Posts from ‘Katrin Leblond’
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.
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.
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.
Katrin Leblond’s new collection – Nouvelle Collection
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
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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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!
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
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.
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.
New headpieces made after returning from an inspiration trip to Mexico. The land of colour!
Here is a swatch of Ivko knits coming soon.
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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.
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.
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.
Iris painted this spectacular mermaid singer.
The book is available for purchase online and in my boutique.
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:
40, 50, 60 & 70 year old REBELS
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!
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.
I love it when people ask me if what they are wearing is TOO MUCH.
In fashion there is no such thing as too much. It is all about context and occasion and mood. Sometimes, and in this case especially for a wedding, I believe you really are allowed to go all out and be too much. I have been designing and making custom wedding dresses for 6 years now and every bride presents a new challenge. The dress below was designed for one of my fashion shows. The woman who purchased it saw it in the store window one evening when we were closed. She came back twice with friends just to make sure it was not too bold. Below she is photographed with her daughter (who is also wearing one of my art dresses) and her father.
I met a fairy bride yesterday and she wants a fairy dress!!!
Since I had to spend 5 hours of my day waiting for a Bell technician yesterday, I took advantage of that time to do some full colour sketches. This amount of time was a treat I rarely indulge in – I opened the color pencil box and they were all still long and perfectly sharpened.
Here are the three sketches I have sent to my future bride, along with photos of the materials I would suggest.
Green, Ivory with a touch of lavender
All fabrics I feel could be appropriate for this project…I especially love the ruffle chartreuse mesh at the far right.
I’ll let you know what she chooses:)
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.