Award-winning Canadian designer, Amanda Maria Matthews is the founder and creator of Amanda Maria; a minimalistic luxury brand of women’s fashions developed in 2014 immediately upon her graduation from Advanced Fashion Design. The Amanda Maria brand came from necessity after the company’s creator, unveiled her first collection to the public. The praise of her peers did not go unnoticed and international attention followed soon after. Her designs are procured from an innate sense to create a unique take on classic, yet trendy staples in women’s high-end fashions. The materials sourced for each Amanda Maria garment are meticulously picked and purposefully designed to provide quality that will never fade and comfort that will always last. Comfort is at the forefront of Amanda Maria’s core goals for her collections.
French-Canadian shoe designer Jessica Bedard studied design in New York City and Milan, learning and working alongside the masters at the renowned Arsutoria School of Design. Jessica is influenced by contemporary European design, and the natural beauty of the landscape around her Canadian home.
Her love of life, passion and modern aesthetics, and commitment to high quality craftsmanship is embodied in every Jessica Bedard shoe.
In 2016, Jessica launched her first bridal shoe collection, handmade in Italy and sold in renowned New York and Beverley Hills bridal stores. The following year, she successfully launched her first prêt-à-porter collection. Her brand has now evolved into an impressive collection of shoe styles, gloves and handbags sold in Canada and the United States.