Interviews

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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Accessory Designer Jennifer Behr On Summer Bridal Trends & Her Favourite Style Icons

Earlier this season, New York City-based accessory designer Jennifer Behr visited the White, Toronto bridal boutique for a personal Canadian appearance. Real Style caught up with the vibrant and artistic Behr about her favourite wedding accessory trends, along with the intersection of bridal fashion and street style. Here’s what she had to share about her passion for design, signature headpieces and dream celebrity clients.

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Pink Tartan Designer Kim Newport-Mimran On Her Latest Collection And Favourite Fashion Icons

For Fall 2016, designer Kim Newport-Mimran recently unveiled a collection which channels the effortless sophistication of front row fashion. Real Style caught up with the Canadian design talent about her latest design inspiration, her favourite timeless wardrobe staples and her top fashion icons.

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UNTTLD Designers Simon Bélanger & José Manuel St-Jacques On Their Renaissance Inspired Collection

Recently at Toronto Fashion Week in March, emerging Montreal-based label UNTTLD unveiled a collection of striking metallic gowns and intricate embellished frocks. Real Style caught up with designers Simon Bélanger & José Manuel St-Jacques about their shimmering new collection, their lives as emerging Canadian design talents and their favourite fashion memories.

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Designer David Dixon Talks Honouring Ovarian Cancer Survivors With His New Gene Collection

Last year, established Canadian eveningwear designer David Dixon lost his beloved sister, Susan, to cancer. While coping with the devastating loss, the Mississauga, Ontario-based design talent decided to channel his grief into an inspired collection for Fall 2016. Real Style spoke to Dixon about the significance of his sentimental new collection, his usage of denim and why the Gene Collection merges fashion with awareness of women’s health.

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Rudsak Designer Evik Asatoorian On Finding Fashion Inspiration In Wilderness & More

Real Style chatted with Rudsak founder Evik Asatoorian about this latest design inspiration, his love of layering and why raw materials play an essential role in his runway creations. Here’s what Asatoorian had to share with us.

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Stephan and Kyriako Caras On Stephan Caras’ Sensual New Collection & Canadian Fashion

At Toronto Fashion Week in March, father and son designer duo Stephan and Kyriako Caras revealed a high-drama collection of sparkling gowns, deep navy blue shades and sequined embellishment. Here’s what they have to say about their latest creations, the Canadian fashion industry and more.

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Emerging Canadian Designer Hayley Elsaesser On Her Crazy New Collection & Body Diversity

Recently at Toronto Fashion Week, emerging Canadian-born and Australian-educated designer Hayley Elsaesser unveiled her latest Fall 2016 collection of funky neon prints. Real Style spoke to the unconventional young designer about her latest colourful creations, the differences between Canuck and Aussie fashion and body diversity on the catwalks.

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Bijoux By Amy Designer Amy Follwell On Engagement Ring Trends, Gemstones & More

With romance in the air as Valentine’s Day rapidly approaches, Real Style chatted with Toronto-based jewellery designer and gemologist Amy Follwell about engagement ring styles. Here’s what she had to say about popular gemstones, celebrity engagement rings and the Canadian jewellery industry.

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Angelo Caroli – The King Of Vintage

Looking for last minute gift ideas has us making like #stylishsanta and checking off our list at A.N.G.E.L.O. Boutique at McArthur Glen Designer Outlet Vancouver Airport. Real Style spoke to Angelo Caroli (assisted by a translator) here.

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Canadian Designer Hilary MacMillan On Her New Collection For Spring 2016

With a focus on wearable and vibrant patterned designs, Toronto designer Hilary MacMillan unveiled a Spring 2016 collection of punchy prints and bold colours on the World MasterCard Fashion Week runway. Real Style caught up with the rising designer backstage on her new African inspired collection and more.

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Designer Stephan Caras On His New Spring 2016 Collection

Real Style caught up with established Toronto-based designer Stephan Caras backstage at Toronto World MasterCard Fashion Week Spring 2016. Here’s what he had to say about why femininity inspires his designs, his favourite fabrics and the challenges of turning Canada into an international fashion stage.

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Designer Jacqueline Piron Chats Backstage At Toronto World MasterCard Fashion Week Spring 2016

As an up-and-coming Canadian designer, Jacqueline Piron unveiled her new Spring 2016 collection at Toronto World MasterCard Fashion Week. Real Style chatted backstage with the designer about her new Rock N’ RoyalTee collection, love of neutral black and white designs and dream celebrity clients.

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Emerging Designer Sid Neigum Chats Backstage At WMCFW Spring 2016

This week at Toronto World MasterCard Fashion Week, emerging designer Sid Neigum returned to the runway with a Spring 2016 collection which featured his signature aesthetic of structured, architectural pieces. Real Style caught up with Neigum backstage about his latest collection, biggest design influences and more.

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Studio1098 Designer Tamara Kronis Chats Jewellery Trends, Care & More

Real Style chatted with Toronto-based jewellery designer and gemologist Tamara Kronis, who is the chief goldsmith and owner of Studio1098. Here’s what Kronis had to share on the year’s most significant jewellery trends, along with her key tips for easy accessorizing and caring for your fine jewellery pieces.

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