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Make room for Nova Scotia's fashion industry.

In 2010, inspired by the women of the G8, four Nova Scotia fashion designers collaborated on collections specifically designed to celebrate each one and her individual fashion flair.  See what they put together for Laureen, Michelle, Samantha, Carla, Nobuko, Margarida, Angela, Svetlana and Geertrui. 

This campaign resulted in tremendous attention for our designers. Please check their websites for an up-to-date view of their uniquely Nova Scotian designs.

The "Laureen" Collection ~ Canada

The "Laureen" Collection

Laureen Harper claims to be a fleece-wearing mom, who likes motorbikes, and keeping a low profile. After proclaiming her role as a fashion ambassador for Canada earlier this year, Laureen is mining the rich resources of Canadian fashion talent and bringing it to the international stage.

The "Michelle" Collection ~ United States

The "Michelle" Collection
Michelle Obama is one of the most high profile and powerful women in the world. No matter the event she’s attending or speech to be delivered, she does it in her own confident and admired style. Michelle’s beauty, elegance and strength inspire designers and women worldwide.

The "Samantha" Collection ~ United Kingdom

The Samantha Collection

Samantha Cameron’s style is simple and elegant, fresh and fashion forward. The British tabloids often refer to the new Prime Minister’s wife as Sam Cam while featuring her latest fashion choices. Samantha still works part-time as a creative consultant and is expecting her fourth child this fall.

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Meet the Designers

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"So when NSBI asked us to take a look at their exciting new campaign,, and the products made by Nova Scotia artisans, we thought it was a good fit with the mandate of our blog (I can hear L-A now, “We have a mandate?”) and we were pleased to oblige."
Read the full review at:  Fashionable People,
Questionable Things


“…Naturally, we were curious to see the goods, excited to participate and very honored to have been asked to weigh in. Supporting local fashion and seeing our homeland on the style map couldn't make us more proud!”

Read the full review at:
365 Fashion Rehab


"Women’s rights worldwide is a hot button issue this time around, so it’s fitting that entire fashion collections were carefully crafted with these leading ladies in mind. The collections celebrate the power of women, fashion and Nova Scotian talent."

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Nova Scotia, Canada Fashion Collections, brought to you by our contributing designers, the Nova Scotia Designer Crafts CouncilCraft Alliance and Nova Scotia Business Inc.

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