Christopher Bates showcased his fall/winter 2014 collection this Wednesday at the World Mastercard Fashion Week in Toronto. For those who do not know about Bates, he is a Toronto based menswear designer who was trained in Milan. After living and training in Italy, he started designing clothes with a heavy European influence. He is open minded when it come to his designs taking inspiration from various sources such as architecture, asymmetry, the 80’s and street style. A fun fact about Christopher Bates: two of his biggest style icons are Freddie Mercury and David Bowie!
Since launching his line in 2008, Bates' market has been growing every year. At this week’s fashion show for the fall/winter 2014 season, several of the largest luxury buyers were present including Holt Renfrew and The Hudsons Bay Company. This season’s collection features sharp designs with beautiful tailoring, ranging from casual to formal. I can’t wait to see what he does next!
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