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DESIGNER PICKS: Stephan & Kyriako Caras Talk Top Trends , Style Essentials, His Favorite Fashion Memory And More

Real Style’s , Stephan and Kyriako Caras’ designer interview, about the label’s top designer picks, style inspirations and trends for Summer 2015.

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Designer Duy Nguyen’s Fall Fashion Picks

Since Duy Nguyen started his fashion line in 2001, the DUY line has garnered a reputation for excellent tailoring and cuts. With his edgy style, he experiments with luxury fabrics such as cashmere, furs, and silks. The innovative designer shares his favourite fall fashion looks with Real Style.

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Target Dominates Toronto Fashion Week Day Four

Toronto Fashion Week day four is in the books, and the shows I attended were all unique and perfectly on point for spring. The atmosphere was on overdrive, and the tents were buzzing and the music was blaring. There was a lot of build up and excitement for last night’s line-up, as everyone was eagerly awaiting the Target collection.

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Caitlin Power Discusses Fall Fashion Must-Haves

Caitlin Power’s Fall/Winter line, unveiled in March, consists of deep, bold colors (such as navy blue and dark red) color-blocked with black and white, as well as the use of a variety of fabrics with contrasting sheens and textures. The designer reveals to Real Style what she thinks everyone should have in their closets this fall.

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The ShOws Day 2 Brings More Top Canadian Designers

The second and final day of the shows is a wrap, and it did not disappoint. Two heavyweight fashion forces Steven Tai and Jeremy Laing presented their Spring/Summer 2014 collections, and our senses were treated to pretty pastels, playful prints, artful accents, and of course an astounding ambiance. Their two sets gave us an insight into the colorful spring that is soon approaching, and showcased new and exciting prints, paired with inventive patterns that kept the looks fresh and endlessly exciting.

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Line Knitwear’s Designers Share Their Fall Fashion Tips

When the cool weather hits, you will probably be reaching for your favourite knit sweaters, warm wraps and cozy cashmere. If that’s the case then Canadian fashion brand Line Knitwear from long-time friends John Muscat and Jennifer Wells should be your new go-to name in fashion. Line Knitwear has shown Canadians that knits can be so much more than just an oversized sweater. We asked John and Jennifer for their keen tips on fall fashion. See what they shared.

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Designer Picks: David Dixon’s Fall/Winter Fashion Tips

Toronto fashion designer David Dixon has been a staple at Toronto Fashion Week for many seasons now. His feminine aesthetic has made him a perennial favourite for women who want to look glamourous and chic from the office to the evening gown. Real Style asked David Dixon for his fall fashion advice to help us get that luxe touch in all of our outfits this season.

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Designer Picks: Emerging Designer Matthew Gallagher Shares His Fall Picks

You may not have heard of Maison Matthew Gallagher yet, but this Canadian born designer has been preparing for his walk down the runway since his early years. As a teen, Matthew Gallagher reached out to Tom Ford, interned at Tracy Reese and attended summer programs at Parsons. He moved to Milan to continue his fashion education, before returning to Canada to launch his own collection Maison Matthew Gallagher at Toronto Fashion Week last season. Now all eyes are on Matthew Gallagher. Real Style asked this next generation fashion star what his favourite fall fashion picks are.

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Designer Picks: Mackage Designers Talk Fall 2013

Mackage designers Eran Elfassy and Elisa Dahan are no strangers to the fashion world. The design duo have been creating their line since they were only teens and have built their brand from a primarily leather company into including down jackets perfect for a Canadian winter to their latest venture, a handbag line. We caught up with the designers to discuss all things fall, how to keep stylish even in cold Canadian temperatures and why they decided to enter the world of designing handbags.

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Hockey Night In Canada Gets A Stylish Update

It’s not every day that the set of Hockey Night in Canada is taken over by Canada’s top fashion designers and transformed into ‘Fashion Night’ in Canada. But that’s exactly what happened when designers Phillip Sparks, Caitlin Power, Christopher Bates, Haithem Elkadiki, Farley Chatto and Marlon Durrant teamed up with broadcasters P.J Stock, Andi Petrillo, Ron MacLean, Elliotte Freidman, Glenn Healy and Kevin Weekes.

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Marie Saint Pierre Launching Web Collection

Canadian designer Marie Saint Pierre announced the launch of her first web exclusive collection following the opening of her online stores in December. The limited edition summer collection will feature 12 pieces in Marie Saint Pierre’s trademark draped and printed styles.

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Sneak Preview Address Apparel Fall 2013

Real Style had the pleasure of catching an exclusive glimpse of Address Apparel’s fall collection. The new Toronto-based line (which specializes in dresses) was launched by local designer Mark Foreman, and is on its way to becoming an exciting addition to the Canadian fashion industry.

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Fashion Find: Pink Martini’s Spring 2013 Collection

Ever since the trendy Canadian fashion line was launched by former sock salesman Amir Bahar in 2006, Pink Martini has quietly been making a name for itself. With youthful pieces and an international fan following, it’s safe to say the brand with its catchy title has risen from rags to riches over the past few years. Pink Martini is now sold in over 700 stores, many of them outside of Canada. Spring 2013 is certainly bright and cheerful for the Toronto-based brand. The latest collection features soft pastels, flowing cotton, and subtle accessories perfect for the warmer days ahead. Here are Real Style’s top Pink Martini picks:

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Designer Picks: Summer Eco-Fashion Finds From Mala Collective’s Ashley Wray

Vancouver based ethical jewelry company, Mala Collective will join Nicole Bridger to kick off Eco Fashion Week. Real Style asked Mala Collective’s co-founder Ashley Wray for her thoughts on summer fashion that is both eco-friendly and stylish for the coming months.

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Designer Picks: Kimberley Newport-Mimran Discusses Her Inspiration & Summer 2013 Faves

Following the debut of Pink Tartan’s Fall 2013 collection at World MasterCard Fashion Week, we had the chance to speak with Kim Newport-Mimran backstage about her unexpected inspiration. This collection definitely took a far turn from her sweet and girly Spring 2013 line and Kim gave us the scoop on what badass blonde was her muse in the design process.

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