With a focus on clean lines and classic silhouettes, Eliza Faulkner is known for her ultra-feminine dresses and bold use of colour and texture.
Eliza studied fashion design and marketing at Central St. Martin’s College of Art & Design. During her studies, Eliza worked in the studios of Erdem, Roland Mouret, Zandra Rhodes, and Roksanda Illincic. After returning to the west coast of Canada in 2011, Eliza began working on a small capsule collection of linen dresses. It was this small capsule that launched Eliza Faulkner Designs in the spring of 2012.
In 2013 and 2014 Eliza was a finalist in the Mercedes-Benz Start Up competition, showing her SS14 and SS15 collections on the runway at Toronto Fashion Week. In 2014 she was nominated for a CAFA in the emerging designer cateogry. Her work has been featured in InStyle Magazine, Flare, ElleCanada, and on Vogue.com, and has been worn by Kelly Clarkson, Carolina Issa, and Marisa Tomei.
With the plight of the planet in mind, Eliza is always seeking new ways to be more sustainable and ethical in the design and manufacturing processes. Eliza sources fabrics that are woven in Montreal, and uses deadstock fabric and notions whenever possible. All manufacturing is done in Montreal by local sewers, cutters, and pattern makers.