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Iris Setlakwe


Since 2001

Fall 2009 Collection © Jean-Claude Lussier. Photo courtesy of Iris Setlakwe

Iris Setlakwe is a designer of ready-to-wear women’s clothing. Aimed primarily at business women, her collections offer multipurpose items that can be mixed and matched, creating looks that are both elegant and simple. Although she studied marketing, Iris Setlakwe is a self-taught fashion designer. When she founded her eponymous Montreal brand in 2001, her goal was to create clothing to flatter every figure.

Iris Setlakwe – Revering the Silhouette

ModeMontréalTV, Iris Setlakwe – Revering the Silhouette, 2011.

As of 2018, the company’s wares are sold in 78 stores in Canada and 83 in the United States. The designer manages the business with her husband, Patrick Forte, from their head office on Chabanel Street. All design work is done on-site while production is handled entirely by Montreal subcontractors.

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Bourel, Fanny. “Iris Setlakwe donne confiance aux femmes.” Les affaires, TC Media, 12 November 2016, External link

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