The look and shape of the CARAS brand is inspired by femininity. Through well tailored silhouettes, luxurious Italian and French fabrics, a unique eye for detail, and an ability to masterfully drape fabrics, CARAS creates timeless wearable art, and “feminine sensuality” defines it. CARAS’ sophisticated and feminine collections can be referred to as “PRET A CUTOURE”, which embody fashion that is creative, versatile, and of the highest quality.
Fashion is an artistic expression and medium in that can be celebrated and enjoyed by all women. For all our collections, inspiration comes from the femininity that women exude. Our objective is always the same; how to translate and materialize femininity into something that any woman can wear, and express this at her finest.
Maison CARAS is located in the heart of Toronto, Canada and is currently operated as the headquarters and couture fashion house of internationally renowned CARAS brand. Originally built in 1905 as a Canadian Bank of Commerce building, maison CARAS is now a historically designated heritage building and home to the design studios and flagship boutique of CARAS. This iconic building continues to serve as one of the cultural and fashionable landmarks in the city.
Throughout the years, CARAS has been invited to various international fashion events. Recent collections have been shown in Paris, London, New York, Los Angeles, Dallas, Chicago, Osaka, Hong Kong, Athens, Cyprus, and Toronto. CARAS’ status as a top tier designer has recently earned him a spot in CEO World Magazine and Runway Magazine’s “List of World’s Top 20 Fashion Designers”, as well as the “Top 25 Most Beloved and Inspiring Fashion Designers of the World”.
Stephan Caras was born in Corinth, Greece, and educated in Melbourne, Australia. As a teenager, Stephan Caras immersed himself in the world of fashion and acting where he attended the Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology, the Fashion Designer’s Academy of Melbourne, and the St. Martin’s Theatre School. As a young designer, Stephan Caras’ innovative and distinctive style earned him the “Gown of the Year” award in Australia, and was the wardrobe designer for the