Here are a few Canadian brands that you should get familiar with this year, in case you didn’t already know:
Started in 2004, wings+horns has been a staple in the closets of countless Canadian fashion heads due to the quality & the design of the products. Since its conception, wings+horns has been known for their Made in Canada goods that hover the fine line between streetwear & menswear. With inspirations from the Canadian landscapes & Japanese innovations, you truly get the best of both worlds.
On a side note: They do have the occasional Made in Italy items, mostly items that feature leather. In their F/W 2013 collection, they released a beautiful black sheepskin leather moto jacket that was made in Italy (above).
Founders Brandon Svarc & Bahzad Trinos have done an amazing job with the production of high quality raw Japanese denim at a great price point. Naked & Famous Denim offers a wide array of fabrics, colours and fits to satisfy a wide array of needs. Offered in both Men’s & Women’s designs, Naked & Famous is available at numerous retailers across the world. All of their denim products are Made In Canada with the fabrics mostly imported from the mills of Japan.
Naked & Famous often does collaborations, so always be on the lookout.
Muttonhead Clothing is a unisex sportswear brand based out of Toronto that has been around since 2009. With high quality control & fair trade practises, it only emphasizes the creation of sustainable functional goods that are manufactured in Toronto. Clean designs that are ready for everyday wear, as well as many pieces highlighting neutral colours are a few of the reasons to grab a knit or henley and make it a staple piece for 2015.
Raised by Wolves has become a mainstay in the Canadian streetwear scene thanks to their creative designs beginning with their 5-panel hats. I remember working at a local streetwear boutique a few years back and seeing the Raised by Wolves sample 5 panels laying around in the back trying to fit in with the rest of the bigger names of the streetwear scene back then. Fast forward to present day and Raised by Wolves has become one of the best Canadian streetwear brands in the market that is available at stockists throughout the world. Peter Williams, the Managing Editor at Highsnobiety as well as the co-founder of RBW, is the answer to all of those Canadian kids that wonder if they can make it in this industry.
Dime MTL is the great Canadian skateboarding brand that so many have been desiring. With clean & creative designs that seem to be a common theme with great skateboarding brands, the sky is the limit for this upcoming brand. Available at stockists throughout the world.
Based out of Montreal, Atelier New Regime started in 2009 with their initial collection. Featuring clean designs with proper execution, be on the lookout for New Regime in the upcoming years. Now available at numerous stockists across Canada as well as the US.
NEEDS&WANTS by Sean Brown is a luxury brand based out of Toronto featuring some of the best varsity jackets & flannels in the business. It’s also worth noting that all of his products are made in Toronto as well.
“Be known for that one thing first, and constantly get better at it.” Sean Brown in Complex Interview
Canada Goose is not new to making some of the warmest jackets in the market, they have been proudly making their products in Canada since 1957. They have done a great job expanding from their Arctic Program into the lifestyle market as well. Many collaborations were done this year with the likes of Uncle Otis (Above), wings+horns, Concepts (Below), October’s Very Own & more.