Toronto’s Best Dressed: Curator Rui Amaral and gallerist Daniel Faria

Toronto’s Best Dressed: Curator Rui Amaral and gallerist Daniel Faria

Rui Amaral & Daniel Faria Amaral and Faria relax in their Little Portugal home. Amaral wears a Uniqlo shirt, Marni trousers, a Cos navy coat and Adidas Stan Smiths; Faria wears a Cos shirt, Marni pants and Pierre Hardy sandals.
 Photo by Evaan Kheraj

They say the couple who shops together stays together—so the future looks bright for gallery-scene fixtures Rui Amaral and Daniel Faria, who share a Wallpaper-worthy Victorian in Little Portugal. Not that they get to spend a ton of time there—being an art world power duo means globe-trotting to openings and art fairs. But they’re adept at mixing business and pleasure: a recent trip to the Venice Biennale prompted shopping expeditions to Prada, Gucci, Balenciaga and Marni. Day to day, Faria favours a mix of tailored, classic neutrals that allow him to install a sculpture and meet with a prestigious museum director back-to-back. “Rui is definitely the adventurous one,” he says of his partner’s wardrobe. They don’t co-ordinate their clothing choices, though occasionally a post-dressing edit is required. “We’ll come out and we’ll both be wearing black pants and a white shirt,” says Faria. “It’s like, ‘Okay, one of us has to change.’ ”

Their Stuff

Manly Cologne
R. A.: “It reminds me of cathedrals.” Comme des Garçons Incense Series Avignon eau de toilette, $105 for 50 mL. Nomad, 819 Queen St. W., 416-202-8777.
Sweatshirt
R. A.: “It’s sporty, but you can pair it with suit trousers.” Acne Corben sweatshirt, $280. Jonathan and Olivia, 49 Ossington Ave., 416-849-5956.
Sleek Bag
D. F.: “Want, a Canadian company, is taking the world by storm. Rui bought me this when I opened the gallery.” $995. Wantessentials.com.
Swatch Watch
D. F.: “I’ve been collecting Swatches since Grade 8.” Swatch Backup Black watch, $75. Hudson’s Bay, 176 Yonge St., 416-861-9111.

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