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Meaning snowy owl in Inuktitut, Ookpik reinterprets the northern parka codes by drawing on the elegance and curve minimalism of the snowy owl. Ookpik creates a link between trend and technicity, with coats and jackets for all seasons, thought out and designed in Montréal.
Ookpik World Story
In the 1970s Montréal lays its foundation and integrates more than ever the clothing industry to its growth - a key actor and is home to tens of thousands of people working in the textile industry.
Drawing on this precious history, Sylvain Roy decides to create Sly & Co in Montréal in the 1980s. True reflection of this Canadian heritage, the group draws a bridge between the Inuit roots and the European culture.
Sylvain has been working with leather and dresses fur coats by creating two distinct brands, one specializing in the production of leather coats and jackets and the other in the creation of fur-trimmed down coats.
Thus were born Sly & Co, that revisits the iconic pieces with high quality leather, and Ookpik (that stands for snowy owl, emblem of the Amerindians, in Inuktitut), that offers coats and other parkas at the crossroads between the open spaces and the urban fashion culture. The brand draws on its Canadian heritage to unleash the very essence of the Inuit parka, absolute warmth.