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Isabelle Elie Atelier Boutique V-Neck Shiny Gray Cardigan Sweater Vest Sz M
CONDITION: PRE-OWNED (EXCELLENT)
Gorgeous cardigan by Canadian / Montreal-based designer Isabelle Elie featuring a v-neck, long sleeves and a front button fastening.
A very stylish and elegant cardigan.
Brand: Isabelle Elie Atelier Boutique
Cleaning: Dry Clean
Materials: Rayon, Polyamide,
Bust (armpit to armpit): 19 inches
Length - approx. 19 inches
Made in Canada
The designer: Isabelle Elie
"Twelve years ago, I founded Atelier Boutique Isabelle Élie inc. with a seamstress. We now have 12 full-time employees. Like all Quebec designers, we have gone through several phases of development. But as always, we continue to produce all our items in our own workshops — from suits and accessories to cocktail and evening dresses. Concurrently, we sold our high-end products exclusively in our own boutiques, which allowed me to establish a direct relationship with clients. Thanks to this special relationship, I was privy to my clients’ comments, which in turn made it possible for me to adapt to their requirements and the realities of the market with products that embody contemporary design, flawless cuts and seamless production. I love fluidity. I love movement. I love contrast. I love the fluidity of my skirts combined with the more structured look of my jackets. A piece of clothing must be as attractive in motion as it is at rest. Much like a sculptor, my first inspiration has, and will always be the material…that is, the fabric. It is this encounter with the fibre that gives rise to my cuts. All my cuts flow in the direction of the fabric, which is my guide. The result is a comfortable piece of clothing that hugs the body of the woman wearing it. I therefore spend a great deal of time searching for fabrics that excite me. Women always seek to stand out without being overly extravagant. That is why I offer them colour and details that provide a note of originality they do not find in a rather monochromatic world market."
Isabelle’s design work begins with a sketch that rapidly takes shape as she finds the finest possible high-end fabrics from overseas suppliers. Fabrics are her source of inspiration. She studies them, drapes them, creases them, stretches them, presses them. She masters them and is attuned to them. The fabrics dictate the cut; just as the marble sculptor is guided by the veins in his material, her drawings embrace the structure of the fibers. Cut on the bias and highly structured, her fashions hug the woman’s body. Obviously, Isabelle also draws her inspiration from the major trends in international fashion, giving them new meaning as she adapts them to her vision of the woman who must always be showcased by the clothes she wears
From A to Z, Isabelle Elie products are manufactured in Québec, in her Laurier Street workshop where her professionals in pattern-making, cutting and sewing help Isabelle with the production of her remarkable collections. It all starts with the creation and digitization of a pattern by an experienced patternmaker. Next, the cutter handles the delicate fabrics, cutting them for the seamstress who then assembles the garments. All of these stages, carried by hand by experienced professionals, ensure that fashions by Isabelle Elie withstand the test of time. An Isabelle Elie garment will remain flawless season after season, becoming a timeless investment as opposed to other fashions that last no more than a season.
After all, lasting fashion is “green” fashion!