The Contour of Luxury Summer Issue 2019 - Sneak Peek - Page 29

CHRISTOPHER BATES MADE IN ITALY C ontemporary Canadian menswear designer Christopher Bates has been selected to dress the Formula 1 drivers as they strut the catwalk for the 12th Amber Lounge Monaco Charity Fashion Show, Friday May 24th. The world-renowned annual event is the only place on the planet to see F1 drivers on the runway. With a long list of industry awards to his name, Christopher will bring his fresh, sophisticated style to the iconic show, held during the Monaco Grand Prix. In 2018 Bates was nominated for the Canadian Menswear Designer of the Year Award and won a Visionary Award from Fashion Group International, Toronto. He has previously been named one of Canada’s 100 Most Influential People. His timeless creations have been seen on the glossy pages of L’Uomo Vogue Italia, Forbes, GQ Brazil, Monocle, Elle, Fashion, SCHÖN!, Hello!, Huffington Post, Esquire China, and Flare. Christopher Bates designs have quickly become a favourite of many Hollywood celebrities and elite athletes.