Posts from ‘Montreal Artists’

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
27

You want to buy fashion that is made right here in Montreal by ethical designers whose work is unique, funky and hip right? Looky here. We have the top picks in our city.

Montreal is my hometown; and I love it when I meet travellers in my store who ask where they should go next.  I whip out a pen and paper and start drawing up a map with all my favourite things in the neighbourhood…. best lunch at Aux Vivres, best coffee at Melbourne..and so on.  This list is born of that desire to share what only a local can know.

There are as many styles on this list as there are designers.  As I was researching my fashion-designer colleagues, I was stunned to find out how many of us there are in Montreal.  I want shoppers (and especially tourists) to be able to discover stores that they would never find anywhere else in the world; stores that are completely unique to this city.  I added what I felt would be the most important information: The price range, the size range and a brief description of the style. A few designers also make girls clothes in addition to their women’s wear collections; you will find the size range noted next to the adult women’s sizes.

The Boutiques on this list are in no particular order of preference or quality.  They represent the best in many different styles and sectors.  Please click on the links to see the individual designer’s websites and most up-to-date photos of their collections.  This way you can decide which appeal to your taste and budget. Then take your list, your map, and go shopping!

 

 

KATRIN LEBLOND  designer: Katrin Leblond
4647, boulevard St- Laurent, Montréal, QC, H2T 1R2
PRICE: $60-$400   SIZES: XS-XXL & Kids sizes 2-9 ($60-$148)
STYLE: colourful, artistic and embellished knits, ageless appeal, feminine, unique prints, casual dresses, art-skirts, jewelry & accessories, unique made-to-measure bridal.

MELOW   designer: Mélissa Bolduc
PRICE: $120 – $400   SIZES: XS-XXL
STYLE : muted palette, contemporary, asymmetrical cuts, jersey, edgy draped knits.

KSL  designer: Katy St-Laurent
PRICE: $89-$170   SIZES: XS-XL & Kids sizes 4-12
STYLE: sporty, transformable, travel clothes, athletic, high performance

GENERAL 54   designer: Jennifer Glasgow
PRICE: $50-$450   SIZES: XS-XL
STYLE: classic, chic, original cuts, funky office wear, sophisticated patterns

MAILLAGOGO  designer: Carine Chatelais
PRICE: $60-$200   SIZES: XS-XXL
STYLE : sweater knits made in house, creative, timeless, casual and work appropriate

COKLUCH  designers: Laurie Lemieux et Christine Geurin
PRICE: $80-499   SIZES: XS-L & Kids sizes 2-6 ($22-$79)
STYLE  urban, contemporary, hip, working-girl, trendy

DINH BÀ   designer: Dinh Bà Nguyen
PRICE : $120-$200   SIZES: XS-XL
STYLE : geometric prints, dark colours, feminine modern, office chic, mature woman

CRÉATIONS MÉTAMORPHOSE   designer: Karine Demers
PRICE: $60-$175   SIZES: XS-XL
STYLE : mixed prints, flirty and funky, eclectic, gypsy boho, urban

FRANCOIS BEAUREGARD  designer: Francois Beauregard
PRICE:  $60-$550   SIZES: XXS-L
STYLE : simple clean cuts, casual elegant, high-quality basics, chic

LUC FONTAINE  designer: Luc Fontaine
PRICE:  $89-$150   SIZES: XS-XXL
STYLE : knits, tunics and dresses for mature woman, feminine contemporary

BETINA LOU   designer: Marie-Eve Emond
PRICE: $40-$300   SIZES: XXS-XL
STYLE: preppy, understated, minimalist, modern, young, hipster

BODYBAG   designer: Judith Dejardins
PRICE: $90-$300   SIZES: XS-XL
STYLE : chic and edgy staples for young professionals, interesting cuts

ATELIER B  designers: Catherine Métivier & Anne-Marie Laflamme
PRICE: $100-$350  SIZES: XS-XL
STYLE: young and trendy, hipster basics, natural fabrics, office casual

HIGH-END

MARIE SAINT PIERRE  designer: Marie Saint Pierre
PRICE: $200-$2000   SIZES: 4-16
STYLE : Luxury high-end, artistic, contemporary cutting-edge fashion, colourful

SCANDALE  designer: Georges Levesque
PRICE: $85-$700  SIZES: S-L
STYLE: Timeless, artistic, fancy party dresses, gypsy chic

IRIS SETLAKWE  designer: Iris Setlakwe
PRICE: $125-$900   SIZES: 0-14, XS-XL
STYLE : career, contemporary, feminine, matt jersey

ARIANE CARLE  designer: Ariane Carle
PRICE: $200-$3000   SIZES: 4-22
STYLE : evening gowns, bridal, mother of the bride, made-to-measure, gala

ISABELLE ÉLIE   designer: Isabelle Élie
PRICE : $150-$2000   SIZES: 4-12
STYLE : feminine, corporate, classy, evening, coats

MILÈNE B   designer: Milene Belair
PRICE: $100-$1300   SIZES: 4-12
STYLE : architectural, monochromatic, contemporary minimal, masculine edge

