Posts from ‘Folklore’

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

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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
10

Ivko 52729  Ivko Boiled wool black coat 52729

Ivko Black coat

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.

Shop for the coat here

Oct
01

Ultra Warm Ivko coat

Ultra Warm Ivko coat 52731

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!

$520 CND

Shop online here and get free shipping

Sep
25

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.

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Aug
19

Ivko Geometric coat front

Ivko Geometric coat back

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.

Ivko Princess Jacket Navy front

Ivko Princess Jacket Navy front

Ivko Stripes Jacket turq front

Ivko Stripes Cardigan back

Ivko Geometric Cardigan front

Ivko Geometric cardigan back

Ivko Dancer coat front

Ivko Dancer coat back

Ivko hoodie dress red front

Ivko Red hoodie back

Ivko Cardigan Navy front

Ivko Cardigan back

Shop Fall now

Feb
10
Oct
16

This year’s collection was inspired by a variety of cultures and historical influences. The desire to maintain a folklore tradition is very important to the Ivko design team. Coupled with a need to make contemporary fashion pieces that can be worn with a pair of skinny jeans in an urban context and you have the perfect look for Fall. This year Ivko has taken motifs from Medieval woven tapestries, embroideries from British textiles and, as always, Eastern European knitwear.

The colour palettes are threefold: Reds combined with navy for a classic Northern urban look; Browns that mix with lavender and beige for a sophisticated, gentle, easy to wear mix; and Greys for the urban chic woman who wears a lot of black. As always Ivko has made skirt and sweater combinations that can be worn as a little two-piece suit worthy of a walk on 5th Avenue in New York! If you like compliments, you are sure to get them when you wear an Ivko suit. It’s bold. It’s playful. It’s unique!

To shop online click here

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Sep
24

The night life of Trees

 What a delightful purchase.  It took me a total of 1 second to decide I was going to buy this book.  One look at the cover and I was ravenous for more.  Each page is filled with screen printed images of magical trees.  I grabbed a few snapshots with my phone to share with you.  If you need to own it too, go to Drawn and Quarterly on Bernard.

The night life of Trees

The night life of Trees

The night life of Trees

The night life of Trees

The night life of Trees

The night life of Trees

The night life of Trees

The night life of Trees

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
21

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Bijoux: Ayala Bar, Pupina

Maintenant disponible dans la Boutique Katrin Leblond, 4647 St-Laurent, 514-678-9616

Aug
19

Ivko sample sale at Boutique KAtrin Leblond

 Sample Sale IVKO 2014-2015 Winter collection

Almost all samples are size M.

Please bring cash.

Boutique Katrin Leblond 4647 St-Laurent

Wednesday 20th 11am-6pm

Thursday 21st 11am-9pm

Friday 22nd 11am-9pm

Saturday 23rd 11am-5pm

Sunday 24th 12-5pm

 

Ivko sweaters getting ready for sample sale

Jun
11

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Soleil tunic by Katrin Leblond $99.00, Mexican earrings

Jun
06

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Custom embellished bustier by Katrin Leblond $260.00, Earrings from Africa, Pants Lululemon, sandals by la Canadienne

Jun
05

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Jun
05

Fiesta dress

Katrin Leblond Fiesta Dress $ 268.00, Frida fancy handbag $60.00, Pupina earrings $18.00,

Jennifer Cukier leafs necklace $ 95.00

Mar
21

ivko store

The Ivko Spring collection has just arrived.  The first box is here!  We will be getting the new styles on line for you this afternoon.  What did Ivko create for us this year, you ask?  Beautiful linen dresses in Black, yellow and light turquoise, cardigans in light jacquard cotton, drape vests with silk chiffon lining, long reverse-knit coats …ahhh… let the wishlist begin! Check out our Ivko store by Katrin Leblond where you will find the biggest selection of Ivko in Canada and the US.

Feb
28
Jan
10

Ivko Bolero by Katrin Leblond

Ivko Jeans Jacket Katrin Leblond

Ivko Skirt embroidered Katrin Leblond

Ivko swater Katrin Leblond

Ivko Queen Jacket Blue Katrin Leblond

That would be me reacting to my almost two year old who wants some attention and is walking around wearing winter boots, winter mitts and nothing else!

 

Ivko wrapover cardigan cream Katrin Leblond

Ivko Queen Jacket Katrin Leblond

Ivko Jacket Katrin Leblond

Ivko pulover Katrin Leblond

Ivko Cardigan stripes oatmeat Katrin Leblond

All these Ivko sweaters, skirts, boleros and tunics can be purchased online or in my boutique.

Buy online NOW

4647 St-Laurent, Montreal, Quebec, 514-678-9616

Dec
31

Here is my art buddie Iris!  We love crafting together.  She is a  brilliant artist (mostly watercolour) and a great graphic designer.  She designed my logo and just about all of my corporate branding. We spent a few evenings together over the holidays and decided to collaborate on some paintings together.  I dug out some blank canvases and acrylic paints.  The goal was to paint her something for her office and we decided to paint some Frida portraits.  Afterwards we felt like, with more time, we would love to paint a dozen of them, and some monkeys and parrots too.

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Katrin Leblond and Iris Glaser

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Nov
22

Here are my newest winter accessories!

Ivko Hat winter

Aviator Hat $92

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Felt Gatsby hat $88

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Wrist warmers $39

Chauffe poignets $39

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Go to Ivko store now!

Oct
31

 I love this fabric so much.  I call it the feather mandala.  I feel like it has magical powers.

Below are two of my current styles that were cut in this material, a dress and a top.  The dress is called the star dress and has the fantastic feature of being very flattering while gently hiding the tummy.  The top is called the ballerina top.  It is a great cleavage top and also great for breast-feeding, so send all your nursing friends to me for fashionable maternity wear.

Robe Etoile, beige imprimée, XS -XL, $175.00

Robe Etoile, beige imprimée, manches 3\4

Ballerina Top, beige imprimée, XS-XL, $135.00

Ballerina top avec pantalon Abondance

Oct
23
Oct
05

Add this one to your pile of beloved Ivko sweaters just because you can.

It is so very affordable!  $190 in brown, blue or black.

The collar folds up or opens like a blazer with beautiful enamel buttons on one side.  A small jewel detail with decorative chain can be easily removed if it is not your thing.  Made form 100% wool, this sweater is warm, joyful and practical.

 

The blue sweater below with orange details is both casual and bright.  Pair it with jeans or rust colored cords and you have Fall in your back pocket!

Below is the black combo, the classiest in my opinion.  I have two matching skirts that it can be worn with, one mini and one knee-length.  It makes a nice little business suit when matched together.

$190 (I know, can you believe it??? An Ivko sweater for only $190!!!)  sizes: 36-44

Where are you going?  Ivko is in the store now!  And also available online at http://store.katrinleblond.com/

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