Riel Blazer- Embroidered Catherine Vine

$279.00

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Designer's Notes: A longer version of the Classic Blazer, the ponte structured fabric provides light stretch and instantly adds distinction to any outfit. Similar cut to our Jean Louis Blazer and  Carolina Blazer,  the Riel Blazer features a lovely embroidery of the Catherine's Vine print.  

Features

  • Catherine's Vine embroidered lapels
  • Elongated length
  • Center back to bottom hem measures 32 inches
  • Shawl collar
  • 2 Front pockets
  • Front clip for closure
  • Bamboo fabric sleeve cuffs

Size & Fit

  • Fit: Relaxed - (Long, straight fit; side measures approximately 24 inches on the body - for size small)
  • Structured fit
  • Model featured is 5’9", wearing size S 

Materials & Care

  • Fabric 65% Rayon/ 30% Nylon/ 5% Spandex
  • Special Garment Care: Turn garment inside out.  Hand wash in cold water. Lay flat to dry.

Story of the Catherine’s Vine

The Grey Nuns first introduced silk embroidery to the Red River Métis in 1844. Métis women used silk embroidery to decorate their clothing. They established a mission school in Ile-à-La Crosse where Catherine was born. Andréanne’s métis ancestor Catherine, embroidered in the « Lake Winnipeg Small flower style ». This style was generally made up of tiny sinuous flowers, long leaves and tendrils. The flowers were often rosettes, layered in shades of reds and pinks. From samples of Catherine’s embroidery, still owned by her family, Andréanne was inspired to create the design she calls Catherine’s Vine.