OURMANTRA

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

Taaniya, 13, has been working for a few years. She was Meem’s friend at the sweatshop and gave the 9-year-old tips, including which sewing operators to avoid. (Courtesy of Raveena Aulakh / The Toronto Star)

Feature: Bangladesh’s Rana Plaza — And Those Who Create Your Cheap Clothes

  Fashion Crimes: Dispatches from the frontlines of Bangladesh’s cheap fashion revolution   By: Isabelle More»

L-R: Dion Lee II, Ellery, Bec & Bridge and Christopher Esber Spring/Summer 2014 at Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Australia

Feature: Highlights from Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Australia SS 2014

    Sydney’s Style    By: Triston Sydney, Australia     This year for More»

Mon & Velarde Spring/Summer 2015 from Medellin, Colombia

Feature: Mon & Velarde’s Spring/Summer 2015 from Medellin, Colombia

      Port of Call. By: Hina P. Ansari   Mon & More»

Kelly Rowland at Jazz In The Gardens, Miami Florida

On The Streets Of…Miami, Florida with Kelly Rowland’s Rock Star Style

  Look of the Day: Kelly Rowland – Bohemian Rock Star Chic   By: Triston More»

VAWK World MasterCard Fashion Week Toronto FallWinter 2014

Feature: VAWK F/W 2014 at World MasterCard Fashion Week Toronto

    Black Light.    By: Tessa Johnson Toronto, Canada Photography Courtesy of George Pimentel 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: Samuel Cirnansck at Sao Paolo Fashion Week Winter 2014

Samuel Cirnansck at Sao Paolo Fashion Week Winter 2014

  Stylishly Sublime.   By: Hina P. Ansari   For the upcoming Winter 2014 season, Brazilian designer, Samuel Cirnansk brings forth a gorgeous collection perfect for every woman. *Note, Brazil similar to Australia and South Africa, has reverse seasons. So our “Spring 2014″ is their “Winter 2014″.    Inspired by the porcelain dolls created by...

Feature: Highlights from China Fashion Week Spring/Summer 2014 (Part 2)

L-R: Beauty Berry, Sheguang Hu & Ji Wenbo Haute Fashion Collection

  Gravitas.    By: Hina P. Ansari   Here is our 2nd part of our China Fashion Week Coverage. This time around it was so dark and beautiful!   Beauty Berry Springtime heralds rich eggplant hues for both of this brand’s menswear and womenswear line. A relaxed aura with beautiful strapless maxi dresses in chiffon...

Global Designer Spotlight: Catching up with Purse ‘n Boots from Vancouver, Canada

The European Boot by Purse 'n Boots

    Smart Style.  By: Marina Radovanovic Toronto, Canada   Since our last chat with designer Elizabeth Anne LeGear, she has designed a brand new line to add to the Purse ‘n Boots roster of spectacular boots!   The Canadian Elizabeth Anne Shoe brand now expanded and offers delightful, beautiful and practical boots...

Feature: Highlights from Mercedes-Benz China Fashion Week SS 14 (Part 1)

Mercedes-Benz China Fashion Week Spring/Summer 2014 L-R: Wei Liu Toray, Ne Tiger 1982, Hu Lulu Heureka & Zeng Fengfei

    Beijing brilliance.   By: Hina P. Ansari   Mercedes-Benz China Fashion Week brought for such an array of amazing designers during their Spring/Summer 2014 presentations, we had to present it in two parts. Enjoy part one!     Hu Lulu Heureka   The collection boasts...

Feature: Culture Shock: Chanel plays ‘Cowboys and Indians’

Chanel Headdresses as part of Paris-Dallas Métiers d'Art Collection

    By: Isabelle Bourgeault-Tassé Ottawa, Canada   Karl Lagerfeld has been playing ‘cowboys and Indians.’   The patriarch of the House of Chanel presented his Pre-Fall 2014 Paris-Dallas Métiers d’Art collection in Dallas, Texas, last December, leaving the more lucid members of the fashion tribe clutching its Chanel pearls in...

Feature: Highlights from World MasterCard Fashion Week Toronto Spring/Summer 2014

World MasterCard Fashion Week Spring/Summer 2014 L-R: Laura Siegel, Cara Cheung, Melissa Nepton

  Canadian Spotlight.    Toronto sizzled as Canadian designers showcased their Spring/Summer 2014. Here are three that we loved!   By: Tessa Johnson Toronto, Canada     Laura Siegel   Last season eco-designer Laura Siegel brought us “The Chic Nomad” for her spring/summer collection Siegel showcased a bohemian themed fit for...

