5 Toronto Area Fashion Designers You Should Know Part 1


I love the city of Toronto, although I don’t technically live in the heart of it, I still consider myself from Toronto. I love the liveliness and how multicultural the city is.  Toronto also habours alot of talented indviduals such as these fashion designers listed below.


I was inspired to showcase this list through the company Runway Crush. Runway Crush  is a fashion marketplace where you can discover emerging designers first and shop their most coveted collections.   The great news is a lot of the designers  featured there are Canadian but they do have non-Canadian designers as well. So here at SMJ, we thought we should create our own list. The list is not in any particular order and includes some of the designers/brands that we personally have heard of and  think are great! The post is also in celebration of the upcoming World MasterCard Fashion Week happening next week.


1. Caitlin Power 


Caitlin Power, fashion brands, Toronto designers
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Caitlin Power is a Toronto
based women’s clothing line that offers classic shapes, cuts and styles with architectural
details that praise a woman’s form. They have been the talk of the town by
ETalk, CBC, Elle, and Flare to name a few and have a strong presence on the
runway during World MasterCard Fashion week.


2. Kaela Kay 

Kaela Kay, fashion brands, Toronto designers
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One cannot help but gravitate towards the edgy, bold, feminine and vibrant prints that are the Kaela Kay brand. Catherine Addai taps into her heritage when creating her modern, trendy and vibrant collections. She is certainly a designer worth knowing in the Toronto fashion industry.


3. Narces 


Narces, fashion brands, Toronto designers
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 Narces is the epitome of romantic glamour in
women’s wear. They specialize in evening attire and have had the opportunity to
cater to royalty! Narces may be Toronto based but they have gained worldwide
recognition and earned their place in our top 10 list.



4. AnuRaina

AnuRaina, fashion brands, Toronto designers
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talent goes beyond the sketchbook, flowing into the hand drawn textiles that
she painstakingly crafts. Inspired by our city of Toronto, Raina was able to
translate the colors of the city into her thought provoking fabrics that make
up her collection. Her pieces are pure works of art.



5. Made for Margret

Made for Margret, fashion brands, Toronto designers
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MacKay is the creative force behind the jewelry line known as Made for Margret.
She prides herself in creating semi-precious jewelry from high quality cut
stones that promotes physical, emotional and spiritual well-being. Stephanie’s
education coupled with extensive work history will ensure that her brand
continues to produce quality jewelry that draws people closer to the earth’s
natural energy!


Hoped you enjoyed the post

Which designer was your favourite?
Part 2 coming soon


Until Next Time

Sincerely Miss J & Sincerely Shubila


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  1. Priscila Betancort
    March 19, 2015 / 1:57 pm

    Nice post!! Love the looks.Kisses from Spain.Xoxo, P. My Showroom

    • SincerelyMissJ
      March 20, 2015 / 3:58 pm

      Thank you. Would love to see some designers from Spain taking centre stage :)

  2. Lenya
    March 19, 2015 / 2:01 pm

    Wow that midi skirt is amazing. Great post, thx for sharing.xoxLenyaFashionDreams&Lifestyle

    • SincerelyMissJ
      March 20, 2015 / 3:59 pm

      The midi skirt is on "fleek". Thank you for checking us out Lenya

  3. Silvia Negretti
    March 19, 2015 / 6:16 pm

    Great looks, love especially the midi skirt!xxxShttp://s-fashion-avenue.blogspot.it/

    • SincerelyMissJ
      March 20, 2015 / 4:00 pm

      Seems like the midi skirt is out doing the rest. Check out Kaela Kay, her work is gorgeous!

    March 19, 2015 / 6:27 pm

    i love the skirthttp://melodyjacob1.blogspot.com/2015/03/casual-look.html

    • SincerelyMissJ
      March 20, 2015 / 4:00 pm

      Melody, I would love to see you styling this skirt!

    • SincerelyMissJ
      March 20, 2015 / 4:01 pm

      Thank you Tina. We totally agree with you :) There is an abundance of talent here in Toronto.

  5. Cheri
    March 20, 2015 / 1:59 pm

    Looking forward to part 2-… I like each of the designs, but …Catherine Addai's Magical use of color makes her my top choice today! Thanks for sharing! Wishing you a Fun Filled Weekend! :)

    • SincerelyMissJ
      March 20, 2015 / 4:04 pm

      Cheri that skirt is lovely. I like how they kept it simple with the button down shirt. But what let me know your thoughts. What else would you pair it with that would compliment the skirt without?

    • Cheri
      March 21, 2015 / 8:59 am

      Gee wiz you ask such Wonderful questions! That mind of yours is constantly churning … know professors Love inquisitive students as yourself! You will Accomplish anything you choose! ;)With that waistline the only other options I can think of are a self bra bodysuit or a colorful tube with a strapless … Lets turn the tables how would you style it???Seriously you're Smarter than me so I look forward to your opinion! Wishing you a Splendid Weekend! :)BTW Caught your reply … tee hee I wasn't trying to do a post! Chalk it up to my gift of gab :)

  6. Machachu
    March 21, 2015 / 10:43 am

    I love Catherine Addai's collection, the use of prints is amazing! & I like that dress from Caitlin Power!Thank you for sharing those great designers :)http://machachu.blogspot.com

    • SincerelyMissJ
      March 31, 2015 / 2:13 pm

      Thank you! We're so glad you enjoyed the post!

    • SincerelyMissJ
      March 31, 2015 / 2:25 pm

      Thank you! We're so glad you enjoyed the post!

  7. julka-spulka
    March 21, 2015 / 1:29 pm

    wow!!! perfect !!!

    • SincerelyMissJ
      March 31, 2015 / 1:53 pm

      We couldn't agree more! Thank you for the comment!

  8. Sharon Pate
    March 22, 2015 / 2:00 am

    AnuRaina was very impressive. Great feature. I enjoyed learning about the designers. Thanks for taking the time to visit my blog. I would love to stay in touch.Sharonhttp://www.afashioncrowd.blogspot.com

    • SincerelyMissJ
      March 31, 2015 / 2:01 pm

      Yes she is! We're glad you enjoyed the feature! All the designers each have a very unique way of doing things. Not a problem and absolutely! We're loving the looks that you featured on your page!

    • SincerelyMissJ
      March 31, 2015 / 2:06 pm

      Yes definitely, all these designers are certainly not afraid to use colour!

  9. Furore Magazine
    March 22, 2015 / 8:46 am

    What a useful post! Great info! Thanks a lot!xx Furore Magazine

    • SincerelyMissJ
      March 31, 2015 / 2:08 pm

      We're really glad you found this post informative! Stay tuned for part 2!

  10. grace and gratitude
    March 22, 2015 / 6:08 pm

    i LOVE narces.a friend of mine wore a dress from their collection to a TIFF screening last year and i've been obsessed ever since.i need to check out kaela kay though – that skirt in the pic you put up is gorgeous!:)vanessagrace-and-gratitude.blogspot.com

    • SincerelyMissJ
      March 31, 2015 / 2:12 pm

      Narces is great, we can totally imagine one of their looks at an event like TIFF, totally fitting! And yes, her skirt is gorgeous, her use of patterns and colours is really interesting!

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