Maria, who nicely welcomed me at the boutique, tried one on. “With a shirt like this, you certainly don’t need a blazer!” she says.
That’s because Helmer’s elegant and precise work is more than ready-to-wear. What it should be called, is art-to-wear, or in French, art-à-porter.
Yet, what’s even more remarkable is that in an industry of ferocious competition, Helmer is reuniting the works of various Montreal designers under his own roof. Denis Gagnon, Bodybag by Jude, Cluc, and jewellery by HARAKIRI
and CHARLOTTE HOSTEN
are all available for purchase.
And it doesn’t stop there. The exclusive boutique also serves as a gallery for fashion photographer, Jimmy Hamelin, whose images of Montreal models and landscapes are currently exposed.
In short, a definite must if you are shopping in Montreal and are looking for exclusive and elegant designs, made from the hands of the master of volumes, class and textures himself!
2020 St-Laurent Boulevard (St-Laurent Metro)
Monday to Wednesday : 11am – 6pm
Thursday and Friday: 11am – 9pm
Saturday: 11am – 5pm