Posts from ‘Colour’

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.

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
24
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

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

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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May
02

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.

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Apr
15

Designed to go perfectly with Ivko’s 2016 Summer collection, the Victoria top comes in a full spectrum of colors.

Click on any image to go directly to our store!

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Katrin Leblond Victoria top

Ivko Jacket Spring 2016 at Katrin Leblond

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Ivko Cardigan Spring 2016

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Ivko Coat available at Katrin Leblond

Katrin Leblond Victoria top

Ivko Cardigan at Katrin Leblond

Apr
11

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Feb
18

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.

Galaxy Dress Katrin Leblond

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Feb
09

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.

Cutting table Katrin Leblond Studio

Cutting table Katrin Leblond Design

Katrin Leblond Studio

Katrin Leblond Headpieces

New headpieces made after returning from an inspiration trip to Mexico.  The land of colour!

Ivko Spring 2016 fabric swatch

Here is a swatch of Ivko knits coming soon.

Boutique Katrin Leblond

Mannequins Katrin Leblond Design

The final #watercolour sitting on a beautiful Mexican tile table. Ahhhh Akumal! I miss you already. #akumal #stilllife #painting #inspired

ethical, natural, local and beautiful. shop online now.

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.

Feb
20
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17

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Aug
28

Ivko sweater and We love colors tights

Fall fashion is better than Spring fashion.  There.  I said it.

I know we are all sad that Summer is slowly winding down, but it is also exciting to look at beautiful wool sweaters with roses on them.  In this look I am wearing the new Fall 2014-2015 Ivko collection.  The sweater and skirt are Ivko, the socks are We love colors and the shoes are Camper.

Shop this look at store.katrinleblond.com

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Collants We love colors

Katrin Leblond and Ivko

Fall fashion montreal

Mode Montreal 2014

Ivko cardigan jacket

Ivko skirt Canada online store

Aug
11

The new Ivko collection has arrived.

Stunningly beautiful, this Fall Winter collection was designed with inspirations from Turkish tile mosaics, traditional Russian Flower embroidery and natural botanical leaves.  It contains three main colour palettes that complement different complexions and skin tones.  Dark rich reds are combined with navy and mustard yellow, The earth tones are combined with lavender for a beautiful soft look and the Greys are mixed with pink, plum and light blue.

The sweaters come in different wights; some light and thin, some thicker that can be worn as a Fall coat, all of them super soft.  Whether you are looking for a sporty ski chalet look, or an elegant office cardigan, Ivko has it all in this Fall collection.

To shop the new collection, click here.

Ivko sweaters 42539 Elegant grey Ivko sweater 42518 Navy Roses Ivko sweater 42503 Grey Ivko sweater plaid 42604 Grey Ivko sweater with pink flowers 42604 Grey Ivko sweater 42705 Purple Ivko sweater back 42705 Purple Ivko sweater 42705 Red Ivko sweater 42705 Ivko coat 42538 Ivko coat red 42538

Aug
07

Window display Katrin Leblond

I painted this yesterday as my new window display.

I’m pretty proud. Took two hours!  Booooyah!

Can’t walk by and not look at these happy-making colors!

Window Fall 2014 Montreal

Katrin Leblond Design Paradise dress

Ivko 2014 has arrived in Montreal

Painted window display Montreal art

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Katrin Leblond painting

Aug
07

Robe turquoise Montreal

One of my regular clients came in yesterday to shop the new collection and the sales.  She just sent me these pictures of a wedding last summer where she was a bridesmaid.  I made the turquoise dresses for all three  of these lovely ladies.  Don’t they look spectacular!

Athena dress montreal

robes sur mesure Montreal

custom wedding dresses Montreal

Turquoise bridesmaids

Jul
24

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La robe Goddess par Katrin Leblond $129.00, sandales par Tony Pappas, Boucle d’oreilles M13 $80.00 par Victoria Sorkin, collier M1 $120.00 par Victoria Sorkin

Jul
22

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Katrin Leblond Tube Top hearts $ 46.00, Apple skirt $98.00

Jul
16

Les soldes sont arrivée!

Réductions de 50%, 70%.

Des items a $25 et $50 chaque.

Trouver du Ivko, Katrin Leblond, Métamorphose, Melow et Colette van Haaren.

Ivko cardigan sweater, James jeans cords

 

Ruffle dress by Montreal Designer Katrin Leblond

Wing Pants Pantalon Ailes Katrin Leblond

Ivko cardigan roses

Katrin Leblond designer Montreal Robe

Ballerina top Jupe Tango de Katrin Leblond

Ivko Dress Blue stripes

Robe Divine Katrin Leblond

Ivko Store on line

Jun
23

 This is a skirt design to highlight your back side assets!

 View from the FRONT:

Jupe Pomme Montreal

And the REAR:

Jupe POmme BACK

Apple skirt Katrin Leblond designer montreal

Jupe maillot

Jupe Art Deco

Front:

P1100202

Back:

Jupe du dos

P1100195

Prices range from $89 to $135

Jun
20

Tunique Soliel avec rose art deco

detail of art deco rose

Tricots Liesse Montreal Textiles used in Katrin Leblond clothing

Big nude and black stripe top

heart button detail

Katrin Leblond design top

collage textile Montreal designer

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Moon button detail

Katrin Leblond classic design

Jun
18

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Robe Divine $185.00, collier fait à la main par Jennifer Cukier $95.00

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