Three Designers to Know in Montreal

Montreal is known for many things--Cirque du Soleil, bagels sweetened with honey, Stanley Cups, and festivals. It is also known for its heavy French influence, so naturally, the fashion is good. While in Montreal for the Jean Paul Gaultier exhibit last week, I took some time to check out the city's thriving fashion scene. Montreal is full of great vintage shops known as "friperies" and high-end department stores like Holt Renfrew. Saint Catherine Street is lined with retail stores akin to New York's SoHo. The style of the city dwellers is laid back with a touch of that signature Parisian chic. Montreal is also home to some amazing designers. I got a chance to visit the boutiques of three of the city's finest local brands--Harricana Par Mariouche, Denis Gagnon, and Marie Saint Pierre. Click through to learn more about the designers and their work.
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Montreal is known for many things--Cirque du Soleil, bagels sweetened with honey, Stanley Cups, and festivals. It is also known for its heavy French influence, so naturally, the fashion is good. While in Montreal for the Jean Paul Gaultier exhibit last week, I took some time to check out the city's thriving fashion scene. Montreal is full of great vintage shops known as "friperies" and high-end department stores like Holt Renfrew. Saint Catherine Street is lined with retail stores akin to New York's SoHo. The style of the city dwellers is laid back with a touch of that signature Parisian chic. Montreal is also home to some amazing designers. I got a chance to visit the boutiques of three of the city's finest local brands--Harricana Par Mariouche, Denis Gagnon, and Marie Saint Pierre. Click through to learn more about the designers and their work.
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Montreal is known for many things--Cirque du Soleil, bagels sweetened with honey, Stanley Cups, and festivals. It is also known for its heavy French influence, so naturally, the fashion is good.

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Marie Saint Pierre

Avant-garde designer Marie Saint Pierre is distinguished and celebrated in and outside of Montreal.

Pierre has shown at New York Fashion Week and was the first 'Quebecer' chosen to show her work during the New York trade show, Fashion Coterie.

Her designs--especially those with metallic detailing, are futuristic with sharp edges, reminiscent of Pierre Cardin's aesthetic.

Though the collection is geometric in shape, the fabric she uses is like a lighter and softer neoprene, making her garments comfortable and easy to move in.

Pierre also has a line of versatile garments that can be worn in many different ways a la American Apparel, but with a higher-end look.

Visit her Montreal boutique at: 2081 de la Montagne Street