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*BREAKING: We are working on something big! Stay tuned!** 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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Feature: Telling The Indigenous Tale One Stitch At A Time

    Stitch by stitch storytelling: Moccasin Vamps Heal Canada’s Indigenous Communities. By: Isabelle Bourgeault-Tassé More»

Beautiful designs from Africa Blooms

Feature: Africa Blooms Globally Expands The Pride Of African Design

  Young Nigerian Business Woman Brings ‘Made in Africa’ Fashion to the World. By: Isabelle More»

Students protest over planned increases in tuition fees in Stellenbosch (Photo Credit: Reuters/Mike Hutchings)

Protest on the Ramp: South African Designer Isabelle Lotter Joins #FeesMustFall Movement

  By: Isabelle Bourgeault-Tassé Toronto, Canada Isabelle Lotter of SIESisabelle echoed the cris de coeur More»

Mariah Idrissi

Looking Chic: H&M Features Hijabista Mariah Idrissi in its Recycling Ad

  H&M breaks from the fashion pack with a series of diverse, inclusive and ground-breaking More»

American Made

Feature: Made in Turtle Island-Three Indigenous Designers Finalists in Martha Stewart’s American Made Awards

  By: Isabelle Bourgeault-Tassé Toronto Canada The ‘Maker’ will define More»

FASHION WITHOUT BORDERS

*BREAKING/April 26, 2016* So here we are ringing in Spring of 2016! And since we last spoke, we have been quietly and diligently working on a brand new project. More details to be revealed soon. Here's a hint: Think BIG PICTURE. And guess what it involves YOU! So stay tuned for more details! As you know our amazing team of global correspondents will 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. You KNOW how we do it. We cover the global fashion stories from neighbourhoods in Manila, Cairo, Perth, Tunis, Singapore, Leicester, Panama City and Jakarta and more! We covet inspirational profiles on designers, fabulous features and tips on must-visit boutiques. And with our brand new (secret for now) project stay tuned for more on location reporting! So Stay tuned! As you know 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! 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!

Feature: CPFW’s Evening Honouring Kol Hope Foundation For Children

Jeff Rustia (right) and Jon De Porter (middle) with CPFW Spokesmodel, Kesiah Papasin wearing a featured gold and South Sea Pearl necklace from Jon De Porter Jewelry collection

      Fashion With A Heart.    By:  Hina P. Ansari   On Tuesday June 11, 2013, the uber sexy Thompson Hotel played host to a fabulous evening of charity, heart and Filipino couture as part of night two of PLDT Canada Philippine Fashion Week festivities.   The “Fashion With...

Feature: Opening Night Party PLDT Canada Philippine Fashion Week

VINTA Collection

  Tropical paradise.   By: Hina P. Ansari   Last night on June 10, 2013,  as the summer rains fell, the tropical vibe of The Philippines were in full force as the official Opening Night Party of PLDT Canada Fashion Week took Toronto by storm.   One of the main sponsors,

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...

Feature: Fashion Edition BA from Buenos Aires, Argentina

Designs by Tregua

    Fashion Edition Buenos Aires 2013: Innovative Threads.   By: Sophie Lloyd Buenos Aires, Argentina     Fashion Edition BA, now in its fifth year, has become a highly anticipated event on the Buenos Aires fashion calendar. A collaboration between Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week and Hotel Faena, it’s a design contest inviting a...

Feature: Highlights from Jakarta Fashion & Food Festival 2013

L-R: Stephanus Hamy; "Expressions of Yourself" by Sarinah & Fomalhaut Zamel

    Indie Spotlight.    By: Hina P. Ansari     Jakarta held their Fall/Winter 2013 collections and as always its such a thrill to take a look at Indonesia’s fashion scene. Check out these designers who caught our eye!     Sarinah “Expression Of Yourself”   This cosmopolitan look as presented by fashion designer,...

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...

Feature: Highlights from Singapore’s Audi Fashion Festival Fall/Winter 2013

Tsumori Chisato Fall/Winter 2013-14

        Singapore style.   By : Hina P. Ansari   The Fall/Winter season was presented in full force in Singapore. We just loved these designers!     Ashley Isham   Structural detail is this designer’s mantra with his Fall/Winter 2013 collection. Noted for his draping and tailoring,Isham brings forth...

On the streets of…Istanbul, Turkey

Istanbul Style Watch: Slim Cuts, Colour and Comfort

    Istanbul Style Watch – Let Us Now Praise Facial Hair, Especially the ‘Stache.   By: Alba Brunetti Istanbul, Turkey   *Note: This is days before police violence erupted in Istanbul including in the Istiklal neighbourhood, where these photos were taken.We send our sympathies to those killed and injured in protesting for their civil...

Feature: Chat With South African Photographer, Lawrence Manyapelo

As seen in Previdar

    Behind The Lens.      By: Jesica Colbyn Johannesburg, South Africa     Photography is an art that needs no translation or explanation; a form appreciated by those who live outside the box and are unafraid to ‘come out of the magician’s hat and stare at his eyes’. I won’t taint your imagination...

Feature: Highlights from PFDC Sunsilk Fashion Week, Pakistan (Part 2)

L-R: Tapu Javeri, Rizwan Beyg, Nickie Nina & Nokia Presents Mohsin Ali

    Pakistani prêt part two!    By: Hina P. Ansari   Our finale of our two-part coverage of the fabulous fashion week direct from Lahore, Pakistan.   *Did you miss our first part? Don’t worry, just click here!      Tapu Javeri “Tapulicious”   This photographer-turned-designer always had an eye for the...

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...

Feature: Hot News! Ramp 1885 is a sponsor for Canada Philippine Fashion Week!

Canada Philippine Fashion Week 2013

          Fashionable Philippine Fête.    By: Hina P. Ansari   Toronto, Canada     Canada Philippine Fashion Week is the first of its kind to take place on June 10-15 in Toronto, Canada.   As part of Ramp 1885‘s continuous mission of honing the spotlight in on fashion from...

Photo Feature: Stop & Look! Game Of Thrones-Style!

Our Warrior

      Dothraki Doyenne.   By: Hina P. Ansari Additional reporting & filing by Triston, Hong Kong   Are you feeling the need for some fierce Game of Thrones fashion fanaticism?  As we prepare (PREPARE, I SAY!!) ourselves for the winding down of this season with just 2 more episodes to go, we stopped...

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,...