13 Top Korean Fashion Brands of 2022

The global popularization of Korean culture, often referred to as the “hallyu” wave, may have started with K-pop, K-dramas and foods like kimchi, but now that’s extending to Seoul-based clothing brands that have been spreading the country’s fashion sensibilities to a global audience.

From edgy (and affordable) street style to upscale luxury brands gracing Fashion Week runways and magazine editorial pages—and everything in between—Korean fashion brands have commanded international attention. Even the mecca of fashion events, New York Fashion Week, includes a Concept Korea runway, where brands like KYE have seen success, signing multiple business deals with New York showrooms, per The Korea Herald.

Not to mention, fashion-forward celebrities like Rihanna have been spotted wearing brands like Gentle Monster. Plus, major global retailers like and , which debuted its extensive “Korean Collective” last fall, are stocking Korean fashion brands online. “There is something unique coming from this youthful culture that is appealing to the global customer–whether it’s the interesting styling, the streetwear trend or the mix of high and low which are all so prevalent on the streets of Seoul,” NET-A-PORTER's global buying director, Elizabeth von der Goltz, said in a statement.

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So if you’re looking for unique pieces to add to your wardrobe, we turned to former O, The Oprah Magazine's fashion market & accessories director Robin Nazzaro as well as senior fashion & accessories editor Paula Lee for their favorite up-and-coming Korean fashion brands that should be on every fashionista’s radar.


Korea’s answer to popular brands like Uniqlo, 8seconds offers affordable, simple everyday wear for both men and women that looks modern and fresh. From cute flower-knit cardigans to graphic T-shirts, this Korean brand makes casual weekend dressing that much easier.



As the winner of Netflix’s reality competition series Next in Fashion, designer Minju Kim had a chance to introduce her eponymous brand to a global market, including the opportunity to be stocked on NET-A-PORTER. Kim, who has created world tour costumes for the boy band BTS, brings a unique sense of playfulness and joy to her couture designs.


Created by CEO Hankook Kim in 2011, Gentle Monster quickly became the it sunglass brand in Korea, and from there, it expanded globally at a rapid pace. Celebrities including Rihanna, Billie Eilish, Hailey Bieber, Lil Nas X, Jennie from the K-pop group Blackpink, and more have all been spotted sporting Gentle Monster. “For statement eyewear, they hit all the trends from sleek cat eyes to translucent colored lenses,” says Lee.


Andersson Bell

“Andersson Bell is a Seoul-based label that blends Korean style with a minimalist Scandinavian sensibility,” explains Nazzaro. “This collection is crafted with beautiful, high-quality fabrics and offers silhouettes that have an unconventional twist, that are both timeless and modern.”


“High heels aren’t really practical for my lifestyle, but I prefer a little height,” notes Lee, who says she loves Yuul Yie’s shoes for their “architectural block heels and unique shapes.” If you're looking to add a unique, fun shoe to your wardrobe, Yuul Yie’s , , and will definitely fit the bill.

Tchai Kim

Designer Kim Young Jin crafts ethereal, feminine, modern reimaginations inspired by traditional Korean clothing like the hanbok. Using a gorgeous array of colors—from muted pastels, to florals to bright yellows—Kim mixes modern materials and traditional fabrics to create a unique sense of emotion in her clothes.



Founded in 2013, the name IMVELY is a combination of the phrase “I'm lovely.” True to name, the brand offers a wide range of affordable clothing (as well as beauty and accessories) that will tempt you to add multiple things to your cart. “I love the mix of trendy fashion pieces—cute floral dresses, sweet cardigans, sweatshirts, and jean jackets—that won’t break the bank,” says Nazzaro.


Maison Marais

Featuring modern womenswear designs that could be worn to the office, Maison Marais is on Nazzaro’s list of Korean fashion brands to watch. Showcasing beautiful tailoring, pleated accents, a muted color palette, and menswear inspired looks, the brand designs clothing that’s fashion-forward but still easy to wear.



“This designer truly understands how to use color and prints, which is a real skill,” says Nazzaro. “Her designs are casual but street-style cool, and she has developed a celebrity following including major K-pop stars G-Dragon and CL, along with Rihanna, Hailey Bieber, and Bella Hadid.”


