HAITHEM ELKADIKI

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.


ACCOLADES

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.”

EDUCATION

International Academy of Design
Toronto, Ont.

Graduated with Honors                                                                                                                                                                                        
Applied Multimedia Centre
Calgary, Alberta

Learned Graphic and Web Design                                                                                                                                                                  

AWARDS

Nominated for Fashion Expert Awards/Prix Mode X 2005


COLLECTIONS

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

Fall 2007

Spring 2008

Fall 2008

Spring 2009

Fall 2009

Spring 2010

Fall 2010

Spring 2011

Fall 2011

Spring 2012

Fall 2012

Spring 2013

Fall 2013

Spring 2014

Fall 2014