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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.