Founding Visionaries

Classic Contemporaries was born from the creative minds of Kieran Nieva and Michael Cestnick, two business students at Wilfrid Laurier University with a shared passion for art, design, and the integration of timeless elements into modern forms.

Genesis of the Idea

Our journey began with a vision of a life where timeless art, symbols, and design seamlessly blended with contemporary aesthetics. The result? An oxymoron that encapsulates our essence – Classic Contemporaries.

From Instagram to Reality

We kicked off our venture with an Instagram account, a digital canvas where we shared content spanning music, fashion, culture, lifestyle, and the things that inspire us. Our goal was simple: to inspire others through the beauty of classic and contemporary fusion.

Conceptualization and Design

Meticulous discussions fueled our creative process, leading to the inception of pieces that perfectly embodied either classic or contemporary vibes. Each design is a product of our shared vision, a reflection of the inspirations that drive us.

Craftsmanship in Ontario

Our commitment to quality and desire to inspire our community, led us to hand manufacture Ontario. All our sweaters are a testament to handcrafted excellence, with screen printing and hand sewn patches done right here in our home province.

Beyond Fashion: Lifestyle and Culture

Classic Contemporaries is more than a clothing brand; it's a lifestyle. Our range extends beyond fashion, encompassing a curated selection of content that mirrors the Classic Contemporaries way of life. Join our community as we celebrate shared passions and interests.

The Future of Classic Contemporaries

As we continue to evolve, anticipate exciting releases and projects on the horizon. Classic Contemporaries is not just a brand; it's a dynamic narrative, and we're grateful to have you with us on this journey of growth, innovation, and creative exploration. Thank you for being apart of the Classic Contemporaries story.

- Kieran & Michael