J. Chung

Stocked at some of the largest luxury shopping malls in South Korea, J.Chung describes its aesthetic as the “attractiveness of imperfection.” What piqued Nazzaro’s interest in this brand is that it offers “affordable, seasonless wardrobe staples that have an unconventional twist.”



One of South Korea’s most popular fashion labels and “a good brand to keep on the radar” according to Nazzaro, KUHO offers a minimalist and sleek approach to clothing, shoes, and accessories—all made in Korea using its own fabric mills. Nazzaro particularly loves how KUHO “experiments with proportion, draping techniques, and layering, offering a fresh perspective on everyday pieces.”



Launched in 2012 by Korean-born designer Goen Jong, her namesake fashion line has been getting international attention—even Rihanna has sported one of her designs. “What I love about her collection is the balance of modern, structural design with a delicate, romantic sensibility,” says Nazzaro. “Her pieces truly add something special to your wardrobe.”


WE11DONE was created by lifelong friends Dami Kwon and Jessica Jung as the in-house line of Rare Market, their buzzy concept store in the Gangnam neighborhood of Seoul, South Korea. Since its launch in 2016, the collection has expanded to major global retailers including NET-A-PORTER, Saks, and SSENSE. “Their approach to design has been genderless,” notes Nazzaro. “I love their oversize but not shapeless cuts. The collection draws inspiration from fashion of the past decades but reinterpreted in a modern and fashion-forward way.”

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21 of the Best American Brands Right Now | Highsnobiety

Our roaming cultural lens is always on the lookout for the best talent coming from every location. From Japan to Sweden, be sure to check out the designers you need to know from around the world. When it comes to representing the culture they come from, American brands have a lot to work with. From sport, to cinema, to music, to food and beyond, the idea of America is as vast conceptually as it is geographically. To try and condense it down to the nucleus, people use the word “Americana”—a constantly morphing and evolving term the define anything and everything that loosely relates to the cultural, historical and ideological phenomenon of the United States of America.

And when it comes to fashion, that seemingly endless list of source material really becomes apparent, with clothing labels placing their roots in all manner of places. But whether their points of reference lead to Ivy League universities, skateboarding, the great outdoors, the military or sports teams, the road always leads back to the phenomenon of America. To create a comprehensive list of American fashion brands would be impossible, so here’s your introduction to the clothing labels that represent Americana, in any of its most poignant forms.

Peep and shop the best American brand's below.

Polo Ralph Lauren

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Currently celebrating its 50th anniversary, Polo Ralph Lauren was founded by a 29-year old Ralph Lifshitz working out of a single-drawer “showroom” in the Empire States Building. In the years that followed, his mesh cotton polo shirts, embroidered with a Pony logo chest emblem, would become one of his brand’s signature pieces, while his label’s elegant blend of Ivy, prep and country club styles would come to represent the quintessential all-American man. As the label’s Polo Sport and Snow Beach sub-lines gained popularity in the hip-hop world thanks to the likes of Raekwon of Wu-Tang Clan, Ralph Lauren became ingrained in our collective consciousness as a universal symbol of American wealth and good-living, whatever form that living might take.


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Founded in California back in 1973, American rock climber Yvon Chouinard’s outdoors brand is rooted in the beauty of America’s natural landscapes across both the northern and southern continents—the brand’s iconic logo is a silhouette of Mount Fitz Roy, a mountain the South American region from which the brand takes its name.

Patagonia’s distinctive quilted jackets, fleece sweaters and technical jackets have been a mainstay of American outdoors life for decades now, and in recent years they’ve taken that role seriously, working hard to improve the sustainability of their products. They endeavor to ensure as much of their product as possible is ethically and sustainably produced, and they restructured their entire supply chain to reduce the impact of their manufacturing. If you’ve ever spent a day near a lake, mountain, river, beach or national park, you’ve probably encountered Patagonia, and they’re committed to making sure those places will still be here in the years to come.


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We can't get enough of Emily Bode's creations. The New York-based designer has become a mainstay in our wardrobes, and on our Instagram feeds. Her eponymous label, BODE has and continues to build a passionate fanbase around its repurposed fabrics and antique textiles — creating clothing that feels romantic, looks timeless, and is hyper wearable.

