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News - Jana and Emilia Fashion Design Studio

New Collection: Fall/Winter 2014


January 27, 2014                                          



 Jana & Emilia Fashion Design Studio piece together warmth and style for Fall/Winter 2014

 Collection to be launched at Ottawa Fashion Week


OTTAWA – Warmth and style are two things that don’t often go hand-in-hand during frigid, unpredictable Canadian winters, but local designers Jana Hanzel and Emilia Torabi are making the coveted more accessible with their Fall/Winter 2014 collection, Tessellation.

 This season, the wearer of a Jana & Emilia piece embodies effortless sophistication and elegance. Juxtaposed patterns, colours, and fabrics create a mosaic effect reflected in printed silk, knit, and wool outfits for women, cotton shirts for men and richly textured jackets and coats for both genders. These timeless designs are sprinkled with brocade, matelassé, and leather. Tessellation is a medley of warm browns, cool greys and the occasional pop of colour. The collection reflects true originality with unexpected accents and asymmetrical geometry.

 The collection will be presented on Friday, February 7 at 8 p.m. at the Hilton Lac Leamy as part of Ottawa Fashion Week. Tickets are available at http://ottawafashionweek.ca/tickets/.

 Photographed by: Mitch Lenet

Hair and Make-up by: Katarina Koziakova and Tracey Lahey

Models: Delaney Holley and Hayden Kyte (MIM)


 For more information:

Jana & Emilia Fashion Design Studio

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613-599-7171 or 613-254-5582

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Gift giving guide

Jana & Emilia’s December gift giving guide


What do you give the man or women on your shopping list that has everything? Check out these Jana & Emilia Fashion Design Studio packages and services for ideas! If you like what you see, email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. for more information or to purchase. Happy shopping!


Color Advisory: 1-hour session: $80

 Want to know the colours that best suit your skin tone? We offer an educational session for clients who are interested in a wardrobe color analysis. After this one-hour session, the client will leave with information written in a Style Sheet, and with color swatches specific to his or her color complexion.


Style and image Advisory: 1.5 hour: $120

 This 90-minute session is designed for clients who would like to dress their shape to perfection no matter what the trend is. We will provide examples of styles, fabrics and cuts that flatter the client's body shape.


We will also consider the occasion for which the client would like to dress. The client will leave with a brochure of suggested styles flattering her or his figure.


Complimentary Fashion Advice with any custom design order

 When a client arrives for a custom design consultation, we spend the initial 15 minutes with the client analyzing her/his requirements for the garment being ordered. We then offer basic advice about the proper color selection and suitable styles for him/her. Together with the client, we decide on the particular outfit to be designed and created.


Sewing lessons: 3-hour session: $60

 We teach sewing classes in our studio for all levels! You can register with us anytime. We work with maximum 4 students at a time to provide the attention students need. We will adjust our program to your experience and particular projects. Private lessons available too.

Get ready for the Holidays!

We picked the best style tips for you!

1. This holiday, wear some color!
We know your LBD is always a safe bet, but you also can be more adventurous this season and try nice bright colors that suit your complexion. See some examples from Jana & Emilia's collection below.

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2. Add sparkle!
This is the time of the year you can wear a little bit of glitter without feeling overdressed. Add some glam in the form of jewellery if you are shy about wearing a metallic fibre fabric.

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3. A pop of red always works for a party!
Red is empowering. It’s the colour of energy and passion. That’s why we used it as a base colour in our “Volcano” collection for Spring/ Summer 2013. Red also happens to be a thematic colour during December, so why not transfer it to your holiday look?

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4. Pull on a statement coat to top your outfit!
Blustering winds, chilling temperatures and thigh-high snowdrifts are all typical of a Canadian winter, but does that keep us inside during the holiday season? We think not! Getting to your holiday soiree may be the most difficult part of your evening, but Jana & Emilia have a number of glamorous winter coats to keep you warm and your outfit dry as you hop from party to party.

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To arrange a fitting for one of Jana & Emilia’s holiday favourites, or to place an order, email us at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..




Models: AMTI, MIM, independent


Photographers: Bilal Hamdan, Eric Mercier, Anatoli Sviajine, Neil Robertson, VanTran Photography, Richrd Tardif, Mike Giovinazzo.


Jana & Emilia: Styles for both the creative and the conventional man


After years of producing high quality, custom-made garments for women, men can now also wear Jana & Emilia designs!

With a balance of bright, daring styles and custom-made, Italian-tailored suits, Jana & Emilia’s menswear collection has something for both the creative type and the more conventional man. Each piece is constructed with European textiles and all-natural fibres including silks, cotton, leather, linen and wool.

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Jana & Emilia pieces are made to measure. Perfect for the man who is particular about the look, feel and style of his outfits, Jana & Emilia design to suit individual preferences, styles, and body traits.

Holiday gift idea: Give the man on your shopping list a $140 gift certificate from Jana & Emilia. This covers the cost of a shirt, custom-made with the input of the client himself – from the monogram to the cuff and the collar. He can even choose the fabric and color scheme himself.

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For more information, or to place a custom order, email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Photos: courtesy of Anatoli Sviajine, Neil Robertson, Jana & Emilia Fashion

Something for Him & Her



the boys







Last weekend, we set up shop at the Bella Women's Show. Just in time to allow ladies to do some early Christmas shopping, we brought along our menswear collection to give our customers some gift ideas for the spectacular men in their lives.







And of course, we didn't forget about the ladies themselves!


 the booth display

Like what you see? To place an order on any of the pieces here or anywhere else on our website, email us at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..