Voilà par Andréanne

On Taken, host Lisa Meeches is proud to wear the fashions of designer Andréanne Dandeneau. Andréanne’s bold and innovative design approach has made Voilà par Andréanne one of Canada’s premiere fashion lines. Inspired by her prairie Métis heritage, Andréanne has created an authentic brand that is eco-friendly, distinctive, and luxuriously comfortable.

Lisa Meeches with outfit by Andréanne Dandeneau
Lisa Meeches with outfit by Andréanne Dandeneau

At the forefront of the slow fashion movement, Andréanne believes in quality garments that endure beyond the latest trend. She is dedicated to the philosophy that fashion should be beautiful on both the outside and inside. Each of her garments is designed and manufactured in Canada using sustainable fabrics and fair labour practices.

As a former contemporary dancer, Andréanne has an affinity for garments that enhance movement and the beauty of the female form. Her designs are soft and feminine, but also cut for comfort and made with fabrics that perform. From yoga class to lunch with friends, Voilà par Andréanne takes you anywhere in style and comfort.

Andréanne has a diploma in fashion design from LaSalle College in Montréal. She is a board member of the Apparel Human Resources Council of Canada.

Andréanne works with her father, who was raised in Fisher Branch, Manitoba. He began his professional association with his daughter when she was the costume designer for a NAFro Dance production. Andréanne had him paint artistic patterns directly on the costumes according to the theme of the dance. David saw the opportunity to do the same with some of Voilà par Andréanne creations.

For Voilà’s heritage prints, David got his inspiration from nature and an original piece of embroidery created by Andréanne’s maternal ancestor, Catherine Mulaire, who was born in Île-à- la-Crosse in 1843. David Albert created a stylized version of the piece that he called Catherine’s Vine. True to the eclectic  mix that is Métis style, David’s other designs borrow from Northwest Coast Indigenous artwork and incorporate Plains First Nations symbols of nature such as the birch tree and eagle feather.

 Detail: Custom stamp on garment
Detail: Custom stamp on garment

David’s appreciation for Canada’s ethnic diversity fuels his passion for sharing his own Indigenous heritage across cultures. His authentic heritage designs are for everyone to enjoy. From the start, Voilà par Andréanne has made sustainability and ethical manufacturing part of its foundation.

  • Voilà’s custom fabric is made from the highest quality ring-spun combed cotton, hemp, and bamboo yarn. All materials are certified organic and fair trade. Fabric is milled/woven in Ontario, Canada by a company that meets the Oeko Tex 100 standard ensuring materials are free of hazardous chemicals.
  • Clothing is designed and manufactured in Winnipeg, Canada under the most stringent labour laws. Voilà designs are sweatshop free and support the local economy.
  • Products are never tested on animals and contain no ingredients derived from animal sources.
  • Voilà’s unique bamboo-based fabric offers exceptional softness, breathability, and moisture absorption, which helps regulate body temperature. It’s fashion that makes you look fantastic on the outside while feeling good on the inside about how it’s made.

The fashions of Voilà par Andréanne have also appeared on the TV series Je suis Michif hosted by Aimée Kraft aired on Radio-Canada, and Fashion on Ice Show – also part of Festival du Voyageur, the Fashion on Ice Show takes place on the Red River and highlights local designers. Voilà by/par Andréanne showcased its specialty fashions promoting Métis design. Recently Andréanne has been recognized with an Excellence in Aboriginal Business Leadership Award. Voilà recently received grant support from Global Affairs Canada CanExport program to assist with expansion into the U.S. market. In December 2016, Voilà will appear at the One of a Kind Show + Sale in Chicago. Other U.S. trade shows are in the planning stages. In 2013, Andréanne took grand prize in the CDEM Fosse aux lions (Lion’s Den) competition.

The Taken team is grateful to Voilà par Andréanne for contributing their artistry and environmentally-friendly work to the program.

Voilà par Andréanne website: voilaandreanne.com

 

Voilà par Andréanne

Óma ká kanawápatamék, Lisa Meeches kákikiskak óko ayánisa éwako awa éki osítaht Andréanne Dandeneau isiníkasow. Misiwé anis ota ati kiskénimaw Kanata é-minosítaht oko ká osítaht kikiskikana. Ápitawikosisaniwiw anis awa Andréanne.

