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Shelli Oh- Elegant Chic

Last updated on November 15, 2021

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Since her debut collection in the fall of 1997, Shelli Oh has been acclaimed by critics as the womenswear designer synonymous with the words precious, feminine and ethereal. Over the years, the collections delicate charm and signature prettiness has touched the hearts of women across North America and beyond. Her collections met with rapid success both in Canada and across the United States. The overwhelming demand by American retailers resulted in an expansion to over 70 boutiques across the United States in just its third season. For two consecutive years, Oh was honored as one of six designers in Ontario, and 25 designers nationally, to become a Matinee Fashion Foundation Grant recipient in recognition for her excellence in design. As menswear started making its way into her collections, it became clear that she was going to be marked as a favorite among press and celebrities alike. Suddenly the designer known for her pretty womens swear collections was making strides in the industry with menswear collections that stood out from the crowd. Now, more than two decades later Shelli has made a name for herself with two stands out high-end luxury collections, each with their own voice and unique flair. 

A staple favorite with many a celebrity, Shellis pieces have been spotted on TVs Supernatural stars Jared Padalecki and Misha Collins, Shadow Hunters actor Jade Hassoune, actor Luke Baines, Star Trek Discovery actress Avaah Blackwell, Downsizing actress Kathryn Aboya, Degrassi actor Richard Morpheus Walters and actress Soma Chhaya and National Ballet of Canada principal dancers Jillian Vanstone and Harrison James.

As a survivor of domestic abuse with an overwhelming desire to give back, Oh added a charity baby wear collection to the collection roster where 100% of the proceeds go to local non-profit The Redwood, who work hard every day to help women and children live free of domestic abuse. She has also spearheaded a program at the shelter to help teach the women in their care how to sew in the hopes of inspiring them with creativity, as well as offering them practical skills that can prove helpful down the road.