In Conversation with Mahrzad Lari co-founder of Wide the Brand
Ever since he could remember, Mahrzad Lari has had a flair for fashion and illustration. From the young age of 5, you could find him drawing away, illustrating his world through his very own perspective. Fast-forward a few years, and his passion only grew stronger. In 2007, the young man debuted his fashion education at Marie-Victorin’s design school. After 3 years of training, he began an internship at Canada’s leading luxury fashion House, Maison Marie Saint Pierre. What was supposed to be a 3 month stay turned into a 10 year passage, where he worked his way up to becoming the House’ Collections Director. It’s during his journey that he learned to construct and assemble luxury garments, where he mastered cut and proportion, and the intricate art of draping fabric to a body. His experiences gave him the key elements and know-how to finally design and create pieces for himself that allowed him to feel confident, to finally feel seen.
Inspired by his family’s professional landscape, Mahrzad then decided to pursue another of his passions, and embarked on his real estate career as a residential broker with Royal LePage Altitude, where he learned the art of the deal from the very best of the business.
His entrepreneurial spirit finally pushed Mahrzad to merge his love for business and plus size menswear, digging deep into his personal story, in order to better serve the wide man with Wide the Brand. A distinguished sense of pride is the very feeling he’s sharing with the men of the world, so they can finally live and share their true potential, through confidence, pride, acceptance and self-respect.