We’re very excited to announce a new addition to our roster of clients: fashion veteran Anne Thompson!
While the mainstream fashion houses struggle to keep up with style and colour forecasts, Annie Thompson is out on her limb creating an always unmistakably Annie look, honing in on a style all her own.
Blend a passion for creating, an incredible eye for detail, throw in a spitfire spirit and a somewhat rebellious nature, and you have the mix they call Annie Thompson. Her designs have been described as ‘a sultan’s tent of sumptuous colours and textures’, ‘a refreshing alternative to the trends’, and ‘a design mecca in a fashion wasteland’. The concept is that anyone should be free to wear what they like. ‘We are losing our personal characteristics in this homogeneous world. Personality is a terrible thing to waste.’ says Thompson.
Thompson began her design career purely by chance. It evolved out of a need to be constantly making things coupled with an inability to find clothes that satisfactorily fit and suited her. She was studying fine art. ‘I didn’t wake up one day and dcide that I wanted to be a Fashion Designer. I just made things and knew that I had to continue making things. So, I went to fashion school to learn more about what I was already doing. Now, as then, I make clothes, I make bags, I make art, I make things. I am lucky enough to make things that some people love.’
Thompson has maintained her position as one of Toronto’s foremost designers for more than twenty five years and has accrued many awards to this effect. Her work defies labeling. Her look is not one of ‘sex, sex, sex’, but a rich mix of captivating silhouettes, complimentary design lines and unusual fabrication and detailing. There is nothing mass-market about the pieces in the collections. They have been touched by an artist’ hands. For her clients, the proof is in the wearing. See for yourself. www.anniethompson.ca.
Annie Thompson Artelier
Open House Dates
Thursday July 22nd 1-6pm
Friday July 23rd 1-5pm
Thursday July 29th 1-6pm
Friday July 30th 1-5pm
1 Wiltshire Avenue, Studio 205
Toronto, Ontario, M6N 2V7
No appointment necessary during open studio.
Cash or cheque accepted.
“Let us not dictate to women what they must wear or what is in fashion. Rather, let us provide a multitude of choices for their every whim and let them decide what they would like to wear.”