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Global Designer Spotlight: Shanghai

Flying Scissors Moonlight Crossbody shoulder bag in electric pink

      Flying Scissors, a modern Chinese brand offering stylish leather accessories with a rock chic edge.   By Sophie Lloyd Buenos Aires, Argentina   When you think of leather shopping in China, the first thing that probably comes to mind is fake Louis Vuitton and Mulberry handbags, and you’d be right. But there...

Global Designer Spotlight: Copenhagen

S'nob Oblisse from Copenhagen Denmark

    S’nob De Noblesse – “Effortlessly Cool!”   By: Deniss Zelenkov Riga, Latvia   When it comes to Scandinavian fashion, it speaks for itself! Fresh thinking brands with minimalistic design and fascinating materials.   Originally from Denmark, S’nob De Noblesse has already become a “cult clothing” lifestyle brand. It obtained popular acclaim...

Global Designer Spotlight: Toights from Toronto, Canada

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      Toights, a new hosiery line by a Korean-Canadian designer, may just have a stylish leg up on the competition.    By: Marina Radovanovic Toronto, Canada   An exciting new company called Toights emerged on the fashion landscape by a designer who decided to focus on a female body part as the...

Global Designer Spotlight: Atalier Minyon from New York City

Grenade Skull Ring

    Jewellery designer Alp Sagnak of Atelier Minyon takes inspiration from his Turkish heritage while creating truly haute styles for the fearless.   By: Marina Radovanovic Toronto, Canada   Based in the bustling hub of Soho, New York City is a unique jewellery designer who inspires and creates such jaw-dropping pieces that we were immediately...

Global Designer Spotlight: Sydney

Kim's cool jellyfish-inspired dress

    We profile 12th grader designer-to-be, Kim Pena. By: Aditi Rajgopal Sydney, Australia   She’s  jelly fishing our socks off! Kim isn’t your average 12th grader. She’s an amazing textiles student, who designed jellyfish-inspired dresses. We sit down and chat with this future design diva.   What inspired you to design your dress?...

Global Designer Spotlight: Berlin

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    This daring leather couturier presents an unrivalled bold and provocative vibe.    By: Triston Berlin, Germany   Leather lovers that don’t know about Daniel Rodan’s designs can now consider themselves formally introduced. Known as a leather designer to the stars, his clothes have been featured on Tina Turner, David Hasselholf, and songstress Kyss...

Global Designer Spotlight: SockBox from Riga, Latvia

SockBox at Riga Fashion Week

    Latvia’s SockBox at Riga Fashion Week Fall/Winter 2012 — From Controversy to Success.    By: Deniss Zelenkov Riga, Latvia   SockBox  is a true Latvian original. Back in 2008, SockBox has been creating several fashionable legwear collections a year including socks, stockings, garter belts and leggings.   SockBox positions itself as “sensual...

Global Designer Spotlight: Salvador da Bahia

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      Feminine Brazil created by this designer’s fusion of artistic elegance and the gravitas of history.  By: Sarah J. Montoro Salvador da Bahia, Brazil     At the time I had met Roney George at a coffee shop in Salvador, my entire Portuguese lexicon consisted of “door”, “thank you”, “shut up”...

Global Designer Spotlight: Perth

Border top and edge shorts from her Precipice Collection

    This Australian designer embraces experimental lines with her keen eye of construction.    By: Marina Radovanovic Toronto, Canada   Catini Designs is a Perth-based label established in the later half of 2010 by designer Catherine Mancini. Having graduated in 2009 from the Central Institute of Technology (TAFE) with the...

Global Designer Spotlight: Vida Mahimbo from Dar es Salaam, Tanzania

(left) Kanga Jeans Collection/ (right) UHURU Collection

        Interview with Vida Mahimbo, Tanzanian Fashion Designer!   By: Ayesha Samji Dar es Salaam, Tanzania   Tell me a little about your Brand, Vida Mahimbo? My company, Karisma Fashion Group Limited has three brands; Kanga Jeans, Vida Mahimbo and UHURU.   Vida Mahimbo is a Brand that caters to the...

Global Designer Spotlight: Vancouver

Retarded Velvet

      Retarded Velvet: Vancouver to Mumbai and beyond! By:  Paromita Naidu (special to Ramp1885.com) Vancouver,  Canada   With roots in Vancouver — Theresa James and Roger Prince of Retarded Velvet presented a neo-hippie collection as part of the TALENT BOX on day 1 of Lakmé Fashion Week. An electric color...

Global Designer Spotlight: Skingraft from Los Angeles, California

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      The view of L.A.’s alternative label, Skingraft during STYLE Fashion Week Fall/Winter 2012.    By: Sonia Lowe Toronto, Canada   Think Californian fashion. Imagine illustrious brands few can afford, hip-hugging bell bottoms, vintage fringe. Clogs. Think floral and free love. The odd hemp bracelet, done-to-death peace signs, beach hair and...

Global Designer Spotlight: Lucian Matis from Toronto, Canada

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(left and right): Lucian Matis, (centre):MATIS  (slideshow)   Glamour & inspiration: Fashion designer Lucian Matis   By: Amanpreet Dhami Toronto, Canada   From showing his first collection in 2007 to showcasing his labels at Toronto Fashion Week for the seventh year, Romanian-born fashion designer Lucian Matis, who first was...

Global Designer Spotlight: London

Ladies black hoodie

  TeamIMANI combines faith with fashion.   By: Andrea Lo Hong Kong     With a mission statement upholding the label’s intention of celebrating faith in our diverse world, TeamIMANI is a refreshing concept brand that is fast taking over the fashion world by storm.  Established in July 2011 by pro-footballer, Papa...

Global Designer Spotlight: Inna from Hamilton, Canada

Inna Clothing Co.

   (slideshow)   Inna Clothing Co. combines artistic inspiration and family passion all spanning oceans and eras.   By: Marina Radovanovic Toronto, Canada   Local Canadian designers from Hamilton, Ontario — Inna and Kirill, a fascinating new designing duo are working busily behind the scenes creating amazing new fashions for those who enjoy personal and attentive...