CHAKEN is a Canadian fashion house founded in 1985, specializing in the design, manufacture, and distribution of clothing, bags, and accessories. Renowned for its timeless sophistication and elaborate craftsmanship, CHAKEN has carved out a unique brand image in the world of fashion art, earning an impressive reputation in the industry over the past four decades.

Maryam Ahadi, fashion designer, stylist and textile designer, is the founder of CHAKEN. Maryam is recognized for her expertise in revitalizing cultural heritage and styles. She is credited for creating a timeless fashion that has historical precedents. She sets up a dialogue between past, present and future where the boundary between the cultural phenomena of each age becomes blurred.

Maryam believes that the art of fashion has seen changes and gradual developments throughout its history.  She sees clothing design as the creation of individual pieces of art; She believes that each piece is both an object of its time and the presenter of a historical narrative.

Maryam Ahadi says “today’s fashion is about comfort, simplicity, and genuineness, yet must also be vigorous and dynamic”. She is an expert in diverse areas of fashion: her practical women’s day wear, glamorous evening wear and stylish outerwear include a large collection for all women in every age group.

Over the past four decades of experience, CHAKEN styles are credited for being made with high quality fabrics and elaborate workmanship.