Spring 2016 is shaping up to be the most rigorous reemergence of belts we have seen in years. Whether Obi, Oversized, Wrapped or Woven the cinch is certainly here to stay.
When we think belts, we think Suzi Roher. The Toronto based brand, a favorite among the Duchess of Cambridge, Kim Kardashian West, Heidi Klum, Joni Mitchell and other such fashion plates turns 35 this year with a vengeance. Enjoying ongoing floor space in Neiman Marcus, Saks, Holt Renfrew and a plethora of specialty stores intercontinentally, the brand is ever more focused on keeping their Canadian atelier top of its game.
The 100 piece seasonal collection is all handcrafted in an abandoned ribbon factory in the former industrial garment center in downtown Toronto. When they first set up shop 15 years ago, no one could have imagined the impeding gentrification of the neighborhood. This ability to seek and discover, however, has always been a talent and passion of the energetic designer. To satisfy this thirst, Roher travels unheedingly about the globe seeking the next greatest idea, material, mantra or architectural design which she can creatively apply to her accessories.
Perhaps the icing on the cake is the ability to experience and explore with her family come colleagues. Husband Michael runs marketing, photography and operations, while daughter Sam sits as model, shipping director and sales consultant.
In 2013, Suzi Roher made a fantastic foray into scarves, which has proven another awesome outlet for the pioneering spirit who began her belt business out of her basement while at university.
Always on the move- looking to express and connect, we can’t wait to see what the next 35 will bring for the Suzi Roher brand.