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When I was a teenager, my mother gave me a coat she had made when she was in college. The ivory wool was soft with wear. Meticulous bound buttonholes and a hand-embroidered red satin lining relayed my mother's craftsmanship and care. The beauty of this garment, and the sentimentality attached, inspired me to create this collection.

The idea of clothing as an heirloom is missing from our current fashion mindset. To inspire a return to a time when clothing was treasured, I use luxurious natural fabrics, bespoke tailoring techniques, and classic design. I strive to create garments that will survive both daily wear and passing trends so your daughter can cherish your jacket as much as you do. To add an extra layer of love, customization options like personalized fit and fabric choices can be requested to take my ready-to-wear pieces from made beautifully to made just for you.

Our appreciation of apparel truly deepens when we become connected to the people and processes behind how our garments are made. This fact inspired my publicly accessible studio, where you can watch, inquire about, and shop the jackets as they are being made. Sourcing and production details are completely transparent and easily obtained in my product descriptions and behind-the-scenes footage of the business, from the glamorous to the mundane, can be found on Instagram. 


To get an in-person experience of the collection, feel free to stop by the studio weekday afternoons or book an appointment via phone or email.

Phone: 403.815.8169
Email: anneke@annekeforbes.com
Studio: #220, 1721 - 29th Avenue SW, Calgary AB, T2T 6T7
Instagram: @annekeforbes
 

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