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Aug
08

The first of the IVKO fall collection is here !

All garments have a story. Many stories. We chose one for each garment. Read on.

They unload you of your burdens and they open up your heart, letting you feel the wonders of the world around you. A field of flowers, a beautiful day out in the garden, a moment of taking in summer’s bounty. We brought that back to the workplace, the kitchen table and bedside.

 

I feel like a queen, she said. I feel powerful and confident as I dance to the music around me. Lets me tell you how powerful your body is. Let us make a way for reconciliation to happen with ease. Let us have the courage to radically accept who we are. Let us find the tools to feel satisfied with ourselves. I am a Queen, she said.

 

Today I am celebrating a moment with you all. My first child turned one and my husband and I have worked closely as a team to build a new house for our new family. On the table is a plate full of sliced red tomatoes from the garden with mozzarella cheese, fresh basil and olive oil. My husband is calling ! He says he has a gift for me ! A colorful and elegant gift, that I will love. I wonder what it will be ! 

 

Do you remember that time we went for a swim, on that early fall morning? The ground was really cold, yet you insisted on going barefoot. We climbed up the hill. I watched you for awhile, admiring how tall and graceful you had become. We walked together silently. We took off our clothes and jumped into the icy water. We remain courageous.

 

My daughter has cancer. We are waiting for the doctor to come back with some test results.  Here comes our friend the clown. He exchanges a knowing smile with my daughter. They start laughing. I start laughing. And then I feel a tear in the corner of my eye. I am ready.

 

Can you tell me what you are reading ? I am looking for a book to take with me on the next train ride. I’ll be visiting my brother. Do you like what I am wearing ? I feel nervous. Its my first time traveling alone.

Welcome to the Purple Valley. A gentle and generous place where the most beautiful peonies are lovingly grown. It is here that I come for rest and inspiration. Last time I was there, a new idea came to me. It was that I imagined a new way to understand the mechanism allowing the regenerative process in cells.

 

 

 

Jun
07

Larger chests, curvy bodies and floating through the flower market. Here at Katrin Leblond Design we have many dresses that will do the trick. We’ve tried on six of them for you. They are a splashy blend of our in house production as well as designs from Ivko and Christine Lelievre that will make flaunting your favorite colors easy. They are all available in-store and online

1. Floral Heart Dress 

Floral heart dress is a vintage inspired dress that will bring out your voluptuous curves. Christiane Lelievre designs are particularly suited for larger busts; the straps are wide and the sweetheart neckline is delightfully suggestive. 

                Photo: Floral Heart dress, Katrin Leblond Design

2. Apple Blossoms 

Katrin Leblond’s most recent collaboration with Christiane Lelievre is the result of a chance encounter while shopping for flowers…well, the kind you might find in a textile warehouse, that is. For this dress, Apple Blossoms, the pair chose an eye-catching and stretchy bright blue fabric with flamboyant orange, white and pink blossoms.

                                                                                                                                       Photo: Apple Blossom dress (Christin Lelievre), Katrin Leblond Design

3. Ivko Peace dress

Can larger busts be at peace with a higher neckline? While most generic fashion articles would say no, this Peace dress  says “why not ” ? In any case,  its hard to resist a dress with such colorful and expressive embroidery. 

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Photo: Peace dress (Ivko), Katrin Leblond Design

3. Fairy dress (Katrin Leblond)

And here is the fairy dress. Imagine yourself, a warm Sunday afternoon fluttering among the hanging flower baskets, being beautiful.

Photo: Red Fairy dress, Katrin Leblond Design

5. Navy blue tile dress (Ivko)

This Navy blue tile dress is a comfortable and elegant choice for market day. It is 100% cotton knit with celtic knots and climbing vines on each side of the bodice. It suites large and small bust sizes alike and as with many other Ivko dresses, it is knit with jacquard motifs on both the front and the back.

                                                                                                                                                                       Photo: Navy Tile dress (Ivko),  Katrin Leblond Design         

6. Bird on a wire T and Cosmic skirt (Katrin Leblond)

We have a lot of great outfits to sing about. And yes, just like these birds, we are tooting our own horn. This T-shirt is in honor of Montreal’s own Leonard Cohen. Also picture is the high waisted Cosmic skirt, made with 100% Dutch cotton, a very high quality fabric. Photo: Bird on a wire t-shirt and Cosmic skirt, Katrin Leblond Design

Bird on a wire T-shirt is available in-store only.

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   Models: Claire Gérin-Lajoie and Emma Bootman

Feb
15

Time to pull out your Christmas money from grandma and buy yourself a new sweater!  Ivko’s Spring 2018 collection pairs their usual folkloric style with modern touches: two tone mesh, fresh cuts and mind-blowing color combinations.  

shop the new Ivko collection

You will find these styles in the COATS and SWEATERS pages of our website.

Nov
21

Finally Ivko made a collection with black as a base colour!  It is luminous, classic, playful and we just love it!  You can shop this collection in our online store here.

 

 

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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
17

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Nov
17

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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

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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.)

Shop Ivko

Aug
21

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Collection AH de Métamorphose

Bijoux: Ayala Bar, Pupina

Maintenant disponible dans la Boutique Katrin Leblond, 4647 St-Laurent, 514-678-9616

Jul
24

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La robe Goddess par Katrin Leblond $129.00, sandales par Tony Pappas, Boucle d’oreilles M13 $80.00 par Victoria Sorkin, collier M1 $120.00 par Victoria Sorkin

Jul
22

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Katrin Leblond Tube Top hearts $ 46.00, Apple skirt $98.00

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

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Ballerina top Jupe Tango de Katrin Leblond

Ivko Dress Blue stripes

Robe Divine Katrin Leblond

Ivko Store on line

Jun
18

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Robe Divine $185.00, collier fait à la main par Jennifer Cukier $95.00

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
11

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Soleil tunic by Katrin Leblond $99.00, Mexican earrings

Jun
09

Carole Reversible Dress

Robe Reversible / Reversible Dress by Katrin Leblond $159.00

Jun
05

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Jun
05

Fiesta dress

Katrin Leblond Fiesta Dress $ 268.00, Frida fancy handbag $60.00, Pupina earrings $18.00,

Jennifer Cukier leafs necklace $ 95.00

May
29
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Mar
31

Robe Metamorphose chez Katrin Leblond

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Robe Metamorphose chez Katrin Le

Robe Metamorphose chez Katrin Le

Robe Metamorphose chez Katrin Le

Robe Metamorphose chez Katrin Le

pour magasiner en-ligne store.katrinleblond.com

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!

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Robes Designer Montreal Magasins

Mar
24

Cynthia Dinan Mitchell at Boutique Katrin Leblond

These are the bread and butter of installation artist Cynthia Dinan Mitchell.  She is specialized in screen printing and decor.  Each piece is unique, decorative and built to be practical.

Cynthia Dinan Mitchell at Boutique Katrin Leblond

Cynthia Dinan Mitchell at Boutique Katrin Leblond

Cynthia Dinan Mitchell at Boutique Katrin Leblond

Cynthia Dinan Mitchell at Boutique Katrin Leblond

Cynthia Dinan Mitchell at Boutique Katrin Leblond

Cynthia Dinan Mitchell at Boutique Katrin Leblond

Cynthia Dinan Mitchell at Boutique Katrin Leblond

Cynthia Dinan Mitchell at Boutique Katrin Leblond

Cynthia Dinan Mitchell at Boutique Katrin Leblond

Watch a video of her talking about her installation art:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=grPq4CNUVkE

Mar
04

Robe equinoxe de Katrin Leblond Montreal

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