
Here is my daughter Victoria working on her first mix. She calls this one the ladybug girl. She really loves the hair and the robot girl legs.
Iris painted this spectacular mermaid singer.
The book is available for purchase online and in my boutique.
They are the most comfortable jeans on the market.
We carry only high rise and mid-rise jeans from sizes 25-34.
Purple will always hold a special place in my heart because my whole Leblond family loves purple too. It is our family colour. We wear purple to weddings and funerals. That’s just how we role. My daughter is the fourth generation of purple lovers.