Canvas Toronto was founded in 2018 in Toronto, Canada. The brand itself is inspired by arts and luxury fabric. The idea behind Canvas Toronto is to transform arts into luxury accessory. Not only just a piece of painting or a sculpture, but also something that represents our culture. Canvas Toronto believes that arts are limitless, no matter where you are in the world, arts can be shared and enjoyed without any boundary as well as a powerful tool to bring people together. In terms of the product, all of our items are designed by the founder Matthew Yuan and local artists in Toronto. Our main product will be silk and cashmere accessories such as male/female scarves, ties, bow ties & handkerchief. Our mission is to bring the best design and fabric to people. In the end, we hope our company could provide everyone a piece of Canvas for them to express their idea of a luxury brand.
FROM HOBBY TO PROFESSIONAL
A conversation with the Creative Director/Founder
Back when I was a kid, I remember my mother would dress me up in different outfits. I was obsessed with the idea of having my own wardrobe. I remember having different fashion magazines at the house. I would look through them and try to find the same outfit for myself online. Coming to Canada from Shanghai at a very young age has definitely changed my perspective on how fashion works. The boldness of the western culture inspired me to do something that is completely different. Canvas isn’t about being a big statement, I believe in today’s society people deserve to enjoy and cherish more arts. Every print has its own story, it is a journey, a passion and being authentic. Whether it’s on a silk scarf or as little as a tie, dressing up in something that has culture to it can definitely bring people happiness. Therefore, Canvas Toronto is a mixture of passionate arts and luxury material.