About us


Our History

Haute couture

Haute couture refers to the creation of exclusive custom-fitted clothing. Haute couture is high end fashion that is constructed by hand from start to finish, made from high quality, expensive, often unusual fabric and sewn with extreme attention to detail and finished by the most experienced and capable sewers, often using time-consuming, hand-executed techniques.

Couture translates literally from French as "dressmaking" but may also refer to fashion, sewing, or needlework and is also used as a common abbreviation of haute couture and refers to the same thing in spirit. Haute translates literally to "high". A haute couture garment is often made for a client, tailored specifically for the wearer’s measurements and body stance. This is our specialty.

Jean opened a modest boutique in Mississauga in 1979 and began to focus on couture and custom-made garments.

Through her experience as a dressmaker she was able to find a niche in the market for custom-made garments. Many of Jean’s clients came to her to design a unique gown or garment for a party or special occasion as they were often unable to find a suitable garment in the stores. Her business grew while creating dresses and evening gowns for friends and clients.

The concept of Jean’s Fashions grew because of Jean’s insightful in creating gowns, which are exquisite, flawless and perfectly fitted. When a client purchases a garment with a LJ Custom Bridals label in it, that the client should feel confident and comfortable when wearing her gown and about her purchase.

We're a group of passionate fashion designers and seamstresses devoted to crafting fabulous gowns for weddings and various special occasions for clients around the world. We've been proudly producing custom made gowns at our studio in Mississauga since 1979. 

serving the areas of Mississauga, Etobicoke, Toronto, Brampton, Milton, Oakville, Hamilton, Burlington and other ares of the GTA.

 

Designer Profiles

Jean

She has a wealth of experience gained while studying at George Brown College and overseas as well as working in the fashion industry for over 10 years prior to starting her business including Simpson's “The Room”. After working in the garment industry for several years she began her own part-time home base business, which focused on dressmaking and alterations. As the business grew into a full-time operation Jean recognized the void in the market place for a professional storefront Location. She opened a modest boutique in Mississauga in 1980 and began to focus on couture and custom-made garments.

Through her experience as a dressmaker she was able to find a niche in the market for custom-made garments. Many of Jean’s clients came to her to design a unique gown or garment for a party or special occasion as they were often unable to find a suitable garment in the stores. Her business grew while creating dresses and evening gowns for friends and clients.

The concept of Jean’s Fashions grew because of Jean’s insightfulness in creating gowns, which are exquisite, flawless and perfectly fitted. When a client purchases a garment with a LJ Custom Bridals label in it, that the client should feel confident and comfortable when wearing her gown and about her purchase.

Jean takes the time to consult with each client ordering a couture gown to ensure that she is 100% confident and happy in her purchase. Insight, creativity, and her meticulous attention to detail are the overriding principals that Jean Heron combines when approaching her design. Jean is the founder, and President of Jean’s Fashions.

 

Loraine

Loraine began designing clothes at the age of 7 for her dolls. At age 11 she created her first outfit for herself. Loraine’s sewing skills coupled with her artistic talent proved that she was destined to become a fashion designer.

Loraine studied fashion design at Sheridan College and while there she was the recipient of two design awards including an Award of Excellence for her leather garment design and a Susan Shoes award for her knit wear design. Upon graduating she began working with her Mother at Jean’s Fashions as a seamstress.

The business has evolved over the years and Loraine is now the principal designer as well as the co-owner. Loraine’s devotion to the inclusion of hand beading and luxurious fabrics while creating exquisite gowns are her passion. Her designs are created with today’s sophisticated and stylish woman in mind, one who has her own individual sense of style and love of fashion.

Before undertaking any couture project Loraine consults with the client to ensure that their vision of the perfect gown for their special day will indeed become a reality. Loraine’s passion and belief in what she does is readily reflected in the genuine personal service she provides to her clients.

At Jean’s Fashions, Loraine and Jean know that choosing your wedding dress is one of the most exciting and enjoyable parts of your wedding preparations, we are here to help.