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Global Designer Profile: Crossover Bollywood from Hong Kong

Crossover Bollywood fashion house from Hong Kong

        East meets East.    By: Triston Hong Kong     Crossover Bollywood is not just a trend. It’s a lifestyle. As their fashion realm expands to include countries outside of India, here is an introduction into the brand that changing the face and status of Indian couture. This Q&A  with designer...

Global Designer Spotlight: Isabella Rose Taylor from Austin,Texas

Isabella Rose Taylor designs on the ramps of Austin Fashion Week

          Bright young thing.     By: Marina Radovanovic Toronto, Canada     A young and talented sensation has sprung in Austin, Texas and is gaining considerable recognition, not only for her brilliant paintings that were featured at the 02 Gallery in Austin and Kristy Stubbs Gallery in Dallas, but her...

Global Designer Spotlight: Farmers Market of Reykjavik, Iceland

From Farmers Market Look Book

      Keeping it natural.    By: Hina P. Ansari   Popular Icelandic fashion label, Farmers Market is perfectly situated in the “Fish Packing District” of Reykjavik in a studio called “Farmers & Friends”. This fashion house looks towards their Nordic heritage for style inspiration. Reykjavik native, Bergthora Gudnadottir who is...

Global Designer Spotlight: Linden from Los Angeles, California

Linden LA Fall/Winter 2013

    West Coast Wonder.    By: Hina P. Ansari   Runway photography courtesy of Saeed Zargham  / www.alfaimagephotography.com     Thank goodness she saw that play. A play which sparked her creativity at the age of 12, and set the wheels in motion towards a life of style. Born and raised in Los...

Global Designer Spotlight: Dori Csengeri from Tel Aviv, Israel

Earrings from Dori Csengeri

    The bold and the beautiful.    By: Marina Radovanovic Toronto, Canada     I recently had the privilege to interview an amazingly talented woman that creates exceptional pieces of jewellery in Tel Aviv, Israel. By using a stunning array of colours, combined with vintage and contemporary styles and hand embroidered techniques; the haute...

Global Designer Spotlight: REY From Reykjavik, Iceland

REY at Reykjavik Fashion Festival Autumn/Winter 2013-14

      Designer Rebekka Jónsdóttir, was born in Iceland and lived her formative years in Arlington Virginia, USA. She honed her skills at the Institute of Design and Merchandising in Los Angeles where she also landed an extensive internship with noted french label, Rodarte. After graduating with her degree in Fashion Design in 2008,...

Global Designer Spotlight: Quier from Santa Fe, Argentina!

Quier Fall/Winter 2013-14 at Buenos Aires Fashion Week

        The Heritage of Haute.    By: Hina P. Ansari       QUIER co-founders and co-designers, Silvia Querede came from Pergamino, in the Province of Buenos Aires and Noeli Gomez came from Rosario in the Province of Sante Fe. Their love for fashion, style and the cut brought them...

Global Designer Spotlight: Tokyo’s Yasutoshi Ezumi

Yasotoshi Ezumi Fall/Winter 2013-14

        Hailing from Hiroshima, Japan, designer Yasutoshi Ezumi knew fashion was in his destiny. Looking towards the iconic works of Alexander McQueen as his inspiration when starting out, this Central St. Martins graduate, became an assistant working with McQueen. He continued to make his mark by honing his knitwear skills...

Global Designer Spotlight: Elínrós Líndal from ELLA of Reykjavik, Iceland

ELLA Fall/Winter 2013-14 at Reykjavik Fashion Festival

      Nominated by the World Economic Forum as Young Global Leader Class 2013, Elínrós Líndal’s work as creative director of cool Reykjavik-based fashion company, ELLA, buoyed by her mission to keep  the integrity within the world of fashion intact, has not gone unnoticed. Having completed psychology and mass communications degree at the University of...

Global Designer Spotlight: Kostume from Buenos Aires, Argentina

Kostume Fall/Winter 2013-14

      True Identity   By: Hina P. Ansari   Camila Milessi and Emiliano Blanco not only are partners in business but also in life and it’s with that infectious energy that they decided to launch Kostume in 2001. Now with a decade under their belt they are regarded as one of...

Global Designer Spotlight: Marina Makaron from Moscow, Russia

Marina Makaron Moscow Fall/Winter 2013-14

      From folklore to fashion.    By: Hina P. Ansari   Having spent her formative years in Moscow, college in America and then completing her masters in London and Moscow, it’s now wonder that designer Marina Makaron is intimately familiar with the fashionable demands of the savvy Russian consumer in her homeland as...

Global Designer Spotlight: DRESSEDUNDRESSED from Tokyo, Japan

DRESSEDUNDRESSED Fall/Winter 2013-14

    Inspiration redux.    By: Hina P. Ansari     When the chief editor of Vogue Italia nominates your label for the prestigious International Woolmark Prize, you know are you doing something right.  That was the case of designer Mr. Kitazawa. Hailing from Aomori, in northern Japan he always had an eye for fashion....

Global Designer Spotlight: Temper Anthracite from Berlin, Germany

Anthracite fashion line from Berlin Germany

    Anthracite: An Unstoppable Force of Fashion. By: Triston Berlin, Germany     There’s no rest of the wicked, as the saying goes. That adage could not be more fitting than for Berlin fashion designer Temper and her Anthracite collection. She is a whirlwind of inspiration and it is nearly impossible to...

Global Designer Spotlight: Tenacious Soul from Johannesburg

Tenacious Soul fashion line from Johannesburg South Africa

      Rooted in Africa with a flare of luxury. Tenacious Soul is a brand for the daring and eccentric woman.   By: Jesica Colbyn Johannesburg, South Africa   Meet Tshegofatso Maotoe, a young fashion designer and founder of Tenacious Soul, who expresses passion through creating garments for women in all sizes who aren’t afraid to...

Global Designer Spotlight: Purse n’ Boots from Vancouver, Canada

Purse n' Boots

    Slotted in the “why didn’t I think of this” category is this fantastic fashion find, where the shoes literally can carry it all!   By: Marina Radovanovic Toronto, Canada     For years women have donned gorgeous footwear for beauty, and at times, comfort may or may not have been compromised. Right now...