Interviews




Designer Tanya Taylor Talks Dressing Michelle Obama And Finding Global Inspiration

With her signature modern yet perfectly feminine pieces, 30-year-old Canadian designer Tanya Taylor could very well be the next rising star in the fashion world.

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Canadian Jewellery Designer Niki Kavakonis Talks Architectural Inspiration, Major Influences And New Designs

Real Style spoke to talented Canadian jewellery designer Niki Kavakonis about her jewellery journey, preferred gemstones, creative icons and more. From incorporating architectural elements into her work to using 3-D technology to create her baubles, here’s what she had to share with us.

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Rising Canadian Designer Hayley Elsaesser Chats Holiday Fashion Essentials

Hayley Elsaesser’s brightly coloured and flashily patterned designs have made her one of the biggest Canadian designers at the moment, with celebrities like Katy Perry and Miley Cyrus sporting her designs. Real Style caught up with the talented fashionista to chat about holiday trends, travel essentials, and dressing for the weather.

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Fashion Expert Joe Zee Shares His Holiday Style Essentials

With the holidays looming ahead, trendsetters will soon be perfecting their outfit choices for Christmas dinner and festive functions. As we comb through our own closets here at Real Style, we decided to catch up with Yahoo Style editor-in-chief Joe Zee about his favourite holiday fashion picks.

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Real Style Winter 2016/17 Cover Girl Wendy Crewson Shares Her Gift Giving Picks

With the countdown to Christmas officially upon us, we spoke to our Winter 2016/17 cover girl Wendy Crewson about her favourite gift giving suggestions. From the rapidly approaching holidays to winter birthdays, here are her must-have gifts for the season ahead.

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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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