- The region’s flower is the pacific dogwood
- The region’s tree is the western red cedar
- The region’s bird is the Steller’s jay
- The region’s flower is the fireweed
- The region’s tree is the subalpine fir
- The region’s bird is the common raven
- Her red maple leaf fascinator by Sylvia Fletcher of Locke & Co. (because how often can you wear that, except when in Canada?)
- Queen Elizabeth II’s maple leaf brooch
- Anything by designer Erdem, whom she’s worn before and is based in Canada.
Elegant dresses for charity visits
Sho Sho Esquiro
Sho Sho has First Nations Kaska Dena, Cree, and Scottish roots, so her designs incorporate the local region and traditions, which Kate loves to do! She is from Yukon and now based in Vancouver.
Nicole is from Vancouver and interned with Vivienne Westwood in London. Her designs are elegant, simple and comfortable. She also founded OQOQO with Lululemon owner, Chip Wilson, which is an eco-friendly clothing line.
Rachel Sin began her career as an architect, so she knows all too well the need for perfection, especially in the design of a well fitting dress! She believes her dresses can go from day to play quite effortlessly. The designer also has some lovely pantsuits that would be a nice change for Kate.
In 2014, Sarah curated a line for Target Canada. She uses only local and natural elements in her designs without using water! She makes everything to order so there is little waste, making very little impact on the environment.
Floor length designs of floral lace are designed by Mikael Derderian based in Montreal. He is influenced by his Armenian and Lebanese parents and background.
Interesting and structured pieces from Matthew Gallagher that would be a very bold statement for Kate. Matthew is an Italian trained designer and illustrator.
Designer and Creative Director Nikki Wirthensohn Yassemi has lived in Austria, Iran, the UK and now Toronto, Canada. Her mother worked with British tailor, Victor Edelstein, who designed some of Princess Diana’s iconic looks. She loves to make elaborate gowns but also makes gorgeous dresses.
His S/S16 collection gained him Best Collection at Toronto Fashion Week. He is based in Toronto.
Simplistic and comfortable sportswear designed by Kimberly Newport-Mimran in Toronto. Her clothes are effortless and transitional. She also features polka dots and stripes, which we know Kate loves!
We saw Kate visit a London Lululemon store earlier this year. If she has some down time on the trip, these yoga looks will serve her well. The company is based in Canada.
Classic, comfortable clothing is this Canadian brand’s game. The looks are similar to the Gap or Old Navy and the prices are right. I can see Kate mixing these items with high end styles on this trip.
Timeless and fresh, the designs by metalsmither, Leah Alexander, look good with anything. The rings, earrings and necklaces are simplistic and refined. She uses colors reminiscent of water. I can definitely see Kate wearing these pieces.
Again, very simplistic and classic. This jewelry is meant to be worn daily. The flagship store is located in Vancouver.
Based out of Whitehorse, Yukon, Canada, Shelley makes upcycled pieces that represent her environment. Her delicate pieces resemble Kate’s style. And the jeweler’s work is found on Etsy, so if Kate purchases from the site, small shop artists like Shelley would receive a ton of traffic and sales from the Kate effect!
Based in Montreal, this shoe chain operates worldwide. What’s nice about these designs is that they’re reasonably priced, fashionable and fun! The brand is perfect for Kate to wear on this trip as they range in style from flats, to heels to boots, which are all styles that Kate wears and loves.
David Dunkley Fine Millinery
Based in Montreal, David has studied under the former royal milliner to HRM Queen Elizabeth II. The Duchess of Cornwall has worn his headpieces. He uses traditional millinery techniques that Kate loves.
So many chic and fashionable styles that look so Kate! Fascinators and hats galore --- wish I had more events to wear hats to in the US because then I’d be interested in buying something from this label.
Ela by Ela
These neutral and classic leather bags are adorable! They seem versatile and there are so many different styles, one cannot go wrong.