Annotation Clothing!

Annotation Clothing, Shawna Picken Designer, Chris Kattner Photographer

It’s been a long time coming, but it’s finally almost here. My new clothing brand Annotation is finally so close to launch and you can check out the website at

After years of designing my own clothes I have been working for a while to turn my love of fashion into something I can share with others. As a designer, I love finding the balance between contrasts: feminine and masculine shapes; the softness of silk and rayon and the coarseness of linen. Annotation makes cool, simple and seasonless clothes, a minimal style that is meant to feel comfortable.

Living in Guangzhou really made me realize how accessible entry into the industry could be. The fabric markets are huge and there are large and small factories around every corner. Everyone is some kind of entrepreneur, all it takes is a bunch of learning and hard work. So here we are back in Canada at last, bringing my first collection to market!

Follow Annotation on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.

And of course, please go to our website to get your shopping on.

Annotation Clothing Designer Shawna Picken, Photographer Chris Kattner


Annotation Clothing, Shawna Picken Designer, Chris Kattner Photographer


Annotation Clothing Designer Shawna Picken Photographer Chris Kattner



New website!

I’m so excited to have my portfolio website up and running! Can’t wait to share all my work and projects here. Keep your eyes on my blog for cool behind the scenes stuff and whatever I’m working on. Like five peanuts in one shell, this will be awesome.


Shawna Picken with Five Awesome Peanuts