Meet the Designers

designersJana and Emilia are both professional fashion designers. They respect each other highly - as persons and designers, they both have a sense for details, they like working with quality materials and they find the high quality work and precision is very important for the final fit.

Jana Hanzel is a fashion designer with a  strong technical background. She graduated with Master's in Computer Science and when moved to Canada in 2001 she finished her Fashion design degree. Working as a teacher of Pattern Making and Haute Couture Sewing she enjoyed leading her students to achieve their goals. She met with Emilia in 2008 and after some time they decided to join their creative forces in their very own designer studio. Every year they create 2 new collections and design for their customers.

For Emilia Torabi - fashion runs in her veins.  It was her Russian grandmother – herself a talented designer – who set the (metaphorical) wheel spinning into a world of dizzying creativity and design for Emilia. Quickly becoming conscious of textures and fabrics by her teenage years, Torabi soon after enrolled at the Italian Academy in Florence where she built upon on her design and sewing foundation. Working in Ottawa Emilia enjoyed designing for her private clients and organizing different fashion shows. Now working with Jana they participate in many fashion shows around the city while expanding their business even further.

1408 Halton Terrace
Ottawa, ON


Thank you to all our contributors who helped us with all our photoshoots - models, photographers, make-up artists and hair stylists, we appreciate your creative effort and professionalism!