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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: Highlights from Kazakhstan Fashion Week F/W 2012

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      At Kazakhstan Fashion Week, tradition, modernity and global  essence are combined to create a visually stunning Fall/Winter 2012 season.    Held in Almaty, Kazakhstan we have honed on key designers who we feel really made a unique fashion statement.     SWEET DREAM   Svetlana Kushnerova presents a collection that’s full of...

Global Designer Spotlight: Berlin

1 KYSS MAJOR wearing RODAN - photography by Boris

    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...

Feature: Fashion Astrology: Taurus

Oscar de la Renta Spring/Summer 2012

          By: Salete Dias Rio de Janeiro, Brazil   Psychological Profile: Considered practical and conservative, women born under the sign of Taurus, are considered the most feminine of the Zodiac, and are known for their calm, tranquility and elegant demeanour. The clothes that fit Taureans should be elegant, but inexpensive, because...

Feature: Highlights from Fashion Week Tunis 2012

Runways of Fashion Week Tunisia

      Curating Fashion Week Tunis: zoom on Salah Barka, Amine Bendriouich and Ahmed Talfit.   By: Amel Gaaloul Tunis, Tunisia       Guess where the Fashion Week has been lately? To church.   For the second consecutive year, Tunis’ historic  Acropolium de Carthage has been the theatre of a week’s worth...

Feature: Zalora shakes up Asia’s online shopping space

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  The latest player in e-commerce is giving Singaporeans a bang for their buck.   By: Audrey Kang Singapore   In the digital age, there’s no way to avoid the lure of the internet. Connecting with friends, catching up on the latest news and now shopping!   Enter ZALORA, an up and coming online retailer...

Feature: Nylon Magazine launches their Singapore edition

The premiere issue of NYLON SINGAPORE

      NYLON heads East with their latest global issue.   By: Audrey Kang and Kang Hwee Young   Nylon — a tough and durable synthetic material.   Well, tough and durable certainly fits NYLON SINGAPORE’s description to a T! As Adele Chan — the reigning Editor-in-Chief  for NYLON SINGAPORE  — said...

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...

Feature: A vegan’s love for vintage!

Dancing around town in my favourite red coat!

  How does a vegan do fashion? We explore with Mika!    By: Isabella Lok Hong Kong   One of my fellow globetrotters; college, poet and model. The list doesn’t stop here for my dear friend Mika Meiri. She’s smart, multi-talented, pretty; not just on the outside but inside as well. Opposed to animal torture,...

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...

Feature: Manila’s newest (and coolest) fashion blog

mustbethesauce: Reese Lansangan (model): Electric Barbie

  Manila street fashion scene found its way in a delish website mustbethesauce.tumblr.com By: Ria Kristina Torrente Manila, Philippines   A new fashion website served in a one-of-a-kind and spicier dish to shake-up Manila’s fashion taste buds has been put up this year by a group of young and hip fashion lurkers to...

Feature: IZIS by Wallyscar is the haute wheels of Tunis

IZIS by Wallyscar

        Take a ride Tunisian style! By: Amel Gaaloul and Moez Achour Tunis, Tunisia   Introducing IZIS by Wallyscar, Tunisia’s very first locally made all terrain vehicle.   We had to tell you about this newly introduced groovy car: because it’s cute, stylish and 100% Tunisian. Perfect for a “sun & the...