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 category, in 2019 for the Sustainable Designer category, and in 2020 for the Womenswear Designer category, which has been postponed to 2021.
Eliza Faulkner is regularly featured in Canadian publications such as Elle, Chatelaine, The Globe & Mail, Fashion, YAM and others, as well as being regularly worn by Canadian celebrities.
Eliza Faulkner Designs was founded to address the problems in the fashion industry. The main problems identified are: Environmental destruction, insensitive content and marketing, and elitist workplaces and exploitative corporate culture. Eliza saw that there were a shortage of companies offering a product that was in line with her morals and founded the business to offer the product that she wants to buy.
Eliza Faulkner sources fabrics that are woven in Montreal, or from reputable mills, and uses deadstock fabric and notions whenever possible. All manufacturing is done in Montreal by local sewers, cutters, and pattern makers. And above all, Eliza Faulkner produces a high quality item that is made to last.
When shopping at elizafaulkner.com, you can know that we are thinking about what matters to you.