Feature: Highlights Part 2 from Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Tokyo SS 2014

Womenswear at Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Tokyo L-R: Yasutoshi Ezumi, Han Ahn Soon, Motahu

    Japanese Jardin.   Womenswear takes centre stage at Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Tokyo’s Spring/Summer 2014. Check out the ones that made our ‘must-have’ list.   By: Hina P. Ansari   Matohu   Fun and flirty is what comes to mind when one sees Matohu’s Spring/Summer 2014 collection. With a deliberate dose of...

Feature: Menswear shines at Tokyo Fashion Week SS 14

L-R: ATO, Sise, Patchy Cake Eater & Christian Dada at Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Tokyo Spring/Summer 2014

    Menswear take centre stage at Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Tokyo Spring/Summer 2014   By: Hina P. Ansari   Check out these four designers that made us drool!   Christian Dada   When Lady Gaga dons your exclusive design for the 2011 MTV AID JAPAN AWARD you know you definitely struck a fashionable...

Feature: Maria, Full of Grace: Hunting Mexico’s Silver Markets.

Beautiful works of silver at the Mercado de Artesanias Ciudadela

    A silver lining of faith and hope.    By: Isabelle Bourgeault-Tassé Ottawa, Canada   “Bella-Bella, you cannot wear black in México,” Maria, a friend, tells me, “They will think you’re going to a funeral.”   But I am in Mexico, the country where Santa Muerte – Death – stares menacingly through the...

Feature: Rudsak S/S 2014 from World MasterCard Fashion Week Toronto

Rudsak Spring/Summer 2014

  Rudsak Spring/Summer 2014 By Tessa Johnson  *The entire runway show follows this interview – so don’t forget to keep scrolling*  We had the pleasure to view Rudsak’s Spring/Summer 2014 collection during World MasterCard Fashion Week in Toronto. This is the luxury brand’s 12th anniversary and surely we were not disappointed.   Known for their love...

Feature: Toronto plays host to Men’s Fashion Week

TOM*FW Toronto Men's Fashion Week 2014

    Ramp1885.com is proud to the Digital Media Sponsor for TOM*FW — Toronto Men’s Fashion Week 2014.    By: Hina P. Ansari   Who is TOM*? That burning question was teased via social media for weeks. Inquiring minds wanted to know. Well, now the fashionable minds can rest easy: we have the answer.  ...

Global Designer Spotlight: Swede & CROWE from Johannesburg, South Africa

Derby style by Swede & CROWE

  Sole to Soul.    By: Jesica Colbyn Johannesburg, South Africa   I am a lover of all things OTT so, when I came across Swede & CROWE my wallet was blown away. No like, I seriously need a collection of these awesome, futuristic concepts and great quality...

Global Designer Spotlight: Larisa Terblanche from Johannesburg, South Africa

Larisa Terblanche at South Africa Fashion Week F/W 2014

  From Russia With Love. By: Hina P. Ansari Born and raised in Yoskhar-Ola City in Russia fashion designer,  Larisa Terblanche  and now living in Johannesburg South Africa. A truly global journey she settled in South Africa in 2007 just after living in Accra, Ghana. Her love of this creative...

Feature: Highlights from Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Istanbul S/S 2014

L-R: Ayhan Yetgin, Gunseli Turkay, Odrella & Raisa-Vanessa Sason at Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Istanbul Spring/Summer 2014

  Turkish Delights.   By: Hina P. Ansari   The ramps of Istanbul were under the spotlight as designers presented their latest Spring/Summer 2014 collections. Check out the ones who caught our eye!   Ayhan Yetgin    An industry favorite fashion designe Ayhan Yetgin collected the first place in the Lasalle International Fashion...

Global Street Style– Red Carpet Special: Our Best Dressed List from 2014 Golden Globe Awards!

L-R: Cate Blanchett in Armani, Lupita Nyong'o in Ralph Lauren and Oliva Wilde in Gucci at the 2014 Golden Globe Awards from the Bevelry Hilton in Beverly Hills California

  71st Annual Golden Globe Awards–Best Dressed List   By: Hina P. Ansari   ‘Tis the season of award shows and  I LOVE them. The red carpet coverage alone is highly entertaining thanks to the multi-hour lead up to the actual event filled by one couture number after another. Coupled with the fact that I’m...