Interviews




Canadian Designer Hayley Elsaesser Shares Her Best Tips For Wearing Bright Wintertime Colours

With her penchant for neon hues and splashy prints, emerging Canadian designer Hayley Elsaesser is a firm believer in the cheering powers of vivid hues. Real Style spoke to Elsaesser about her best tips for wearing bold colours this season, how to rock wintertime pastels and more.

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Montreal Designer Marie Saint Pierre On Romanticism And Discovering Fashion

As an established Montreal-based designer, Marie Saint Pierre founded her eponymous luxury fashion house in 1987. Real Style caught up the Canadian fashion guru about her romantic Fall 2016 line, passion for jewellery and most poignant early sartorial memory.

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Christopher Paunil And Chalo Hancock Talk Favourite Fabrics, Colours And Fashion Icons

In 2010, Canadian designer Christopher Paunil founded his eponymous label, which has since become synonymous with ethereal bridal gowns and graceful eveningwear. We spoke to Paunil and his business partner Chalo Hancock backstage at the recent FashionCAN show at Yorkdale Shopping Centre.

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Sharon Graubard of MintModa Trend Forecasting On Fall 2016’s Key Fashion Looks

As the founder and creative director of New York City-based trend forecasting company MintModa, Sharon Graubard is always one step ahead of the currently reigning trends. Real Style chatted with the seasoned fashion maven about her favourite runway trends for Fall 2016 and more.

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Pink Tartan Designer Kim Newport-Mimran Channels The Seventies At FashionCAN

Canadian designer Kim Newport-Mimran recently captured the 1970s at her FashionCAN runway show at Toronto’s Yorkdale Shopping Centre. Real Style caught up with Newport-Mimran backstage to discover more about her love of luxury fabrics, passion for modernized ’70s pieces and the artistic influences behind her stunning creations.

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Canadian Designer Joanna Duong Chang Talks Her Label Henkaa And Passion For Creating Dresses

As a designer of convertible frocks, Joanna Duong Chang is well-versed in the world of flexibility and fit. The Toronto-based design talent launched her dress label Henkaa in 2010, and has been crafting eveningwear and bridesmaid dresses ever since. We spoke to Duong Chang about her label, favourite fashion memory and more.

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Canadian Designer Christopher Bates On Luxury Fabrics, Fall 2016 Outerwear And Effortless Style

Christopher Bates may already be a household name on home soil, but the 37-year-old Vancouver-born designer is also making waves overseas. Real Style caught up the talented designer about bridging the gap between menswear and womenswear, his passion for lavish materials and more.

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Designer Hussein Dhalla On Fall 2016 Style Staples And The Canadian Fashion Industry

As the designer behind Canadian menswear label Dalla, Hussein Dhalla is known for his sleek and androgynous aesthetic. As the designer behind Canadian menswear label Dalla, Hussein Dhalla is known for his sleek and androgynous aesthetic.

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Toronto Designer Izzy Camilleri On Accessible Fashion And The Meaning Of Style

Real Style recently spoke to seasoned Canadian designer Izzy Camilleri about discovering accessible fashion, working with her signature leathers and what personal style means to her.

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AGame Designer Andrea Watley On Her White Cashmere 2016 Design & Athleisure

Since Toronto-based designer Andrea Watley is known for creating tennis whites, crafting a frock out of bathroom tissue almost seems like second nature. At last week’s White Cashmere 2016 Collection at the Art Gallery of Ontario, Real Style caught up with the sporty yet chic Canadian designer about her “Vogue Tennis” design aesthetic and athleisure.

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Toronto Designer Zane Barläs Talks Menswear Inspired Style, International Fashion & Technology

Real Style spoke to Toronto-based designer Zane Barläs about his favourite materials, the challenges of the Canadian fashion industry and his label’s latest tech-savvy venture.

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Canadian Designer David Kollar On His Line Kollar Clothing And Effortless Casual Fashion

Slovakian-born and Canadian-raised designer David Kollar may have a passion for casual style, but his low key layers and wardrobe staples are created with attention to detail. Real Style spoke to the young Toronto-based design talent about his eponymous label Kollar Clothing, his personal fashion journey and more.

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Hendrixroe Designer Jordan Erin McKay On Rock And Roll Fashion And Fall 2016 Essentials

Toronto-based designer Jordan Erin McKay is known for the edgy signature pieces at her luxury label Hendrixroe. Real Style spoke to McKay about her new Pulchritudinous Genesis line, along with her fall style essentials.

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Emerging Canadian Designer Candace Daniela Lau On Androgynous Style And Fall Wardrobe Staples

Real Style caught up with rising designer Candace Daniela Lau at Toronto Men’s Fashion Week Spring/Summer 2017. Here’s what Lau had to say about blurring the gender lines in fashion, her signature aesthetic and her favourite Canadian design talent.

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Canadian Stylist Liv Judd Soye On Her Summertime Fashion Essentials & Favourite Designers

As fashionistas prepare for warm weather dressing, Real Style caught up with Canadian style expert Liv Judd Soye about her seasonal essentials. Here’s what she had to say about effortless summertime fashion, whether you plan to channel the runways or your favourite street style stars.

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