LesEnfantsSauvages

Les Enfants Sauvages

Montreal, Canada · 452 Sales

LesEnfantsSauvages

Les Enfants Sauvages

Montreal, Canada 452 Sales On Etsy since 2008

5 out of 5 stars
(183)

Announcement   Welcome to Les Enfants Sauvages Etsy shop

Les Enfants Sauvages is a Montreal-based studio working with fabrics from different cultures. It freely combines tradition with modernity, the local, and the foreign. We make clothes for the free and independent spirits.

It is the design project of a girl who loves cloths and make things with her hands. Armed with a background in Cultural Anthropology and a technical formation in garment and pattern making, she set up an atelier in 2009.

Thank you for visiting.

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contact : contact [!at] lesenfantssauvages.com

Announcement

Welcome to Les Enfants Sauvages Etsy shop

Les Enfants Sauvages is a Montreal-based studio working with fabrics from different cultures. It freely combines tradition with modernity, the local, and the foreign. We make clothes for the free and independent spirits.

It is the design project of a girl who loves cloths and make things with her hands. Armed with a background in Cultural Anthropology and a technical formation in garment and pattern making, she set up an atelier in 2009.

Thank you for visiting.

See also this about : https://www.etsy.com/shop/LesEnfantsSauvages/about/

www.lesenfantssauvages.com
www.facebook.com/lesenfantssauvages
Instagram: @lesenfantssauvages

contact : contact [!at] lesenfantssauvages.com

Marie-Christine

Contact shop owner

Marie-Christine

Reviews

Average item review
5 out of 5 stars
(183)
sharita

sharita on May 26, 2016

5 out of 5 stars

I love how this dress shimmers in a subtle but vibrant way. Really mesmerizing. Your dresses are such a treat. Merci beaucoup!

sharita

sharita on May 26, 2016

5 out of 5 stars

Wow. Exceptionally special. Unbelievably beautiful. The moon panel is just stunning. Thank you so much!

Meike Hoek

Meike Hoek on Feb 5, 2016

4 out of 5 stars

This is a great dress! Its a liiitle bit tight on my hips though and im a very petite women. But the look and feel is great and people asked me "where i bought this cutie!" :-)

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About

Fashion, Post-Exotism and Wild Beings

The idea of this clothing line was born on a beach in Vietnam. It was just like that, I even remember what I was eating: Tamarind crab with banana flower salad. It was perfumed and colorful. I thought, right at that moment, that perfumed colorful things are just what we need in this life.

Back in my hometown of Montreal, I have decided to work around that idea.

I make clothes since a while, My Grand mother is a professional seamstress and she has taught me how to sew and knit. I started experimenting with clothing by re-arranging thrift store finds. During my College years, I studied things like literature, creative writing, Arts and I did some photography. Then I seriously started to learn clothes making, pattern drafting and worked a little while in the field. At this time, I still felt something was missing and that I needed more aspiration.

I went to University in Anthropology. It was fascinating and very nourishing. There, I discovered these theories around “feral child” (aka: les enfants sauvages).

I went to Vietnam for a couple of months after graduating and I was not sure which way to take for a master thesis. I was still looking for a means of expression, an aesthetic and poetic object to work with. While eating my Tamarind crab with banana flower salad, it became clear that I wanted make a living out of creation and Les enfants sauvages (feral children) were my inspiration for a free independent way of life.

Welcome to my Etsy shop !

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  • Marie-Christine

    Owner, Designer

    Marie-Christine Quenneville is the owner and designer of Les Enfants Sauvages , a Cosmo-centric clothing line based in Montreal that centers around the research of rare fabrics with an anthropological artistic statement.

Manufacturers
  • Atelier de Confection

    Montreal, QC, Canada

    We work with small scale manufacturer, about 10 seamstress and one person for finishing and pressing.

  • Cutter atelier

    Montreal, QC, Canada

    They are professional cutter, laser or saw. Nice guys I love to work with them. They are patient and work extremely precisely

Shop policies

Last updated on March 23, 2014
Welcome to Les Enfants Sauvages Etsy shop!

Les Enfants Sauvages designs clothes for the free and independent human being.
These hand-made pieces are meant for creative individuals who re-invent themselves through the great aesthetic possibility of having to get dressed every day!

All the clothes you’ll find here are hand-made,hand-dyed and or hand-printed. I also reconstruct and restyle thrift store pieces for those boys and girls who love one-of-a-kind style. And while I’m at it, I’ll be sharing my incredible vintage findings from the most obscure church bazaars.

I am inspiried by fabric and fiber arts, it is often the starting point of my creative process. I try to travel the world as much as I can, in a search for inspiration and wonderfull fabric.

I found natural indigo-dyed cotton from the hill tribes of Vietnam, Batik prints from West Africa. Thin Indian cotton veil with is amazingly bright colours, Scottish tartans, Rose prints from Russia….

I shall had music to the list of what inspires me : French psych, Jungle exotica, freak folk, Ennio Morriconne, everything from Sublime frequencies…

Thanks a lot
I’m looking forward to hearing from you

Marie C.

Accepted payment methods

  • Accepts Etsy gift cards
Payment
I gladly accept paypal paiment.

Items purchased with paypal will be shipped using the quickest method afforded in the shipping price.

If you want me to hold an item for you until payday convo me about reserving it for you and I'll hopefully be able to accommodate you.
Shipping
I will use the address you provide for Etsy, but I might have to ask you to confirm with me this address by email if it doesn't match you Paypal address.

I send by regular mail. it take about a week to get to US. If you'd like a quicker shipment method please convo me.

PLEASE NOTE THAT UNFORTUNATLY THER IS NO TRACKING NUMBER WITH REGULAR CANADA POST SERVICE. I WONT BE HELD RESPONSIBLE IN CASE OF A LOST .
Refunds and Exchanges
I will gladly accept to exchange or refund if the item doesn't fit and when it hasn't been worn.

Please contact me in a delay of 3 days after reception, before sending the item back.

PLEASE NOTE : I do not accept refunds on custom order or discouted items
Additional policies and FAQs
If you see an item that is not in the size that you are looking for you can contact me and I will do my best to help you get the proper size. If you also see an item in my Sold items that is not currently in my shop, contact me and I will try to provide that item.