Tuesday, March 15, 2011

Voila by Andreanne's Metis Inspired Fashion

I have been on the hunt for local clothing designers and I came across Andreanne's beautiful bamboo clothes.  They look beautiful and are also made by eco-friendly fabrics.  This is what she says about her clothes and design history.

"Voilà par/by Andréanne is one of Canada's up and coming Aboriginal clothing design companies that offers eco-friendly, fair trade clothing made in Canada.  From the initial sketch to pattern making, cutting and sewing, everything is produced in Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada.

Andréanne is a creative Métis designer who studied international design at Montréal's prestigious LaSalle College, receiving her diploma in Fashion Design in 2004.  A year later, with the help of Aboriginal Business Canada, she created her company under the label, MJAnne Couture. When creating her company, Andréanne drew upon her background in dance to design Hug Me, a collection of yoga-inspired active clothing that is comfortable as well as functional. Andréanne's design structure and vision have since evolved and expanded.

Under her new label, Voilà par/by Andréanne, she introduces new fabrics that are softer and more luxurious to create a unique blend of à la mode!  Fusing European influences with Aboriginal Art,  Voilà brings you comfortable and rejuvenating pieces for the woman on the go!

Besides her own collections, Andréanne collaborates with artist, David Albert, to design costumes for various local dance companies."

Her fashions can be purchased online or at these brick and mortar shops:
Hempyrean - 215-1 Forks Market Road, Winnipeg, 204-947-5223
Lakelife - 440 Academy Rd, Winnipeg, 204-256-9875

Viola by Andreanne


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