Marie Saint Pierre
A leading pioneer in the Canadian fashion industry, Marie Saint Pierre is an established fashion designer recognized for her creations, her entrepreneurial spirit and her engagement in the community. With her recognizable style that embraces graphic and linear effects, Marie Saint Pierre’s collections use luxurious fabrics and state of the art workmanship. Her collections are distributed in her three boutiques as well as in more than fifty retailers mainly across North America.
Marie Saint Pierre has also created accessories and home furniture that perfectly integrate her personal aesthetic and her particular take on design. Recently, she added collections of leather goods, perfumes and candles to her creations. In 2014, she signs a partnership with the home design store RE-NO and creates a capsule collection of more than twenty pieces of furniture. Not only is she the President of the Conseil des créateurs de mode du Québec (CCMQ), she is also the instigator of the CABINET ÉPHÉMÈRE, a nomad boutique with a mission to showcase the creative and professional works of many Canadian designers. She is also on the board of directors of the MU society, which aims to trigger a social transformation to turn Montreal into an open-air art gallery.
Additionally, Marie Saint Pierre established the SOUS ZERO fund, which has provided warm clothing for more than 5000 children on the island of Montreal. In 2015, Marie Saint Pierre wins the prize of excellence for the Outstanding Achievement Award. This prize/award celebrates the exceptional career of a well established Canadian designer. Finally, she recently opened a new boutique in Wynwood, the art district of Miami.
Newly installed on Chabanel Street in a studio of over 12 000 square feet, the Maison Marie Saint Pierre currently employs a team of over twenty craftsmen working with local manufacturers. Combining their know-how and luxury expertise, all garments are fully created, designed and crafted in Montreal.
Marie Saint Pierre’s modern creations are defined by a combination of elements; the importance conferred to the balance between form and function, and the leading edge design articulated around timeless qualities. It is also inextricably linked to the balance of natural and technological notions.
Knowing that the Marie Saint Pierre consumer is always on the move, designs are meant to perform. The creations are easy to travel with, lightweight, cleverly unlined, easy-care and wrinkle-free to name a few. That implies that the product’s technical properties transit well with demanding and adventurous lifestyles.
Through the years, Maison Marie Saint Pierre’s studious research and development has allowed new methods to answer design considerations as well as functionality requirements. Technical properties are key to the creation process of each garment, giving the creations a unique wearability that extends beyond one season or trend. Innovation is at the heart of the design.
Maison Marie Saint Pierre deeply cares about the environment. The Maison preferred fabrics are produced in an eco-compatible way in line with a program that addresses protection of the environment. The key characteristics of these fabrics like endurance and sun block technology allow the environment impact of the product to be reduced to a minimum for its entire life. The timeless design and limited fabric waste also contributes to this reduced footprint.