Awarded Canada’s best Wedding Gown Designer by Wedding Bells Magazine 2019, voted by BlogTo as one of the Top Ten Bridal Gown Designers and listed on Toronto Life’s Best Bridal Boutiques, Catherine Langlois has been designing exquisitely detailed and flattering gowns for more than 15 years. Her designs have been featured on the cover of Salon Magazine and in magazines such as Wedluxe, WeddingBells, Elegant Wedding, Borealis, Chloe and on numerous international blogs such as Style me Pretty, Wedding Sparrow, Grace Ormonde, Wedluxe, Smashing The Glass, The Wedding Co, and more. She was chosen to design a bridal gown created entirely of bathroom tissue for the Cashmere Bathroom Tissue company and appeared in an interview on ETCanada explaining the challenging process of designing a wedding gown made entirely from tissue.
Catherine’s gowns, custom made to her clients’ measurements and proportions, are elegant and unique. She specializes in pure silk fabrics from around the world, a wide range of different types of tulle in a rainbow of soft shades and a variety of crepes and soft fabrics. Brides may choose from the latest modern on trend lace seen on Instagram, traditional “real deal” French lace, beaded or 3D , and vintage/dead stock laces and fabrics for the eco conscious bride.
Many brides may feel intimidated to have a gown custom made. Catherine allays these fears by providing a serene 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, a “once-in-a-lifetime-gown”.
Whether a bride wants a red carpet moment, a design inspired by a vintage gown or a sample she’s fallen in love with, each wedding dress is unique and hand crafted for every individual .
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 for design 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.
In 2015 she was chosen from a select group of Canadian designers to design a bridal gown made from Cashmere Bathroom Tissue. She appeared on ETCanada in an interview at her studio, describing the challenging process of creating a luxury gown from bathroom tissue. The fashion show for this collection was held at The Carlu in Toronto and was seen on ETCanada, Etalk and many other media outlets.
Her gowns are a favorite for those in the bridal industry to use in creative photo shoots and magazine editorials, to see more visit the Press section.
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.
The couture bridal gowns seen on this website are available in the Toronto studio.
For wholesale inquiries and consultations please e-mail Catherine at email@example.com
Catherine is available for speaking engagements and seminars.