Canada’s largest fashion shopping event INLAND is back this spring, and as a lover of supporting local talent and business, I can’t wait! INLAND connects shoppers and industry directly with over 70 of Canada’s must-have emerging fashion and accessory brands from and across the country. This year just happens to be the 10th showcase and sale for INLAND, so you know it’s going to be a special one.
INLAND takes place Friday, May 3 and Saturday, May 4, 2019 at Toronto’s QRC West at 134 Peter Street. In anticipation, we’ll be featuring 3 amazing brands that will be showcasing their wares to fashion lovers and shoppers alike at INLAND next week. Check out our first designer, Rosalie Loney, founder of the stunning and inclusive lingerie line Rosalie Wynne.
After becoming a mother and nursing her daughter, Rosalie discovered that she couldn’t find a bralette that fit her postpartum body well. Tapping into her previous experience in costume design and creation, Rosalie decided to take matters into her own hands, designing the perfectly fitting bralette for herself. Her own experience led her to discover that there were other women that struggled with limited sizing options. So, she launched Rosalie Wynne, the inclusive lingerie brand the world needed.
Rosalie Wynne seeks to empower women to feel beautiful and celebrated, whatever their shape, by offering lingerie in over 50 unique sizes. Combining soft jerseys with delicate laces every design is created to elegantly flatter the body while feeling like a second skin. Keeping things local, every piece is designed and manufactured in Hamilton, where Rosalie lives with her family.
We got the chance to chat with Rosalie about fashion and Rosalie Wynne. Read on below!
What brought you to the fashion industry?
I started out in theatre as a costume designer/creator. The relationship between clothing and who we are has always fascinated me. I ended up supplementing my income with retail jobs and grew to love helping women find pieces that they felt amazing in. After I stopped breastfeeding my daughter, I tried out bralettes and was ready to fall in love with them, but ended up being disappointed by the lack of size options. So, I made my own and quickly realized that there were other women who wanted more options as well!
How would you describe your personal style?
Bold and comfortable with a touch of elegance and edge.
How would you describe your line/brand?
Each piece has been designed and crafted to empower the wearer to feel and embody her own natural beauty, regardless of her shape or cup size. I use a combination of very comfortable materials like bamboo and organic cotton paired with delicate laces and dramatic lines to create elegant pieces for every and any day wearing.
What do you love most about working in fashion?
I love being a part of the conversation about our relationships with our bodies. Hearing from my customers that they feel beautiful and strong when they wear my pieces gives me so much satisfaction and purpose.
What do you wish you could change about the fashion industry?
I would love to see more transparency in the material supply chain with regards to ethical labor practices and sustainable processes. It has started, but there is still such a long, long way to go.