Merike Laigna is a wedding dress and evening wear designer based in Hamilton, Ontario. Merike Klaas Designs officially launched at the
Hamilton-Halton Fall Bridal show in 2016 . Merike proudly creates and produces elegant, sophisticated and unique creations in her intimate studio boutique which opened 2019. Besides materializing her client’s dress dreams, participating at fashion shows and sponsoring local beauty and entertainment talent . She strives to collaborate with local bridal industry creatives to produce editorials for magazines. Merike
strongly believes in giving back to the community at charity events. She loves to be involved in the female led business community and nurturing the future entrepreneurs as a co-op employer with Hamilton-Halton School
Board. Her passion for business and fashion has been recognized by receiving multiple awards and being featured in the local news. Learn more about Merike and contact her in person.

Recent Shows

September 2019

Hamilton Fashion Week at Macmaster Innovation Park


Merike at Hamilton Fashion Week Royal Botanical Gardens

October 2017

Hamilton Fashion Week


H24 Melissa


H24 Lyndsay

Recent Editorials


Bridal Guide 2020 Annual Issue

Summer 2020

Hitched Magazine Summer 2020 Issue

Recent Sponsorships

December 2018

Christine Costa
Helsinki World Karaoke Championships

July 2017

Kersten Schrader
Competing at Miss Canada World

June 2013

Kiran Matharu
Competing at Miss Teen World Provincials

October 2008

Bitsie Vanderbilt
Royal Reign XXI Coronation and Preceding Election Campaign

Recent Charities

November 2018

Estonian Women's fundraiser at Toronto EhaTare Retirement Home 

May 2018

Glamour in the Hammer

October 2017

Interval House fundraiser in Sheraton Hamilton Hotel

Recent Awards


Merike Realtor Award - 2020


Illuminessence Award 2018

May 11 2017

Illuminessence - Female - Leader - Award

July 2011

Grow Award dedicated to an upcoming Canadian designers showcased at Toronto Hazelton Lane Shopping district

June 2010

Hamilton School Board Award Co-Op Employer


Bitsie Coronation Award

Recent News

June19, 2018

The InLet Glamour in the Hammer

Tuesday October. 24, 2017

Hamilton Fashion Week: luxurious fabrics, rich details


Custom Designs - Schedule an Appointment

“In order to be irreplaceable, one must always be different.”

– Coco Chanel