DENIS GAGNON   designer: Denis Gagnon
PRICE: $100-$600   SIZES: S-L, one size
STYLE : oversized and loose fitting, futuristic, modern monochromatic, edgy

MENSWEAR

DUBUC   designer: Philippe Dubuc
PRICE: $200-$2000   SIZES: 38-46
STYLE : classic minimalist, unique suits, coats, urban wear, casual

ACCESSORIES

LES COUREURS DE JUPONS  designer: Geneviève Paquette
PRICE: $50-$200   SIZES: XS-XL
STYLE: recycled leather and fur accessories, vintage inspired jewelry, belts, hats, unique prints, tribal

OPHELIE HATS   designer: Corinne Serruya
PRICE: $38-$170
STYLE: classic and funky hats, fascinators for all occasions

m0851   designer: Frederic Mamarbarchi
PRICE:  $400-$500
STYLE : leather handbags, backpacks, pouches, jackets, travel bags

LOWELL   designers: Rachel Fortin et Mathieu Mudie
PRICE: $60-$700
STYLE: recycled leather and fur, clean-line purses, backpacks, wallets, hats, ear-muffs

 

Designers:  My intention in making this list was to promote locally-made Montreal fashion.  It is hard to find us in a simple google search.  I had no idea when I started, that this document would take me over 50 hours of research and phone calls to produce.  I did it because I believe that if we promote each other, we can all rise up together. Please share widely.  If at any time you would like to be removed from this list, please call 514-678-9616 and ask for Katrin.

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
15

Designed to go perfectly with Ivko’s 2016 Summer collection, the Victoria top comes in a full spectrum of colors.

Click on any image to go directly to our store!

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Katrin Leblond Victoria top

Ivko Jacket Spring 2016 at Katrin Leblond

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Ivko Cardigan Spring 2016

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Ivko Coat available at Katrin Leblond

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Ivko Cardigan at Katrin Leblond

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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Apr
17

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Boutique Katrin Leblond

Boutique Katrin Leblond Montreal

Feb
11
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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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Sep
24

The night life of Trees

 What a delightful purchase.  It took me a total of 1 second to decide I was going to buy this book.  One look at the cover and I was ravenous for more.  Each page is filled with screen printed images of magical trees.  I grabbed a few snapshots with my phone to share with you.  If you need to own it too, go to Drawn and Quarterly on Bernard.

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The night life of Trees

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The night life of Trees

The night life of Trees

The night life of Trees

The night life of Trees

The night life of Trees

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

Aug
07

Window display Katrin Leblond

I painted this yesterday as my new window display.

I’m pretty proud. Took two hours!  Booooyah!

Can’t walk by and not look at these happy-making colors!

Window Fall 2014 Montreal

Katrin Leblond Design Paradise dress

Ivko 2014 has arrived in Montreal

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Katrin Leblond painting

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

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
10

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

Jun
09

Carole Reversible Dress

Robe Reversible / Reversible Dress by Katrin Leblond $159.00

Jun
06

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Custom embellished bustier by Katrin Leblond $260.00, Earrings from Africa, Pants Lululemon, sandals by la Canadienne

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
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

Sep
24

photos Herby Moreau, La Presse

Jul
31

Feathers are always very glamorous and they have been appearing in earrings for quite some time now.

I love feather jewelry because it allows you to make a big statement, add a touch of colour and feel glam all at the same time.  Feathers have a history of being worn in hats, headdresses and then there is always the feather boa.  But I want to tell you how to wear feathers in the day to day.  Why?  Because feathers allows you to make a statement without doing very much else to your  wardrobe.  They can be added to a dress or a t-shirt.

Here are a few tips when purchasing feather jewelry:

1.  There is such a thing a too much:  Unless it is for a gala event, don’t wear a fully plumed garment.

2. Be aware of how tribal feathers can look.  I love tribal fashion and all things that make you feel like a powerful woman goddess.  That being said, long feather earrings to your waist should be saved for very special ceremonial type occasions.

3. Cheap feathers will always look like they came from the dollar store.  You know the ones i mean… they come in bright colours and often have black dots.  Don’t buy them.  Don’t wear them.

4.  Be ethical in your feather consumption.  Exotic birds are killed for feathers.  Purchase feather jewelry from artists that use naturally fallen feathers, vintage feathers and rooster feathers.

5.  Take good care of your feather jewelry.  It is fragile, should not get wet, is hard to clean and can be easily lost.  Feather earrings have a tendency to fly away without you even noticing.

6. Try something other than feather earrings.  Feather earrings are a bit over done in fashion right now.  Try something a bit different:  necklaces, cuffs, belts.

  This necklace presents a new take of the feather ornament.  Green is one of those colours that a lot of women feel they cannot wear (I don’t agree by the way, there are a lot of greens out there…. and there is a green for every one of you.)

It softens the framing of the face.  That means it is great combined with glasses, geometric haircuts, straight hair, up-dos and tailored clothing.

The necklace above is by Samsara Concept.  We have them at the boutique in blue, emerald and black.

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