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Tabitha Simmons On Shoes, Motherhood And Life In The Fashion Lane

“I first look at their eyes and then I might look down at the feet, but it’s definitely eyes first. My mother would kill me if I wasn’t like that,” laughs Tabitha Simmons

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Emerging Designers: Interview With Eolith’s Katazyna Agnieszka And Wesley Burness

Eolith is what a debut collection should look like. Real Style caught up with Eolith in the backstage frenzy of FAT 2014 to find out more about their inspirations and goals with their new brand.

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Designer Picks: Travis Taddeo Shares His Fall 2013 Favourites

Montreal based designer Travis Taddeo is best known for always bringing the grunge edge to World MasterCard Fashion Week. His tough and sometimes unisex designs are staples for any cool young urban twenty-something. His signature is usually his love for black and asymmetrical pieces, this season Travis Taddeo showed that along with some more detailed pieces like a leather motocross jacket with studding and metal appliqués and fur coats seen on both men and women. The designer took a few minutes to chat inspiration, who the Travis Taddeo customer is and his fall fashion essentials.

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Soia & Kyo’s Designer Talks Traveler Inspired Outerwear

Soia & Kyo designer Ilan Elfassy has been a staple in Canadian outerwear and for his Spring 2013 collection he brought his inspiration of travel to the runway with pastel trenches, vests and leather, shades influenced by his love of florals. Before the designs hit the runway we had caught up with Ilan about his personal inspiration and what we should have in our closets by Spring 2013.

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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: Chloe Comme Parris Presents ‘Beautiful Badass’

The sister design duo Chloe and Parris Gordon are no strangers to Toronto Fashion Week. In their fourth season of shows, this time the girls gave us garments with a soft gothic charm. Still in their early twenties, these budding designers have made a big splash in the Toronto fashion scene for their dark and youthful edge. Real Style Network caught up with the girls backstage after their highly anticipated Fall 2012 show at World MasterCard Fashion Week to find out the secret behind their fall collection.

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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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Interview: Giles Deacon Discusses Winter & Spring Fashion

British fashion designer Giles Deacon isn’t afraid to take risks. From heralding a new collection to taking over the reigns after a certain Lindsay Lohan disaster (ahem), he stands apart from the crowd with a unique and confident vision that doesn’t necessarily follow an expected linear path. Recently in Toronto to co-host a fundraiser for Princess Margaret hospital with boutique George C, we spoke to Giles about his Spring collection, winter style and how to make a statement and have fun with your existing wardrobe.

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Giles Deacon Talks About His Role As The Fashion Designer At Ungaro

Fashion designer Giles Deacon Opens Up About Ungaro and Lindsay Lohan

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