Known for his impeccable men's suits, Canadian designer Christopher Bates presented a less-formal line at the recent Toronto Fashion Week which ran from October 21-26, at David Pecaut Square.
Trained in Milan at the legendary Instituto Marangoni, in 2009, he was featured as one of the top-six leading menswear designer in Canada.
In 2009, Bates was featured as one of the top-six leading menswear designers in Canada by Sharp Magazine. Since he launched his brand, he has been selling in leading Canadian retailers, including Holt Renfrew and Gotstyle Menswear. In 2012, Bates was selected as the only menswear designer in the Mercedes-Benz StartUp Program and was awarded with a sponsored show at World MasterCard Fashion Week in Toronto.
Celebrities who have worn his line include CBC's Ron MacLean, Howie-D of the Backstreet Boys, band members from Marianas Trench, Walk Off The Earth, Eleven Past One, actors Kris Higgins and Charlie Carrick.
The line showcased at Toronto Fashion Week had the classic Bates signature such as contemporary tailoring, stylish fabrics and trims, with a tasteful colour palate. Today, Flair presents the highlights from the men's showcase.