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*BREAKING: We are working on something big! Stay tuned!** 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

Beautiful designs from Africa Blooms

Feature: Africa Blooms Globally Expands The Pride Of African Design

  Young Nigerian Business Woman Brings ‘Made in Africa’ Fashion to the World. By: Isabelle More»

Students protest over planned increases in tuition fees in Stellenbosch (Photo Credit: Reuters/Mike Hutchings)

Protest on the Ramp: South African Designer Isabelle Lotter Joins #FeesMustFall Movement

  By: Isabelle Bourgeault-Tassé Toronto, Canada Isabelle Lotter of SIESisabelle echoed the cris de coeur More»

Mariah Idrissi

Looking Chic: H&M Features Hijabista Mariah Idrissi in its Recycling Ad

  H&M breaks from the fashion pack with a series of diverse, inclusive and ground-breaking More»

American Made

Feature: Made in Turtle Island-Three Indigenous Designers Finalists in Martha Stewart’s American Made Awards

  By: Isabelle Bourgeault-Tassé Toronto Canada The ‘Maker’ will define More»

Chic stylish scenes discovered by Lagos Street Style

Feature: Our Exclusive Chat With The Mysterious Genius Behind Lagos Street Style

  Loving Lagos   By: Isabelle Bourgeault-Tassé Toronto, Canada     “Lagosians just do it More»

FASHION WITHOUT BORDERS

*BREAKING/April 26, 2016* So here we are ringing in Spring of 2016! And since we last spoke, we have been quietly and diligently working on a brand new project. More details to be revealed soon. Here's a hint: Think BIG PICTURE. And guess what it involves YOU! So stay tuned for more details! As you know our amazing team of global correspondents will continue to report stylish stories from their neighbourhoods. Don't forget our Global Team page (the link at the top) and you can see the rest of our team with links to their stories. You KNOW how we do it. We cover the global fashion stories from neighbourhoods in Manila, Cairo, Perth, Tunis, Singapore, Leicester, Panama City and Jakarta and more! We covet inspirational profiles on designers, fabulous features and tips on must-visit boutiques. And with our brand new (secret for now) project stay tuned for more on location reporting! So Stay tuned! As you know 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! 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: Coveting The Hijab Through The Photographic Lens

L-R: London Veil and New York Veil by photographer Sara Shamsavari

  In her Image: London Veil | Paris Veil | New York Veil By: Isabelle Bourgeault-Tassé Toronto, Canada   “Beauty is truth,” says Sara Shamsavari.   To Shamsavari, the elevation of beauty and truth extends far beyond the reach of fashion ideals.  True beauty comes from challenging stereotypes, encouraging “ideals of non-judgement, equality,...

Global Street Style: On The Streets Of…Miami– Jazz Edition

Global Street Style direct from Jazz In The Gardens, Miami Florida

  Smooth Style By: Triston Miami, Florida Photography by Marksman Media;  Additional reporting by A. Neff King    For the third consecutive year, Ramp1885 has provided exclusive coverage of Jazz In The Gardens, now celebrating its tenth year of bringing music excellence to the Miami, Florida area. This year, the style was as...

Feature: KTZ Appropriates Bethany Yellowtail, Navajo Yei at New York Fashion Week

L-R: Yei Dress at KTZ/Photo credit: Vogue; KTZ Racism.By Santiago, photo of courtesy of Beyond Buckskin

      KTZ Appropriates Bethany Yellowtail, Navajo Yei at Mercedes-Benz  New York Fashion Week    By: Isabelle Bourgeault-Tassé Toronto, Canada   It’s just not fashion week in New York or Milan without a brazen act of cultural banditry, stereotyping and hijacking that which is sacred. Whether it’s Indigenous facial tattoos at Anna Sui during...

Feature: ‘Sexy Salomes,’ Starlets & Civil Rights Leaders: Black Vintage Glamour

Gloria Davy and Reri Grist in Vintage Black Glamour

  ‘Sexy Salomes,’ Starlets and Civil Rights Leaders: Black Vintage Glamour   By: Isabelle Bourgeault-Tassé Toronto, Canada   She was the “the sexiest Salome since red-haired Ljuba Welitch.” Margaret Tynes, a soprano.  A diva and grande dame.  And a Black woman. And it was this discovery of a diva in the family that set...

Who Will Rule The Red Carpet This Award Season?

L-R: Chrissy Teigen, Uzo Aduba, Diane Kruger at The Golden Globe Awards 2015

Happy Awards Season: Let the fashion red carpet games begin. By: Triston It’s that time of year again and the world’s biggest designers (and those threatening to make a name for themselves) are clamoring to adorn the bodies of Hollywood’s biggest stars. Of course, there are always the tried and true designers and...

