Revenge of the Geek is a local Toronto fashion brand specializing in clothing for the unique individual who appreciates quality and luxury clothing while representing local fashion designers who give back to their community.
The Toronto fashion scene is a budding space for creatives to showcase their unique upbringing in this diverse city. Each designer and fashion brand offers a unique story and fills a gap in representation and creativity. We appreciate designers who are paving the way through their creativity and building a repertoire of credibility in the city of Toronto. Here's a list of local fashion brands to watch in 2022.
Wanze Song is an up-and-coming Chinese-Canadian designer specializing in womenswear featuring elegant silhouettes with innovative pattern cutting techniques that offer unique cuts and finishings to her designs. She takes inspiration from her cultural heritage to create her pieces, such as the Dumpling bag made in the shape with folds like a Chinese dumpling.
Wanze incorporates sustainable fashion practices in her work and utilizes deadstock fabric to avoid waste. Wanze is currently a Fellowship Designer at The Suzanne Rogers Fashion Institute and will be launching her namesake fashion label in 2022, and she's been slowly sharing some of her pieces. We're excited to see the launch of her fashion brand.
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1percenttalent is a local fashion brand based in Toronto, owned by Hieng Tang, who designs every piece of clothing. His work features original one-of-kind artworks that are hand-drawn and screen printed onto every item of clothing. Tang's latest work, released during the Lunar New Year, features a uniquely designed Tiger to celebrate this year's zodiac. Tang has a unique ability to render eye-catching graphics to make statement clothing pieces creating a distinctive look for his collections.
Tang is currently taking a sabbatical and will release a new collection of graphics in 2022 featured on new clothing pieces. Be sure to keep an eye out for his latest designs; Tang frequently shows his production process and sneak previews of his graphics so you can get on the pre-order list.
Follow 1%talent for the latest news on his upcoming 2022 collection.
Frere du Nord
Frere du Nord is a local fashion brand based in the Greater Toronto Area (GTA) by a husband and wife team who designs, manufactures and sells out of their Oshawa-based production studio and shop. Their specialty in luxury unisex loungewear incorporates unique pattern-making techniques making the construction and finishings of their clothing incredibly distinctive. Frere du Nord is a local fashion force that actively gives back to its community. One notable act was their participation in sewing handmade face masks to supply to local hospitals during the height of the pandemic when there was a significant shortage.
Their latest addition to their fashion brand is a collection of tie-dye t-shirts and scrunchies. And a new March break tie-dye camp for kids this year. This may be an opportunity for the brand to expand to children's wear, so keep an eye out for their upcoming Spring-Summer 2022 collection!
The local Toronto fashion scene is a hidden gem of great designers and designs. Every fashion label is created and designed with a distinctive and unique outcome for those who look to stand out while representing and supporting Toronto-based brands and fashion designers. Every new season brings new collections, looks, prints, and silhouettes to celebrate unique fashion and style explorations.Shop our latest Revenge of the Geek Limited Collection and follow us to get notified of new products so you can be a part of our community and celebrate your story.