10 Canadian Fashion Designers We Love to Wear
Sometimes runway looks are unreachable. It’s hard to figure out where they fit in everyday life. The clothing by these 10 amazing Canadian designers make dressing a pleasure, with interesting designs that are easy-to-wear.(10 Photos)
The Mercy brilliance lies in fabric and cut. Their clothing shapes are clean and forgiving, making them flattering for many female figures. The fabrics are exquisitely made, often in stunning prints that will appeal to artistic sensibilities.
Mercy Liberty Print Wool Shirt Dress in blue, $340, Mercy
Ziliotto is a favourite amongst women with young children. Their pieces are easy to move in, with a high regard for interesting design, and (usually) machine washable. Their plum track pants are new, and especially amazing for looking good on the go.
Ziliotto Pea Coat, $350; Plum Track Pant, $150, Ziliotto
The best part about Smythe blazers... they look just as awesome with jeans as they do with dress pants, a skirt, or even a dress - in other words, they are extremely versatile. Smythe blazers add that “je ne sais quoi” to any outfit, which makes them a staple in many a closet for years.
Smythe Tuxedo Stripe Blazer in Navy with Garnet, $595, Smythe
Pink Tartan has a classic esthetic that appeals to many women, and can be worn for years. They design versatile wardrobe staples that work miracles for feminine figures - their pants are especially amazing! Pink Tartan tends to best suit women 5’4” and taller.
Pink Tartan Front Tab Pant in blue, $295, Pink Tartan
If you’re not yet familiar with the Second Denim Yoga Jeans, you may want to get aquatinted... fast. Jeans that feel as comfortable as yoga pants, brilliant! They are the perfect choice for anyone doing a lot of bending and wants to stay comfortable (that’s you, hip mommy!)
Second Denim Yoga Jean in Midnight, $125, Second Denim
Ca Va de Soi
Luscious knits that fit like a glove. Ca va de soi creates those sweaters you’re always looking for - stylish, cozy, and timeless. They are the basics you need to have in your closet to make everything else work, and they come in a variety of colours. Lovely.
ça va de soi Charlie Cardigan, $195; Vera Skirt, $195, Ca Va de Soi
Franco Mirabelli is a one-stop designer for all your professional wardrobe needs. They are an especially practical designer to buy suits from as they repeat a group of standard suiting fabrics year after year so you can build on purchases from previous seasons.
Franco Mirabelli suit and outerwear, Mirebelli
Coats. Leather and winter ones. Mackage is the best. Interesting designs, quality craftsmanship, and Canadian weather appropriate. A go-to designer for a outerwear that will make you feel like a million bucks, even in the middle of a blizzard.
Mackage Ginette Coat, $730, Mackage
Edgy sensibility, yet appreciate comfort? Melissa Nepton’s your girl. Focused on designs for the office with flair, her pieces are actually even more versatile than that. We practical women love that!
Melissa Nepton Chena Blouse, $145, Melissa Nepton
Veronique Miljkovitch is a draping genius. She has styles to suit every body shape, and are especially wonderful for tummy-conscious women. Her fabrics are lusciously comfortable for lounging at home, yet pulled together enough for a day at work, or an evening out.
Veronique Miljkovitch Chloe Dress, $250, Veronique