Vive ATELIER B.

Sustainable clothing is an aspect of fashion world that’s becoming increasingly important to many women. It is not a trend, it is not something a designer can whip out and bring forward in one collection and forget about in the next, it’s also not a charitable cause. It is a conscious effort on designer’s behalf to produce clothing made from environmentally friendly materials using socially responsible methods.

atelier b. from SERIE collection, 2012

atelier b. from SERIE collection, 2012

atelier b. is a sustainable Montreal-based clothing line designed by two friends, Catherine Métivier and Anne-Marie Laflamme. The scrap-book like web-site is one of the most feminine and pleasing online communities I’ve had the pleasure exploring in a while.

Love these shorts, a perfect splash of colour for summer. atelier b.

Love these shorts, a perfect splash of colour for summer. atelier b.

ATELIER B. minimalistic but detailed and quality driven clothing is timeless. Many pieces reminded me of Europe and the basic staples that every girl should have like a structured dark dress and a jacket that goes along with everything. Quality in such staples is extremely vital as it’ll be something you will wear at least one a week. The additional benefit that ATELIER B. brings to the table is their passion for sustainable materials and local production that are intertwined with they desire for innovation and quality.

sustainable materials + local production + innovation + quality = ATELIER B.

All images from atelier b. web-site or blog

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UNTTLD

Simon Belanger and Jose Manuel St-Jacques and their UNTTLD fashion label are outcasts. Outcasts rule the world. They imagine, create, inspire, live and dream all in one moment of time. Reality is a concept they understand but don’t live by. There is no way to describe their talent and their work. That’s why UNTTLD is the perfect name for the label.

UNTTLD

UNTTLD was born in Montreal but it’s word-wide. I can see how some may confuse UNTTLD with Maison Martin Maguila however, UNTTLD is an evolution, it’s a way of self-expression without consideration of others. It’s freeing for the person who wears it and for the designers who create it.

There are no rules. No names.

UNTTLD

UNTTLD offers a deep and diverse selection of fashion comfort that anyone with a fashion sense would appreciate and find something they like. It’s the designers that inspire us to step out of our comfort zone by connecting with their clothes that are most memorable and appreciated. UNTTLD certainly enabled that within me.

Images from UNTTLD web-site.

PAVONI will leave you speechless

PAVONI….PAVONI….PAVONI….PAVONI

If you haven’t heard of PAVONI, shame on you! The Montreal-based designers, Gianni Falcone and Mike Derderian, create art. After constantly noting PAVONI gowns on red carpets and in magazines, it took a bit of time to figure out that the couture fashion house is Canadian. The elegantly revealing gowns are delicately sharp and superbly fitting. Most of the gowns remind of something Miss Marilyn would wear.

For the first time, I believe that pictures speak louder the words. This is the perfect way to dream and be mesmerized.

Pavoni

Pavoni

* All images from Pavoni Facebook page.