Christopher Bates x Armadio Privato Launch Event

Christopher Bates x Armadio Privato Launch Event

This past Saturday, September 24, Canadian designer Christopher Bates launched his latest Spring 2017 collection preview at Armadio Privato at Piazza Prinett in Merate, Italy. The event included shopping, models, cocktails, and canapes from generous sponsors including; Casa Baccichetto, Pezzetta, Salumi Pernigotti and So Pronto.

The launch of Christopher's Spring 2017 collection, hosted guests from all across Europe and Toronto, Canada. 


Designer Profile

Canadian designer Christopher Bates was born and raised in Vancouver, Canada. He studied at the University of British Columbia and completed a Bachelor of Arts program. Soon after he completed a management certificate in Marketing Communications at British Columbia Institute of Technology. After working 5 years in the Vancouver marketing industry, he decided to move abroad to Milan and study Fashion Design at Istituto Marangoni. When Christopher graduated, he founded the Christopher Bates brand in Canada in 2008 and based his designs overseas in Milan.

Between Canada and Milan, Christopher has been recognized for many awards, including In 2012, he was featured in the Mercedes-Benz startup program. In 2014 he was listed as Canada's Top 100 Most Influential People (Alberta Youth Congress). Christopher was also nominated in 2014 and 2015 for the Notable Award ( for Fashion in Canada, and also in 2015 and 2016, he was recognized for the CAFA menswear designer of the year award. 

The brand's aesthetic and style has been recognized for its contemporary European tailoring and bespoke details. His signature "Romeo" dress shirt which features a kiss print on the collar, is iconic and has a unique design. The Christopher Bates brand has collaborated with large companies including Holt Renfrew, Harry Rosen, Browns, Gotstyle, Gilt, and Air Canada and continues to grow on a global platform.

Christopher Bates is showcasing his S/S 2017 collection in Ottawa and Toronto, and there will hopefully be an appearance of his show at TOM* Feb 2017 for his A/W collection.

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