From wearable art to playful pieces, we’ve put together a list of some of our favourite independent Canadian jewellery designers. Inspired by a transparent fashion movement which prioritizes craft, creativity, and ethics, discover these five designers that will make you want to add slow fashion pieces to your wardrobe.
Eugenia Chan is a Toronto based designer who is currently pursuing her Bachelors of Design at OCAD University. With pieces that are both conceptual yet wearable, Chan’s jewellery blends minimalist lines with statement edge, for a modern take on your jewellery must-haves.
Le Lou Ula
Inspired by movement and surrealism, Bramble Lee Pryde founded Le Lou Ula in 2013. Based out of Western Canada, Pryde focuses on creating demi-fine silver and gold wearable sculptures. Pryde has a multidisciplinary approach to her craft, and in addition to her jewellery, she also produces hand-crafted toxin free nail enamel.
Inspired by timeless design, Patricia Wong is a Toronto-based fine jewellery designer. With pieces ranging from semi-precious to precious materials, Wong’s designs incorporate movement, line, and levels, to create original pieces which emulate architectural design principles.
Designed and crafted in Halifax, Anne Sophie Vallée‘s work is contemporary and playful. Focusing on traditional goldsmithing techniques, Vallée’s process prioritizes long-lasting quality, with minimalist pieces that move with your body and add colour to your wardrobe.
Created by industrial designer Amanda Nogier, Beton Brut features jewellery made out of concrete. Inspired by space and local surroundings, Nogier works with this common material in an unusual way. By creating pieces which play with colour, material, and perspective, Beton Brut designs are one-of-a-kind.