A Toronto girl born and raised but it was only a matter of time ‘til Andrea Montle fled for La Belle Provence. She spent three gruelling years at Montreal’s Collège Lasalle in the Fashion Design program and managed to graduate with all of her designs featured in the school's fashion show, Signature 2011. For the section of the program entitled “Cocons,” Andrea let her creative spirit shine with her show-stopping, all-white knit dress, more importantly the stepping-stone for her inaugural, post-school collection, entitled Aah Jee. This collection of loosely woven, highly delicate knits were curated for O.P.P Galerie et Boutique. She then went on to elaborate her Jailbait collection for Toronto’s ShopNowhereland. In the fall of '13, she was asked to submit to Montreal's Fashion Pop competition, showcasing a circus themed collection of six looks at the Rialto Theatre.
Inspired by the seedy dark corners of Berlin nightlife Andrea Montle relocated to the infamous city in 2016. Having no other equipment but her two knitting needles she painstakingly knitted an entire collection of colourful cozy and sexy garments. Basically pj’s you can wear to the club. Pain does NOT have to be beauty. This showcased at Models with Tattoos visit Pandora at Berlin Fashion Week.
Focusing on sustainability, the brand sells upcycled one of a kind pieces out of Berlin’s Die Kraft, a local boutique with a unique shopping experience.
Andrea continues to elaborate her brand with work that is dark and ethereal, a slight femininity, a whole lotta-sexy and just the right amount of in-your face attitude.
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