As one of Canada's premier fashion designers and creative directors, Izzy Camilleri has generated a significant buzz in the fashion scene throughout the years. Realizing her passion at the very young age of 10, Izzy took the fashion design course at Sheridan College in Oakville, Ontario and began designing her own collections in 1984 - establishing herself as a solid designer in both Canada and international fashion scenes.
Her work has been shown globally and featured in international publications. Toronto born and raised, Izzy understood the women she was designing for. By delivering collections that were provocative and sexy, yet sophisticated and totally wearable, she secured herself the position as one of Canada's celebrated and pre-eminent designers. Influenced by art deco and other iconic designers, Camilleri's work is sinewy and refined.
In the early 90's, Izzy began servicing the Toronto Film and Television industry. She has dressed Meryl Streep, Angelina Jolie, Mark Walberg and David Bowie, to name just a few, in her signature IZZY CAMILLERI pieces. Izzy's work was also featured in The Devil Wears Prada, which created serious attention.
Winning the Fashion Designer of the Year award in 2006, Izzy continued to create collections that were inspiring, iconic, polished and modern. In addition to the Izzy Camilleri collection, Izzy has placed herself on the map as an industry pioneer through the launch of the IZ Adaptive Collection in 2009. The IZ collection is the first collection of adaptive apparel for men and women who use a wheelchair. The IZ Collection has been growing, serving clients around the world through an online store, then in May 2011 opening the first brick and morter store for this type of clothing in Toronto.
In 2010, Izzy collaborated with Adrian Mainella to create a new line called IZMA. Transforming the beauty and warmth of Canadian wild fur into modern icons of attainable luxury.
For 27 years internationally renowned Izzy Camilleri has been a leader in Canadian fashion, from pret-a-porter to cinematic couture, she continues to lead the way by serving up sophistication and swagger to all the men and women of Canada.