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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!

City Style Snapshot: Tokyo

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      Black Leggings & The Culture of Kawaii By: Katherine Goulart Tokyo/Yokohama, Japan   Saturday morning, I walk from my small apartment to Yokosuka-Central Station, pale blue sky overhead, and sundry shades of gray around me—the buildings, the sidewalks, little Peugeot and Honda cars.   But the crowd around me array themselves in...

Global Designer Spotlight: Berlin

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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...

On the streets of…Sana’a, Yemen

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(slideshow) The streets of Sana’a brim with treasures. Sure, the markets boast great finds, but a casual glance reveals a stunning ensemble of style donned by locals on a regular day.   Who: The Everyday Man   Location: Sana’a, Yemen   Secret: Keeping cultural accessories in the forefront. The Yemeni identity is intact.   Breakdown:...

City Style Snapshot: Cairo

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  A New Fashionable Cairo By: Menna Mourad Cairo, Egypt.   Googling “Egyptian fashion” will result in pictures of models dressed in “Ancient Egyptian” inspired wardrobe or just actual historical photos of Ancient Egyptians [full stop].   However, I believe that this image will change in the next few years with the coming-of-age of the...

Feature: Rossi menswear in Glasgow, Scotland

Rossi's awesome collection of shirts

With coats, shoes, and of course in-house tailoring, they bring the Scottish haute to you.   By: Lyndsey McLaughlin Glasgow, Scotland         It’s all about the suit for men’s fashion this fall/winter, with a trend that is set to continue into the summer of 2012. Suits are a great investment, and can...

Feature: Highlights from Croatia’s Zagreb Fashion Week F/W 2012

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The runways of Zagreb redefines modernity.  By: Triston Berlin, Germany.   The runways in Croatia at  Zagreb Fashion Week  had heads turning, cameras clicking, and critics like me salivating.       In a show that merged high end couture, contortionists and other circus performers, Ivana Popovic trail blazed with a more modern take on what...

Global Designer Spotlight: Brisbane

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Australia’s Eva Lilly     By: Emily Martin Brisbane, Australia.     (slideshow)     Based in Perigian Beach on the Sunshine Coast, Australia, Eva Lilly is a brand with a “cocktail party gone rock” inspiration behind their collection. It’s leather and floral prints, together. It’s black stilettos and champagne. And...

Photo Feature: “The Seamstress” from Michael Morrison, New York City

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New York based fashion photographer, Michael Morrison gives us his take on The Seamstress. (slideshow) ...

Photo Feature: A Country Life from Dublin, Ireland

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  Shot on Location at County Wicklow, Ireland. (slideshow)   By: Alex Calder Dublin, Ireland.   Last year’s love affair with heritage continues this Autumn, and it’s perfect for the season. Colours are burgundy, cream, browns and greens, accented with ochre and russet. Fabrics are textured tweeds, chunky knits and soft suede and leather. Natural colours...

Global Designer Spotlight: NINI by Norma Gomez Saavedra from Managua, Nicaragua

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NINI by Norma Gomez Saavedra By: Ulie Pavone Managua, Nicaragua. Hailing from Nicaragua, Norma Gomez Saavedra is a fashion designer, business administrator and the creator of NINI, an original fashion line located in Managua, Nicaragua and Brazil. Two years ago, Saavedra went to Brazil to pursue her dream in fashion design. Notables who are fans...

City Style Snapshot: Dublin, Ireland

Shotsy Vintage

Economic realities gives way to a creative DIY culture.   By: Alex Calder Dublin, Ireland.   Dublin has changed a lot over the past fifteen years. The boom of the late ninties transformed a struggling, down at heel city into a flash, cash-rich, expensive city break destination. The economic hardship of the last two years...