Red River Metis / Canada / Fashion
Andréanne Mulaire Dandeneau was born in St. Boniface, Manitoba—Winnipeg’s thriving French quarter. She is the great-great-great granddaughter of Catherine Mulaire, who was born 1843. A daughter of a Voyageur and the first rural Métis teacher in the Red River Settlement, Catherine was also an accomplished seamstress whose embroidery continues to inspire the designs of Anne Mulaire. Andréanne was raised to embrace her Anishinaabe/French héritage, respect all people, and honour the planet we share—principles that still guide her as a businesswoman and a designer. Andréanne has been an entrepreneur since 2005, a year after graduating from LaSalle College School of Fashion Design in Montreal, one of Canada’s top design programs. Her earliest fans and customers will remember her company as MJ Anne Couture and VOILÀ par Andréanne.