Ones to watch: Leilanni Todd handcrafts for the girls about town

Photograph by Leilanni Todd
Photography by Leilanni Todd

We love Toronto-based designer Leilanni Todd, for her hand-crafted and affordable wears, but mostly, we’re really into the laid-back attitude and style of her clothes. A fresh new take on the basics, her wears are the type you want in every colour.

Todd has been working alongside other designers for years, and ventured out on her own two years ago. Since then she’s been working with mostly jersey and leather, making turbans and turban headbands, mullet T-shirts and dresses, and leather-paneled shorts and leggings—and most are available in a variety of colours and patterns. Her styles are undeniably cute, and can be made-to-order with your exact measurements, which is a pretty sweet deal for custom-made threads.

Todd describes the girls who wear her clothes as “Cool chicks—girls who appreciate fashion and want to stand out in a subtle way; the kind of girls who are out on the town. They’re busy, easy going, fun, and creative.” Hmm, sounds familiar!

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