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Canadian Designer Jessica Kerr Of Leisure Tells Us About Her Label’s Global Influences

Real Style sat down with rising Canadian designer Jessica Kerr of Leisure to ask about her favourite design icon, creative energy and winter wardrobe must-haves.

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Piper & Skye Luxury Handbag Designer Joanna MacDonald Chats With Real Style

As a Toronto-based accessory label which focuses on luxury handbags, Piper & Skye claims to use a combination of fish skins, suedes and leathers. Earlier this Fall 2017/Winter 2018 season, Real Style had an opportunity to speak to designer and founder Joanna MacDonald at the Piper & Skye pop-up in Yorkville Village. Here’s everything that MacDonald had to say about finding her creative energy, her experiences creating with responsibly sourced materials and much more. 

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Canadian Designer Paul Hardy Discusses Style And His Favourite Spring 2017 Trends

Calgary-born design talent Paul Hardy first entered the industry in 2002, with a debut show at Toronto Fashion Week. Fifteen years later, the humble, soft-spoken and meticulous Hardy recently presented his latest collection at FashionCAN at Toronto’s Yorkdale Shopping Centre. Read on to learn more about his thoughts on the leading Spring 2017 trends, his passion for layered materials and the iconic designers who have helped to inspire his craft.

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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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Designer Picks: Nicole Bridger’s Eco-Friendly Summer Faves

Eco-conscious designer Nicole Bridger has found a way to bridge the gap between style and being earth friendly though her chic fashion. With Eco-Fashion Week happening in Vancouver right now, this is the time to start thinking about how your fashion choices affect our earth. We asked Canadian designer Nicole Bridger for her eco-friendly summer fashion picks.

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Designer Picks: Jean-Pierre Braganza Shares His Spring/Summer 2013 Favourites

Hot on the heels of his Fall/Winter 2013 collection presentation last night in Toronto at The Shows, we look back at Jean-Pierre Braganza’s favourites from his Spring/Summer 2013 line.

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Pink Tartan Launches E-Commerce

Pink Tartan launches e-commerce on March 15th, ahead of her Fall 2013 collection showing at World MasterCard Fashion Week

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Designer Picks: Montreal’s Pavoni Share Their Holiday 2012/13 Fashion Advice

Montreal designers Mike Derderian and Gianni Falcone of Pavoni have create quite a name for themselves with their fabulous gowns appearing on the likes of Mariah Carey, Carrie Underwood, Katy Perry and Fergie. As Pavoni is the Italian word for peacock and the inspiration of their collection, Real Style Network knew that their glamourous haute couture sensibilities was perfect to get the right amount of glamour for the holiday season. We asked Pavoni for their tips on holiday style.

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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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LG Toronto Fashion Week – Amanda Lew Kee Spring 2012

Emerging designer Amanda Lew Kee delighted the crowd at Toronto Fashion Week with her unique sense of style as she presented her Spring 2012 collection. This “designer to watch” brought a breath of fresh air to her youthful pieces that came to life in the Studio environment.

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FASHION NEWS: Greta Constantine SKIN For Danier And PRIMER Now Available

Canadian fashion duo Greta Constantine unveiled two new lines this week. SKIN, their collaborative collection with Danier is now available in stores and the new collection for their Primer line was revealed. Find out more about these Canadian fashion lines.

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FASHION NEWS: Rihanna, Lindsay Lohan & Danier Design Challenge

FASHION NEWS: Rihanna on vogue, Lindsay Lohan 6126 line to sell footwear and Andrea Dineed wins the Danier leather design competition

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