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AN EXCEPTIONAL JOURNEY

A leading pioneer in the Canadian fashion scene, Marie Saint Pierre remains at the top of her game after her 30-year journey. A remarkable achievement in a domain that today rejects what it adored yesterday. Throughout her career, Marie Saint Pierre received numerous awards, grants and rewards for her creations, her entrepreneurial spirit and her commitment to the community. In 2007, she received the Knight of the National Order of Quebec, and it’s the title of Knight of the National Order of Canada and the Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee Medal that is awarded to her in 2012. The first fashion designer to be admitted to the Arts Academy of Canada. In 2018, the Canadian Arts and Fashion Awards honored Marie Saint Pierre with the Women’s fashion Designerof the Year award during its 5th annual gala. This year, she will receive the Meritorious Service Medal awarded to her by the Governor General of Canada.

 

OUTSTANDING CREATIONS

A style recognizable by its graphic and linear effects, Maison Marie Saint Pierre collections use luxurious fabrics and a confection organized around research and development. Each creation, resulting from a real reflection of the fabrics, is a vision of the future. Added in recent years was a men’s capsule, an accessories and furniture collection, as well as perfumes and candles. The Maison Marie Saint Pierre also creates home and fashion accessories that fit perfectly into her collections thanks to her rigor, her attention to detail and her relentless pursuit of excellence.









LOCAL CRAFTMANSHIP

Located in Montreal’s Garment District on Chabanel street, the studio offers a space of
25 000 square feet, Maison Marie Saint Pierre currently employs a team of artisans
working in close collaboration with local manufacturers. All clothes are entirely created,
designed and fabricated in Montreal. The 502 Atelier is a space entirely dedicated to the
production. Created in a atelier with a team of over 60 people, the collections are
available in its flagship boutiques located in Montreal, Miami, online and in over 70
points luxury ready-to-wear points of sale across North America.

 

COLLABORATIONS

The Maison has had the privilege of working with various industries and brands during its development. Outfits for the BRATZ dolls. Marie Saint Pierre dresses Lara Croft, the main character and heroine of Tomb Raider from the Montreal giant UBISOFT. Next was a partnership with the Canadian retailer REITMANS that led to the creation of two capsule collections of dresses meant for a wider audience in 2011. Distributed throughout Canada, these collections were sold out in only a few hours. The Maison signs an exclusive furniture collection with manufacturers RE-NO, they offer several pieces perfectly graphic and sculptural to design lovers. In 2018, a new collaboration is announced with SHAN swimsuits, highlighting the craftsmanship and expertise of these two Canadian powerhouses under the name brand MSP • SHAN.

 

A COMMITTED WOMAN

Marie Saint Pierre seldom misses an opportunity to represent her city, Montreal city of design. The metropolis is at the heart of the brand since its clothes are created, designed and fabricated there for over 30 years. Marie Saint Pierre is also extremely involved in the evolution of fashion in Quebec : President of the Quebec Designer’s Association (CCMQ) in 2011, she is also the instigator of the CABINET ÉPHÉMÈRE, which invites local designers to showcase their creations as part of a nomadic boutique. Marie Saint Pierre involves herself in social issues, with women and children causes being particularly of importance to her. In 2004, the fund SOUS ZERO was set up. Not only did it provide new and warm clothing for more than 5000 children, but it also improved and supported their self-esteem. Additionally, she is on the board of directors for the MU society, which, by creating murals that are anchored in local communities, aim to trigger a social transformation to turn Montreal into an open-air art gallery.

 

SUSTAINIBILITY

The Maison’s vision and core values include conscious and ethical processes in its 360 actions: sourcing, product development, production and shipping. The brand partners with accredited European eco-friendly textile suppliers in Italy maintaining a low environmental impact and carbon footprint. Collections are made to order avoiding over-production and reducing waste.

Timeline

A leading pioneer in the Canadian fashion industry, Marie Saint Pierre is an established fashion designer known for her creations, entrepreneurial spirit and engagement in the community. Her style embraces graphic and linear effects, combining luxurious fabrics and state of the art workmanship. 

2018

  • Participates at the FMD talk : Luxury Place in Montreal at the festival mode and design
  • Reiceved the award of ‘Womenwear Designer of the year’ at CAFA’s 5th annual Gala
  • Designs a line of accessories in collaboration with the Montreal brand LLY ATELIER

2017

2016

  • Becomes the subject of a documentary film entitled Revealing Marie Saint Pierre; Recipient of Miami Fashion Festival Founder's Award; Received a nomination for Best Documentary at the largest fashion film festival in the world held in London, England
  • Gives Elle a conference at C2MTL
  • Gives a conference at prestigious event Women Of Influence
  • Launches a Capsule Collection for men

2015

  • Winner of Outstanding Achievement Award at the Canadian Arts and Fashion Awards

2014

  • Designs Habitat, a complete range of furniture and home accessories in collaboration with Meubles RE-NO
  • Gives a lecture at prestigious C2MTL
  • Collaborates with ceramist Pascale Girardin for the packaging and design of the perfumes

2013

  • Featured in Femme de Parole, a book from Châtelaine describing life lessons of 45 remarquable women in Quebec
  • Awarded Chevalier de l’Ordre du Tate Vin in Burgundy, France since she is a prominent figure in the fashion field
  • Member of the GTM, a group selected by the Quebec Finance Minister to study and consult on the fashion industry in Quebec.
  • President of Conseil des Créateurs de Mode du Quebec (association of Quebec Designers)
  • Instigator of the Cabinet Éphémère, a recurrent Pop-Up and Nomad store showcasing a curated group of designers

