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The Hudson's Bay International Canadian Designer of the Year Award Nominees
The Hudson's Bay International Canadian Designer of the Year Award will be presented to a Canadian designer who has achieved International success and brought attention to Canadian talent on the world stage.
Established in London in 2005 by Erdem Moralioglu, the eponymous ready-to-wear brand, Erdem, has come to be synonymous with versatile yet powerful femininity. Known for his use of experimental textiles, vibrant prints, and detailed craftsmanship, Erdem creates timeless pieces to suit every woman.
Erdem trained at the prestigious Royal College of Art in London where he remained to launch the brand following his graduation. Read More...
Thomas Tait’s ready-to-wear demonstrates a unique combination of structure and fluidity, lending a clear aesthetic to the garments and footwear he conceives for his eponymous women’s wear label. Thomas rose swiftly to prominence in London and important critics immediately championed him because of the directional refinement and considered detail that is integral to his designs. Read More...
A self-professed bookworm, Steven Tai’s unique blend of intellect and irony presents a refreshingly new take on the woman who stands confidently apart from the mainstream. Since graduating from the University of British Columbia with a degree in Commerce, Steven moved from Vancouver to London to pursue an education and career in fashion design. Without previous experience in the design industry prior to London, his experience now includes working at BLESS, Hussein Chalayan, Viktor & Rolf, Damir Doma, Ying Gao & Stella McCartney. Read More...
The 80s, Beirut: A natural talent at a young age, Mikael Derderian was surrounded by creativity and design. Far advanced beyond his years, when he wasn't studying within the boundaries of school, he found himself exploring his skills within his parents' workshop. The son of a Canadian-Armenian father and Lebanese mother, who worked together designing as well as manufacturing children's clothing, the blood line of fashion ran thick within the eager young designer. Taking solitude within the sanctuary of his parent's workshop, Mikael Derderian felt very much at home. His imagination sprang to life from tracing patterns, cutting and manipulating fabrics, or even the very first skirt he designed and brought to life. Read More...