For this collaboration, I worked with one of my favorite brand in Montreal ; Buoutfits
( cf Genderfuck article)
and a pretty nice brand from Montreal specialized in customized hat:
Blackburn & Raymond are two artists-hats in Montreal: Maha-Leïssa Morin Doré and Julie Roy. The making of hats being a profession of time, they wanted to pay homage to two women who were for them great ladies of inspiration: their respective grandmothers! The idea of naming their company with the last name of these amazing women came naturally for Maha and Julie who wished to revive a trade coveted to exploit it with modernity.
They wanted an original hat brand that resembled them, so the desire for traditional manufacturing was born for the founders with the aim of making the hat modern and accessible to everyone.
By adding the ability to tailor and fully choose the aesthetics of the hat, Blackburn & Raymond revives a forgotten concept and adapts it to the world today.
Black’N’Ray’s expertise in finding out-of-the-ordinary items, organic and rare items they use as a garnish is not new. The inspiration comes as much from the artistic past of the two designers as much as other hat designers from around the world, bohemian culture, music and travel.
B & R’s mission is to make the right hat for everyone and to be worn no matter the occasion. Blackburn & Raymond makes the right hat so everyone can find the gem that matches their style and personality ♂️♀️♂️♀️♀️
For this photoshoot I worked with the fabulous photographer Kayenne Mist who happen to be also the owner of Buoutfits
The mix between the printed vintage shirt from Buoutfits and the trendy hat from B&R is to die for
if you want to know more about the amazing work of these ladies, go check their website:
Namasté Bitches ☘️