Lisa Meeches with outfit by Andréanne Dandeneau
Lisa Meeches ka kikiskak éki ositaht awa Andréanne Dandeneau

Ékosi é-isi tápwétak awa Andréanne kita minositaht oko ká osítaht kita minoskák ana awíyak é-kikiskak oko ayánisa. Óta Kanata anis ká osícikatéki óko kikiskikana ékwa mína pokotówíkani miskotákayékinwa apacítaw. Kí nímiw awa mána, Andréanne, ékwéniw wéci kiskénitak tántowa kita apacítaht óko pákiwanékinwa óma ká osítaht óko kikiskikana. Kita míno nahiskaman anis óko otayána ká osítaht. Andréanne masinahikanis ayáw ékote óci LaSalle College oté Montréal. Èkwa mína ékota akisow Apparel Human Resources Council of Canada ká icikáték.

Andréanne wítatoskéméw o’pápáwa, oté káki ópikit Fisher Branch, Manitoba. Èkospíhk káki máci witatoskémát o’tánisa ispíhk ká atoskénit oté NAFro Dance production. Èkí osipéyák aniki tanisi kita isi nákoniniki óko kita kikiskákik o’nimítowak, ékota awa David káki oci wápáták ékosi kita isítaht atíht oko Voilà par Andréanne osícikéwina. Èkoni oko Voilà’ o’sipéhikana káki oci otinák David nistam osícikéwin awa Andréanne o’wákómakana Catherine Mulaire kí isi níkásoniwa, ékoté ékí nitáwikit Île-à- la-Crosse 1843 ká askíwák. David Albert kí osítáw óma Catherine’s Vine, kí isi níkátam. Èkota óma éki otinák apitawikosisanihk ká ocít. David mína awíyasow atíht óta óci Northwest Coast Indigenous artwork ékwa ápacítaw aniki ininiwi kiskinawacícíkana tapiskóc óko waskwáy ékwa mikisiwi míkwan.

 Detail: Custom stamp on garment
È-osinipétihk kikiskikaníhk

David awa é-nanáskomot óméniw óci pápítos ká otaskanésikihk óta Kanata ká pákwénamawát oma ká isi ininiwi tapwétak. Kákinaw oko ká osítaht, piko awíyak aniki óci. Ispíhk ká macítát óma kátóták,Voilà par Andréanne mistahi nakacítáw óma otótamowin.

  • Voilà’s oko osícikéwina ká apacítaht oko é-minósininiki ayánisiwékinwa,ékwa, pémináhkwanékin ékwa mína séstakwa. Èkoté anis óma ká osítaniwaki oko Ontario, Kanata éká ponta kékon é-apaták.
  • Ayánisa oko ékoté ká osítániwaki Winnipeg, Kanata atóskéwi onasowéwina pimicisámok. Voilà osícikana mína atéskéwina ékota óci paniwa.
  • Mwac mína oko ayánisa kocíwéwin ápatan pisiskiwak óci kita ápatisicik.
  • Voilà’s ká apacítaht ayánisiwékinwa, mistahi nóskánékinwa, ékwa mína mwac kisisow awíyak é-kikiskák óko ayánisa, kita mino nahiskaman anis óko ká isi ositaht.

Osícikana óko Voilà par Andréanne misiwé ité wápácikátéwa, ékosi óma ká tótákik ká kaskikwatakik ayánisa, ékoni oko ká masinahikátéki ité káki wápátinóskániwáki óko ayánisa. Voilà by/par Andréanne kí mínáw oma “Excellence in Aboriginal Business Leadership Award” ékwa mína anócíké kí wíciyáw ékote óci Global Affairs Canada CanExport ékoté óma kíci mókománinahk kita ati mahkisícikét. December 2016, Voilà kita nókosiw oma “One of a Kind Show+Sale” óté Chicago. Pápákán mína kita papamótého óté kíci mókománinák.Èkospihk 2013, Andréanne kí paskinákéw CDEM Fosse aux lions (Lion’s Den) ékí mawinéhikét. KÁ OTINÍCIK otatoskéwak nanáskoméwak Voilà par Andréanne kákí wíciwénit kita apataniniki óko osícikana. Voilà par Andréanne website: voilaandreanne.com