Designer Picks

Designer Picks – Smythe Designers Tell Us What Women Should Be Wearing For Summer 2014

Real Style got a chance to talk to Toronto designers Andrea Lenczner and Christie Smythe from Smythe. See what they have to say about clothing for spring and how to wear runway fashion.

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Designer Picks: Kim Newport-Mimran Interview On Spring/Summer 2014 Trends

Real Style recently caught up with the talented Kim Newport of Pink Tartan. Kim talked Spring/Summer trends, her favourite bag, and places to shop. Read the interview now.

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Designer Picks – Mackage’s Eran Elfassy And Elisa Dahan Talk Trends

Real Style caught up with the Mackage at World MasterCard Fashion Week in Toronto, and talked about their spring picks, top trends and their latest line inspirations. Continue reading for the full story!

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Onna Ehrlich Talks Handbags And Her Celebrity Clientele

Onna Ehrlich has it all in the bag! Designing handbags and accessories for over 10 years, the Nigerian-native—who now resides in California—has a long list of celeb clients. Continue reading for the full story.

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House Of Holland’s Fashion Faves From Holidays To Spring

If you usually covet bold and edgy style, then there’s no one better to get style tips from than House of Holland designer Henry Holland. The fashion line is notoriously brightly-coloured and inspired by street, hip-hop style, while being super feminine and appropriate for various settings. Holland shares with Real Style his favourite looks for the holidays through to the spring.

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Designer Duy Nguyen’s Fall Fashion Picks

Since Duy Nguyen started his fashion line in 2001, the DUY line has garnered a reputation for excellent tailoring and cuts. With his edgy style, he experiments with luxury fabrics such as cashmere, furs, and silks. The innovative designer shares his favourite fall fashion looks with Real Style.

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Designer Stephan Caras Shares His Favourite Fall Fashion

Worldly designer Stephan Caras has taken his start in Greece and Australia around the world to create a signature style that can never be pinned down, but is always elegant and feminine. We asked Stephan Caras to share his fashion favourites for this season.

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Fall Fashion Picks From Toronto Designer Golnaz Ashtiani

The ASHTIANI Fall/Winter collection combines deep fall colors with neutrals and pops of bright color and printed fabrics. The line experiments heavily with textures, mixing materials like mohair, leather, and sheer panels. Ashtiani gives classic style and tailoring a modern twist with geometric and unconventional shapes in the patterns and construction of the pieces. Ashtiani shares with Real Style her fall fashion advice and her favorite trends.

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Caitlin Power Discusses Fall Fashion Must-Haves

Caitlin Power’s Fall/Winter line, unveiled in March, consists of deep, bold colors (such as navy blue and dark red) color-blocked with black and white, as well as the use of a variety of fabrics with contrasting sheens and textures. The designer reveals to Real Style what she thinks everyone should have in their closets this fall.

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Line Knitwear’s Designers Share Their Fall Fashion Tips

When the cool weather hits, you will probably be reaching for your favourite knit sweaters, warm wraps and cozy cashmere. If that’s the case then Canadian fashion brand Line Knitwear from long-time friends John Muscat and Jennifer Wells should be your new go-to name in fashion. Line Knitwear has shown Canadians that knits can be so much more than just an oversized sweater. We asked John and Jennifer for their keen tips on fall fashion. See what they shared.

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Iris & Ink’s Global Buyer Names Her Fall Fashion Faves

One of the must visit online shopping destinations, The Outnet has their own exclusive fashion label, Iris & Ink to complete your wardrobe with style staples. From leather leggings to cashmere sweaters, Iris & Ink fulfills the fall fashion wish list of any fashionista. Real Style wanted to know what Shira Suveyke, Vice President of Global Buying for The Outnet, was in love with from the Iris & Ink collection this fall.

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Designer Picks: Vince Camuto Celebrates Canada With Fall Faves

Vince Camuto has been combining style and affordability in accessories and fashion for years now, but 2013 marks the one year anniversary for the brand here in Canada. In honour of their one year anniversary, we asked Vince Camuto for his favourite trends and picks for fall.

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Designer Picks: David Dixon’s Fall/Winter Fashion Tips

Toronto fashion designer David Dixon has been a staple at Toronto Fashion Week for many seasons now. His feminine aesthetic has made him a perennial favourite for women who want to look glamourous and chic from the office to the evening gown. Real Style asked David Dixon for his fall fashion advice to help us get that luxe touch in all of our outfits this season.

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Designer Picks: Fall Fashion Tips From Joe Fresh’s Style Director

Whether you sit front row at fashion week or are a budget hungry bargain shopper, everyone can get behind Joe Fresh. Joe Fresh has made buying affordable fashion in Canada, so much more stylish. To get the low down on how we can look stylish this fall for less, we turned to Adrienne Shoom, Joe Fresh Style Director. Adrienne shared her tips for the hottest looks from Joe Fresh this fall.

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Designer Picks: Emerging Designer Matthew Gallagher Shares His Fall Picks

You may not have heard of Maison Matthew Gallagher yet, but this Canadian born designer has been preparing for his walk down the runway since his early years. As a teen, Matthew Gallagher reached out to Tom Ford, interned at Tracy Reese and attended summer programs at Parsons. He moved to Milan to continue his fashion education, before returning to Canada to launch his own collection Maison Matthew Gallagher at Toronto Fashion Week last season. Now all eyes are on Matthew Gallagher. Real Style asked this next generation fashion star what his favourite fall fashion picks are.

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