Mémère

Sarah Julia LeBlanc creates her designs directly from the form after an initial silhouette is assembled, like a sculptor assembling and deconstructing shapes, playing with proportion, texture, and mood.

As a girl, Sarah found creative release and expression through collage, drawing and violin. The bucolic environment of her childhood, growing up in an antique home on the river in Newbury, Massachusetts, has deeply influenced her appreciation for classic beauty, which colors her work with ethereal tones embodying the ideals of romanticism.

Sarah's early love for textiles and sewing was inspired by her French Canadian grandmother whom she calls mémère. As a young girl Mémère would fit her for garments of polka dot blouses and black velvet jumpers and together they would materialize Sarah's first sewing project at age 9.

Sarah studied fashion at Parsons School of Design in New York and l'Ecole de la Chambre Syndicale de la Couture Parisienne in Paris. This is her first collection for the brand named aptly for her grandmother. Her clothing is a celebration of the natural feminine. Her elegant designs transcend the cloth to become wearable art, appealing to women who celebrate self-expression.