Originally from Canada, Christopher Bates has chosen his real name to represent himself in the fashion world. He was educated at Istituto Marangoni in Milan, a renowned institution synonymous with fashion, design and art. Since his debut, this intrepid designer has achieved a meteoric rise in the fashion industry. In 2014 he established his headquarters in Milan to produce, with pride, in this splendid country.
The determination that Christopher Bates expresses is almost palpable, and apparent in every aspect of his life. He is versatile and particularly focused on beautiful, innovative details. He has an innate curiosity and is inspired by anatomy, architecture, geometry and also from other art forms such as cooking. His style icons are Sean Connery’s James Bond, James Dean, Steve McQueen, Cary Grant, and David Bowie.
He sells to influential retailers in Italy, including: Magenta Homme, Ruggero, Butti etc and in Canada to: Harry Rosen and Browns. He was nominated for the 2015 and 2016 Canadian Menswear Designer of the Year Award (CAFA). In 2017 we will hear more from him, as his work will take off…literally. He is proudly designing the new uniforms for Air Canada – one of the largest airlines in the world.
He has been featured in many top media publications including: L’Uomo Vogue Italia, Women’s Wear Daily, Forbes, GQ Brazil, Monocle, Elle, Fashion, SCHÖN!, Hello!, Huffington Post, Esquire China, and Flare…