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The summer fashion must-haves Canadian designers can't live without

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The summer fashion must-haves Canadian designers can't live without

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Canadian designer summer must-have pieces

Canadian designer summer must-have: Kim Newport-Mimran

"This season I'm feeling colour. Specifically, highlighter colour! I love the Gwyneth Dress in Tennis Ball as well as the Paige dress in coral for a hot summer moment." —Kim Newport-Mimran, president and head designer, Pink Tartan Pink Tartan Gwyneth Dress in Tennis Ball ($375), at pinktartan.com. Spring sportswear: 12 cool varsity fashion items

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Canadian designer summer must-have pieces

Canadian designer summer must-have: Calla Haynes

'I'm so obsessed with my printed baseball hats for spring/summer 2014. They feel so fresh and fun! They come in Black or Pale Blue Floral Print called 'Dogtown' print." —Calla Haynes CALLA Printed baseball hats ($85.78), at thecorner.com. GALLERY: 10 wedge sandals we can't wait to wear this summer

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Canadian designer summer must-have pieces

Canadian designer summer must-have: Joe Mimran

"I think a sense of soft dressing looks sophisticated and modern today, with its easy silhouette and fluid drape. You can see this casual elegance in our silk shirts and sport-inspired pants—or even as something as simple as a slightly oversized, white V-neck T-shirt. Plus, a more relaxed cut is perfect for the warm, breezy days of summer.” —Joe Mimran, creative director, Joe Fresh. GALLERY: 10 shockingly nice bags under $100

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Canadian designer summer must-have pieces

Canadian designer summer must-have: Mackage

“Travelling this summer? This weekender tote is not only stylish, but it can carry all of your getaway essentials!”—Eran Elfassy and Elisa Dahan, designers, Mackage Mackage Raffie tote bag in sand ($450), at mackage.com. GALLERY: Top 10 travel fashion essentials

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Canadian designer summer must-have pieces

Canadian designer summer must-have: Sid Neigum

“I’d have to say this laser cut dress worn by Liisa Winkler! It’s made out of an ultralight neoprene, and all the cutouts make it very breathable, perfect for a summer night or fashion rave. The pattern is inspired by 18th-century architecture: vector blueprints that get laser cut into the fabric." —Sid Neigum Sid Neigum Laser Cut Dress ($1,100), at Des Kohan in L.A. or by request. Top 10 Canadian fashion designers  

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Canadian designer summer must-have pieces

Canadian designer summer must-have: Philip Sparks

"This summer, we collaborated with Opticianado on our first sunglass style, a vintage-inspired frame in eye popping yellow and more subtle shades. I love that it's a classic piece that you'll wear season after season and that we were able to make them in North America at one of the last eyewear factories in San Francisco.”—Philip Sparks, designer, Philip Sparks Tailored Goods Inc. Philip Sparks Yellow Frames Gradient Grey Lenses ($295), at philipsparks.com. 10 best new sunglasses for every face shape

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Canadian designer summer must-have pieces

Canadian designer summer must-have: Comrags

"This season, we were influenced by the apron, interesting fabric finishes, and looking a little disheveled… We love the ease of throwing this dress on and being ready to go." —Judy Cornish and Joyce Gunhouse, designers, Comrags Comrags Chantal Dress in Cristofer/Garment Dyed in blue ($365), available at comrags.com. 10 super bright dresses to wear this summer

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Canadian designer summer must-have pieces

Canadian designer summer must-have: Beaufille

“My Beaufille Rosso Tee. It's such a versatile piece for the summer: with the asymmetrical drape and panelling in the front, you can wear it loose, or use the panels to tie a knot and wear it cropped.” Chloé Gordon, designer, Beaufille “Beaufille Angelico pants in our blue/green cross print—they're the sophisticated ripped jean, light and easy to throw on for any occasion. I must include my all black classic slip on Vans to wear with them for a casual look —so thrilled practical footwear is everywhere right now.” Parris Gordon, designer, Beaufille Beaufille Rosso Tee ($98) and Angelico Pants ($375), at beaufille.com. 10 ways to wear a crop top

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The summer fashion must-haves Canadian designers can't live without