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Global Designer Spotlight: Animaze from Toronto, Canada

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  Playful Doodles Add a Touch of Sophistication By: Danielle LaValle Toronto, Canada   Julie Jenkinson is a self-taught Toronto based artist. Her work focuses on playful imaginary animal forms and intertwined abstract animal forms. Her illustrations are also featured on textiles and wallpaper. I came across these bow ties (below) and pyjama...

Global Designer Spotlight: Kolkata

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      This self-described “magpie” of Indian fashion has taken the fashion scene by storm!   By:  Paromita Naidu (special to Ramp1885.com) Vancouver,  Canada   Designer, Kallol Datta of  Kallol Datta 1955,  is drawn to the dark side.   His inspirations:   “As a person, I gravitate towards concepts of...

Global Designer Spotlight: Sepha Designs from Accra, Ghana

Sepha Designs

 (slideshow)   Newcomer to the fashion scene, SEphA Designs shows the beauty in African diversity.    By: Francesca Andoh Accra, Ghana   SEphA Designs is a newcomer in the Ghanaian fashion industry that uses African textiles to showcase the beauty and diversity of the African culture in clothing and...

Global Designer Spotlight: Accra

From Accra Ghana, jewelry designer Edem Fyattah

  (slideshow) With youthful exuberence this jewellery designer takes whimsical fun to another level.  By: Francesca Andoh Accra, Ghana   Fyattah Jewellery is a new handmade jewellery collection created from beads, metals and precious stones with young hearts in mind. The designer, Edem Fyattah, is a high school student whose passion for jewellery design drove...

Global Designer Spotlight: Von Bardonitz from Berlin, Germany

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  (slideshow)     In salute to Berlin Fashion Week, we focus on one designer who we feel should be noted.  By: Morgan Meaker Berlin, Germany   It’s been just over four years since Nicole Roscher launched her own label and now, with Berlin Fashion Week under her belt,  she is one of the designer’s...

Global Designer Spotlight: Zagreb

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      Zagreb’s Ivica Klaric & Luka Grubisic   By: Triston Berlin, Germany   After covering Fashion Week in Istanbul, I was ready to see fashion on the streets, not just the runways. I was eager to see fashion supported by the foreigners as well as the natives. My search for refined couture and an attentive...

Global Designer Spotlight: Depression from Singapore

Depression from Singapore

  (slideshow) Depression. It isn’t something most people want. Well, not quite.   By: Audrey Kang Singapore   I stumbled across this quaint shop in the heart of Singapore. It isn’t like most of the stores you’ll find around this part of the world. There was a certain draw to this brand and...

Global Designer Spotlight: ULA from Melbourne, Australia

ULA from the Wag It Collection

    Upper Left Arm: Good Vibrations and Daggy Dancing.   By: Rebecca Martin Copenhagen, Denmark   Having witnessed one of their presentations at Melbourne Bike Fest late last year, I can personally vouch for the good vibrations coming from new Melbourne label Upper Left Arm. With tonnes of charm...

Global Designer Spotlight: Salah Barka from Tunis, Tunisia

Salah Barka

(slideshow) Former model, costume designer and now fashion designer, Salah Barka, sits down with us and chats over coffee about the Tunisian fashion world and his new line Oshy by Salah Barka. By: Amel Gaaloul and Moez Achour Tunis, Tunisia   Moez and I didn’t personally know Salah until recently, but we had caught sight...

Global Designer Spotlight: Accra

Trashy Beauty

 (slideshow)   Fashionably reducing their carbon foot-print, this company shows trash can be treasured. By: Francesca Andoh Accra, Ghana   Trashy Bags is a genius organization that creates fashion out of recycled plastic waste. From the heart of Accra, Ghana, Trashy Bags realizes the harm that plastic waste poses on the environment and tackles the...

Global Designer Spotlight: Panamá City

Paola Cantagalli

  (slideshow)   The brave new world of Paola Cantagalli. By: Olguita Reyna Panamá City, Panamá   One of the perks of being a fashion blogger is the amazing people you meet. In this case, it’s Panamá City’s Paola Cantagalli.  A new fashion designer in Panama, with only two collections under her belt, she is quickly becoming...

Global Designer Spotlight: Buenos Aires & Managua

DESIGNER SHANTALL LACAYO

 (slideshow) Diseño Shantall Lacayo S.A By Shantall Lacayo By: Ulie Pavone Managua, Nicaragua Managuan designer, Shantall Lacayo was born in Nicaragua and lives in Buenos Aires, Argentina. A top three finalist in Project Runway Latin America, she is the force behind her fashion company, Shantall Lacayo – Diseño, Moda y Arte...

Global Designer Spotlight: KIKI Clothing from Accra, Ghana

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  (slideshow)  Titi Ademola & KIKI Clothing combines stylish wear with philanthropy for Ghana.  By: Francesca Andoh Accra, Ghana   KIKI Clothing is a Ghanaian clothing line created by creative director and fashion designer Titi Ademola.Located in shop G39a in the Accra Mall, KIKI Clothing specializes in the making of Afro-centric designs with colourful Ghanaian...

Global Designer Spotlight: Toronto

Showcasing at Ottawa Fashion Week

  (slideshow)     Designer Anastasiya Kuyevda energizes the alternative fashion scene of Toronto.    By: Marina Radovanovic Toronto, Canada   Anastasiya Kuyevda – a bright, young woman at 20, already has a few important fashion show presentations under her belt. A visual art, and fashion design student entering her...

Global Designer Spotlight: Berlin

Juan de Chamié

EXIT by Juan de Chamié brings his avant-garde atelier to Berlin’s boutique scene.    By: Triston Berlin, Germany     Juan de Chamié, fashion designer, musician and performance artist extraordinaire, has recently opened his new boutique/atelier EXIT in the heart of Berlin’s underground district, Kreuzberg. A collaboration with fellow...