by Ava Baccari
The Coveteur co-founders Stephanie Mark and Erin Kleinberg. Photography by Jake Rosenberg.
This Canada Day, we’re proposing that along with beaver tails and maple syrup, we celebrate Canadian fashion as one of our iconic national symbols. And with an endlessly talented well of Canadian designers, models and supporters to draw from, we’re pretty sure our homegrown style has earned its national pride status. But don’t just take our word for it: Here’s how some of the most influential and creative fashion personalities in the country celebrate, well, the most influential and creative aspects of Canadian fashion this year.
The Coveteur, Erin Kleinberg (co-founder and designer) and Stephanie Mark (co-founder and stylist)
Canuck-style celebration: “I love to spend Canada Day having brunch (and a BBQ!) with my family and boyfriend. We usually spend the day lounging by the pool and relaxing. This year, I’ll be heading to NYC with my boyfriend for a weekend escape. Ideally we’d be going to Palm Springs – my home away from home – but this will do! I lived in NYC for a while so it’s always nice to go back when it’s not for work purposes, especially during this time of year. I’ll definitely be hitting up our favourite spots – Gemma, La Esquina, Otto and The Spotted Pig – strolling Central Park and likely doing some damage at Barneys.”
Candian fashion love: “I think Canadian fashion is a bit underrated and undiscovered. Being a Canadian designer (once upon a time), I know first hand how hard it is to make a name for yourself and be successful. I love that Canadian fashion is celebrated by the community on a local scale and praised by the global fashion crowd, too. My line, erinkleinberg, was carried everywhere from Holt Renfrew in Canada to Barneys, Saks and Neiman’s in the US, to Lane Crawford in Asia. It was really gratifying to see my stuff sell around the world alongside other Canadian designers like Erdem, Mark Fast, Smythe and Jeremy Laing. It’s a true testament to the fact that Canadian designers are having an influence on the global fashion market.”
Read on for more stylish Canada Day celebration details!
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