Posts from ‘Montreal Artists’
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.
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
3889 rue St-Denis, Montréal, QC, H2W 2M4
PRICE: $120 – $400 SIZES: XS-XXL
STYLE : muted palette, contemporary, asymmetrical cuts, jersey, edgy draped knits.
KSL designer: Katy St-Laurent
3997, rue St-Denis, Montréal, QC H2W 2M4
PRICE: $89-$170 SIZES: XS-XL & Kids sizes 4-12
STYLE: sporty, transformable, travel clothes, athletic, high performance
GENERAL 54 designer: Jennifer Glasgow
5145 boulevard St-Laurent, Montreal, QC H2T 1R9
PRICE: $50-$450 SIZES: XS-XL
STYLE: classic, chic, original cuts, funky office wear, sophisticated patterns
MAILLAGOGO designer: Carine Chatelais
380 De Castelnau Est, Montréal, QC, H2R 1P9
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
410A Rue Villeray, Montréal, QC H2R 1H3
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
1455, rue Amherst, Montréal, QC H2L 3L2
PRICE : $120-$200 SIZES: XS-XL
STYLE : geometric prints, dark colours, feminine modern, office chic, mature woman
CRÉATIONS MÉTAMORPHOSE designer: Karine Demers
2037, rue Parthenais, Montréal, QC, H2K 3T1
PRICE: $60-$175 SIZES: XS-XL
STYLE : mixed prints, flirty and funky, eclectic, gypsy boho, urban
FRANCOIS BEAUREGARD designer: Francois Beauregard
204 Avenue Laurier O, Montréal, QC H2T 2N8
PRICE: $60-$550 SIZES: XXS-L
STYLE : simple clean cuts, casual elegant, high-quality basics, chic
LUC FONTAINE designer: Luc Fontaine
1289, rue Ontario est, Montréal, QC H2L 1R7
PRICE: $89-$150 SIZES: XS-XXL
STYLE : knits, tunics and dresses for mature woman, feminine contemporary
BETINA LOU designer: Marie-Eve Emond
6510 Avenue Henri-Julien, Montréal, QC H2S 2V2
PRICE: $40-$300 SIZES: XXS-XL
STYLE: preppy, understated, minimalist, modern, young, hipster
BODY BAG designer: Judith Dejardins
17 Rue Bernard O, Montréal, QC, H2T 2J6
PRICE: $90-$300 SIZES: XS-XL
STYLE : chic and edgy staples for young professionals, interesting cuts
ATELIER B designers: Catherine Métivier & Anne-Marie Laflamme
5758 Boul St-Laurent, Montréal, QC H2T 1S8
PRICE: $100-$350 SIZES: XS-XL
STYLE: young and trendy, hipster basics, natural fabrics, office casual
MARIE SAINT PIERRE designer: Marie Saint Pierre
2081 Rue de la Montagne, Montréal, QC H3G 1G2
Rockland Centre, 2305 Chemin Rockland, Mont-Royal, QC H3P 3E9
PRICE: $200-$2000 SIZES: 4-16
STYLE : Luxury high-end, artistic, contemporary cutting-edge fashion, colourful
SCANDALE designer: Georges Levesque
3639 Boul St-Laurent, Montréal, QC H2X 2V5
PRICE: $85-$700 SIZES: S-L
STYLE: Timeless, artistic, fancy party dresses, gypsy chic
IRIS SETLAKWE designer: Iris Setlakwe
1066 Avenue Laurier O, Outremont, QC, H2V 2K8
PRICE: $125-$900 SIZES: 0-14, XS-XL
STYLE : career, contemporary, feminine, matt jersey
ARIANE CARLE designer: Ariane Carle
364 Boulevard Saint Joseph O, Montréal, QC H2T 2N9
PRICE: $200-$3000 SIZES: 4-22
STYLE : evening gowns, bridal, mother of the bride, made-to-measure, gala
ISABELLE ÉLIE designer: Isabelle Élie
1073 Avenue Laurier O, Outremont, QC, H2V 2L2
PRICE : $150-$2000 SIZES: 4-12
STYLE : feminine, corporate, classy, evening, coats
MILÈNE B designer: Milene Belair
5259, boulevard Saint-Laurent, Montréal, Qc H2T 1S4
PRICE: $100-$1300 SIZES: 4-12
STYLE : architectural, monochromatic, contemporary minimal, masculine edge
DENIS GAGNON designer: Denis Gagnon
170 Rue Saint-Paul O, Montréal, QC H2Y 1Z7
PRICE: $100-$600 SIZES: S-L, one size
STYLE : oversized and loose fitting, futuristic, modern monochromatic, edgy
DUBUC designer: Philippe Dubuc
417 rue St-Pierre, Montréal, QC H2Y 2M4
PRICE: $200-$2000 SIZES: 38-46
STYLE : classic minimalist, unique suits, coats, urban wear, casual
LES COUREURS DE JUPONS designer: Geneviève Paquette
2627 Rue Masson, Montréal, QC, H1Y 1W1
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
3868 St Laurent Blvd, Montreal, Quebec H2W 1Y2
STYLE: classic and funky hats, fascinators for all occasions
m0851 designer: Frederic Mamarbarchi
1-3526 Boul St-Laurent, Montréal, QC H2X 2V1
2-Complexe Les Ailes, 677 St. Catherine St W, Montreal, QC H3B 5K4
STYLE : leather handbags, backpacks, pouches, jackets, travel bags
LOWELL designers: Rachel Fortin et Mathieu Mudie
5364 Boul St-Laurent, Montréal, QC H2T 1S1
STYLE: recycled leather and fur, clean-line purses, backpacks, wallets, hats, ear-muffs
Clients: 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 and go shopping!
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.
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.
Priced from $179-$239
Sizes XS/S, M, L/XL
Free Delivery in Canada and the US
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.
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!
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.
by Eva Friede
MONTREAL – Call it circus chic.
Katrin Leblond celebrated five years of her colourful designs this week with a party featuring some of her favourite private clients: trapeze artists and contortionists.
In a long hibiscus-print dress and holding her 2½-month-old daughter, Victoria, the designer greeted clients, family and friends at her boutique on St. Laurent Blvd. as the trapeze artists swung above a small catwalk and the contortionist toasted Leblond with a glass held between her toes.
Also to mark the anniversary, Marie Cornellier published a book celebrating feminine beauty, the designer’s spirit and a collection she created in which each garment had an intent.
That involved asking her friend and clients to submit wishes, Leblond explained. She then put the phrases into Google images.
“It’s sort of the most international feedback on how to turn those words into pictures,’’ she said. “I wanted it to mean something,’’ she said of the collection.
What emerged included a dress of grey-green elephant appliqués, the result of her mother’s wish to save the creatures, another of vegetable patterns based on an organic garden wish, and one printed with a map of the world, pinned with hearts for where you might wish to be.
Five years in business on the Main have been tough, but rewarding, Leblond said, noting that it takes tremendous energy to keep things running well. Sales dipped when she took two months off for the baby.
The designs include easy stretch pieces, cotton frocks in plaid or with kitschy condiment prints, and Leblond’s wedding dresses, another custom specialty. In addition, there are a handful of local designers on the racks, including Maillagogo and Melow.