After training in Milan at legendary Istituto Marangoni, Canadian contemporary menswear designer Christopher Bates launched his eponymous namesake menswear line in 2008, rapidly gaining traction with retailers, consumers, media, stylists and celebrities.
Christopher Bates’ recognitions include a feature as one of the top six menswear designers in Canada (SHARP Magazine), being selected as the only menswear designer in the Mercedes-Benz Start Up Program, naming rights as one of Canada’s Top 100 Most Influential People (Alberta Youth Congress 2014), being a finalist for the Notable Awards for Fashion in Canada (Notable.ca 2014 and 2015) and most recently, receiving Canadian Arts and Fashion Awards, CAFA,nomination for Canadian Menswear Designer of the Year.
The Christopher Bates collection has garnered significant local, national and international press including: VOGUE Italia, Women's Wear Daily, Forbes, GQ Brazil, Elle, FASHION, SCHÖN!, Hello! Magazine, Huffington Post, FLARE, the Globe and Mail, the National Post and the Toronto Star and CTV just to name a few...
"I have no doubt at all that that guy is going to make it."
- Jeanne Beker