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Aug
08

The first of the IVKO fall collection is here !

All garments have a story. Many stories. We chose one for each garment. Read on.

They unload you of your burdens and they open up your heart, letting you feel the wonders of the world around you. A field of flowers, a beautiful day out in the garden, a moment of taking in summer’s bounty. We brought that back to the workplace, the kitchen table and bedside.

 

I feel like a queen, she said. I feel powerful and confident as I dance to the music around me. Lets me tell you how powerful your body is. Let us make a way for reconciliation to happen with ease. Let us have the courage to radically accept who we are. Let us find the tools to feel satisfied with ourselves. I am a Queen, she said.

 

Today I am celebrating a moment with you all. My first child turned one and my husband and I have worked closely as a team to build a new house for our new family. On the table is a plate full of sliced red tomatoes from the garden with mozzarella cheese, fresh basil and olive oil. My husband is calling ! He says he has a gift for me ! A colorful and elegant gift, that I will love. I wonder what it will be ! 

 

Do you remember that time we went for a swim, on that early fall morning? The ground was really cold, yet you insisted on going barefoot. We climbed up the hill. I watched you for awhile, admiring how tall and graceful you had become. We walked together silently. We took off our clothes and jumped into the icy water. We remain courageous.

 

My daughter has cancer. We are waiting for the doctor to come back with some test results.  Here comes our friend the clown. He exchanges a knowing smile with my daughter. They start laughing. I start laughing. And then I feel a tear in the corner of my eye. I am ready.

 

Can you tell me what you are reading ? I am looking for a book to take with me on the next train ride. I’ll be visiting my brother. Do you like what I am wearing ? I feel nervous. Its my first time traveling alone.

Welcome to the Purple Valley. A gentle and generous place where the most beautiful peonies are lovingly grown. It is here that I come for rest and inspiration. Last time I was there, a new idea came to me. It was that I imagined a new way to understand the mechanism allowing the regenerative process in cells.

 

 

 

Jul
26

Relaxing by the water ? My dear friend, those butterflies look fabulous on you.

Hiking barefoot ?  Look at us twirling together in the wind !

Dancing the night away ? Babe, let me show you my moves. 

Find your summertime partner in crime.  FIESTA dress, you are my numero uno. 

Introducing the FIESTA dress, a work of love and dedication on the part of the whole team here at Katrin Leblond design. Not too tight, not too loose, beach, wedding, music festival. A one of a kind dress that will take you everywhere.

The dress has adjustable spaghetti straps crossing at the back. The decolté is trimmed with a playful burst of color, a signature Katrin Leblond double-ruffle; in-house we fondly refer to it as a ‘frou’.  The dress is slimming under the bust, flaring out loosely over the hips. The hem is trimmed with a combination ruffle.

In total, there are seven colors. The butterfly, florentina and tapestry prints are limited edition fabrics of a high quality and pill-free polyester. Katrin illustrates with acrylic inks, pastels and digital tools and is inspired by the unfolding of nature. All of her prints are produced locally in Montreal, Canada.

Here is the gang of girls. They are all wearing their favorite fiesta dress. Well, almost. One is wearing our “Robe Estivale”. Can you guess who that may be ?

 

All the dresses are available online or in store.

Jun
07

Larger chests, curvy bodies and floating through the flower market. Here at Katrin Leblond Design we have many dresses that will do the trick. We’ve tried on six of them for you. They are a splashy blend of our in house production as well as designs from Ivko and Christine Lelievre that will make flaunting your favorite colors easy. They are all available in-store and online

1. Floral Heart Dress 

Floral heart dress is a vintage inspired dress that will bring out your voluptuous curves. Christiane Lelievre designs are particularly suited for larger busts; the straps are wide and the sweetheart neckline is delightfully suggestive. 

                Photo: Floral Heart dress, Katrin Leblond Design

2. Apple Blossoms 

Katrin Leblond’s most recent collaboration with Christiane Lelievre is the result of a chance encounter while shopping for flowers…well, the kind you might find in a textile warehouse, that is. For this dress, Apple Blossoms, the pair chose an eye-catching and stretchy bright blue fabric with flamboyant orange, white and pink blossoms.

                                                                                                                                       Photo: Apple Blossom dress (Christin Lelievre), Katrin Leblond Design

3. Ivko Peace dress

Can larger busts be at peace with a higher neckline? While most generic fashion articles would say no, this Peace dress  says “why not ” ? In any case,  its hard to resist a dress with such colorful and expressive embroidery. 

