Canadian luxury menswear designer Christopher Bates closed his Fall/Winter 2018 show at Toronto Fashion Week last week debuting his limited-edition MTV sneaker partnership alongside his new ready-to-wear collection.
“It’s been a great honour to be back on the Toronto Fashion Week runway,” states Christopher Bates. “Premiering this collection with the MTV sneaker collaboration was the perfect opportunity to showcase the diversity of my designs and ability to think outside the box of typical menswear.”
The Fall/Winter 2018 collection combines future-formal and tech-sport style with classic sartorial menswear and tells a story through colour featuring bold shades including slate gray, rich navy, hazard yellow and black. The MTV x Christopher Bates sneaker collection brings a touch of 90’s nostalgia to the otherwise contemporary collection by featuring metal studs, black patent leather and shiny gold and silver soles. Bates is currently previewing one of three models in the collection, with the next two pieces to be released in this spring.
“Christopher Bates continues to produce stunning, high quality and approachable collections season after season,” stated Jon Graham, SVP and GM of MTV Networks Canada. “It’s very exciting to see him step outside his contemporary-classic style and embrace the bold personality of MTV with this sneaker partnership. We are thrilled to finally debut the collection to the Canadian market!”
The Christopher Bates collection is designed in Milan and produced throughout Italy, using the highest quality materials from some of the best clothing and footwear manufacturers and mills in the world. The Fall/Winter 2018 collection incorporates an air of European luxury through textured wool suits, colour blocked Merino wool sweaters, down bombers and technical flannel pants, among others.