Thursday, January 24, 2008

Catherine Langlois Designs


From the Catherine Langolis website:

"Graceful Gowns with Gentle Allure

Catherine Langlois is a Toronto based custom bridal gown designer. She designs wedding gowns that strike delicate balances between a desire for ease of movement and the exquisite vision each bride hopes to create.

Catherine's gowns, custom made to her clients' measurements and proportions, are elegant and refined. She specializes in pure silk fabrics from around the world. Small touches of schiffli lace, beaded chiffon or embroidered tulle enhance her designs. Delicate and rare details stimulate the eye. Even her more traditional boned and crinolined gowns are as effortless to wear as they are to put on.

Many brides may feel intimidated to have a gown custom made. Catherine allays these fears by providing a tranquil and professional atmosphere in her studio. "My clients find the experience creative and rewarding", she says, "this allows their ideas to really blossom into exactly what they want - something that can't always happen in a store."



The Designer

Catherine grew up in Montreal, where from an early age she displayed a fascination with fabric, historical costume and fashion. She received a diploma in Creative Arts from John Abbott College and was a finalist in the Hamil Textile Awards. Catherine was accepted to both Concordia University in Montreal and Ryerson University in Toronto. She chose Ryerson to pursue her love of Fashion design and completed a four year program with a fourth year collection of several bridal gowns and flower girl dresses.

Catherine furthered her experience by initially working for Sally Fourmy and Associates, a design firm in Toronto, before launching her own bridal design career. She is a founding member of The Canadian Professional Sewing Association, www.canadiansewing.com, and exhibits at The National Bridal Show in the spring and Metro Convention Center in the fall. Recently one of her gowns was displayed in a fashion show at The Design Exchange / Princess Diana Exhibit.

Catherine is consistently chosen by Ryerson University for her discerning eye to judge and critique fourth year Fashion degree students and their graduating collections. In this way she is shaping the way graduates see and instilling her eye into the next generation of successful designers.

Below are some of her designs of her clients:





Catherine Langlois Bridal Design Studio is located in the Christie and St. Clair area in downtown Toronto.

For an appointment, please call 416.652.9587 or send an email to brides@catherinelanglois.com.

2 comments:

Anonymous said...

I have had my wedding dress made by Catherine Langlois in Toronto, she is absolutely fabulous. Can't wait for my big day when I finally get to wear it!!

A Remembered Detail Events said...

I'm sure it will be stunning!! She's a fabulous designer!! Congratualtions on your upcoming wedding!