Born in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, Zane Barlas brings modern men’s fashion, with a nod to the past. He is committed to making premium clothing accessible to men globally.
Given his background in finance, the focus of the collection is fashionable business attire with versatility in mind.
“I started my career in the financial industry with a Toronto based Mutual Fund Company and had always stayed up to date with the fashion scene during my free time. A few years later, I decided to focus on this passion. My appetite for a contemporary double breasted suit, with a hint of Don Draper, had increased over the years and enabled me to design one myself. This is how the Manhattan fit came to life.
It was quite a natural transition for me as I have always been creative for as long as I can remember. The hard part was structuring it all into a viable business, which is where my background in finance was quite helpful. Today, Zane Barläs has gained attention globally, including New York, Milan and most recently, Dubai.”
For a second consecutive season, he is presenting at TOM*, a goal he didn’t think he would achieve so early in his career. “When I was told I was going to show my Spring Summer collection on the runway, and that I was accepted into this group with the greatest designers in Toronto, I was thrilled!
Take one look at his designs, and you can see why he’s being welcomed into the fold.