About MAR

Maria Karimi, Fashion Designer

For over ten years now, Maria Karimi has been dressing some of the most respected men and women in Quebec and Ontario, mostly top executives in some of the most respected corporations. Her clients also include two of the most prestigious golf clubs in Quebec: Club de golf MEMPHRÉMAGOG and MOUNT BRUNO COUNTRY CLUB, as well as many of their respective members, including celebrities in business, politics and cinema, like Karine Vanasse, Oscar-Nominated director Marianne Farley wearing a custom gown on the 2019 OSCARS red carpet, Maria Gracia Turgeon 2nd time Oscar-nominated producer wearing a custom-made tuxedo suit on the 2020 OSCARS red carpet.

With an extensive background in fashion design and custom tailoring, she has honed her skills over the years and today, she can proudly call herself a Master Bespoke Tailor. Maria Karimi’s main goal is to make her clients’ lives easier by building them wardrobes that can be easily interchanged from season to season. She keeps each client’s patterns and files in-house at her downtown-based atelier/workshop where everything is hand-crafted.

As a fashion designer, she only focuses on luxury, custom-made and Bespoke Tailoring for men and women. Making style options unlimited to her clients and their imaginations, everything is designed individually. Casual attires include custom made jeans, custom tailored shirts for men, Bespoke sports jackets, custom made breeches and custom made CASHMERE sweaters. Business attires include custom tailored suits for men, Custom tailored suits women, including custom tailored overcoats. For special occasions, Bespoke tuxedos, custom-made evening gowns, bridal wear,  custom dresses, and all relevant custom accessories are hand made with care. She only works with the best European cloth mills from England, Italy, and France, receiving seasonal fabrics that follow the best and newest fashion trends. Her atelier and Bespoke room are based in the heart of Downtown Montreal, but she travels often to meet clients at the comfort of their offices or homes if need be for their first meeting or fittings. She is her clients best kept fashion secret in the city.

Jordan Clyde in custom-tailored MAR suit
Complet tailleur sur-mesure pour femme par Maria Karimi
Custom white crepe wedding evening gown


The Brand

Devotion to timeless elegance, attention to detail and individuality is the inspiration behind the high-end label MAR. Launched by head fashion designer, Maria Karimi, housing her Bespoke and custom-made line for men and women.

Maria’s signature is elegant with an edge of flamboyance.

MAR’s bespoke room is like an Haute Couture laboratory where designer and client meet and make the imaginary reality through an absolute journey of creative freedom.

Her clients treat their custom tailored MAR pieces as a practical tool to appear in public appearances professionally, as we take pride in calling it, Powerful clothing.

Maria believes in the roots of fashion: storytelling through panache and style of their clothing. She wants to stay close to her clients and watch their style grow, always respecting her brand’s legacy of craftsmanship. She is sensitive to the fact that most clients are looking for comfort and style, cutting each garment with functionality and exclusivity in mind.