Strathcona specializes in fine printed socks, objects and leisure wear. The brand is recognized for its unique and varied patterns, all of which are original works: painted, collaged, photographed or drawn by founder/artist Ryley O'Byrne.
Strathcona Stockings originally launched in 2010 as a collection of limited edition printed socks. Strathcona Studio, the subsequent Ready-to-Wear/Leisure-Wear Collection, launched in 2016 under the epithet "Strathcona Weekend Leisure." The collection was made with comfort, travel, and play in mind. The silhouettes are simple and easy, made for lounging, flying, dancing, being etc.
Both the Stockings and the Studio Collection are a manifestation of Ryley's concept of fashion, which asserts that it should be functional but not self-serious, ideally existing as a form of expression, art, and fantasy.
Ryley works from abroad and at her studio on the traditional and unceded territory of the Coast Salish peoples in Roberts Creek / Vancouver.
All Strathcona Studio garments are designed and made in Canada, exclusively with 100% Silk. The collection further establishes Strathcona's commitment to comfort and quality, as well as ethical practices within fashion and beyond.
Strathcona is honoured to have been featured on Vogue.com, Another Magazine's Stuff We Love, StyleBubble, Vogue Italia, Vogue Australia, New York Magazine, W Magazine, Elle Mexico, Bullett Magazine, Dossier, Harpers Bazzar, Elle UK, Cool Hunting, Nylon Magazine, Fashion Magazine, among other notable magazines and blogs. Our products can be found on-line and in select boutiques worldwide.