Ramp 1885′s Fashion Travelogue
(Click on “Medellin” in our “Cities” Menu to see our collection of runway highlights, street style photography and fantastic fashion — all from South America!)
Premiere Fashion Travelogue – Medellin Edition
Welcome to our brand new series “Fashion Travelogue” where we take you with us and explore the style vibes of the cities from around the world.
This will include ongoing installations where we personally take you on a journey exploring a particular city’s fashion world. We don’t just skim off the top with just pretty photos, we dig deep and explore factors that makes that city’s fashionable pulse beat. Stories are told by street style photography, designer interviews, fashion school scene features, Fashion Week highlights and even going beyond the tents and discovering the city’s local retail scene.
It’s often a blend of culture, economics and history that makes the fashion scene from one city unique to the next. That is why we at Ramp 1885 love to explore beyond the mainstream cities by going in on cities that aren’t on the fashion “radar”.
In this spirit, we present you with our first installment of our ever-evolving Fashion Travelogue series with the spotlight on Medellin, Colombia.
Fashion Fast Facts — Medellin Colombia
Medellín, officially the Municipio de Medellín, is the second-largest city in Colombia. It is located in the province of Antioquia in the Aburrá Valley, one of the most northerly areas of the Andes Mountains in South America. As of 2012, it has a population of 2.7 million. From July 23 to 26th, 2013, The city of Medellin played host to their annual fashion festival, Colombiamoda 2013, the official fashion week of Colombia. Recognized as the second largest fashion week next to Brazil’s Sao Paolo Fashion Week in Brazil.
Ramp1885 was part of the global press delegation that attended Colombiamoda 2013 and while in the city we took in the extravagant runway shows which showcased the Fall/Winter 2013 collections and explored two other trade shows, Textiles2 and Fashion For The World. All were presented by the highly regarded 25-year old Colombian fashion initiative, Inexmoda. A total of 65,000 visitors were in attendance, including close to 1800 international buyers from 50 countries. The end result? The three fairs raked in a whopping $250 million (USD) of committed business dollars.
In this premiere edition of our Fashion Travelogue series we continue to compile stories which hones in on the various facets of Medellin’s overall fashion & style scene including our favourite designers who presented at ColombiaModa2013, our Global Street Style and we continue to add stories to the roster so dont forget to keep checking back for latest updates.
Check out our Fashion Travelogue — Medellin Edition….by clicking here.