Canada has had a significant impact on the fashion industry, with several notable designers and brands hailing from the country. Some of the fashion trends that were born in Canada include:
The “Canadian Tuxedo”: This term refers to a denim-on-denim outfit, popularized by celebrities such as Bing Crosby and James Dean in the 1950s.
The “Parka”: The parka, a type of heavy jacket with a hood, was originally worn by Inuit peoples in the Arctic. It was later adopted by the Canadian military and eventually became a popular style of outerwear.
The “Canadiana” trend: This trend, characterized by plaid shirts, denim, and rugged outdoor clothing, has been popularized by Canadian brands such as Roots and Moose Knuckles.
The “Prairie Dress”: This style of dress, characterized by its long, flowing silhouette and often made of lightweight fabrics, was popularized by designer Jeanne Beker in the 1980s.
The “Lumberjack Look”: The lumberjack look, characterized by plaid shirts, thick flannel and thick woolen socks, has been popularized by Canadian brands such as R.E.D. by EMP and Filson