Posts from ‘Folklore’
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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.
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
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 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.
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.
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!
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.
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.
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.
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!
All these Ivko sweaters, skirts, boleros and tunics can be purchased online or in my boutique.
4647 St-Laurent, Montreal, Quebec, 514-678-9616
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.
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
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/