Posts from ‘Ivko’

Feb
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Feb
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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
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
12
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.

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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

Jun
12

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Ivko Linen Coat Style 41715 $336.00, Yoga Jeans $120.00, Pupina earrings $16.00, Jennifer Cukier necklace $95.00

Jun
10

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Ivko Dress Style 41513, Pupina Necklace $40.00, Alex Lyons earrings, Sandals by Camper

Jun
05

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May
28
Mar
27

Katrin Leblond Spring Dress and Ivko cardigan

This is my feather mandala dress.  I feel like it has magical powers and is charged with the purpose of making women feel beautiful and powerful.  But that is another story…. I wanted to show you how incredible it looks with this light brown Ivko cardigan.  It is gorgeous.  They were made to be together!  I always love it when two designers’ collections go so well together.  I have always felt that Ivko sweaters were designed for my store.  They complement my clothes so perfectly.

That being said, the Spring collections are in the store now!  Ivko, KL, Arianne, Metamorphose, Yoga jeans and Ayala Bar.

If you want to shop for any of these brands, check out our online store.  Shop here!

Earth tones dress Montreal

Robes Designer Montreal Magasins

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
11

Boutique Katrin Leblond gifts

 

Aviator hat in ivko fabric by Katrin Leblond $92

Loop necklace, 100% silk, $25

Mittens, wool and polar fleece, $45

Recycled fur collar, by Kazak, $80

Pupina necklace $40

Ayala Bar gypsy earrings $160

Ear muffs, $68

Pins, $12 – $25

Dec
09

Abundance hoodie with wing leggings (left), Anna Dress over palazzo pants (right)

Best dressed window in town!

Abundance hoodie with wing leggings (left), Anna Dress over palazzo pants (right)

Ivko wrapover cardigan with jacquard skirt (left) and Katrin Leblond Abundance hoodie over wing leggings on right

Ivko wrapover cardigan with jacquard skirt (left) and Katrin Leblond Abundance hoodie over wing leggings on right

www.ivkostore.com

www.ivkostore.com

Felt hat with mohair shawls in pastel colours

Felt hat with mohair shawls in pastel colours

Peach velvet tote bag

Peach velvet tote bag

Ivko embellished felt hat lavender

Ivko embellished felt hat lavender
Holiday window display, no red!!!

Holiday window display, no red!!!

Ivko wrapover cardigan black

Ivko wrapover cardigan black

Aviator hat and Ivko cardigan

Aviator hat and Ivko cardigan

All hand beaded necklace in mauve and gold

All hand beaded necklace in mauve and gold

Anna Dress over Palazzo Pants (left) Patti top over Jupe Calin and IVKO leggings

Anna Dress over Palazzo Pants (left)
Patti top over Jupe Calin and IVKO leggings

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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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/

Oct
03

This Cardigan from the Ivko 2013 collection is subtle and understated, but ohhhh sooo practical.  Wear it everyday all winter long.

$200 for the stripes, $210 for the floral motif

Sizes 36/S, 38/M, 40/L, 42/XL, 44/XXL

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