Realizing her passion at a very early age, Izzy Camilleri began designing her own collection immediately after graduating fashion design school in 1984. Her innate sense of style and understanding of what real women want to wear quickly gave the collection momentum, generating a significant buzz in the Canadian fashion scene and before long the collection was available at retailers across Canada.
After several successful years, Camilleri decided to put her collection on hold to pursue a lucrative custom design business, servicing the growing Toronto film and television production industry. For the 10 years that followed, she worked extensively with Canadian and American costume designers and stylists on feature films, television commercials, television movies and series as well as music videos. This gave Camilleri an invaluable opportunity to hone her skills as both a designer and a creative director. She established a reputation as the best in the business, designing for some of the biggest names in Hollywood. In the fall of 2000, Camilleri relaunched her collection, Izzy Camilleri, and, using leather as her signature fabric, she has again become one of Canada’s pre-eminent designers. Deftly employing couture techniques on this sleek skin in combination with fur, suede and other well-appointed textiles, Camilleri creates a modern, luxe collection that is both smart and sophisticated.
Izzy Camilleri is iconic and provocative in its design, melding sexy, body-conscious looks with a sophisticated, European feel that employs a couture-like workmanship and attention to detail.
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