Our Five Favourite Canadian Expat Fashion Designers

In honour of Canada Day, we are not only honouring those who design in Canada, but some of our homegrown talent who have left the country to opportunities abroad. Whether they have moved to Europe or the United States with dream of making it on bigger catwalks, we know they still call Canada home. Here are five of our favourite expat Canadian designers:


Dean and Dan Caten may have left Toronto for a glamorous fashionable lifestyle in Italy, but in their hearts they are still Canadian boys. They never miss an opportunity to show the world their Canadian pride and wave the red and white flag proudly. From entire collections inspired by Canada to their designs for the Vancouver Olympics, they find new ways to honour their roots. We send a big Happy Canada Day to them across the pond!

Jeremy Laing

Despite his Toronto roots, Jeremy Laing has been embraced and celebrated in the New York fashion scene. His geometric and casual style can be during NYFW each season and is much celebrated by US media, proving that this trip south was worth it. He still finds time to put on a show for us here in his hometown each season, proving that while the dollar signs may shine brighter in the US, his heart is still Canadian.

Related: Our five favourite Toronto fashion designers


Montreal born Erdem Moralioglu has taken the British fashion scene by storm with his feminine designs, but we know that this journey started here on Canadian soil. He has been honoured by the Britsh Fashion Council on numerous occasions and has made a fan of Duchess Kate Middleton herself.

Jay Godfrey

Canadian born Jay Godfrey took his business savvy to NYC to develop a line that has become a celebrity favorite. His party dresses are seen on all of Hollywood’s young stars. As a busy designer and father, he has still taken time out to show our readers how to dress for the season and continues to have his looks spotted in the pages of US magazine and People.

Todd Lynn

This British based designer started his journey right here in Canada, but has since spread his wings and rocked the scene. Creating looks for the hottest rock stars from U2 to The Rolling Stones to Courtney Love, Todd’s edgy creations are a must for the rock elite. He returns to Canada now and again to give us a taste of his rocking style in person.

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