Libyan-born, Toronto-mentored, Haithem Elkadiki is a source of international style who continues to challenge the norm in Canadian menswear by offering sleek silhouettes, whimsical graphics and a bold colour palette through his label KaaDiki.
Elkadiki is a graduate of the International Academy of Design in Toronto and studied graphic design at the Applied Multimedia Centre in Calgary, where he now resides and creates the KaaDiki collections.
KaaDiki collections focus on mixing traditional men’s wear construction techniques with contemporary silhouettes that have a well-proportioned and fashionable appearance. KaaDiki details include patch pockets placed in an unpredictable spot, omitting elements like buttons from a jacket, or whimsical graphics silk screened on t-shirts or button downs.
After showing his Fall 2004 collection, “The boys of Café Odeon,” celebrity stylist Phillip Bloch hailed Elkadiki as the Canadian menswear designer to watch!
Elkadiki’s continuous ingenuity has earned him the prestigious nomination for the Fashion Expert Awards/Prix Mode X 2005 in men’s wear.
Elkadiki says that being recognized as one of Canada’s top three men’s wear designers in Canada is a great honour, “this recognition inspires me to work harder and create stronger collections each season.”
International Academy of Design
Graduated with Honors
Applied Multimedia Centre
Learned Graphic and Web Design
Nominated for Fashion Expert Awards/Prix Mode X 2005
Fall 2003 - Soldiers of Love
Fall 2004 - The boys of Café Odeon
Spring 2005 - Freddie Mercury cruising and clubbing Casablanca
Fall 2005 - La Dolce Vita
Spring 2006 - Can’t get enough Pierre
Fall 2006 - 95% Black
Spring 2007 - Khaki