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Designer Stephanie Ray On Her Career Wear Label Grayes

With the balmy temperatures upon us and another Canadian summer ahead of us, nine to five gals are officially wondering what to wear to work. After all, evening plans with friends, the sticky humidity in the air and the more laidback vibes in the office can certainly leave you in a style rut.  Wondering how to update our own business wardrobes, we caught up with emerging Canadian designer Stephanie Ray of women’s work wear label Grayes. 

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Karebear Community Fashion Fundraiser Featured Canadian Designer Hendrixroe And Singer Sean Jones

Last night, Real Style had a chance to attend the Karebear Community Fashion Fundraiser at the Thompson Hotel in Toronto. The fifth annual charitable event is the brainchild of Canadian beauty queen and philanthropist Kara Granger, and was co-hosted by Miss Canada Tourism Hollyann Carroll.

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Narces Designer Nikki Wirthensohn Yassemi Discusses Eveningwear And Prom Fashion

With prom and wedding season rapidly approaching, Real Style decided to turn to a Canadian expert to learn more about mastering eveningwear for spring. Just in time for galas and wedding bells in the coming weeks, we caught up with Toronto-based eveningwear designer Nikki Wirthensohn Yassemi from Narces.

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Emerging Canadian Designers Vandal, KQK & Candace Daniela Talk To Real Style

Lately, the True North has become home to a number of rising fashion design stars. For Canadian fashionistas, wearing local fashion has become easier than ever, with a plethora of options to choose from. Recently, Real Style sat down with up-and-coming designers Ronald Tam of Vandal, Karen Quirion of KQK and Candace Daniela Lau to learn more about trends, inspiration and idols.

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Montreal Designer Pascal Labelle Talks Collaborating With Canadian Olympian Phylicia George

Recently, Montreal outerwear designer Pascal Labelle presented a show at Toronto Women’s Fashion Week, which featured Toronto-born Olympic athlete Phylicia George. From Labelle’s fabrics of choice to George’s must-have wardrobe staple for Spring 2018, here’s everything that they had to share with us about their team effort. 

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Jewellery Designer Liana Louzon Of Rocking Vibe Talks Spiritual Energy And Creativity

Although jewellery is most commonly viewed as a form of adornment, Canadian designer Liana Louzon believes that her pieces are about far more than just the outside. As the founder of Toronto-based label Rocking Vibe, Louzon is the creator of a line of jewellery based around the concept of positive energy.

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Canadian Designer Tara Rivas On Her New “Red Hot” Collection And Spring Must-Haves

As an emerging Canadian designer, Tara Rivas has been earning a name for herself over the past couple of seasons. The Toronto-based rising star recently presented her Red Hot collection at Toronto Fashion Week in February, and wowed audiences with her line of sleek scarlet pieces.  Intrigued by Rivas’ artful use of colour and sexy yet well-tailored design aesthetic, we spoke to the up-and-coming talent about her fashion journey. From her favourite tips for sporting bright red (which is largely featured in her work) to her style essentials for Spring 2018, here’s everything that Rivas had to share with Real Style.

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Indian Canadian Designer Mani Jassal On Creating Her East Meets West Aesthetic

We spoke to Canadian designer Mani Jassal about bringing her cultural influences into her work, her fabrics of choice and her breakout into the Los Angeles fashion scene. Read on to learn more about this rising design talent, and her sartorial journey so far.

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Adam and Ania Taubenfligel Of Canadian Label Triarchy Talk White Hot Denim

Although seasoned fashionistas have been sporting denim throughout the decades, the classic fabric never fails to make a comeback, time and time again. You’d almost think that jeans would be played out at this point, but Canadian siblings Adam and Ania Taubenfligel beg to differ. Their Vancouver-born and Los Angeles-based denim label Triarchy is truly a family matter, with designer Adam and brand manager Ania working alongside their brother, business director Mark. Recently, we had a chance to chat with Adam and Ania Taubenfligel about everything denim.

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Montreal Jewellery Designer Caroline Néron Talks Design, Travel Inspiration And More

As a Canadian jewellery designer and a former actress, Caroline Néron certainly knows her way around glamour. We spoke to her about her travel experiences, creative sources and the fellow Canadian designer who inspires her the most.

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Designer Diarra Bousso Niang Brings Her African Heritage Into Her Canadian Handbag Label Bouswari

Toronto-based Diarra Bousso Niang hails from Senegal and has used her background to inspire her rising accessory label, Bouswari. The African-born and Paris-educated Bousso Niang can be found focusing on her passion- creating handbags which take design cues from her heritage. Real Style caught up with the designer about her deep love of handbags, design journey and much more.

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Toronto Fashion Week Fall 2018 Roundup- Day 3

With last night marking the grand finale of Toronto Fashion Week Fall 2018, the past three days have been filled with all manner of artfully crafted garments, created by Canadian designers. For the final evening of the season’s shows, the Toronto runways once again left us impressed. From exotic influences at Mani Jassal to kaleidoscope brights at Hayley Elsaesser, here’s Real Style’s official runway report from Day 3 0f Toronto Fashion Week Fall 2018.

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Toronto Fashion Week Fall 2018- Day 1

Although Toronto may settling in for a February chill, the city’s fashionable set has officially stepped out for the Fall 2018 season of Toronto Fashion Week. From daring denim to extravagant evening gowns, here is our runway report from Day 1 of this season’s shows.

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Toronto Fashion Week Hits Toronto From February 5-7

For any Canadian fashionistas who are eager to slip into their most luxurious finery, Toronto Fashion Week just might offer an opportunity to dress up. The second season of the three day extravaganza of runway shows, panels and presentations returns to the city’s Yorkville area from February 5-7.

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Rising Designer Lesley Hampton On Body Diversity, First Nations Influences And Dressing Penny Oleksiak

With her focus on body positivity and her gleaming, sequined frocks, Lesley Hampton is quickly making a name for herself on the Canadian runways. Most recently, the talented rising star unveiled a Spring 2018 lineup at Toronto Women’s Fashion Week. We spoke to the designer about the powerful theme behind her latest collection, her passion for diversity in fashion and her dream celebrity clients.

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