Oh Kate, Oh Canada … The Duchess Dons Smythe

Jun 30, 2011, 10:43 ET from Smythe Les Vestes

Canadian Design Duo Thrilled to be Included on First Day of Royal Visit

TORONTO, June 30, 2011 /PRNewswire/ - Smythe, the iconic Canadian jacket label (www.smythelesvestes.com) is royally pleased as Catherine Middleton, the Duchess of Cambridge, was seen today wearing one of their jackets. The Duchess was seen wearing Smythe's 'One Button Blazer' in navy as she stepped on to the plane taking her to Ottawa, Ontario, for the very first day of the Canadian Royal Visit.

"We are thrilled to be part of the Duchess' wardrobe for the Royal Visit," said Andrea Lenczner and Christie Smythe, co-founders of Smythe. "We design with a woman like Catherine Middleton in mind: tailored and effortlessly chic. Needless to say we are delighted that Her Royal Highness has included Smythe in her first visit to Canada."

Launched in Toronto in 2004, Smythe's made-in-Canada jackets and coats are recognized by their timeless designs, fine tailoring and iconic silhouettes. The label has grown to enjoy a following that includes Canadian and international style makers including Blake Lively, Jessica Biel and Heidi Klum to Canada's own Rachel McAdams and Sarah Richardson. Smythe can be purchased at select retailers across Canada, the U.S. and internationally.

Co-created by childhood friends Andrea Lenczner and Christie Smythe, Smythe jackets are designed for the modern woman to fit her lifestyle. Inspired by their own experiences as working mothers, Andrea and Christie wanted a wardrobe staple that could work for all facets of their busy lives.

About Smythe

Smythe has created essential wardrobe pieces that are both modern and emotional. The contemporary, flawlessly-tailored jackets and coats feature nostalgic colours, textures and prints that are distinct in their traditional menswear tailoring details. This artful tailoring and sartorial fit made Smythe an instant success when the label launched in 2004. Smythe's made-in-Canada jackets and coats are iconic silhouettes that are novel yet versatile. For more information, please visit www.smythelesvestes.com.

SOURCE Smythe Les Vestes