6 stylish brands to support and invest in
Female entrepreneurs and innovators are shaping the way we style ourselves on the daily. From clothing and accessories to beauty and lifestyle trends, women are ruling the world of style and are top shelf influencers.
In honour of International Women’s Day on March 8th, here are seven female style innovators and inspiring businesswomen to follow, invest in and love.
The Toronto-based designer is adored for her modern, innovative jewelry designs. Celebrities like Ashley Graham, Mindy Kaling, Issa Rae, and Kendall Jenner love Bird’s sleek styles, which boast an architectural flair, and are statement pieces without being in-your-face bold. Bird’s hoop earrings, chain necklaces and bracelets are fan favourites.
Rei Kawakubo, Comme des Garcons
This Japanese designer, known for her avant-garde designs, launched Comme des Garcons at age 27 in 1969 and quickly became the founder of one of the most influential fashion houses in the world. Rei Kawakubo likes to think outside the box in order to make something new and challenges the conventional notions of beauty, shape and materials in fashion. She was committed to designing clothes that offered mobility and comfort in untraditional ways. Fall in love with Rei Kawakubo’s Comme des Garcons Play line that is decorated with the iconic heart motif, that can be found at Holt Renfrew and Nordstrom at Yorkdale.
One of the most legendary high fashion makeup artists of all time, and first makeup artist to be awarded a damehood, Dame Path McGrath has made fabulous red carpet glam accessible to everyone with her make up line that’s all about pigments that work on all skin tones. Inclusivity and diversity is an integral pillar of McGrath’s brand, she pays careful attention to the pigmentation and testing of every product on different skin tones. Dame Pat McGrath believes pushing boundaries and individuality is necessary in the beauty industry. Tune into her Instagram channel that offer breakdowns of her high glam looks —don’t miss a minute! Pat McGrath Labs available at Sephora.
This cult haircare brand is the creation of celebrity hairstylist Jen Atkin. With years of beauty industry experience, Atkin saw a void in the haircare market of products that were effective, easy to use, and designed for all hair types and textures. Though OUAI began life as line of hair products in 2016, it’s now expanded to a full lifestyle range including body, hand, fragrance, and candles.
This cult skincare line was launched by Vicky Tsai in 2009. Tsai financed the company’s first product—the now iconic Aburatorigami Japanese Blotting Papers—by selling her engagement ring, her car and moving back in with her parents. Tatcha is now a gold standard in the skincare world and loved by celebrities including Meghan Markle and Maggie Gyllenhaal.
Consider McCartney as a revolutionary in fashion’s sustainability movement. Since launching her eponymous brand in 2001, the lifelong vegetarian has been committed since day one to not using leather, feathers, skin, or fun in any of her designs. Through her innovative and luxe designs, she is contributing to a better planet—McCartney is a creative and entrepreneurial inspiration.
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