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We  aim to bring to you unique fashion perspectives from the nooks and crannies of the world from Colombia and Cairo to Dublin and Nicaragua to Berlin and Beirut. Join us at the intersection of culture and couture where fashion is translated, embraced and redefined…MORE

THE INSPIRATION WALL

DAVID C WIGLEY TORONTO MEN'S FASHION WEEK

Feature: Worth by David C. Wigley at Toronto Men’s Fashion Week

  Digi-couture. By: Tessa Johnson Toronto, Canada   Digital prints was the predominate theme for More»

Diodati by Luca Galardo at Toronto Men's Fashion Week

Feature: Diodati by Luca Galardo at Toronto Men’s Fashion Week

  Street Sport.    By: Tessa Johnson Toronto, Canada   Athletic and street More»

CHRISTOPHER BATES TORONTO MEN'S FASHION WEEK

Feature: Christopher Bates at Toronto Men’s Fashion Week

  Sexy Sophisticate. By: Isabelle Bourgeault-Tassé Toronto, Canada   Christopher Bates closed the first night More»

BENJI WSW TORONTO MENS FASHION WEEK 2014

Feature: Benji at Toronto Men’s Fashion Week

Pleasure & Pain. by: Isabelle Bourgeault-Tassé Toronto, Canada   More»

Andrew Coimbra

Feature: Toronto Men’s Fashion Week Emerging Designer Award Finalist: Andrew Coimbra

  National Pride. By: Tessa Johnson Toronto, Canada   *As part of our ongoing focus More»

FASHION WITHOUT BORDERS

Happy Spring! We continue to bring to you fabulous fashion and style perspectives from around the world. Spring is here and we love this season's spirit of renewal. So we wanted to give our site a bit of freshening up. Have you seen our fabulous list of global correspondents that's now on the home page? Pretty amazing huh? And of course it doesn't end there. Click on our Global Team page (the link at the top) and you can see the rest of our team with links to their stories. In the spirit of bringing you unique fashion perspectives, this year we are thrilled to be the Digital Media Sponsor the inaugural season of TOM*FW -- Toronto Mens Fashion Week. Happening this summer (August, 2014), this fashion Week is dedicated to showcasing an uber-cool roster of menswear designers from across Canada and the world. We can't wait to bring to you highlights, designer interviews, cool backstage coverage and of course street style. We continue to burst at the seams with global fashion stories from neighbourhoods in Manila, Cairo, Perth, Tunis, Singapore, Leicester, Panama City and Jakarta and more! We have inspirational profiles on designers, fabulous features and tips on must-visit boutiques. We have more trips set to expand our new Fashion Travelogue series. Stay tuned! The international fashion conversation isn't complete without our coverage of the unstoppable fashion weeks! You asked, and we answered! We have dedicated a team to scouting out and covering the various fashion weeks from the four corners of the world. So right here, you will find fab fashion week coverage direct from the runways of Kazakhstan, Colombia, Australia, Tunisia, Japan, Muscat, UAE, The Philippines, Canada, Germany, Korea and more! We continue to post fresh perspectives every Monday/Wednesday/Friday with the occasional weekend post. You can also find our unique fashion stories published on very own blog page at The Huffington Post's Style section. Do you have a story to tell? A fabulous designer we should know about? A cool market that needs our attention? Want to send us your own Global Street Style? Let us know! Email us at Team@Ramp1885.com!

Feature: Toronto Men’s Fashion Week Emerging Menswear Designer Award Finalist: Rani Kim

Emerging Menswear Designer Award Rani Kim's sources of inspiration

Emerging Menswear Designer Award Finalist Rani Kim’s sources of inspiration   Bold Strokes.   By Tessa Johnson Toronto, Canada *As part of our ongoing focus on unique global perspectives, we are thrilled to be the Digital Media Sponsor for TOM* (the first annual Toronto Men’s Fashion Week) — the 8th one...

Feature: Toronto Men’s Fashion Week Emerging Menswear Designer Award Finalist: Patrick Salonga

Emerging Menswear Designer Award finalist patrick salonga previous collection

  The Conquerer. By: Tessa Johnson Toronto, Canada   *As part of our ongoing focus on unique global perspectives, we are thrilled to be the Digital Media Sponsor for TOM* (the first annual Toronto Men’s Fashion Week) — the 8th one in the world. In that spirit of celebrating emerging Canadian talent, TOM*...

Feature: Toronto Men’s Fashion Week Emerging Menswear Design Award Finalist: Som Kong

Being inspired in studio

  Shining Stars By: Tessa Johnson Toronto, Canada   *As part of our ongoing focus on unique global perspectives, we are thrilled to be the Digital Media Sponsor for TOM* (the first annual Toronto Men’s Fashion Week) — the 8th one in the world. In that spirit of celebrating emerging Canadian...