To further create its distinct aesthetic, the brand uses historical techniques synonymous with classic American menswear. A croquet cardigan might incorporate embroidery, or a shirt may be made using a quilting pattern, a hand-drawn illustration, or even lace. Today, BODE continues to rack up the awards and cosigns from prominent figures in fashion thanks to its steady stream of "new-vintage" garments. It is easily one of our most favorite American brands of the past decade.

L.L. Bean

Another iconic American outdoors brand, L.L. Bean was founded by its namesake, Leon Leonwood Bean, in 1912, making it one of the oldest American brands still operating today. Its most famous creation is also one of its first, their iconic Duck Boot, notable for its distinct textured rubber outsole and ridged, water-resistant upper. This design, along with many other pieces in the company’s roster, became synonymous with twentieth century Prep fashion, and it’s possible to see the brand’s underappreciated influence in many of the present day’s most popular menswear labels.


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Supreme’s legacy in putting American streetwear on the world stage is now unavoidable and undeniable, but its golden formula is rooted in many of America’s most iconic brands, whether workwear, fashion, or otherwise. Since its launch in 1994, Supreme has come to epitomize the notion of ‘downtown cool’, but its identity stands for much more than New York skaters alone, collating styles as far-flung as prep, surf, punk, hip-hop, metal, military, work and more into a singular, all-American youth aesthetic against a backdrop of the country’s most iconic bands, artists, filmmakers and more. It’s an institution for American cool itself.


Now in its 96th year of operations, Dickies started out in Fort Worth, Texas, as an outfitter for workers of all manner of professions including mechanics, construction, farming and factory work. But the brand has gained unexpected street cred over the years, particularly toward the end of the 20th century, as emerging subcultures on both sides of the Atlantic, such as graffiti writers, skaters, ravers and bands, cosigned their hardwearing and affordable products. Nowadays, Dickies is a mainstay among skateboarders and anyone else looking for a pair of pants that can take a beating.

New Balance


New Balance has been here long before that rise of "dad-style" and will be here long after we stop making normcore a thing. The Boston-based company has been making sneakers for almost 60 years, with its shoes becoming a go-to staple for both athletes and sneakerheads. From basketball sneakers to running sneakers, New Balance continues to build on its previous innovations in comfort and performance.

Obsessed with quality, the American brand commonly uses pig suede, leather, and 3M materials in their uppers and the brand's shock-absorbing SBS ABZORB cushioning in their heels. Yet, the brand's true bread and butter is its ability to refresh retro silhouettes, like their beloved 990, in a way that is culturally resonant. Collaborations with the likes of KITH, Bodega, and Aimé Leon Dore have kept the brand atop the footwear canon.


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Another American workwear brand that found unexpected kudos in late-20th century subculture, Carhartt was founded in 1889 by Hamilton Carhartt in Dearborn, Michigan. The company started out making hard-wearing clothing for manual laborers from its signature duck canvas, and over the years became a natural supplier to Detroit’s auto factory workers, as well as blue collar workers across the United States. In 1989, German fashion designers Edwin and Salomee Faeh, struck up a deal to create a European offshoot of the brand called Work in Progress, creating refined, stylised versions of Carhartt’s product for the European skaters, writers and ravers who were drawn to the brand’s rugged, affordable clothing. Since then, Carhartt has grown rapidly in the fashion market, becoming one of the leading streetwear labels in both America and worldwide.

Levi Strauss & Co.

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Another historic American brand that is woven into the fabric of the nation itself, Levi’s was founded by German immigrant Levi Strauss in San Francisco in 1847. During that time, denim was strictly a worker’s textile, used for its durability, and Strauss introduced a number of technical updates to denim jeans which have since become commonplace, such as metal rivets to reinforce stress points on the pants. As denim jeans found capital in emerging cultural movements during the ‘50s and ‘60s such as the free love movement and rock’n’roll, Levi’s soon became an iconic brand in American youth and counter-culture, where it has remained ever since. Not bad for a guy from a small town in Bavaria.

