Interviews

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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Toronto Jewellery Designer Tamara Kronis Talks Her New Collection & Canadian Mined Diamonds

As the owner of fine jewellery studio Studio 1098, Toronto-based designer, chief goldsmith and gemologist Tamara Kronis has just unveiled her newest collection. Real Style chatted with Kronis about her artistic inspiration, the challenges of finding locally sourced diamonds and the Canadian jewellery industry.

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INLAND Founder Sarah Power Chats About Supporting Canadian Designers

With the INLAND Canadian fashion and shopping event set to hit Toronto this weekend, we chatted with founder Sarah Power about the importance of supporting Canadian designers.

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Emerging Canadian Designer Hilary MacMillan Chats About Fall 2015 Collection

Real Style chatted with emerging Toronto-based designer Hilary MacMillan backstage at Toronto World MasterCard Fashion Week. Read all about her new Fall 2015 collection, made-in-Canada pieces and favourite designs here.

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Canadian Designer Erin Kleinberg On Her Fall 2015 Collection

Toronto based rising designer Erin Kleinberg may be just 29 years old, but she’s already known for her eponymous ready-to-wear label. We chatted with her about her fall collection, favourite pieces and more.

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Toronto Designer Farley Chatto Interview

Toronto designer Farley Chatto loves design. From his eponymous label (think elegant, well fitting menswear and womenswear with a European flair) to his work as a teacher and advocate. his passion for fashion is palpable as seen in the gorgeous fur jacket on the cover. He spoke with Real Style about his new line, the ethics of fur and what it’s like to dress Sarah Jessica Parker.

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Anna Sui Designer Interview

The 50-year-old fashion designer’s larger than life runway looks have also resulted in a book, cosmetics line and fragrances. On the eve of the release for her new fragrance La Nuit de Bohème, Anna Sui shares her most memorable moments, on and off the catwalk.

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Daphne Guinness Talks Fashion As Self Expression

Daphne Guinness is one of fashion’s most fascinating people. Born into incredible wealth, she developed her own unique path in life. Dressing in what many would deem bizarre and others fashion forward, she sees fashion as a form of self expression and also a shield. Read on to learn more about this fearless fashion warrior.

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Lubov Azria Designer Interview On Her Inspirations And Why She Loves Dressing Angelina Jolie

Read our interview with Lubov Azria , the creative powerhouse behind BCBGMAxAZRIAGROUP and find out which of her children inspires her, which is her favorite movie star to dress and why she thinks L.A has amazing culture.

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