Each year the Canadian Arts and Fashion Awards (CAFA) recognizes outstanding Canadian talent, including Christopher Bates who won the CAFA Menswear Designer of the Year Award in 2019 ,and other awards over the years. Bates has dressed countless celebrities including Shawn Mendes, Shape of Water actor Michael Shannon, Howie-D from the Backstreet Boys, and more!
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Known for his timeless designs with a modern twist, his career has flourished with his Fall/Winter collection that has officially hit the floors of Nordstrom stores. Bates has always stood by his decision to select all of his fabric and quality of materials from Italy. The designer’s look book for this season is one that does not fail to bring quality and style to men’s fashion.
As the weather gets cooler, so does the designer’s creations. Navy blues, charcoal, and dark tones are the colour scheme for this collection of fall essentials and practical suiting. Inspired by the night sky, many of the fall jackets and blazers have a wool blend that emulates shooting stars and constellations. There are also a number of travel suits featured for anyone who lives a lifestyle on the go.
The sweaters for the fall and winter season range from crewnecks to turtle necks with coloured stripes that make these cozy knits pop. Pair with the Flannel Sports Trousers and Leather High Tops for a comfortable, yet sophisticated look.
Bates also included some tech wear in his collection — The one-of-a-kind trench is a modern piece that stands out when it comes to men’s fashion. Eco down jackets and parkas for a more casual look are also available. Despite the simple designs that are practical and easy to wear, Bates is always about the beautiful details, which makes his brand edgy.
The collection is now available in Nordstrom stores across Canada, including Yorkdale Mall in Toronto and the Pacific Centre in Vancouver. In the future, Bates also hopes to expand his brand to the Nordstrom stores in the US. For more products, including accessories and other collections visit www.christopherbates.com