MONTREAL — It seems only natural that New York-based French designer Catherine Malandrino would choose Montreal as the site of her first Canadian flagship in the heart of the Golden Square Mile on Sherbrooke Street West, so named for Canada’s business elite who lived there between the 1850s and 1930s.
The two-story graystone where she has set up shop once housed Zilli, the French luxury men’s wear brand that occupied the site for a short time. But Malandrino expects to be around for a long time.
A Stella McCartney sketch of a custom dress made from protein-based silk in partnership with biotech lab Bolt Threads. The dress will be displayed at The Museum of Modern Art's upcoming design exhibition, "Items: Is Fashion Modern?"