30 Sep 2021

Nadya Toto: Canada’s Knitwear Revolutionary

For more than 30 years, Nadya Toto has been the creative force behind her fashion brand, Nadya Toto, which illustrates her inventive and flexible approach to knitwear through quintessential Italian style inspired by her grandmother. We spoke with the Canadian...
By Estelle Zentil
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10 Jul 2020

Elle B. Mambetov: Bum Rap

Fashion designer Elle B. Mambetov’s incredible story sounds like a movie. Sadly, it is all true. Betrayed by a friend, she ended up in prison, where she wrote a book, A6347DW: American Captive,depicting the systemic racism, sexism and corruption that...
By Donna Paris
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06 Oct 2017

Reality Check — Roxy Earle

Roxy Earle is breaking down the barriers of traditional beauty and encouraging self-love and inclusivity through her viral movement, #MySizeRox. Interview By Sarah Kanbar If Roxy Earle had her way, clothing companies would do away with the term “plus size,”...
By Dave Gordon
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01 Dec 2015

World MasterCard Fashion Week – TORONTO

World MasterCard Fashion Week is the nation’s leader in celebrating fashion. This year the presentations propelled Canadian designers to the forefront of the fashion industry. On Oct. 19-23, 2015, established and emerging designers from Canada had the opportunity to showcase...
By City Life Staff
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Joanne Dice, left, and a group of her talented students
05 Aug 2015

Design: Pure and Simple

When Joanne Dice, founder and owner of Haute Couture Academy of Fashion, Fine Arts & Design, meets a prospective student, she asks a simple but very important question: What are your goals? “I ask because I customize every student’s individual...
By City Life Staff
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03 Feb 2014

An Eye for the Ethereal

Within the crisp white walls of Michael Kors’ headquarters in downtown Toronto, prettily patterned sundresses and striking retro-esque ensembles steal the eye. Ultra-femme fashion from the ’40s meets a ’70s summer romance. Spring is in the air, and Kors is...
By Rebecca Alberico
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