Interviews




Style Expert Jamie Krell Chats Summer 2017 Fashion

With the rising temperatures quickly ushering in a season of filmy blouses and flirty frocks, there’s no denying that Summer 2017 is in the air. With the season of summer style here, Real Style spoke to fashion expert Jamie Krell. The American stylist and trendsetter spoke to us about perfecting your outfit of the day for the season ahead.

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Simone Pérèle Creative Director Katia Charle Talks Summer 2017 Lingerie

With the balmy temperatures causing fashionistas everywhere to step out in their favourite strappy creations, there’s no denying that it’s officially time to update your lingerie collection. Recently, Real Style had the opportunity to chat with creative director Katia Charle, who is the artistic force behind French lingerie label Simone Pérèle. As we await the season of sun, sand and sea, we spoke to Charle about updating your undergarments for Spring/Summer 2017.

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Jewellery Designer Temple St. Clair On Working With Gold And Her Most Memorable Piece

To Temple St. Clair, inspiration can be found anywhere, even under a rock. More specifically, the rock in this situation is a gemstone, and the inspiration is usually the creative energy needed to create her intricate baubles. Real Style spoke to the soft-spoken and courteous jewellery design talent about working with gold and drawing influences from her global travels.

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Fidelity Founder Jason Trotzuk Talks Spring 2017 Denim Trends

As the creative director of Fidelity Denim, it’s safe to say that Jason Trotzuk is passionate about jeans. With denim reigning supreme for Spring 2017, Real Style had the opportunity to chat with Trotzuk about trends in jeans.

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Emerging Toronto Designer Luis Padilla Discusses Style, Creative Energy And More

Although Toronto-based designer Luis Padilla may be a new name in the Canadian fashion industry, Padilla’s eponymous label is rapidly rising. For the upcoming season, the designer has shown his collection at Toronto Women’s Fashion Week and most recently, at Fashion Art Toronto 2017. Intrigued by Padilla’s no-fuss yet detailed approach to geometry, Real Style spoke to the creative enigma backstage at FAT 2017.

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Designer Brit Wacher On Her New Cosmic Boudoir Collection And Finding Escapism In Fashion

No longer just a rising whiz kid in the world of Canadian fashion, Montreal-based designer Brit Wacher has come a long way from her humble beginnings. Real Style spoke to Wacher backstage at Fashion Art Toronto 2017 about her latest collection, creative inspiration and newfound passion for vivid colours.

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TAMGA Designs Founders Yana Barankin and Eric Dales Talk Eco-Friendly and Sustainable Fashion

Yana Barankin and Erik Dales were working in Bangladesh when they established TAMGA Designs in 2014. The two had been working in the field of international development when they saw first-hand the negative effects the fashion industry had on the community and environment. Recently, Real Style had the opportunity to chat with Barankin and Dales at the 2017 Green Living Show in Toronto. The co-founders spoke to us about their expansion, creative challenges and the sustainable garment industry.

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Montreal Designer Antoinette Di Carlo On Crafting Di Carlo Couture Gowns

While the global fashion capitals of Paris and Milan may come to mind when one thinks of couture, designer Antoinette Di Carlo prefers to stay closer to home. Real Style spoke to the Montreal native about her artistic inspiration, couture role models and more.

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Canadian Outerwear Designer Joseph Tassoni Talks Coats, Style And More

With our nation’s freezing temperatures and endless winter, it’s no surprise that Canadian coats are known for being practical yet chic. As a Montreal-based outerwear designer, Joseph Tassoni is passionate about layering and comfort. Tassoni recently showcased his Fall 2017 “Queen of the North” collection at Toronto Women’s Fashion Week, taking his inspiration from the notoriously frigid climate of our country. From sourcing fabrics to taking his cues from the women in his life, here’s what the designer had to share about his label.

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Miriam Baker On Pastel Hues And Finding Inspiration In An Art Nouveau Fashion Plate

With a passion for ladylike silhouettes and sweet pastel shades, Toronto designer Miriam Baker is known for flattering the female figure. At Toronto Women’s Fashion Week, the homegrown designer (who studied at George Brown College and Ryerson University’s School of Fashion) presented a new Fall 2017 collection. We spoke to her backstage about her creative inspiration, sartorial influences and more.

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Montreal Designer Mikael D On The Art Of The Evening Gown

As a designer of intricately embellished eveningwear and bridal gowns, Mikael D (who was born Mikael Derderian) is recognized for crafting Canadian couture. Recently, Real Style spoke to Derderian backstage at Toronto Women’s Fashion Week Fall 2017.

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Designer Rachel Sin Talks Backstage At Toronto Women’s Fashion Week Fall 2017

Canadian designer Rachel Sin recently showcased her new joint Spring 2017/Fall 2017 collection at Toronto Women’s Fashion Week. Following the show, Real Style spoke to the designer backstage about her label’s creative vision, signature aesthetic and her definition of killer sartorial sense.

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Canadian Designer Paul Hardy Discusses Style And His Favourite Spring 2017 Trends

Calgary-born design talent Paul Hardy first entered the industry in 2002, with a debut show at Toronto Fashion Week. Fifteen years later, the humble, soft-spoken and meticulous Hardy recently presented his latest collection at FashionCAN at Toronto’s Yorkdale Shopping Centre. Read on to learn more about his thoughts on the leading Spring 2017 trends, his passion for layered materials and the iconic designers who have helped to inspire his craft.

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Narces Designer Nikki Wirthensohn Yassemi On Creating Her Fairytale Frocks

As the creative force behind Toronto eveningwear label Narces, Nikki Wirthensohn Yassemi is known for her love of illustrious dresses. Recently, Real Style spoke with Wirthensohn Yassemi at the FashionCAN Pop-Up Shop at Toronto’s Yorkdale Shopping Centre. From her favourite fabrics to collaborating with her inspiring mother, the local talent spilled on the story behind her fairytale designs.

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Canadian Handbag Designer Jane Ip Of Jeanne Lottie Talks Accessories

With their vivid colours and playful, youthful aesthetic, Jeanne Lottie purses certainly stand out in a room full of neutral accessories. From discovering the art of crafting a handbag to her favourite new trends, here’s what Ip had to share with us about purses and far more.

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