Designer Agathe Bodineau is a self-taught jeweler who graduated from Concordia University with a degree in Painting & Drawing and also studied at École des Beaux-Arts de Montpellier, France. Her passion for design and materials led her to launch her independent line, LaLaYeah, and to work with designers on varying projects in art and fashion.
LaLaYeah has become the moniker for creations by Bodineau. Graphic, minimalist, raw or geometric, the necklaces, ornaments and accessories by LaLaYeah combine materials such as silver, bronze, minerals and resin, as well as horse and synthetic hair. The limited edition pieces are made by hand in her Montreal studio with a great attention to details, and love for the unique nature of materials. The works are inspired by visual art, rock and roll, extreme adornments, architectural lines, and shaped by a somber and minimalist aesthetic.
LaLaYeah has been published in Elle magazine, Modo Magazine (UK), Oppa Magazine (UK), Flanelle Mag, La Presse, Papercut (NYC), amongst others, and presented at Montreal Fashion Week, Fashion Arts Toronto, and in numerous design fairs, pop-up shops, and art galleries.
Read Velvit's exclusive interview with LaLaYeah.