1017 ALYX 9SM

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1017 ALYX 9SM is the brainchild of the now industry veteran Matthew Williams. Before starting ALYX, Williams spent over a decade working in streetwear, music, and art — collaborating with the likes of Kanye West, Virgil Abloh, Alexander McQueen, Lady Gaga, and Nick Knight. The experiences would eventually shape his fashion perspective, inevitably inspiring him to create his own line. 1017 ALYX 9SM was born in 2015 and quickly became a hit for its utilitarian, industrial details, and embroidered graphics.

Yet, ALYX feels and looks luxurious due in part to Williams's streamlined and workwear-inspired tailoring. Accessories like the brand's rollercoaster belt buckle are omnipresent in culture and constantly atop of "best of" accessories list. Eventually, Williams's success at ALYX would catch the attention of LVMH, spawning his new creative director position at Dior. Nevertheless, the American designer is still at the helms of ALYX, where it's clear that the brand has emerged as one of the most important labels in American fashion.

Alpha Industries

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Alpha Industries has enjoyed a huge surge in popularity over the past few years thanks to its MA-1 jacket becoming standard issue attire for everyone from rappers and fashion designers to YouTubers and IG celebrities. The military aesthetic is more than just a look, however. They first started out in Knoxville, Tennessee as a manufacturer of military apparel in 1959—an appropriate time to make military uniforms, considering the Vietnam War had started 4 years earlier. High and consistent demand sustained the business, while the Vietnam War’s centrality to 20th century American history meant that the clothes of the war would be forever ingrained into people’s psyches.

Since then, Alpha Industries has moved closer toward pure fashion, while its pedigree in authentic military manufacturing means when other brands need a military jacket making, they know exactly where to turn. The brand manufactured Vetements’ bomber jackets after the brand admitted nobody else could do it better, for example, and it was even rumored that they manufactured many of Supreme’s military-inspired jackets until a few years ago.

Rick Owens


Rick Owens has had an unprecedented run in fashion, influencing countless designers and artists over the years. Led by Owens himself, the American-born label is celebrated for its gothic aesthetic, fashion-sportswear silhouettes, gender-neutral designs, and most importantly, his use of black. The brand got its start back in 1994 in California. It was evident to his early fans and critics that his avant-garde and brutalist approach to design would become a hit among the style-conscious. Today Rick Owens is still fiercely committed to this same aesthetic, continually building on it with each collection and in his diffusion line, DRKSHDW.

Owen's own personal love for fitness has carried on over into the brand and in his collaborative choices. Rick Owens had a short but widely successful partnership with adidas before partnering with other big-name sportswear brands like Champion and Converse. Projects like the Rick Owens DRKSHDW x Converse continue to fuel the cult of the brand.

Thom Browne

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Thom Browne represents the younger generation of American fashion designers, launching his eponymous fashion label in 2003. The label experienced a rapid rise to success, with Browne collaborating with Brooks Brothers as a guest designer in 2006, and his suits and ready-to-wear lines becoming firm favorites for numerous celebrities. Browne is known for a number of design signatures, such as his trademark ‘shrunken suit’ design, featuring extra-short pant legs and jacket cuffs, as well as 4-stripe marks on legs and arms. In recent years, his work has leaned heavily into eccentricity, creating purses and duffle bags shaped like dogs, whales and steam boats, as well as embroidering quirky patterns into his textiles. Combining red, white and blue with colorful caricatures and motifs, in many ways, his clothes are an American fairy tale.

Calvin Klein

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If you’ve ever travelled past a billboard in any major global city, chances are you’ve encountered Calvin Klein. A fashion designer with full seasonal collections for both men and women, his most famous product is something we barely ever see; underwear. Prior to Calvin Klein, male underwear was largely uniform and uninspiring. Klein was the first designer to create stylish, aesthetic-minded boxers and briefs, kickstarting a cultural revolution that has endured to this day. Though Calvin Klein’s fashion lines continued this whole time, they have stood relatively in the shadows of his underwear empire—that is, until 2017, when Belgian fashion icon Raf Simons debuted his first collection for Calvin Klein under his 205W39NYC label. Though the line is still in its infancy, Simons appears to have consistently used collections to explore the mythos of the American identity, channeling outlandish American caricatures such as cowboy culture into his designs. And as with much of Simons’ output, it’s been a resounding success.