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Photo: Peace dress (Ivko), Katrin Leblond Design

3. Fairy dress (Katrin Leblond)

And here is the fairy dress. Imagine yourself, a warm Sunday afternoon fluttering among the hanging flower baskets, being beautiful.

Photo: Red Fairy dress, Katrin Leblond Design

5. Navy blue tile dress (Ivko)

This Navy blue tile dress is a comfortable and elegant choice for market day. It is 100% cotton knit with celtic knots and climbing vines on each side of the bodice. It suites large and small bust sizes alike and as with many other Ivko dresses, it is knit with jacquard motifs on both the front and the back.

                                                                                                                                                                       Photo: Navy Tile dress (Ivko),  Katrin Leblond Design         

6. Bird on a wire T and Cosmic skirt (Katrin Leblond)

We have a lot of great outfits to sing about. And yes, just like these birds, we are tooting our own horn. This T-shirt is in honor of Montreal’s own Leonard Cohen. Also picture is the high waisted Cosmic skirt, made with 100% Dutch cotton, a very high quality fabric. Photo: Bird on a wire t-shirt and Cosmic skirt, Katrin Leblond Design

Bird on a wire T-shirt is available in-store only.

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   Models: Claire Gérin-Lajoie and Emma Bootman

Feb
15

We love. We love.  We love

We choose love instead of fear. We choose to be brave.  We choose to make art.  We choose to make change.  We choose to connect.  We choose to lift each other up.  We choose to learn more.  We choose to do new things.  We choose to play.  We choose to laugh.  We choose to manifest awesomeness.  We choose to try new things.  We are the artists, the makers, the revolutionaries, the healers, the witches, the feminists.

shop sacred heart pillows here.

Nov
29

 

Super proud of this new print, designed in collaboration with artist/graphic designer Iris Glaser.  The result is a grey mix heather brushed winter knit with a touch of modern art whimsey.


Iris Glaser with the watercolour we did together in April 2017.  She’s wearing the classic crop jacket from my collection. 

Nov
21

Finally Ivko made a collection with black as a base colour!  It is luminous, classic, playful and we just love it!  You can shop this collection in our online store here.

 

 

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Nov
11

There is a distinct style that underpins all of Katrin Leblond’s designs, but now with custom illustrated prints, the collection comes full circle. Whimsical prints, contemporary knitwear and a distinctive colour palette come together to form a collection that blurs the line between art and clothing. With all her folkloric and botanical influences, Katrin Leblond’s limited edition prints are thoroughly modern and inspired by the everyday. Katrin illustrates with acrylic inks, pastels and digital tools. She loves collaborations, particularly in her local circle of artists and friends. All of her prints are produced locally in Montreal, Canada.

Here’s the scene at my dining room table as I painted the trees with my dear artist friend Iris Glaser.  You can see the shapes watercolour that we did in the background.

 

Check out the whole collection in our online store

Nov
08

Winter Days are long and cold, but with woolies like these your spirits will be lifted and your tushie will be warm.  With beautiful motifs on the front and back, these two styles are versatile and wearable in the day to day.  Paired with Jeans or navy tights, these two pieces will never go outta style.  Click on images to shop.

Jul
10

First let me say thank you!

 Thank you for the life I live as a creative entrepreneur.  Thank you to the artists and designers I have collaborated with to illustrate these prints, manifest these classic-cut patterns and sew this high quality swimwear.  I am grateful that I get to make and print my designs on locally made textiles in a city that still supports all levels of the textile industry.  This creative, yet industrial production circle all takes place within a 10k radius of my store.  

This is the goddess one-piece swimsuit.  It is fully lined and available in XS-XXL

This is the goddess bikini, a classic cut with decent support, fully lined and available in XS-XL

This is the duffle bag made from fast-drying poly-canvas.  Perfect for yoga/sport/beach/snorkeling gear.

This is the swim/sport set.  Perfect for the life of an active person who needs one thing for everything.  The sports bra combines well with the leggings as well.  Fully lined and available in XS-XL

Shop the swimwear here

 

Credit due:

Artists who painted with me: Iris Glaser  (black floral) and Emily Rose Michaud (space)

Graphic Design:  Iris Glaser

Textile Printing:  Beaufab/Emmis

Studio Team:  Bernard, Patti, Annick

Production team: Patti, Annick, Caroline

Jan
16

Made from authentic Dutch wax prints by Vlisco Holland, this skirt is a piece of art.  Planets and Space adorn the front and the back in white, purple and beige.  It is meant to be worn high at the waist and there are two button options on the waistband. With deep pockets on either side, this skirt is both pretty and highly functional.  It is trimmed in brown mesh.

