Trained in Milan at legendary Istituto Marangoni, Christopher Bates is an intrepid Canadian designer achieving a meteoric rise in the fashion industry. His eponymous menswear line is gaining traction with retailers, consumers, media, stylists, and celebrities. Since he launched his brand he has been selling to leading retailers including: Holt Renfrew (Canada’s foremost luxury department store chain), Gotstyle Menswear (voted #1 Menswear Store in Canada, Sharp Magazine 2012) and online with Gilt.
In 2009, Bates was featured as one of the top six leading menswear designers in Canada (Sharp Magazine, September 2009). In 2012, he 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. In 2014, he was included in Canada’s Top 100 Most Influential People for his excellence and leadership of promoting Canadian heritage through Arts & Culture nationally and internationally and for his immense devotion to set the world stage for fashion industry (Alberta Youth Congress). He is also nominated for the 2014 Notable Award for Fashion in Canada (Notable.ca) and the 2015 Canadian Menswear Designer of the Year Award (CAFA).
Additional Lot Details
- Valid for 2 people.
- Attendees must be 18 or older.
- Date is Friday August 21st, 8 pm at 444 Yonge street
- Cannot be resold, re-auctioned, returned or exchanged.
- Travel and accommodations are not included.