Our annual Best Dressed list paints a picture of a city full of confidence, perhaps even swagger, all across the style spectrum. Chosen by our panel of fashion and style experts, the list emphasizes those Calgarians whose dress impressed the most because they dress to express themselves.


Judges Aldona Barutowicz, Venessa Brewer, Joyce Byrne, Kara Chomistek, Jade Davis, Käthe Lemon and Kelly Streit

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Calgary's Best Dressed 2018

Nam Dang-Mitchell

Whether it's pairing skinny jeans with a silk pyjama shirt or an antique marble mantelpiece with modern abstract art, Nam Dang-Mitchell creates looks with both gravity and fun

Greg Fraser

With a living space that doubles as Dade Loft’s showroom, there is no separation between style and lifestyle for this design aficionado.

Todd Hirsch

ATB’s chief economist forecasts brighter colours along with a brighter financial outlook

Whitey Kirst

This musician, who was the guitarist for Iggy Pop for more than a decade, rocks L.A. style in the clubs of Calgary.

Dr. Diana Monea

Theatrical hats, coloured glasses and dramatic clothing all exemplify this optometrist’s view that fashion should be fun.

Reese Nguyen

She is known to mash up masculine and feminine styles to create a look all her own.

Katrina Olson-Mottahed

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.

Ada Peddlesden

With influences ranging from the glamour of Old Hollywood to the bohemian cool of French New Wave cinema, her look is all about style beyond time.

Tonii Roulston

The high-profile criminal defense lawyer uses fashion to connect and build confidence.

Helen and Tamar Zenith

Using black clothing as their canvas, the co-directors of Newzones Gallery each craft their own style statements with eye-catching accessories.
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