The North Face

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Another iconic American outdoors brand, The North Face was founded in San Francisco in 1966. Its name is inspired by the fact that in the northern hemisphere, the north face of a mountain is typically the most difficult to climb. Over the past 50+ years, The North Face has specialized in creating heavy-duty apparel and equipment for the most challenging outdoor activities, best known for its waterproof and insulated jackets, as well as a wide range of mountaineering and camping equipment. The North Face has enjoyed huge popularity in the streetwear world thanks to its practical appeal in cold northern cities such as New York and Chicago, whilst multiple collaborations with brands like Supreme, Mastermind Japan, Junya Watanabe have cemented the brand as a streetwear essential—their Supreme collaborations are consistently the most coveted piece from the skate brand’s seasonal collections, selling out in seconds.


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A brand so big you’d be forgiven for forgetting them, no brand encapsulates American sportswear quite like the Swoosh. Founded by Phil Knight and Bill Bowerman as Blue Ribbon Sports in 1964, the American brand started out as a distributor for Onitsuka Tiger product before moving into creating its own sportswear in 1971. Thanks to a slew of effective marketing campaigns, the brand rapidly took a huge share of the American sportswear market. When a 1988 campaign unveiled their now-legendary ‘Just Do It’ slogan, Nike captured the American spirit of perseverance and determination. In the 30 years that have passed since then, the brand has accomplished so much that it would be impossible to summarize in a single paragraph. Put simply: Without Nike, there would be no sneaker culture.


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Another historic American brand, Converse is best known for a shoe it first produced near 100 years ago; the Chuck Taylor All-Star. Originally designed as a basketball shoe, Chucks have been adopted by countless subcultures and style tribes thanks to its simple design and affordability, consisting of a canvas upper attached to a rubber sole. Punks, skaters, graffiti writers, rockers, normies and more have adopted Converse shoes into their uniform, while contemporary collaborations with labels like Maison Margiela, Comme des Garçons and Virgil Abloh’s Off-White have reaffirmed the humble Converse canvas sneaker as a hallmark of American style and culture.


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Another iconic American brand, GAP has played a huge part in the identity of twentieth century America. Founded in San Francisco in 1969, it was perfectly positioned to be adopted into the emergent counter-cultures and movements sprouting up across the west coast in the decade that followed, while the rise of casual fashion throughout the ‘80s and ‘90s created a space where GAP’s accessible, affordable and unimposing clothes were destined for success. No matter who you are, where you’re from or what you do, you’ve probably owned something from the GAP.


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Noah might be one of the youngest labels in this list, but the brand’s aesthetic and ideological roots are arguably some of the richest. Founded by former Creative Director of Supreme, Brendon Babenzien, Noah is a New York fashion brand that takes inspiration from the classic east coast styles and cultures in which Babenzien was born and raised; specifically, Rhode Island prep and nautical cultures. As a result, Noah features a heavy blend of rowing, sailing, rugby, jogging and ivy styles, mixed up with the punk, reggae and hip-hop subcultures that adopted these styles and turned them into their own stylistic expression. Babenzien has also committed his brand to ethical and sustainable production, producing as much product within the continent as possible, as well as supporting numerous political causes such as the ACLU, Black Lives Matter and Breast Cancer Prevention Partners.

New Era

It’s hard to think about American ball caps without thinking of the New Era Cap Company. The headwear company was was founded in 1920 and has been associated with Major League Baseball since 1934, when it produced caps for the Cleveland Indians. By the 1960s, they were supplying headwear for half of the teams in the league, and in 1993 they gained the exclusive license to produce caps for the MLB. At the turn of the millennium, they pushed further into sports like golf, football and basketball, and are now essentially the go-to brand for sports headwear in the United States. Given the centrality of sports and teams in American culture, it’s no surprise that New Era has seeped into other corners of culture such as music, film and television.

