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9 Canadian fashion designers who are absolutely killing it for Spring 2015

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9 Canadian fashion designers who are absolutely killing it for Spring 2015

 

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9 Canadian fashion designers who are absolutely killing it for Spring 2015

Greta Constantine

“We strive to make clothes that remind women how beautiful and strong they are. We do this through construction, folds, volume and splashes of vibrant colour. Our inspiration comes from the women who wear our clothes.” – Kirk Pickersgill & Stephen Wong   Embroidered cotton dress (Greta Constantine), patent-leather and cotton belt (UNTTLD), cotton socks (Hue) and elastic and rubber platform sandals (Arielle de Pinto) READ MORE: 5 outfits to wear to Fashion Week

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9 Canadian fashion designers who are absolutely killing it for Spring 2015

UNTTLD

“We have a very cinematographic approach to our work; there’s always a narrative behind our collections. We’re always searching for a new twist to our story with a documentary or movie playing in the background while we work.”   – José Manuel St-Jacques & Simon Bélanger   Silk-organza wrap top and nylon and rayon bodysuit (UNTTLD), leather belt (Ann Demeulemeester) and brass-wire bracelets (Martha Sturdy) READ MORE: Why is fashion so obsessed with denim?

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9 Canadian fashion designers who are absolutely killing it for Spring 2015

Sid Neigum

“My spring/summer 2015 collection was inspired by modular origami. I applied the same techniques, but instead of folding, I lasercut each parallelogram out of fabric and then wove hundreds of them together.” Woven nylon and mesh jacket and skirt (Sid Neigum) and silver choker (Voyeur) READ MORE: Yes, you can love fashion and still be a feminist

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9 Canadian fashion designers who are absolutely killing it for Spring 2015

Rad by Rad Hourani

“I never do a mood board. I just design what I feel like wearing without limiting myself to one attitude. Comfortable, classic, soft, light and timeless pieces.” Crepe and leather belted vest and crepe shorts (RAD by Rad Hourani) READ MORE: 6 cool new ways to wear a vest to work

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9 Canadian fashion designers who are absolutely killing it for Spring 2015

Blak. I

“We are always driven by contrasts. Whether it’s dark versus light, dressy versus casual or even shiny versus matte, there is something about the opposition of contrasts that drives us to find the perfect balance.”   – Diego Fuchs & Helder Aguiar Perforated-leather jacket and polyester maxidress (BLAK.I) and elastic, cork and rubber platform sandals (Arielle de Pinto) READ MORE: 11 ways to wear yellow this spring

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9 Canadian fashion designers who are absolutely killing it for Spring 2015

Marie Saint Pierre

“Just like people in other northern countries, Canadians have always had to adapt to our environment. This clearly influences how we design garments. Great Canadian fashion makes no compromise between form and function.” Neoprene and jersey dress (Marie Saint Pierre) READ MORE: Why the DVF wrap dress will always be timeless

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9 Canadian fashion designers who are absolutely killing it for Spring 2015

Erdem

“The collection was inspired by horticulture, the obsessive study of all things botanical and then the idea of those things becoming wild and undone. I’ve always been fascinated by that kind of contradiction.”   – Erdem Moralioglu Cotton guipure-lace top and skirt (Erdem) READ MORE: The best street style from NYFW

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9 Canadian fashion designers who are absolutely killing it for Spring 2015

Michael Kale

“Of the fabrics I used in this collection, the silk blends interest me the most. There are incredible advances being made in textile design, and I feel that it’s imperative to explore them.” Silk and latex top and skirt (Mikhael Kale) READ MORE: 10 designers to watch for fall 2015

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9 Canadian fashion designers who are absolutely killing it for Spring 2015

Denis Gagnon

“My muse is here and there, always changing her mind. She can be really boyish and then super-feminine the next day. Androgynous women are very inspiring – in their look and also in the way they think.” Mesh and lace dress (Denis Gagnon), leather platform sandals (Shellys London) and cotton socks (American Apparel). Model, Ashley Foo (Sutherland Models); hair & makeup, Paco Puertas (Folio/TRESemmé/M.A.C); stylist’s assistants, Caroline Ferah & Francesco; photographer’s assistant, Kane Ocean; digital technician, Valérie Laliberté. Canvas backdrop, Julien Pomerleau READ MORE: The insider's guide to surviving Fashion Week

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9 Canadian fashion designers who are absolutely killing it for Spring 2015