about the atelier
GRANDI is a Vancouver-based womenswear design atelier – an expression for the bold, sophisticated woman. She is creative, inquisitive, and uses her savoir vivre and stylish wardrobe to ask provocative questions.
Start in 2014 by designer dressmaker Grandy as an exclusive, bespoke service, the atelier has garnered international media attention, including coverage by Vogue, Glamour, WWD, CTV, Forbes, Dazed Magazine, as well as on the red carpets at the Academy Awards and Cannes Film Festival.
GRANDI is known for its striking artistic details, purposeful design attitude, and timeless silhouettes.
From this design oasis in our fast-fashion world, every design is founded in its own concept, steeped in its own story. These artful collections have shown on the runways of Amazon Fashion Week TOKYO and Vancouver Fashion Week.
about the designer
A celebrated humanist once put the ratio of passion-to-reason bestowed in man at 24-to-1. After graduating from business school, I found this to be approximately the ratio of time I spent making art, versus time spent searching for what mother referred to as “gainful employment”.
After 4 years in the financial sector, I left the rigid office life to figure out what I wanted to do. My left and right brains bickered bitterly over creative versus structured pursuits.
With my only fashion experience being making clothes for myself, I stepped into a fascinating world of creativity and an endless amount of work, teaching myself the skills I needed along the way.
In 2013, I started making one dress a week and blogged about my journey. From there, my style and philosophy as a designer emerged, with scrupulous emphasis on classic elegance and bold, artistic expression.
I’ve had the privilege of dressing some amazing women for red carpet events, including at the Academy Awards and Cannes Film Festival. My works have been featured by Vogue, Glamour, WWD, CTV, Forbes, among others, as well as on the runways of Amazon Fashion Week in Tokyo and Vancouver Fashion Week.
Outside of art, fashion and business, I also have a diploma in music and taught piano for 15 years.