THE DESIGNER | Menswear | Womenswear

Maria Karimi is a renowned fashion designer, the founder, and creative force behind MAR. She is known for her expertise in structured tailoring and has established herself as one of the most sought-after tailors in the Canadian fashion industry. 

Her work has appeared in several magazines, and her creations have been worn by A-list celebrities such as Pamela Anderson, Cindy Crawford, Winnie Harlow, Kirsten Owen, and Caroline Vreeland.

With an extensive background in fashion design and tailoring, Maria has honed her exceptional skills for over a decade. She oversees all aspects of her downtown Montreal atelier, serving as a master bespoke tailor, designer, and creative director.

What sets Maria apart is her extensive knowledge of the ever-evolving fashion industry. She stays updated with the latest trends and offers personalized advice and guidance to her clients, ensuring that their garments are not only impeccably tailored but also timeless and on-trend. Maria takes the time to understand her clients’ unique preferences and requirements, working closely with them to bring their visions to life. Whether it’s a custom-made suit or a gown for a special occasion, Maria approaches each project with dedication and passion, showcasing the beauty of precision, craftsmanship, and high-quality materials.

Maria Karimi’s reputation as a master tailor is well-deserved, and she continues to set the standard in the industry. Her exceptional skills, attention to detail, and ability to create garments that fit like a second skin have made her a favorite among celebrities and fashion enthusiasts alike.

The Brand

MAR is a Bespoke and a luxury made-to-measure brand for both men and women. Established in 2017, MAR embodies conscientious, ethical, and eco-responsible values, offering unparalleled quality craftsmanship that rivals that of a couturier. Maria’s brand has become synonymous with timeless elegance and sophistication.

What sets MAR apart is its commitment to inclusivity and representation. Maria believes in the complexity of gender and incorporates it into her creative process, ensuring that her designs are inclusive and representative of diverse cultural backgrounds. MAR’s designs transcend traditional gender boundaries, offering a range of options that cater to individual style and expression.

MAR’s atelier is like an Haute Couture laboratory, where designer and client come together to bring sartorial fantasies to life. Through a journey of concept to creation, Maria collaborates closely with her clients, ensuring that each garment is tailored to perfection and reflects their unique personality and style.

In 2021, MAR expanded from bespoke tailoring into Ready to Wear, much to the delight of its loyal clientele. The newest collection shares the same sensibilities of Maria’s one-of-a-kind designs, offering ready-to-wear pieces that exude the same level of craftsmanship, attention to detail but also ethically and environmentally conscious.

MAR is more than just a brand; it is a symbol of Maria Karimi’s vision and passion for creating garments that celebrate individuality, inclusivity, and sustainability.