Cosmic Skirt by Katrin Leblond

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Dec
13

Artist?  Artsy?  Patron of the Arts?

Lover of all things Frida?

Welcome to the Fall collection, inspired by Leonard Cohen, embellished back details, fabulous sleeves, mesh trim and polka dot details.

Available in store at 4647 St-Laurent, Montreal, Canada or online at store.katrinleblond.com

All made ethically in a studio where everyone on the team like to show up for work on Mondays.  Made with love and inspired by art.  Click on images for links to store.

Oct
28

When a sweater is not enough and really you never want to get out of bed; that’s when it’s time for a sweater coat.  You can wear leggings and a thin long sleeved top (basically pijamas) and throw on an Ivko knit wool coat, and VOILA!  You look glamorous and feel cozy.  Add a pair of knee high fall boots and you will feel like a superhero.  Now take on the world.  You are beautiful and powerful (and cozy and warm)!  Shop Here

Ivko wool knit coat

Ivko ponchoIvko thick wool coat

Ivko Long Jacket sweater knit

Ivko Queen Coat

Ivko Zip Coat

Oct
21

These sweaters are for you: Forest Fairies, Fall Hikers, Cross-country Skiers, Dog-walkers, Leaf Rakers, Mothers, Lovers of fresh air!  Brave the changing temperatures with warmth and JOY!  I say “joy” because it truly is possible for a beautiful cozy sweater to make you happy every time you put it on.  I call objects like that “Happiness Triggers”, and I try to surround myself with functional Beauty for that reason. #IVKO

Every sweater is linked to the IVKO STORE.  If you want to shop, just click on the pictures.  Or go to  shop

Ivko Zip Sweater Jacket

Ivko hoodie sweater zip up jacket

Ivko Sahwl collar knit sweater

Ivko Shawl collar knit sweater for woman

Ivko Cardigan sweater jacket

Ivko Pullover sweater

Ivko Plum sweater cardigan fine knit

Oct
18
Sep
14

Delightful color combinations and beautiful motifs.  The Royalty collection is this year’s pinnacle of jacquard design.  It is pure perfection of detail and confection. Inspired by stone carving on castles and Renaissance motifs, its is sumptuous and divine.  The high quality merino wool yarns feel amazing against the skin.

Click on any image to shop the item.

Ivko cardigan Ivko Dress Ivko Cardigan Ivko skirt Ivko Dress Ivko Jacket Ivko Coat Ivko Zip Coat Ivko skirt Ivko Queen Coat Ivko Coat Ivko Coat Ivko Sweater Ivko Sweater

Jun
01

Katrin Leblond’s new collection – Nouvelle Collection

VICTORIA

for girls 2-9 years old – pour fillette de 2 a 9 ans

Launch Party – Party de lancement

Saturday June 4 11am-5pm – Samedi 4 Juin de 11h-17h

4647 St-Laurent blvd.

Face painting all day – Painture sur visage toute la journee

 

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Apr
25

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!Ivko blouse Spring 2016 Ivko black blouse silk cotton 2016 Ivko blouse pale pink 2016 ivko Canada USA online store

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.

shop Ivko tops here

Apr
11

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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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Mar
11

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!

Vente dAtelier
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

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Sep
23

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Priced from $179-$239

Sizes XS/S, M, L/XL

Shop for them online HERE.

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Jul
20

Colour Her book

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.

color her mix and match book

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.

Colour Her girl

colour her bast cat goddess

colour her organic farmer

rocker mermaid

painting watercolour colouring book

Iris painted this spectacular mermaid singer.

colour her medusa

colour her mermaid

colour her brown girl

painting in colouring book

colour her Kali Frida Robot girl

colour her showgirl

Colour her book cardstock

colour her cover

Colour her Fairy MomToday I feel like this spunky multi-tasking fairy mom.  I would never wear those shoes, but in my imagination I do.

The book is available for purchase online and in my boutique.

Jun
23

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They are the most comfortable jeans on the market.

We carry only high rise and mid-rise jeans from sizes 25-34.

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