Posts from ‘Ivko’

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
15

When the second delivery of Ivko showed up, it became clear that we had some winning outfits on our hands.  We have tried all these sweaters with both skirts and they all match beautifully.  I must admit, that I really love this first long Jacket paired with the wool skirt the best.  It makes a stunning combination, but the short Jacket with the notched collar is a close runner up for fabulousness!  We haven’t even added all the accessories that are possible.  You’ll have to shop around the site and have a look HERE.

Ivko Long Jacket sweater knit

 

Ivko Fall Skirt Wool knit

Ivko cardigan

Ivko Cardigan wool knit

Ivko Sweater Queen notched collar jacket knit

Katrin Leblond Skirt Montreal designer

Ivko sweater cardigan wool knit

Ivko sleeves pullwarmers wristies

Oct
12

Welcome to cooler days and wooly sweaters.  To enjoying your tea a little bit more deeply and adding layers to your body.

The cocooning phase has arrived and covering up your hands and head and neck are starting to feel like good ideas.

I always notice the first real cold days arrive and everyone is so desperate for a hat, that they will put any old knit tuque from the bottom of their glove compartment on their heads.  Why not be ahead of the game this year and get yourself a hat that will make you want to embrace Fall with open arms.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

52502 Ivko BlazerIvko Sweater 52534 Ivko Scarf Ivko Cap  Ivko wrist warmers pullwarmers Ivko sweater Ivko Fall sweaterShop Ivko 2015 New collection

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

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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!

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Sep
04

Katrin Leblond Baseball top

I just couldn’t do it anymore.  It was starting to feel repetitive.  Formulaic even.  Flowers, ruffles, frills, lace, appliqué, embellishments.   I just wasn’t feeling inspired to wear my own clothes.  But I also feared that change would spell the death of my company, and I had a new baby to keep me up at night, so innovation was not on my mind.  Banging out a sellable collection of pretty clothes was my goal and I kept the old flavor going way past it’s expiration date.

The I turned 39.  The nine years are always trouble for me.  I went through two weeks of “What am I doing?”, “How can I change this?”, “I don’t like what I am making.”  It was a very moody period.  Talking it through, walking it off, thinking, thinking, thinking.  I decided I wanted to shake it up.  I took all my flowery, ruffle and lace fabrics and dropped them off with one of my suppliers.  I exchanged $2000 of fabric for $200 in credit.  I felt like I was opening up some space.

Then I thought deeply about what I do best and what we (including me) want to wear.  I came to the conclusion that I cannot escape the cozy shirts and stretchy jeans world of today.  It’s what I want.  It’s what I will offer.

I designed a collection based on high-tech athletic  lines, classic sporty tops and new non-figurative details that still evoke the “Katrin Leblond” signature.  Below you will find one of 4 tops for this Fall:  The baseball top (with thumb-hole cuffs).  It has a sleeve line that is raglan at the back and  S-curve at the front shoulder all top stitched in ton-on-tone thread.  The back panel is a soft double layer of viscose.  It comes in 7 colours and retails for $88

The jeans are by yoga jeans and they are fantastic for layering under tops and tunics this Fall because of their zipper-less pull-0up waist line.  They come in blue only and retail for $94

The sweater coat is by IVKO.  It is 100% lambswool and has a two way zipper.  I love the box pleat at the back.  You can buy it online here.  It retails for $397.

 

Katrin Leblond baseball top back panel

Yoga jeans pull up slim waist

Yoga jeans Montreal

Yoga jeans pull up slim waist

Ivko 2014 Winter sweater coat

Ivko coat online shopping

Ivko sweater back box pleat

Ivko coat red

Ivko sweater coat

I do have an online store specially devoted to Ivko.  You can find the biggest selection of Ivko in North-America in my store (or so my sales-rep says.)

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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

Ivko online shopping

Collants We love colors

Katrin Leblond and Ivko

Fall fashion montreal

Mode Montreal 2014

Ivko cardigan jacket

Ivko skirt Canada online store

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

Aug
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Aug
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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.

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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

Jul
03

Long and drapey, this is your everyday cardigan for summer evenings and air conditioned offices.  Made from high end rayon-viscose yarn, it is super soft and feels incredible on bare skin.  Ivko yarns are extremely luxurious.  The raspberry color has been our best seller this summer, but the mud brown is perfect for the red-head earth tone girl.  The back detail of hand drawn lines that descend the back in a v-pattern is very flattering on the bum.  This cardigan feels like a work of contemporary textile art.  Ivko, you’ve done it agaion! shop now

41520 pink ivko sweater

41520 ivko rose

41520 back ivko Strickjacke

Ivko pink cardigan detail

41520 brown ivko

41520 Ivko brun

Ivko 41520 back

41520 Ivko detail

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Jul
02

I love this linen dress.  It is made from knit linen, so it won’t wrinkle and crinkle the way linen often does.  It comes in raspberry and black as well.  The hem is knitted with a beautiful lacy pattern and the tone on tone screen printing adds a touch of wallpaper whimsey.

Ivko dress 41717 yellow

Ivko dress 41717 yellow linen

ivko linen yellow dress lace

The dress below was sold out all over North America and at the last minute, I got a shipment of them!  Yay!  It think it is just gorgeous.  Made from fine mercerized cotton, it is soft, comfortable and cut just right to flatter the body nicely.  The waist is a little bit loose and a reversible belt can be added, but I wear mine without.

Ivko stripe dress 41513 shop IVKO now in our on-line store

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