Blu’s loves to support Canadian designers, and Lida Baday is no exception. Lida Baday’s love for fashion was influenced by her mother, a custom dressmaker. As a child, Lida was intrigued and awestruck by the ways of creating simple beautiful works of art from luxurious fabrics. This curiosity helped propel her to a successful fashion career of her own. Lida graduated from Ryerson Polytechnical University in Toronto and launched her own label in 1987. She gained recognition for her expertise of working with wool jersey and has won numerous awards including “Toronto Designer of the Year” (1992 & 1996), “Vidal Sassoon International Buyer's Designer of the Year Award” (1996).
Lida Baday is based in Toronto where everything is produced with the exception of knits which are made in Italy. She stays busy buying fabrics overseas, working with agents in New York and designing. Lida Baday designs her clothing line with a focus on simplicity and superb fit using only the highest qualities of fabrics available. She currently loves working with a fabric called Radzmir for its functionality in many different climates and is multi-seasonal. Her designs are timeless classics yet have a modern twist. Not an easy task, but one she accomplishes with emphasis on technical originality in the design process. Lida aspires to produce investment pieces that work with other pieces in her collection, allowing clients to continue to grow their wardrobe year after year. Lida Baday followers have come to expect seductive sophistication, exquisite tailoring and luxurious clothing that are as beautiful on the inside as they are on the outside.
Lida Baday participates in many charity events. She currently designed a dress for the Dare to Wear Love Foundation. The gorgeous dress is on display at the Textile Museum of Canada until May 6, 2012. Click here for details.
Each Blu’s location is proud to offer fashion designs from Lida Baday. For her 2012 Spring/Summer collection, Lida is embracing popular colours this season, like geranium, tangerine and citrine. Come into one of our stores to see dresses, blouses, skirts and jackets in these vibrant colours. Please note styles and colours may vary at store locations.