MARIA KARIMI, FASHION DESIGNER

For the sartorially savvy, Maria Karimi is Montreal’s best kept fashion secret.

Maria Karimi’s illustrious client list is a who’s who of artists, politicians and business executives with a love and appreciation of fine design and custom tailoring. Her Canadian clients include the exclusive Memphrémagog Club and Mount Bruno Country Club, as well as many of their respective members, actress and spokeswoman Karine Vanasse and Oscar nominated director Marianne Farley and producer Maria Gracia Turgeon for the red carpet. 

With an extensive background in fashion design and tailoring, Karimi has honed her exceptional skills for over a decade. Overseeing all aspects of her downtown Montreal atelier, Karimi is equal parts Master Bespoke Tailor, Designer and Creative Director. Her primary goal is to make her clients’ busy lives more fluid and fashionable. From building personal wardrobes that can be easily updated season to season through to creating contemporary Ready-to-Wear collections that are highly versatile, Karimi’s work is flawlessly executed. 

As a designer, Maria Karimi’s singular focus is on luxury, custom-made and Bespoke Tailoring for men and women. Designing each piece individually, to exceed the expectations and imagination of her clients – style is limitless. From custom made jeans, tailored shirts, Bespoke jackets, and trousers through to custom made cashmere sweaters, bridal-wear, evening gowns and accessories, all her work is made with the highest quality fabrics from England, Italy and France and reflects the latest trends. 

Karimi creates personalized classics to love for a lifetime.

Jordan Clyde in custom-tailored MAR suit
Complet tailleur sur-mesure pour femme par Maria Karimi
Custom made wedding gown or evening gown available in many colours
The Brand

Timeless elegance, attention to detail and individuality are at the core of MAR design. Launched in 2014, Montreal, by designer and creative director, Maria Karimi, MAR specializes in modern classics for discerning women and men.

MAR’s atelier is like an Haute Couture laboratory. Designer and client meet and make sartorial fantasies reality through a journey of concept to creation. In 2021, to the delight of her loyal clientele, MAR expanded from bespoke tailoring into Ready to Wear. The newest collection shares the same sensibilities of her one of a kind designs: 

The MAR signature is one of elegance with an element of the unexpected. 

Karimi believes in storytelling through panache. She thrives working closely with clients and helping cultivate  their style evolution. Respecting her brand’s legacy of craftsmanship, she is sensitive to the fact that most individuals are seeking a balance of comfort and style in modern garments. MAR designs are cut and constructed with functionality and exclusivity in mind.