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Toronto Fashion Week Spring 2019 Day 1 Runway Roundup

Yesterday, the Spring/Summer 2019 season of Toronto Fashion Week officially kicked off in the city’s Yorkville area, and once again featured the return of Canadian designers to the local runways. Real Style was seated front and centre in the front rows of the shows, and had a chance to see the latest and greatest from homegrown design talents. Here’s our roundup of Day 1 at TFW, which featured everyone from established names such as Mikhael Kale to rising stars like Mani Jassal.  

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Canadian Designer Christopher Paunil On Fashion, Art & Youth Mentorship With UForChange

Recently, Real Style had a chance to attend the UForChange Vivacity 13 gala at Daniels Spectrum in Toronto. The annual evening of fashion and arts features Canadian eveningwear designer Christopher Paunil as a design leader, and highlights creative talent among the community’s youth. With Christopher Paunil presenting an upcoming runway show at Toronto Fashion Week on September 5, it’s certainly been a busy few months for the homegrown brand. From staying youthful as a mentor to his biggest fashion dreams, here’s everything that Paunil had to share with us. 

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Fashion Art Toronto 2018 Best Runway Looks

With this past week marking Fashion Art Toronto 2018, the runways at Daniel Spectrum have been alight with all manner of avant garde, artistic and unconventional designs. Real Style was once again front and centre in the front rows, for a glimpse at the latest from FAT designers. Here’s our roundup of the hottest runway looks from Fashion Art Toronto.

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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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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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Emerging Toronto Designer Luis Padilla Discusses Style, Creative Energy And More

Although Toronto-based designer Luis Padilla may be a new name in the Canadian fashion industry, Padilla’s eponymous label is rapidly rising. For the upcoming season, the designer has shown his collection at Toronto Women’s Fashion Week and most recently, at Fashion Art Toronto 2017. Intrigued by Padilla’s no-fuss yet detailed approach to geometry, Real Style spoke to the creative enigma backstage at FAT 2017.

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Emerging Canadian Designers Chosen For 2013 Mercedes-Benz Start Up

Every year the Mercedes-Benz Start Up program awards emerging designers in a showdown during Toronto Fashion Week. This season’s top eight finalists have been announced for the upcoming World Mastercard Fashion Week in Toronto.

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