Brenda Bent’s and Karen Gable’s design impulses were first expressed in Toronto’s fashion industry in the ‘80s, and each achieved immediate acclaim. Bent’s pret-a-porter indie label “Bent Boys” was represented by legendary fashion house Kashiyama, selling alongside Marc Jacobs, Gaultier, Dolce & Gabbana and Barbara Bui. Gable, a textile stylist and designer, co-founded Zapata, an indie label revered by fashionistas for its delirious blend of French Baroque, Japanese minimalism and touch of rock ‘n roll. Both designers sold internationally, from New York’s Henri Bendel to the posh Liberty’s of London.
After a decade-long hiatus to raise their families, Bent and Gable have re-entered the design world. This time around, they have applied their unique sensibilities to a new creative canvas-- interior design.