The origin of Judith & Charles is a classic tale of girl meets boy, and another of life’s enduring themes: sometimes great things happen when you least expect them. He was a charming Frenchman with an undeniable joie de vivre and entrepreneurial spirit. She was a talented young woman with an instinctive eye for fashion that combined both artistry and function. Their chance meeting on a Caribbean Island set the story of Judith & Charles in motion.
Each Judith & Charles collection is a deliberate fusion and contrast of Judith and Charles: feminine softness and strength are integrated with the inspirations of well-structured menswear. The instinct to design and manufacture ninety percent of the collection locally means we are both homegrown and supportive of the local economy. It also allows us to have full control over our production, pushing our strongest assets - fit and quality - to the forefront. This control simplifies our customer shopping experience: once a shopper knows her size, she knows the pieces will consistently fit. It also allows our design team to allocate more time in developing and refining each piece – striving to satisfy our client’s need for style and wearability.
CHARLES LE PIERRÈS
At Judith & Charles, we want to override any uncertainty women feel choosing or wearing clothing. We aim to facilitate the confidence, strength and comfort women need in the boardroom, at a first interview, or on a weekend. We continue this theme by supporting causes close to our hearts and women worldwide. We are proud sponsors of the YWCA and Dress for Success Montreal, organizations dedicated to the advancement of women in business.
In 2015, Charles Le Pierrès opened Charlie’s Foundation, a Canadian non-profit organization that teaches Dominican youth the English Language combined with tennis instruction, connecting them with the wider world and improving their future career prospects. www.charliesfoundation.org
Judith & Charles was recognized for an outstanding contribution to the fashion industry of Quebec. Vêtement Quebec is a non-profit organization that supports the fashion industry throughout the province. They focus on growing the industry and promoting it not only on a nation level, but an international one as well. It was an honor to have been presented with the 2017 Manufacturer Award by Vêtement Quebec.