We have real guys as models for our collections. Good local Canadian boys who make Kovalum look great.
Takumi Saito, head chef, Hapa Izakaya
Takumi moved to Canada from Japan in his teens, first landing in Vancouver and then moving to Toronto. As he says, he learned to cook to "avoid starvation in a new country." Food is now his passion.
Derek Bosomworth, musician, Wildlife
Derek is the bassist and vocalist for Wildlife, a rising young Canadian indie rock band. With two albums, “On The Heart” and “Strike Hard, Young Diamond”, you’ll be hearing a lot of them. Derek hails from Thunder Bay, Canada but now lives in Toronto.
Kawa Ada, actor
Kawa is a rising young actor in Toronto. Educated at The Boston Conservatory, he has performed on stages in Canada and the US, including being cast on Broadway in Bombay Dreams. Toronto's NOW Magazine named Kawa one of only eight "Artists to Watch" in 2013. Kawa was born in Kabul, Afghanistan.