Grandy is the designer behind the Atelier GRANDI couture collections. Trained as a classical pianist and graduating from Simon Fraser University with a business degree, Grandy pursued a career in the finance industry. Her experiences in a regimented office environment led her to explore alternative career paths, so she turned to one of her long time passions of dressmaking.
And perhaps it is the early exposure to art and music history that leads her to draw much of her creative inspiration from the stories and history of great art.
In 2013, Grandy started making one dress a week, and launched ADressAWeek.com to blog about her journey. From there, her style and philosophy as a designer emerged, with special emphasis the beauty of timeless elegance, the bespoke tradition, and quality craftsmanship. All couture garments are locally hand-made, and tailored to the specific measurements and body type of each client.
Grandy continues to be an avid musician, regularly performing and teaching music lessons.