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Fashion Television Cancelled

After nearly 30 years, Fashion Television has been cancelled. The news broke this morning via Twitter when FT’s host Jeanne Beker tweeted the news.

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Interview: Joeffer Caoc Explains His Fall 2012 Woman

Known for his modern and timeless designs, Joeffer Caoc didn’t disappoint with his Fall 2012 collection full of tweed, leather, fur and sequins, a few of his favourite fabrics. Following the show, Joeffer explained to us what kind of woman the eclectic collection is designed for.

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Interview: Sunny Fong Vawk & Vawkkin Fall 2012

Our favourite thing about Sunny Fong is his designs are made for real women. Whether you’re needing something glamorous or are working a 9-5, Vawk and Sunny’s newest collection, Vawkkin, has you covered. Women without modelling experience in all shapes and sizes showed that Vawkkin works for the average person, not just standard models. We spoke with Sunny on why he chose to break the runway boundaries by representing real women.

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Interview: Bustle’s Designers Talk Stampede Style

Rodeo met the runway as Bustle celebrated the 100th year anniversary for the Calgary Stampede. Boys in plaid, cowboy hats, jeans, and bolo ties paired with tailored suits came stomping down the runway in the western influenced collection. We chatted with Bustle’s designers Shawn Hewson and Ruth Promislow about how the modern city man can work these pieces into his wardrobe.

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Interview: Lucian Matis Discusses His Fall 2012 Collection

Although Toronto Fashion Week is well underway, editors and fashion elite are still talking about the opening show by Lucian Matis. The moody ball gowns, intricate details and plethora of feathers left us wishing for a fancy black tie party to attend. These gowns are every girl’s dream. Real Style Network had the pleasure of speaking with Lucian, the genius behind this breathtaking collection.

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Designer Picks: Pink Tartan’s Top Holiday 2011/2012 Pieces

Lauded as one of the most stylish women in Canada, Kimberley Newport-Mimran, the President and Lead Designer behind the widely popular label Pink Tartan, kept it short & sweet when asked to weigh in with her holiday style tips, “Take these looks from day to dinner- It is how you style them!”

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Designer Picks: Joe Mimran’s 2011/2012 Holiday Style Tips

If you don’t have a lot of extra cash to spend on your own holiday style this season, fear not! We have enlisted the style advice from Canadian designer Joe Mimran for our holiday Designer Picks, so that he can offer up affordable style choices for the season. His Joe Fresh line offer trends straight off of the runway for those who want to spend more money on gifts for others than themselves. See what Joe has suggest the ladies wear to all of your holiday parties this year.

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Designer Picks: Joeffer Caoc’s Top Holiday Looks

Joeffer Caoc is a master at highlighting a sexy feminine silhouette with masterful tailoring and designer instincts and so it is a no-brainer that we turn to his expert opinion for his no-fuss Designer Picks of the holiday season.

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Designer Picks: Greta Constantine Choose Their Top 2011/2012 Holiday Outfits

Known for their über feminine gowns and romantic draping detailing we could think of no better opinion than that of Canadian design duo Kirk Pickersgill and Stephen Wong of Greta Constantine to weigh in with their tips for festive holiday style for every occasion.

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Designer Picks: Comrags Reveal Their Fave Holiday Outfits

We have been bringing you our picks on what to wear this holiday season, but we also turned to our favourite designer for their advice on holiday fashion. For our Designer Picks section, Joyce Gunhouse and Judy Cornish of the Toronto design team Comrags have shared their favourite pieces from their collection that is holiday ready. See what this design duo will be wearing to their holiday parties this season.

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Jessica and Ashlee Simpson Launch Tween Clothing Line At The Bay

A pregnant Jessica Simpson, her sister Ashlee and nephew Bronx arrived to a bustling crowd of fans and shoppers Saturday at The Bay in Toronto to unveil Jessica’s new tween clothing line. The size 7-16 collection, Jessica Simpson Girls, joins the Jessica Simpson Collection women’s line as the star label’s newest addition. The newly launched girl’s line is a collaboration with sister Ashlee, and is full of All American-meets-rocker inspired pieces.

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Ashley Greene Is Hot In Red At Toronto Twilight Premiere

Last night, Twilight fever spread to Canada as the stars of the film walked the red carpet in Toronto. Ashley Greene ruled the event in this red dress from the Narciso Rodriguez Spring 2012 collection. The draped number has a casual elegance about it that looked great when matched with her slicked back hair.

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This Week’s Hot Toronto Fashion Events

The temperature in Toronto may be getting colder, but the local fashion scene is hotter than ever. Here is a peak at some of fashionable events that have been occurring including Barbara Bui’s visit to The Room, Gilt.com’s launch and the 2011 Frocktail Party.

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Danier Announces S/S 2012 Designer Collaborations

Canadian leather retailer Danier is continuing to join the trend of designer collaborations with two new designer collections for next Spring. First OBJECT by George Antonopoulous will return to Danier stores for another season. There will be a new accessories collection from Canadian designer Philip Sparks.

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HBC Unveils 2012 Canadian Olympic Team Apparel

The Hudson’s Bay Company revealed their 2012 Canadian Olympic Team Replica Apparel that our athletes will wear at the 2012 Olympic Games in London. The Bay has released a special winter collection inspired by the Summer Olympics to get the hype started and make perfect stocking stuffers. The line was inspired by the tradition of getting outdoors, which translates to great coats and hats to keep you protected from the ever changing Canadian climate.

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