ERAN ELFASSY and ELISA DAHAN, lifelong friends who attended Fashion College together, were “discovered” by fashion fans in1999, when they were just 20. Their first Collection, of sexy, chic leathers, was an instant hit. Based in Montreal, the duo has expanded their empire, opening showrooms in Toronto, and more recently, New York City, Japan and Paris, which will serve as European Headquarters for the company. Mackage has captured a huge following in a very short time due to a vision of sleek, beautifully-made, Outerwear for all women of all ages, who don’t want to blend into the crowd.
Mackage: couture-inspired, luxe materials. Body-conscious silhouettes created with precise tailoring and elegant details like distinctive leather accents, mixed with a raw, artistic edge. The result is “sexy and glamorous in a jet-setter way”, according to rave reviews from fashion industry bible Women’s Wear Daily after Mackage premiered their Collection on the runway during New York’s Fashion Week. The styling is distinctly urban, with military details, antique hardware, belts, and collars that are contoured and often oversized; ornamentation is spare yet inventive. As with everything Mackage, there is always a slight deconstruction of perfection that gives every piece an appealing, eminently-wearable dynamic.
The fall 2007 Collection is defined by a dark and stormy colour story: cloudy fog, cool gun-metal and mysterious midnight blue. The luxurious wools, sumptuous silk cashmere and shiny nylon are all accented with leather, a known Mackage signature. After experimenting with sweater knits as accents on the coveted Mackage leather bombers, the designers have launched a stunning new knitwear collection. From sweater coats to balloon jumpers, the knit collection is an exciting moment in the evolution of the Mackage brand. The trademark look of Mackage is updated with princess puff sleeves, high scarf collars, full pleated skirts and defined pin-tuck detailing. With the introduction of a fashion forward puffy collection and sleek trenches, Mackage presents the sexiest outerwear silhouettes of the season.
Want Mackage news? Jessica Biel has been spotted sporting the Eddie coat in black; while over at the primetime hit “Men in Trees”, Anna Heche has not stopped sporting the Eddie style in Loden. Other high profile celebrity fans include Halle Berry, Britney Spears, Gabrielle Union, Kim Catrall, Nicky Hilton, Taryn Manning, among others. Mackage jackets have recently been featured on the hit television shows: 24, The Sopranos, Close to Home and Everwood.