As one of Canada’s leading innovative and celebrated fashion designers, Izzy Camilleri has made a name for herself designing clothing for national and international clients for over 33 years. Izzy has built a reputation by creating pieces that are provocative yet refined, sophisticated and always wearable. Her designs have been featured in publications from Vogue, InStyle, Harper’s Bazaar and Forbes, to the highly influential fashionista.com. Top celebrities from all genres have worn many of Izzy’s pieces including David Bowie, Angelina Jolie, Jason Momoa, Daniel Radcliffe and Meryl Streep, to name a few. Izzy recently had the honor of designing the iconic metallic leather wardrobe worn by Gord Downie on the historic 2016 Man Machine Poem Tour.
In 2006 Izzy’s eponymous fashion line, Izzy Camilleri, which combined sleek leathers, furs and lavish textiles, earned her CAFA’s coveted Womenswear Designer of the Year Award. The Royal Ontario Museum featured a 6-month exhibit in 2014, highlighting her unique career. This display included past iconic designer pieces from Izzy Camilleri, IZMA and MiZ collections, and focused on the revolutionary IZ Collection, an adaptive clothing line created for wheelchair users. While still attending to the needs of the fashion world, Izzy’s personal focus revolves around inner beauty, good health and wellness. In early 2017, this alternative focus compelled Izzy to write and self-publish her first book: Izzy’s Eating Plan, with a mission to make present and future generations more healthful.
Izzy is based in Toronto and continues to create pieces that provoke thought and push boundaries.