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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

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

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

    #MinnieStyle takes Toronto by storm By: Isabelle Bourgeault-Tassé Toronto, Canada   Minnie Mouse More»

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   More»

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

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

  Heritage Haute   By: Hina P. Ansari Toronto, Canada   The design duo team More»

Melissa Nepton Spring Summer 2015 World MasterCard Fashion Week Toronto

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

  Bright & Beautiful. By Tessa Johnson Toronto, Canada   Photos courtesy of More»

L-R: Benito, Lena Martorello, Las Pepas, Ginebra at Buenos Aires Fashion Week Spring/Summer 2014-2015

Feature: Highlights of Buenos Aires Fashion Week SS 2014-2015

  Spring Blooms!   By: Hina P. Ansari   Buenos Aires brought the florals of More»

FASHION WITHOUT BORDERS

Happy Fall! We are BACK! After a brief hiatus, we are stoked and fully primed to continue to bring to you fabulous fashion and style perspectives from around the world. Summer has left and now it's time to herald in the biggest fashion season of the year. Fall! With Fashion week month showing us the brilliance of global designs, we can't wait to show you highlights and specific designers who have turned our heads from runways of the world. Our amazing team of global correspondents 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. This summer was packed with amazing moments for us. From being the Digital Media Sponsor the inaugural season of TOM*FW -- Toronto Mens Fashion Week, to resuming our role as the Digital Media Sponsor for the 2nd annual Canada Philippine Fashion Week and everything in between! We did lots of travelling (part of our new life resolution) which included an Italian escape to Venice, Florence and Rome, which awaited us and we definitely indulged! 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!

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...

Feature: Tothem at Toronto Men’s Fashion Week

Tothem at Toronto Men's Fashion Week Toronto Canada

  Graphic Arts.    By: Tessa Johnson Toronto, Canada   Tothem (International)  Tothem’s mantra of neo-exhibitionist style showcased a cohesive S/S 15 collection of techno tribe inspired scale printed shirts, jersey sweatshirts, bomber jackets and lounge gear.                 Photography courtesy of Toronto Men’s Fashion Week  *Tessa Johnson is...

Feature: Christian L’Enfant Roi at Toronto Men’s Fashion Week

Christian L'Enfant Roi at Toronto Men's Fashion Week

  En Garde!    By: Tessa Johnson Toronto, Canada     The juxtaposition between art and fashion were well played by Montreal designer Christian L’Enfant Roi’s, exploration into the art of fencing.  L’Enfant Roi’s S/S 15 collection was one of the strongest men’s collections shown during fashion week and featured a muted palette of buttercream,...

Feature: Just Ta by Alan Ta at Toronto Men’s Fashion Week

JUST TA DESIGNS BY ALAN TA AT TORONTO MEN'S FASHION WEEK

      Prints Please!  By: Tessa Johnson Toronto, Canada   Just Ta by Alan Ta When entrepreneur and top model Paul Mason opens your show oozing John Slattery a la Mad Men, crisp cool and sophisticated the show is off to a great start. Just Ta’s Spring/Summer 2015 collection of floral and paisley printed...

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

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 David C. Wigley’s Worth S/S 2015 collection at Toronto Men’s Fashion Week, key favourites where an edgy floral print varsity bomber, bee cluster printed white blazer and monochromatic cropped sweatshirts.                ...

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

Diodati by Luca Galardo at Toronto Men's Fashion Week

  Street Sport.    By: Tessa Johnson Toronto, Canada   Athletic and street wear continue to be hot layering pieces and on trend. Diodati by Luca Galardo’s Spring/Summer 2015 collection fused sleek tailoring with light weight hi-tech fabrics. Ribbed leather tanks were a crowd favorite and graphic black mesh tops were outfitted with...

Feature: Christopher Bates at Toronto Men’s Fashion Week

CHRISTOPHER BATES TORONTO MEN'S FASHION WEEK

  Sexy Sophisticate. By: Isabelle Bourgeault-Tassé Toronto, Canada   Christopher Bates closed the first night of Toronto Men’s Fashion Week with a stylish flourish.  His offerings included beautifully cut, masterful threads in camel, khaki, and navy tones, with occasional playful touches (lipstick on the collar, anyone?).  Our fave: pixelated camouflage textiles, for the...

Feature: Benji at Toronto Men’s Fashion Week

BENJI WSW TORONTO MENS FASHION WEEK 2014

Pleasure & Pain. by: Isabelle Bourgeault-Tassé Toronto, Canada   Benji  explored pain and pleasure at the Toronto Men’s Fashion Week to cries of “Baby, do you want to see me cry?” etched across the chests and backs of shirts and sweatshirts, bloody tears running from sad eyes.  But it...

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

Andrew Coimbra

  National Pride. 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 Designer Award Finalist: Joao Paulo Guedes

Joao's inspiration for his Fall/Winter 2014 collection

  Eastern Promises.   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,...

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...