Canadian Fashion Industry Promoter Katrina Olson-Mottahed is Polished Head-to-Toe | Calgary's Best Dressed 2018

As the director of the Canadian International Fashion Film Festival, Katrina Olson-Mottahed puts her passion on display and turns the spotlight on local design.



 

Photograph by Colin Way

styling by Kara Chomistek and Jessie Li; Makeup by Joanne Black; hair by Sue Thompson

On Katrina, Maison Marie Saint Pierre jacket and dress from Blu’s; tights by Agent Provocateur; Dries Van Noten shoes from Saks Fifth Avenue; glasses by Victoria Beckham from Chinook Optical; ring, bracelet and earrings all by Dean Davidson from Rubaiyat. On Persia (left), skirt from Zara; top from Forever 21; hat from Justice; shoes from J.Crew; socks from PARKSHOP; glasses from the Brass Monocle. On Tala (right), dress and shoes from Zara, headband from H&M; socks from PARKSHOP

 

With her platinum blonde hair, expertly manicured nails and always-on-point makeup, Katrina Olson-Mottahed is an influential fashionista with a look that is polished from head to toe. Often dressed in figure-flattering feminine silhouettes accented by pops of colour and sparkly accessories such as sequined boots, her look is both fearless and elegant. “When I go out, I’m gonna bring it,” she says.

As director of the Canadian International Fashion Film Festival (CANIFFF) Olson-Mottahed is a leader on the local fashion scene and a strong social-media influencer as well. She is particularly passionate about supporting Canadian fashion designers and often wears Canadian clothing and accessories (such as the dress, blouse and skirt by Montreal’s Unttld seen in the images below). “I always find it unfortunate when designers feel they have to leave Canada to ‘make it,’” Olson-Mottahed says. “I hope by buying and wearing their pieces they can continue to create collections in Canada, adding jobs to our own fashion industry.” If this chic mom of two girls has any say, that industry will continue to grow and shine.

 

Photograph by Colin Way

styling by Kara Chomistek and Jessie Li; Makeup by Joanne Black; hair by Sue Thompson

Clockwise from left: Unttld blouse and skirt from Shear Luxury; earrings by Dean Davidson from RubaiyatUnttld dress from Shear Luxury; Gucci bag from Holt Renfrew; bracelet and ring both by Dean Davidson from Rubaiyat • Shoes by Aquazzura.

 

This article appears in the April 2018 issue of Avenue Calgary. Subscribe here.

 

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