Interviews

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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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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