Anne Mulaire - History


A business guided by strong ethics. Anne Mulaire is a designer label women can wear in comfort, confidence, and pride. Shop for durable, beautiful, environmentally friendly clothing that reflects who you are. The planet thanks you.

Anne Mulaire is an expression of heritage, beauty, comfort, and pride.
Anne Mulaire is an enterprise committed to fair trade, environmental stewardship, and ethical business practices.
Anne Mulaire is an inspired award-winning Canadian fashion designer of French Métis descent with a desire to empower the women who wear her clothing.

"I believe comfort is the best trend to follow; it will always be in style." - Anne xo


About the Designer

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 Ojibwe/French héritage, respect all people, and honour the planet we share—principles that still guide her as a businesswoman and a designer. Her mother, Huguette, raised her to care deeply about the environment and, as a teacher, taught her to be proud of her Métis heritage. Her father, David, influenced Andréanne through his art. He brings his talents to the table by creating Métis prints for the company’s Heritage Collection. Today, Huguette and David still work by Andréanne’s side—motivating and inspiring her.

Anne Mulaire is Andréanne Mulaire Dandeneau, but you can call her Anne.

Anne started dancing at the age of 14 years. Her main dance style was Contemporary dancing. Unable to find comfortable dance wear, Anne began to design her own dance wear and costumes. She designed costumes for Nafro Dance Productions for ten years and loved every moment of it! With these well-researched creations, Anne became aware of movement as well as cultural sensitivity and how it inspired and affected her designs. To this day, these guiding principles along with the importance of comfort and style continue to inspire her collections.

Anne 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.

Today she operates as Anne Mulaire. It’s a name she is proud to bear. It’s a label you’ll be proud to wear.

Awards and Highlights

Costume stylist

Costume stylist for Lisa Meeches, host of APTN’s Taken.

Entrepreneurship award

Andréanne Mulaire Dandeneau received an entrepreneurship award from the Saint-Boniface Francophone Chamber of Commerce, recognizing her achievements in sustainable design and environment.

National Laurier PME Award

VOILÀ Designs received the National Laurier PME Award recognizing its transition from a small to a medium-sized enterprise.

Excellence in Aboriginal Leadership Award

Andréanne Mulaire Dandeneau was awarded the Excellence in Aboriginal Leadership Award from the Asper School of Business, University of Manitoba.

Fosse aux Lions

VOILÀ Designs was awarded the Grand Prize of Fosse aux Lions (Lion’s Den in Winnipeg).

Canadian Museum for Human Rights

The Canadian Museum for Human Rights commissioned Andréanne Mulaire Dandeneau to design a unique shawl for their boutique. Performer Ginette Reno wore it while singing the national anthem at the Museum’s opening ceremonies.

Royal Winnipeg Ballet

The Royal Winnipeg Ballet commissioned Andréanne Mulaire Dandeneau to design an Alexander McQueen-inspired haute couture gown to promote their 2012–2013 season.

Costume Designer

Costume designer for NAfro Dance Company in Winnipeg. (2004-2015)