Feature: The Fall Line from Bows-N-Ties, San Francisco California

Bows N' Ties from San Francisco California

    Dapper Detail.  By: Sarah J. Montoro Berkeley, California   Tucked away the middle of a city that The New York Times dubbed “the city that style forgot,” and whose fashion sense NY Mag described as “the clothing equivalent of water: The taste is so neutral...

Feature: Singer Euricka & The Art Of Southern Style

Singer Songwriter, Euricka

    Southern Belle By: Triston   We love to cover  the movers and shakers in and around all things artistic, whether on the page, behind the lens, on the stage, on the runway and more. In this digital age, the fashion and entertainment worlds continue to a synergizing mix and we...

Feature: CFPW celebrates Frederick Peralta 30th Anniversary

Frederick Peralta's 30th Anniversary at Canada Philippine Fashion Week in Toronto Canada

  A-Level   By: Hina P. Ansari   Filipino designer Frederick Peralta celebrated his 30th Anniversary in the most fitting way: By showcasing his gorgeous collection as part of Canada Philippine Fashion Week’s marquee evening, “Fashion’s Biggest Night” held at the Fairmont Royal York Hotel in Toronto, Canada.   The standing room only style-savvy crowd...

Feature: Chat with photographer Anthony Bila from Johannesburg, South Africa

By photographer Anthony Bila from Johannesburg South Africa

      Depth of Focus.   By: Jesica Colbyn Johannesburg, South Africa   Photography… Art or past time? Needless to say, we owe a great deal to Johann Zahn, the guy who envisioned the world’s first portable camera. Through his 17th century vision, man has been able to capture moments. While reflex mirrors, focal-plane...

Feature: CPFW “Independencia: Filipino Fashion & Style”

L-R: Shanon Pamaong; Project Terno & Renee Salud

  Independencia Pride: A Fashionable State of Mind at Canada Philippine Fashion Week By: Hina P. Ansari   Canada Philippine Fashion Week regaled the stylish set for the second year in a row. Now a celebrated legit fashion week, CPFW had some pretty incredible moments on the runway throughout its days (and nights)-long...

Feature: CPFW Opening Night at Shangri-La Hotel, Toronto

Tepina Spring/Summer 2015 presented at CPFW's Opening Night

  Toronto’s luxurious Shangri-La Hotel was celebrating all things fashionable and Filipino as the 2nd Annual Canada Philippine Fashion Week (CPFW) held their opening night soiree on Monday June 9th, 2014. A perfect way to kick off the summer season, with a glass raised to toast to a permanent fixture in the...

Feature: Q&A With Jeff Rustia Founder of Canada Philippine Fashion Week

www.canadaphilippinefashionweek.com

* As we celebrate the 2nd annual Canada Philippine Fashion Week, which held its swanky opening night festivities at the gorgeous Shangri-La Hotel in Toronto, last night, we wanted to repost our extensive Q&A with Jeff Rustia, Executive Director and founder of Canada Philippine Fashion Week. Stay tuned for coverage of this...

Feature: 2014 Canada Philippine Fashion Week Press Conference

The Sponsors list for Philippine Airlines Canada Philippine Fashion Week

We are proud to be the official Digital Media Sponsor for the 2nd year in a row for Canada Philippine Fashion Week (CPFW) which is set to take place here in Toronto on June 9th through June 12, 2014.   Last year we were brought on board and we were so pleased at...

Feature: Anu Raina FW 2014 at World MasterCard Fashion Week Toronto

Anu Raina FW 2014 at World MasterCard Fashion Week Toronto

      Urban Wonder  By Tessa Johnson Photos courtesy of George Pimentel   The beauty of a textile designer is having the ability to create and transform fabrics. Do not get me wrong, I am not taking away from the dynamics of a fashion designer, but it’s quite impressive to do both and always...

Feature: Layali, a new fashion webzine for students by students

Layali webzine's latest fashion story (left) and the cover of their very first issue (right)

    Sophisticated Storyboard.  By: Hina P. Ansari   It was when Washington D.C-native, Rawan Elbaba decided to continue her love for journalism from high school to George Mason University in Fairfax, Virginia, did she realize the lack of Muslim women in the mainstream media space. This 20 year-old, who was planning on launching a...

Feature: Photographer Stine Munk Jensen from Sydney, Australia

Photography by Stine Munk Jensen for designer Pamela Parker from Sydney Australia

  Stine Munk Jensen: Danish Art Down Under By: Triston Sydney, Australia     Style & Substance covers the movers and shakers in and around all things artistic, whether on the page, behind the lens, on the stage, on the runway and more. In this digital age, the fashion and entertainment worlds continue to a...

Feature: The Woman Who Put Tehran’s Fashion In Full Focus

Shabnam poses on location in the markets of Tehran

      Accidental Revolutionary: Photographer Afra Pourdad lenses Tehran   By: Isabelle Bourgeault-Tassé Ottawa, Canada   A friend of mine wrote to me: “what did you do to me with your Tehran,” expressing the emotional nostalgia she has had experienced seeing the photos. A lot of it has to do with memories, nostalgia, craziness,...