2012

  • Receives the prestigious Order of Canada and is awarded the Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee Medal
  • Website is recognized for design and wins a critically-acclaimed NUMIX award
  • Asked to envision and create the interior design of one of Jean Houde's model home’s
  • Partneres once again with Reitmans to create a second capsule collection, Marie Saint Pierre pour Reitmans

2011

  • Creates exclusive capsule collection Marie Saint Pierre for Reitmans
  • Launches Les Carnets de Marie, a brand blog to highlight inspiration and design behind the collections
  • Selected to showcase at The Gallery, Berlin’s most prestigious trade show

2010

  • Launches Eaux de Parfum B & C, a luxury fragrance collection, created exclusively in Paris
  • Appears as an expert judge during season two of La Collection, the French version of Project Runway (USA)
  • Selected to showcase at Tranoï, a well-curated and highly-respected trade show in Paris
  • Awarded Personality of the Year by SIDIM 2010, the Montreal Interior Design Show

2009

  • Appears as an expert judge for La Collection, the French version of Project Runway (USA)
  • Launches a highly-anticipated Wedding Collection, with over 30 interchangeable designs
  • Creates signature collection for Hôtel Le Germain Montreal, including exclusive bedding, pillows and throws

2008

  • Awarded first prize by Virtually Fashionable, and outfitted Lara Croft, the leading heroine character in Tomb Raider
  • Recipient of the INTÉRIEURS / FERDIE 2008 Award for newly-launched boutique at Rockland shopping center
  • Selected by the prestigious Prêt-à-Porter Paris to showcase her collection in Paris

2007

  • Received honorary knighthood by Chevalier de l’Ordre National du Québec for her achievements in Canada’s fashion industry
  • Created a second highly-anticipated collection for the Bratz franchise

2006

  • Awarded Woman of Distinction in the entrepreneurship category by the YWCA
  • Awarded Business Woman of the Year by the Consumers’ Choice Award
  • Launched Behind the Scenes FashionTM Collection,  a limited-edition collection for the Bratz franchise

2005

  • Invited by the Furriers Guild of Canada to present a capsule fur collection at New York’s 7th on Sixth event

2004

  • Hosts third annual fundraiser fashion show for SOUS ZERO and clothed over 100 children with winter coats and necessities
  • Invited by Mayor of Montreal to work as a mentor to Montreal’s young entrepreneurs

2003

  • Recognized with the Rare Pearl distinction by The Montreal Board of Trade for her involvement in the Canadian community
  • Hosts benefit fashion show for La Dauphinelle and raised nearly $100,000 for abused women and children
  • Launches the Saint Pierre Accessories label for active women on-the-go
  • Invited to present Spring 2004 collection in Heringsdorf, Germany

2002

  • Winner of the Jean-Marie Gauvreau Prize at the Salon des Métiers d’Art du Québec
  • Named Personality of the Week by La Presse

2001

  • Winner of Mode en Direct’s Jury Prize, organised by the Montreal Museum of Contemporary Art during ArtCité
  • Invited to design uniforms for Montreal’s orchestral performance of I Musici
  • Launches new innovative retail concept space in Toronto, part showroom and part living space
  • Featured in Femmes Accomplies, a book dedicated to acknowledging the achievements of women in Quebec

2000

  • Launches Hybrid Collection of multifunctional accessories that bridge bodywear and womenswear
  • Invited to design the uniforms for The Museum of Contemporary Art in Montreal

1999

  • Showcased at the Exhibition Printemps-Québec France at the Palais de la Découverte
  • Presents her collection at the Usine C in collaboration with French designer Élisabeth de Senneville
  • Collaborates with Fashion Foundation Matinée to exhibit her Spring-Summer collection

1998

  • Successfully launched new boutique in Yorkville, Toronto
  • Receives special recognition for the positive economic impact her boutique brought to the Quarier du Musée during Commerce Design Montréal

1997

  • Successfully launches new boutique in downtown Montreal
  • Invited to participate in the A.P.D.M.Q. Fashion Show
  • Contributes to Le Musée de la Civilisation in Quebec City, where her curated showcase of vintage clothing is still on display
  • Participates in the publication of Entretiens avec Marie Saint Pierre, written by Pâquerette Villeneuve

1996

  • Invited to design the uniforms of Le Musée du Québec
  • Showcases her collection for the first time during New York Fashion Week
  • Recipient of the Yorkdale Shopping Center Canadian Designer Award of Distinction
  • Participated in the Fall Foward exhibition at Toronto’s Design Exchange, which showcased the excellence of Canadian fashion designers
  • Serves as jury member for the Smirnoff International Fashion Contest

1995

  • First Canadian designer to showcase her work at Collections Créateurs in Paris
  • Elected Personality of the Week by La Presse
  • Elected Vidal Sassoon Buyer’s Choice Designer of the Year

1994

  • Awarded Elle Québec’s Designer of the Year
  • Elected Personality of the Week by La Presse
  • Profiled extensively in Le Devoir

1993

  • Recipient of Griffe d’Or Award, for best fashion collection in Quebec
  • Received a bursary from the Fondation Mode Matinée Ltée
  • Collections are sold in Paris’ fine boutiques: L’Eclaireur, Victoire, Absinthe

1992

  • Invited to showcase her collection in Singapore
  • Chosen by Front Runner TV show (USA) as one of the great personalities of Montreal

1991

  • Launches new boutique in Old Montreal

1990

  • Awarded the Woolmark Award
  • Bronze medalist, among 250 attendees, at the Mécène Award Contest in Los Angeles
  • Chosen by Montréal to represent womenswear during the Montréal Top Mode campaign

1989

  • First Quebecer to be selected to show her work at Coterie, a New York womenswear trade show

1988

  • Creates first ready-to-wear collection

1987

  • As a graduate from LaSalle College, Marie Saint Pierre received one of the two grants awarded by the Montréal Fashion Group to the most promising graduates in Montreal