Agathe Bodineau studied Painting & Drawing at Concordia University before starting her independent jewelry line, LLY ATELIER. Her versatile pieces show her beginnings and can be appreciated both as works of art and as fashionable jewelry. Combining raw minerals and metals, Bodineau hand creates each piece with respect for the nature of the materials she works with. Based in Montreal, LLY ATELIER is inspired by art, nature, and architecture then is expertly crafted, leaving a stunning piece that is bound to catch the eye.
What do you think the Canadian fashion & apparel industry needs to grow?
More people that are interested and educated to choose and buy from local, independent owned businesses.
Do you have any favourite pieces from your current collection?
What are / were your greatest challenges in getting started as a designer and entrepreneur?
It is financially hard to have an ethical, local and creative practice as a designer... it as always a challenge.
Where do you shop for clothes and jewelry?
I look at a lot of work online from places who distribute independent designers.
What 5 things could you not live without in life?
Coffee, my studio space, good leather boots, the internet and more coffee
Cat or dog person?
What is something about yourself that would surprise people?
I have never been to jewelry school.
Favourite restaurant or coffee shop?
My neighborhood Italian coffee shop, Chez Vito, is amazing! (In Montreal)
If you weren't designing, what would you be doing?
I think I'd like to be an Art Director.
Who do you admire?
People who do not make concessions about their design /their work to please people.
Can you describe your brand in three words?
Bold, Refined, Raw
Meet Agathe and shop her collection at INLAND this September 29/30 AT INLAND.