Posts Tagged ‘Katrin Leblond fashion show’
Check out this two page colourful spread!
This is a new mag about Montreal and the creative people that fill this city.
Thank you M!
PS: Some of these styles are still available in the boutique.
Top left bending back (Bibi with red tulle $120, Red Pop Cardigan wool $74)
Bottom Left page (Poppy sexy dress XS only $99)
Top Right page (Katharina Dress XS, S, L, XL $149)
Right Page middle with butterfly hair clip (Goddess Dress $220)
Right Page bottom right (Party skirt cotton print $220, Silk Bustier $158)
Here are some front row seats … too bad they cut out all the acrobatics! Nonetheless here is what is in store (literally) this fall at the KL Boutique…
It is always fun to hear what different members of the press have to say after a big event or show… but sometimes it is even nicer to experience a bit more of an intimate look into what goes on behind the lights, cameras and action…
There is an unbelievable amount of preparation involved in pulling off a fifteen minute fashion show. Months of planning, booking, creating and finalizing for the thrill of entertainment and being able to visually vocalize an idea and mood It is such a beautifully frivolous yet completely necessary endeavor. Inviting and treating the very people you dress – the very people who are the brand, to indulge in the new picture board of perfection you have dreamt up and realized! How could anything be more satisfying?!?
These beautiful black and whites were shot by Kat’s younger brother, Nick Leblond, who’s backstage experience was everything he seems to have captured in his shots – peaceful. He described the models (some of which Kat has used in her previous Sensation Mode show) to be at ease and confident, assured and ready. None of the regular anxiety feel or rushed paranoia that some shows can create. The most beautiful thing that Kat recalled to me in an e-mail the day after the show was what she said to each and every one of the models before they walked out on stage…
“I keep re-living the line up and how great the girls looked back stage. They were so stunning. So generous. Before every one of them went out, I looked her in the eyes, took her hands and told her: You are beautiful. Go slow. Breathe. Smile. Enjoy. You are a queen”.
The girls were drop dead gorgeous and did an incredible job… I love the fact that these ladies really are the strong women they projected on the catwalk. I love even more the fact that the confidence they injected to their walks and struts are not an act. These girls ain’t faking a thing… they truly are the KL goddesses Kat designs for
So last night at the Bonsecours Market Katrin blew us all away with a smashing show filled with color, vivid patterns, contortionists, acrobats and positive vibes of acceptance and love! One of the only Montreal designers this year to showcase both a fall/winter collection as well as Cruise! The world of Katrin Leblond saw many new additions – bikinis, customized shoes, handbags and an incredible avant garde art statement piece. What about those manslaves?! Two of them holding up the acrobatic vixen… just proves further the power of feminine energy induced into the performance
Look who it is! Anna, one of the girls from the Boutique walked the Sensation Mode runways in full fabulous character… embodying the style and confidence that epitomises the KL brand. If you liked what you saw, be sure to drop by the Boutique and let her know!
Now the bikinis I flat out loved. Super flattering, super textured and a super refreshing escape from all the somber black, grays and neutrals we’ve been seeing all week in the fall/winter collections! I could picture myself wearing one of these in the South of France or Spain with a picnik and glass of red wine tucked away in my beach basket… *sigh*
This turquoise Grecian dress was a crowd pleaser… so many people tweeted it as their favorite and pointed it out to me in conversation. It is one of those effortlessly wearable summer/vacation items that we all need in our closets… color, detailing and not too tight! This piece will most definitely sell out as soon as it hits the KL racks.
Now this lady was something special. Contorting her body every which way (in heels might I add), she actually did a couple of back flips mid runway and proceeded to walk down the catwalk on all fours upside down (I know… crazy right?!?). She really caught people off guard as she blended seamlessly into the show as a model before starting her elegant displays of bendable talent and strength for the world to see. She was, to put it simply and to the point – incredibly amazing. The thing I loved most about incorporating all the circus elements into the show was that it is not a theme for Katrin. These are the people who her designs cater to (and quite a large portion might I add). Performers, comedians, actresses and singers flock to her boutique every DAY for ensembles that will capture their personalities and deem their acts unforgettable. The rest of Kat’s clientele are REAL women. Women with curves, women who want clothing to flatter and function their lifestyles. Strong and intelligent characters who want to shine every single day and be noticed. Women with flair. The models in the show really represented that to me. The eighty year old lady who came out at one point looking like the fairy godmother, the plus size woman who looked ravishing in the long skirt and hooded jacket… and of course all the beautiful size sixes and eights that graced the runway! Any trend or style can be pulled off when you are 5′ 10″ and a size 2… dressing different body shapes yields a completely different challenge. I think Kat really continues to ace that test and “keep it real” in the most creatively unreal way… lol!
Flirtation will get you everywhere!
And the statement piece!!! A caged bodice with makeshift fleurette pasties of sorts and ankle length sheer skirt… you don’t see the back in this picture but the caged frame was laced up like a bustier with ribbon… oh the extravagance! Glad to see some fashion that was purely for the dreamers
So congrats to Katrin on the show being a grand success and also to the audience who brought an amazing energy to the Marche Bonsecours!
We were thrilled to have and meet you all!
P.S. A big thank you to the Lab Creatif for posting these pictures… stay tuned… a more detailed review of the KL show to come