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10 Canadian fashion designers we're totally obsessed with

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10 Canadian designers we're totally obsessed with

Must-know Canadian designer: Tanya Taylor

Signature style: Playful ladylike chic Why we love her: So far, Toronto-born Taylor has showcased five seasons' worth of her colourful yet elegant collections at New York Fashion Week. And we’re not the only ones who can't get enough: Michelle Obama recently sported Taylor’s Spring 2014 sleeveless cocktail dress in a rainbow scroll print for a naturalization ceremony in Washington. Upgrade your summer wardrobe for $250 right now

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10 Canadian designers we're totally obsessed with

Must-know Canadian designer: Thomas Tait

Signature style: Clean, androgynous minimalism Why we love him: At 24, Montreal-born Tait became the youngest grad of Central Saint Martins’ famed womenswear M.A. program. This year, he scooped up the inaugural LVMH Young Designer Prize, beating out contemporaries Simone Rocha and Jacquemus for the esteemed 300,000 euro grant. 10 Canadian fashion designers you need to know

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10 Canadian designers we're totally obsessed with

Must-know Canadian designer: Chris Gelinas

Signature style: Sleek, timeless architecture Why we love him: A finalist in this year's LVMH Young Designer Prize, Gelinas rose from Tecumseh, Ont. to New York (where he's now based) as truly one to watch this season. With two out-of-the-park collections so far, his globally inspired CG label clearly has no limits. The summer must-haves Canadian designers can't live without

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10 Canadian designers we're totally obsessed with

Must-know Canadian designer: Erin Kleinberg

Signature style: The ultimate cool girl Why we love her: Kleinberg debuted her eponymous label in 2008, before launching the fashion catnip-website The Coveteur. She's back with her High Street-boho chic Fall 2014 collection. And friends, we welcome her with open arms. How to get the '90s cool girl style

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10 Canadian designers we're totally obsessed with

Must-know Canadian designer: Kaelen

Signature style: Laidback, sophisticated femininity Why we love her: Kaelen Haworth showcases her tactile yet flowy collections (pretty in pink this fall, FYI) at New York Fashion Week, but returned home to Toronto for The shOws this season. And we're all the better (dressed) for it. The only 10 summer fashion pieces you need

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10 Canadian designers we're totally obsessed with

Must-know Canadian designer: Rudsak

Signature style: Badass rock 'n' roll edge Why we love them: Montreal designer Evik Asatoorian founded the cool girl's uniform label of leather jacket, bag, and accessories in 1994. Twenty years later, Rudsak is celebrating its landmark anniversary with a September limited-edition capsule collection worthy of any rock god. 8 reasons to love flats this summer

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10 Canadian designers we're totally obsessed with

Must-know Canadian designer: Malorie Urbanovitch

Signature style: Cozy, casual chic Why we love her: Last fall, Urbanovitch claimed the coveted Mercedes-Benz StartUp award (along with label Matière Noire, the first time ever the prize was split between two designers), and also showcased her Fall 2014 collection at World MasterCard Fashion Week in March. Bottom line? Expect big things from the Edmonton-based designer and stylist. The top 10 Canadian fashion designers

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10 Canadian designers we're totally obsessed with

Must-know Canadian designer: LINE Knitwear

Signature style: A nouveau mod you can cozy up to Why we love them: Long-time friends John Muscat and Jennifer Wells combine their edgy, on-point style with our love of casual weekend wear for an ultra-sleek label that beautifully defies both. 10 chic summer LBDs for every budget

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10 Canadian designers we're totally obsessed with

Must-know Canadian designer: m0851

Signature style: Timeless, polished heritage Why we love them: Early proponents of Made-in-Canada fashion, m0851 has been producing sleek leather goods out of Montreal since 1987. Each of their high-quality leather pieces—from bags to jackets to furniture—age like fine wine: they simply get better over time. What to wear to work this week

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10 Canadian designers we're totally obsessed with

Must-know Canadian designer: Erin Tracy

Signature style: Classic, vintage-inspired luxury Why we love her: The Toronto-based jewellery designer uses mainly Canadian-sourced gems and diamands in her luxe bridal and statement pieces. Tracy celebrates the 10-year anniversary of her eponymous line this fall. Super fun summer jewellery under $50

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