Noon Goons

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Noon Goons is SoCal and SoCal is Noon Goons. Started by Kurt Narmore in 2016, the streetwear brand directly reflects the punk, hip-hop, surf, and skateboarding cultures that have and continue to influence LA. It is one of the few clothing brands, to date, capable of merging these disparate cultures in a way that is exciting, refreshing, and most importantly, authentic. Coined by Narmore's mother, "Noon Goons" is a tongue-in-cheek term used to describe the tourists that flock to Cali's surf-friendly beaches in the afternoon — long after the locals have left for the day.

This playfulness and commitment to everything West Coast has carried on throughout Narmore's creations. Detailing on a jacket may reference a historic punk club in LA, a design of a flannel shirt may pull from 90s hip hop streetwear, or the durability and fit of a pair of trousers will be designed to withstand an evening at the skatepark. Even more so, the Noon Goons team works hard to keep the design and manufacturing in LA while employing only locals to participate in his lookbooks and campaigns. It's all the more reason to have this American brand on your radar.

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The Top 10 Canadian Fashion Designers

While Canadians are generally the first to point out our homegrown fashion designers who have made it abroad — hey there, Erdem! — we’re always proud to draw attention to the names and labels that maintain their home base right here in Canada. We rounded up the top ten Canadian fashion designers who are continually elevating our national profile — here and abroad — as they design world-class collections from their local studios.

Canadian fashion label: Greta Constantine

The designers: Kirk Pickersgill and Stephen Wong

Launched: 2006

Signature look: Sleek and minimalist; jersey is a favourite fabric

Why we love them: The name—a hybrid of Wong’s mother, Greta, and Pickersgill’s grandfather, Constantine—is as inextricably linked to Canadian fashion as much as its architectural, feminine designs.

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Canadian fashion designer: Sid Neigum

Homebase: Toronto

Launched line: 2009

Signature look: Fluid, sharp androgyny

Why we love him: The Alberta-born artist is all about the blurred lines, finely oscillating between extremes—high and low, edgy and sweet—with refined craftsmanship and youthful edge.

Canadian fashion designer: Beaufille

The designers: Sisters Chloé and Parris Gordon

Launched: 2013

Signature look: Contrast of hard and soft elements

Why we love them: Beaufille means handsome girl – fitting for a label that is all about celebrating the contrast between masculine and feminine elements.

Canadian fashion designer: Hayley Elsaesser

Launched: 2013

Signature look: Bold colours and eye-catching prints.

Why we love her: Hayley’s look-at-me designs are pop-culture influenced – and it’s no wonder bold stars like Katy Perry and Miley Cyrus are fans.

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Canadian fashion designer: Mikhael Kale

Launched: 2007

Signature look: Unexpected details, tailoring

Why we love him: He’s destined for great things. Just ask Beyoncé, Winnie Harlow or Bella and Gigi Hadid – they love his work.

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Canadian fashion designer: Lucian Matis

Launched: 2007

Signature look: Elegant, timeless

Why we love him: He was humbled when Sophie Grégoire-Trudeau wore not one, but two of his dressed to the White House, and he’s been on the rise ever since.

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Canadian fashion designer: Matthew Gallagher

Launched: 2013

Signature look: Luxury and refined allure

Why we love him: His pieces are handcrafted in his Toronto studio, where he works one on one with each client to deliver a celeb-worthy experience.

Canadian fashion label: Maram

The designer: Maram Aboul Enein

Launched: 2014

Signature Look: A fusion of fur, leather quilting, embroidery and intricately panelled construction.

Why we love her: She’s trained under legendary names like Pierre Balmain, Zac Posen and Oscar De La Renta, and we love her daring, dignified approach to design.

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Canadian fashion label: Markoo

The designers: Tania Martins and Moona Koochek

Launched: 2013

Signature look: Bold, yet minimal separates with an emphasis on thoughtful craftsmanship and unusual textiles.

Why we love it: Markoo is a label to watch. Earlier this year, the brand held their first formal presentation and is amassing stock lists across North America. Their slick faux-leather separates, inside-out quilting and easy to wear separates are effortless and thoughtful in equal measure.

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Canadian fashion label: Urbanovitch

The designer: Malorie Urbanovitch

Launched: 2013

Signature look: A nostalgic approach to modern dressing.

Why we love her: Her designs hit a happy medium between playful ease and sophistication.

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