How did Ankle begin?
I launched the project two years ago and it evolved organically since then. I wanted the idea to unfold freely and instinctively. These trials and errors shaped what Ankle is today!


Describe Ankle in 3 words…
Comfort, durability and functionality.

Where do you source the pieces sold by Ankle?
The second hand items are found in thrift stores and flea markets, in Montreal and where I travel.

Why is ethical fashion important?
Because it’s the future! We can’t sustain this frantic rhythm of production and consumption forever.

What does slow fashion mean to you and how do you engage in this movement?
low fashion for me is honoring craftsmen and materials. With Ankle, I wanted to give a second chance to second hand garments. The vintage item I pick has lasted through time because of the know-how behind its design and the quality of its fabric.



What is unique about the fashion industry in Montreal?
It's a small, close-knit community made of people who help each other out a lot. I'd say Montrealers are pretty creative and resourceful people!

What is your personal uniform?
My cropped pocket t-shirt in white, my favorite high waisted, oversized jeans in indigo denim that I purchased during a trip to Hong Kong, socks, most of the time in white, and my Novesta sneakers.

Has your relationship with fashion changed with age?
I’ve always been into fashion, since I was kid. The strength of this bond is unshakable, but the way I appreciate fashion and how I nourish this relationship got wiser over the years.

Photographe: Lawrence Fafard
Styliste: Elisabeth Labelle (Ankle)