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Fashion designer Brian Bailey

Brian Bailey

Brian Bailey is a famous Canadian designer born on the 15th of February 1958. Brian was brought up in a big family in rural Alberta. He has five brothers.

His path to success started in 1981 when he moved to Toronto to study fashion design. He managed to both work ( as a visual merchandiser for The Hudson’s Bay Company- the store that later on harbors his very own label) and study (in Ryerson Polytechnic University). In 1983 Bailey was hired to design for the House of Cowan, his first real job when it comes to fashion design. His talent soon revitalized the company. By 1988 Brian Bailey managed to establish himself as one of the big names in Canadian fashion and this gave him the strength to start his own line. Later on, in 1992, Bailey founded Iscariot Design-his very own company. To this day his company sells his designs in Canada, the US and the UK.

But Brian doesn’t stop here. Around 2000 he opened for business two boutiques, both in Toronto. Since this his designs have seen nothing but success, they have been shown in major department stores like:  Bloomingdale’s, Neiman Marcus, Saks Fifth Avenue, Nordstrom and The Bay, also in Harrods.

In 2007 the talented designer launched a line that is more affordable and more wearable. He aimed for classic cuts that would be comfortable but also stylish, perfect for urban women.

A man who loves to experiment, a talented designer and also a wise businessman-this is what Brian Bailey is. Because he is one of the very few Canadian designers to produce both regular and plus-size clothes for the market. More interesting though are his experiments with bridal gowns, eveningwear and corporate uniforms.

In 2007 Brian was invited to join other popular Canadian fashion icons as a mentor in the reality show Project Runway Canada- a program that finds and gives a push to talented new designers.