Posts from ‘Katrin Leblond’

Nov
18

Katrin is renowned for her artfully embellished dresses and jackets, as well as for her brilliant twists on standard cuts. Katrin’s collections combine discipline and detail with whimsy and vitality. Her works are inspired by trends yet outside them, and don’t go out of fashion. 

Katrin is committed to ethical practice in fashion design and manufacturing. Each of Katrin’s original pieces is cut and sewn in her Montreal studio. All her materials are locally sourced, from fabrics down to thread and zipper—all produced by local workers in Montreal’s vibrant fashion sector, and requiring less fossil fuel for transport. Katrin’s works prove just how dazzling ethical fashion can be.

Show here the back of the Faces Optical Illusion Dress 

Shown here the Garden Zip Up Jacket

Nov
11

There is a distinct style that underpins all of Katrin Leblond’s designs, but now with custom illustrated prints, the collection comes full circle. Whimsical prints, contemporary knitwear and a distinctive colour palette come together to form a collection that blurs the line between art and clothing. With all her folkloric and botanical influences, Katrin Leblond’s limited edition prints are thoroughly modern and inspired by the everyday. Katrin illustrates with acrylic inks, pastels and digital tools. She loves collaborations, particularly in her local circle of artists and friends. All of her prints are produced locally in Montreal, Canada.

Here’s the scene at my dining room table as I painted the trees with my dear artist friend Iris Glaser.  You can see the shapes watercolour that we did in the background.

 

Check out the whole collection in our online store

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

Jan
16

Made from authentic Dutch wax prints by Vlisco Holland, this skirt is a piece of art.  Planets and Space adorn the front and the back in white, purple and beige.  It is meant to be worn high at the waist and there are two button options on the waistband. With deep pockets on either side, this skirt is both pretty and highly functional.  It is trimmed in brown mesh.

Cosmic Skirt by Katrin Leblond

Shop Cosmic Skirt Now

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.

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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

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
11

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Let her imagination fly as she creates strong female combinations – perhaps a farm girl with a mermaid tail. Or a multi-tasking goddess riding a skateboard. She doesn’t even have to stay within the lines.

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Mar
11

Studio Sale – Vente dAtelier
Katrin Leblond Design
11-12-13-14 Mars, de 12-18h
4647 St-Laurent, Montreal

Studio Sale Day 1 is today.

Store only opens the front door at 12noon today. Open until 8pm.
Mega liquidation of old inventory up to -70%. Tops for $30. Also, take a peek at our newest creations from Spring Collection 2016!

Vente dAtelier
Il y a assez pour tout le monde. Nous avons beaucoup de marchandises et tout doit partir! Portez vos plus beaux sous-vêtements et venez essayer de jolis vêtements de marques à prix de liquidation fous. Amenez vos amies, vos mamans, vos filles! Soutenez les entreprises québécoises en magasinant local. Sentez-vous belle et recevez beaucoup de compliments!

Boutique Katrin Leblond 4647 St-Laurent, Montreal, 514-678-9616

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Katrin Leblond Design Montreal Fashion Designer Mode

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

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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.

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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.

Sep
23

Hoodie Abondance par Katrin LeblondFunky Hoodie by Katrin Leblond Montreal designer Hoodie by Katrin Leblond Abundance Hoodie by Katrin Leblond Deluxe Hoodie by Katrin Leblond Silk Velvet hoodie by Katrin Leblond Funky Hoodie by Katrin Leblond Abundance Hoodie by Katrin Leblond Silk Back hoodie by Katrin Leblond Hoodie by Montreal Designer Katrin Leblond Hoodie pocket detail by Katrin Leblond

Priced from $179-$239

Sizes XS/S, M, L/XL

Shop for them online HERE.

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Sep
01

 

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The Fall Collection is filling up the store.  This year I have focused on completing the needs of my boutique, by creating pieces that will be truly practical for a Northern climate and still feel feminine.  Her is a combo I am feeling particularly cute in.

The pants also come in black with a B+W polka dot cuff, a crazy colourful quilted floral print with black cuff, and a B+W herringbone all over.

The Off-the-shoulder ballerina top comes in red lace, grey floral, hot orang/red, B+W stripes.  It’s a nice piece for transitioning to Fall.  It has long sleeves, but because it is off-the-shoulder it feels like it has a Summer vibe.

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.

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Jan
18

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I feel like stabbing myself with scissors; it is so quiet in the store.

  Luckily I have the production of the new collection in the Studio to keep busy and creative. 

January is a creative time

2015 collection is inspired by:
FEMINISM
40, 50, 60 & 70 year old REBELS
ADVENTURE TRAVEL
SIMPLE LUXURY

We are in full production of the Spring collection and have already devoted one wall of the store entirely to Spring styles.  This year the collection is both versatile and feminine, sporty and romantic, and always soft and comfortable.  I would even say that this collection is quite dreamy; sheer cottons in beautiful colors and as requested matching tops and skirts and jackets.
EVERYTHING IS MADE IN MONTREAL.  Where it belongs!
That being said, it has been so quiet in the boutique, we are wondering…where is everyone?  Don’t you love us anymore?  Come for the studio sale next week, come for the 2015 collection, come because new clothing is good for your morale.  Whatever your reason, when you are here WE WILL TREAT YOU LIKE THE GODDESS YOU ARE!

Jan
16

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I illustrated this window display with my artist friend Iris Glaser over the holidays.  Initially we were going to do a big red and purple gradation starburst, but after the primer went on, the plans changed.  We started with the fashionable females:  Frida, fairies, mermaids and princesses, but there was still quite a bit of blank space that needed filling.  Flying vulvas?  I asked.  YES!  she replied.

 

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Nov
27

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Here is my new zip-up available in black, grey, blue and fuchsia.  It is a blend of sporty and dressy.  The zipper piping is made by sewing strips of silk and knits onto printed cotton and then cutting this material into strips crosswise in the other direction.   The result is a nice splash of colour.  Textile jewelry in a way.  This jacket has a two way zipper, thumb holes on the sleeve and pockets.  Yes, pockets.  No garment should be without them.

Buy here in my online store

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