Friday, March 11, 2016


By Guest Contributor

Stephan Caras
presents Fall/Winter 2016 collection at Toronto Fashion Week 

Sketch from CARAS, Stephan Caras's F/W16 collection

Toronto, ON – Toronto-based father-son design duo announced their return to the runway to present the CARAS, Stephan Caras Fall/Winter 2016 collection on Friday, March 18 at 7 p.m. at Toronto Fashion Week. Caras’ newest collection stays true to its philosophy of design, continually inspired by femininity and sensuality while offering an elegant and enticing exposé of dramatic lines, trailing lengths and plenty of volume.

The emphasis on this year’s collection is placed on daring cut outs, plunging neck lines, asymmetric treatments and defined lines. Criss-cross and knotting strap details wrap around and connect to create dramatic angular silhouettes. A bold colour palette is inspired by the seduction, drama and sparkle of the night.

“Our Fall/Winter 2016 collection is inspired by women who enjoy a touch of drama in their outfits, demonstrating their individuality and sensuality,” said designer Stephan Caras. “This bold collection is a fashion forward statement and an ode to the strength of confident women.”

“Our philosophy has always been to create collections that are feminine and sensual. For Fall/Winter 2016 we showcase an edgier look that emphasizes angles and sleek shapes to achieve a balance between elegance and drama,” added co-designer Kyriako Caras.

Signature CARAS gowns made of silk taffeta reign in a fluttering palette of floral undertones and luxurious sequin embroidery, while cocktail dresses, evening wear and jumpsuits parade transparent sequin knit, elegant embroidered taffetas, patent leather look, form fitting jerseys, flowing chiffons, guipure lace and tulles. Voluminous ball gowns, coupled with edgy defined lines, create drama and show that a woman can have fun, and be elegant and sensual all over again.

 FW 2016 show invitation (Photo courtesy of Stephan Caras)

About Stephan Caras Design Inc.:

Stephan Caras is a well-established Toronto-based designer with more than 20 years of fashion expertise. Caras has participated in various fashion events in cities around in the world, including Paris, New York, Hong Kong, Athens and Toronto. Born in Greece and educated in Australia, Caras now calls Toronto home. His European-style fashion house is located in a beautifully renovated heritage building at 744 Queen St. E. in Toronto. His gowns, dresses, suits and designer jeans sell internationally. 

About Kyriako Caras:

Kyriako Caras was born into the world of fashion. At age five, he joined his father in Jeanne Beker’s first interview with a Canadian designer. He has developed a complementary sense of artistic expression and now designs alongside Stephan. Kyriako has a bachelor of arts in archaeology from the University of Toronto and draws inspiration from his knowledge of culture and history. His designs often focus on fluidity and motion. As a young designer, Kyriako represents the future of the CARAS brand.

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See previous collections: FW 2013 (Part 1)FW 2013 (Part 2)SS 2014FW 2014SS 2015FW 2015, SS 2016

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