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Clau­dia Dey (mid­dle) and Heidi Sopinka (left) named Horses Ate­lier af­ter Patti Smith’s iconic al­bum, but, Dey says, “we love ev­ery as­so­ci­a­tion: ve­loc­ity, beauty, wild­ness, util­ity.” Since their 2012 launch, the duo’s art­fully easy, breezy col­lec­tions have found favour with the chic set: The Man Re­peller is a fan, and Ge­or­gia May Jag­ger and Jerry Hall re­cently bought the same sun­dress. (Watch for the brand’s ul­tra­cov­etable bomber on Girls’ Jessa next sea­son.) “We love the Parisian

no­tion that you dress to a body type, not to a trend,” says Sopinka, cit­ing Ja­panese clas­si­cism, Rus­sian folk­lore and hip hop as fall/winter 2014 in­flu­ences. Ev­ery piece is man­u­fac­tured a few blocks from their stu­dio in Toronto’s West End, a neigh­bour­hood that in­spires po­etic fer­vour in the de­sign­ers. “Heidi’s hus­band har­vests wal­nuts and makes ink, and my hus­band has a gar­den on the roof,” says Dey. “Toronto al­lows for that kind of magic.”

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