In-Process by Hall Ohara Spring/Summer 2015 Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Tokyo

In Process by Hall Ohara Spring/ Summer 2015 Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Tokyo

  Urban Cosmos. By: Hina P. Ansari Toronto, Canada   IN-PROCESS by Hall Ohara  showcased their Spring/Summer 2015 with the usual edge that is expected fro graduates of Central Saint Martins. Steven Hall and Yurika Ohara that comprise the design team started hitting the catwalks with their debut Spring/Summer collection in 2006  winning...

Minnie Mouse Chic at World MasterCard Fashion Week Toronto S/S 2015

Minnie Mouse Chic at World MasterCard Fashion Week Toronto Spring Summer 2015

    #MinnieStyle takes Toronto by storm By: Isabelle Bourgeault-Tassé Toronto, Canada   Minnie Mouse took Toronto by storm hosting an elaborate cocktail hour at World MasterCard Fashion Week in Toronto with local stylistas Samantha and Caillianne Beckerman.  Guests jostling at the doors – perhaps hoping for a glimpse of the Magic Kingdom’s Grande Dame...

Sid Neigum Spring/Summer 2015 World MasterCard Fashion Week Toronto

Sid Neigum Spring/Summer 2015 World MasterCard Fashion Week Toronto

    Sid Chic. By: Tessa Johnson Toronto, Canada Photos courtesy of George Pimentel   The Mercedes –Benz Start Up competition is one of the most anticipated shows during fashion week and this year was no exception.  Six designers (Beaufile, BLAK.I, Eliza Faulkner, Sid Neigum, Laura Siegel and Vaiken) vied for the coveted award; one...

Sansai Saito & Jotaro Saito Spring/Summer 2015 Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Tokyo

Sansai Saito & Jotaro Saito Spring/ Summer 2015 Mercedes-Benz Tokyo Fashion Week

  Heritage Haute   By: Hina P. Ansari Toronto, Canada   The design duo team of Sansai Saito & Jotaro Saito brings forth their iconic heritage-infused collection of jaw-dropping Kimonos for Spring/Summer 2015 at Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Tokyo. The beauty of covering global designers is witnessing their beautiful capacity of being able to weave the...

Melissa Nepton Spring/Summer 2015 at World MasterCard Fashion Week Toronto

Melissa Nepton Spring Summer 2015 World MasterCard Fashion Week Toronto

  Bright & Beautiful. By Tessa Johnson Toronto, Canada   Photos courtesy of George Pimentel   It was raining for the most part of fashion week but inside the tents on day two Melissa Nepton’s S/S collection was refreshing. There was something organic with Nepton’s collection, sporty pieces do not have to fussy,...

Slackliners’ unique style sense shines in Istanbul, Turkey

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  Sartorial Slackliner Style.  By: Alba Brunetti Istanbul, Turkey   Ever since the Gezi protests last year Istanbullu have re-discovered the importance of parks – not just as pockets of nature in a rapidly gentrifying city, but as vital parts of the community. After Gezi, parks became gathering places for forums (open air meetings) where citizens discussed the ways...

Haori di TiTi Spring/Summer 2015 at Tokyo Fashion Week

Haori de TiTi at Tokyo Fashion Week Spring/Summer 2015

Springtime Style. by: Hina P. Ansari   Yoichi Nagasawa has been in the Tokyo fashion scene since her debut collection STIL in 1991. Sine then she has launched various other off shoot brands with Haori de TiTi being established in 2014.  Her Spring/Summer 2014 palette consists of soft pastels, flowy silhouette with abstract structure akin...

Danish Royals Launches Trade Mission With Canada

Crown Princess Mary of Denmark and Eva Kruse, CEO of The Danish Fashion Institute

  Regal Style.  By: Tessa Johnson Toronto Canada Images courtesy of Robert McGee Denmark officially launched its trade mission with Canada last month and Ramp1885 was delighted to attend the ceremony located in the Toronto Distillery District at the Fermenting Cellar. Their Royal Highness, Crown Prince Frederik and Crown Princess Mary lead the largest Danish...

On the streets of….Medellin, Colombia (Part 1) *Colombia Fashion Week Special*

After-dark Global Street Style from the parties of Colombia Moda 2013

    Sizzling Street Style at Colombia Moda 2013     By: Hina P. Ansari     Well in case you haven’t heard, I am down south — in South America that is — for a Colombia Moda 2013, their official fashion week in magical Medellin. While running from my front row seat of one...

Global Street Style: On the streets of…Tehran, Iran

On the streets of...Tehran Iran

    What I love about Ramp1885 is is creating this community of discovery. And this is just one example thanks to our contributor and roving reporter, Isabelle Bourgeault-Tassé who sent this to me this goldmine of fashion via facebook.   It’s too good not to share. So as part of our latest in...