Catherine Regehr is a designer with a love for both the elegant and the outdoors. A person of contrasts, she is equally comfortable creating luxury couture as she is canoeing down a river in Canada's North.
Raised in the Yukon Territory, Regehr left Canada to study fashion design in Paris at L'Écoles de la Chambre Syndicale de la Couture Parisienne. She worked as a designer in New York before returning to Vancouver, where she continues to design and export her collections to leading department and specialty stores worldwide.
Over the years Regehr has continued to spend summers at her home in the mountains of northern British Columbia, where she and her family spend much of their time enjoying the vast surrounding wilderness.
Regehr's designs combine unusual textures and luxurious fabrications with simple modern sensibility, which she describes as "the culture of luxury". This signature style can be seen in both her home and fashion collections.
The home collection is dedicated to aspects of the Yukon Territory, which is located in Canada's Arctic region. Regehr is working together with First Nations and other artisans to help create some of the northern pieces, which are the theme for this collection. All the pieces in this collection reflect the many textures of the northern lands and its people.
Eva was exposed to fashion from a very young age as Catherine’s business originated in their family home. Over the years she spent many afternoons in the studios and fit rooms of Catherine’s workspace where her love of design began. Eva started working with the company more formally while in high school. Living in Italy at the time, she would take the train to meet Catherine for Paris Fashion weeks and for her annual exhibition at Maison & Objet.
Eva then moved back to Vancouver to complete a BA in Psychology & Biology at The University of British Columbia. While at University, she continued to travel to New York and Paris three times a year for the Spring, Fall and Resort markets. In market Eva would model the collection and gradually began to develop a relationship with the stores, providing creative feedback and working with them on their seasonal buys. Throughout the year Eva would return to the studio to collaborate with Catherine on design ideas, fittings and photo shoots.
After graduating university, Eva worked in a neurobiology lab and then went on to work as a Mental Health Worker on Vancouver’s downtown east side. While she loved this work, she felt an element of her life that she’d long been exposed to was now missing. The drive to create and continue the Catherine Regehr brand eventually drew her into her current role in the company.
As well as being the international sales director, Eva now co-designs the collections alongside her mother. She brings with her a fresh and modern edge to the brand. Catherine and Eva share a similar aesthetic creating designs that are sophisticated, minimalist and timeless.