Bellissima carries a wide variety of designers and labels taking care in selecting the best in fashion and quality clothing. Here are some of the names we carry, a little bit about them and why we love them.
Since its inception in 1957 Joseph Ribkoff has become one of the leading exporters in the Canadian fashion industry. Continuing its long standing reputation built on high quality designer fashion made available to the public, Joseph Ribkoff is now sold around the world. We love Joseph Ribkoff not just for its quality and beautiful designs but also for the fact that to date it is proudly designed and made in Canada.
Bellissima is proud to have Vivian Wong as our in House designer. Having studied fashion design in Paris, Vivian Wong worked for international companies out of Europe and then Hong Kong. After years of working in the industry she moved to Canada and decided she wanted to work for a local company and thus became Bellissima's chief designer. Today we are delighted to carry her own line as part of our private collection, all of which is designed and made in Canada.
Starting in the industry at the age of 18, Frank Lyman became passionate about fashion while he was in sales. He later joined a women's dress manufacturer and worked his way up in the company eventually becoming president. Years later Frank Lyman Design was founded and today armed with passion and surrounded by a team of talented designers Frank Lyman continues to be a successful international brand. Frank Lyman is proud to say that 98% of his collections are manufactured in Canada.
Simon Chang oversees his Canadian fashion empire from Montreal’s historic garment district. Renowned for his savvy interpretation of trends, this dynamic, dedicated, and personable designer insists every item in his collection receive his inimitable touch. Recognised for his outstanding achievements, including the Order of Canada, Simon designs real clothing for real woman but keeps the "wow" factor in each of the garments he designs. Bellissima is excited to carry Simon Chang and eagerly await his new collections every year.
Michael Phillips was founded in 1976 by Michael Schwartz. The Montreal Company is at the forefront of both Canadian made and European imports, for contemporary women's clothing in Canada. Michael Phillips bring emphasis to strong fashion statements through the use of fabrics, patterns, prints and attention to detail particularly noted in their Zoe line. Wear-ability combined with on trend fashion and its own unique flavor, create distinctive collections made with impeccable quality.
Since its creation in 1976 Tribal has quickly become one of the industry leaders in women's lifestyle clothing. Driven by the guiding principles of quality, accessible prices and superior design Tribal provides relevant collections that surpass expectations. Tribal provides effortless style for the modern woman from day to evening with perfect fit and fabulous colors. Tribal is proud to be based out of Montreal.
PICADILLY is a family owned brand that began in 1975 in Toronto. Their mission is to deliver quality that stands the test of time, while producing sophisticated and timeless clothing. Staying true to its roots PICADILLY showcases innovative Canadian design with its main design and manufacturing hub located in Canada. Check back each season for exclusive collections developed with top designers such as David Dixon, Joeffer Caoc and Franciska Veress.
An experienced designer for North American labels, Tonia DeBellis first launched her namesake collection in 2007. Her brand captures her years of experience and puts a sophisticated edge on "wear-anywhere-active-wear." Her collection is all about style and comfort and a look that makes woman look and feel beautiful. Everything from the patterns on her fabrics to the modern take on her signature "haute hoodie" are designed by Tonia Debellis and made in Canada.