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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: VAWK F/W 2014 at World MasterCard Fashion Week Toronto

VAWK World MasterCard Fashion Week Toronto FallWinter 2014

    Black Light.    By: Tessa Johnson Toronto, Canada Photography Courtesy of George Pimentel   Impeccable tailoring with subtle metallic embellishments were some of the looks shown during Sunny Fong’s runway presentation on Day 1 of World MasterCard Fashion Week. A diverse selection of models ranging from sample size to the average size woman...

Global Designer Spotlight: Frank & Oak from Montreal, Canada

Frank & Oak Spring/Summer 2014

      Men’s Moda   By: Marina Radovanovic Toronto, Canada   Montreal-based design label, Frank & Oak introduced a fresh new collection, “Paper” designed to make every man’s attire not only sleek, chic, but practical, easy and comfortable. Gone are the days of boring suits or simplistic casuals that are to be...

Feature: Samuel Cirnansck at Sao Paolo Fashion Week Winter 2014

Samuel Cirnansck at Sao Paolo Fashion Week Winter 2014

  Stylishly Sublime.   By: Hina P. Ansari   For the upcoming Winter 2014 season, Brazilian designer, Samuel Cirnansk brings forth a gorgeous collection perfect for every woman. *Note, Brazil similar to Australia and South Africa, has reverse seasons. So our “Spring 2014″ is their “Winter 2014″.    Inspired by the porcelain dolls created by...

Feature: Highlights from China Fashion Week Spring/Summer 2014 (Part 2)

L-R: Beauty Berry, Sheguang Hu & Ji Wenbo Haute Fashion Collection

  Gravitas.    By: Hina P. Ansari   Here is our 2nd part of our China Fashion Week Coverage. This time around it was so dark and beautiful!   Beauty Berry Springtime heralds rich eggplant hues for both of this brand’s menswear and womenswear line. A relaxed aura with beautiful strapless maxi dresses in chiffon...

Global Designer Spotlight: Catching up with Purse ‘n Boots from Vancouver, Canada

The European Boot by Purse 'n Boots

    Smart Style.  By: Marina Radovanovic Toronto, Canada   Since our last chat with designer Elizabeth Anne LeGear, she has designed a brand new line to add to the Purse ‘n Boots roster of spectacular boots!   The Canadian Elizabeth Anne Shoe brand now expanded and offers delightful, beautiful and practical boots...

Feature: Highlights from Mercedes-Benz China Fashion Week SS 14 (Part 1)

Mercedes-Benz China Fashion Week Spring/Summer 2014 L-R: Wei Liu Toray, Ne Tiger 1982, Hu Lulu Heureka & Zeng Fengfei

    Beijing brilliance.   By: Hina P. Ansari   Mercedes-Benz China Fashion Week brought for such an array of amazing designers during their Spring/Summer 2014 presentations, we had to present it in two parts. Enjoy part one!     Hu Lulu Heureka   The collection boasts...

Feature: Culture Shock: Chanel plays ‘Cowboys and Indians’

Chanel Headdresses as part of Paris-Dallas Métiers d'Art Collection

    By: Isabelle Bourgeault-Tassé Ottawa, Canada   Karl Lagerfeld has been playing ‘cowboys and Indians.’   The patriarch of the House of Chanel presented his Pre-Fall 2014 Paris-Dallas Métiers d’Art collection in Dallas, Texas, last December, leaving the more lucid members of the fashion tribe clutching its Chanel pearls in...

Feature: Highlights from World MasterCard Fashion Week Toronto Spring/Summer 2014

World MasterCard Fashion Week Spring/Summer 2014 L-R: Laura Siegel, Cara Cheung, Melissa Nepton

  Canadian Spotlight.    Toronto sizzled as Canadian designers showcased their Spring/Summer 2014. Here are three that we loved!   By: Tessa Johnson Toronto, Canada     Laura Siegel   Last season eco-designer Laura Siegel brought us “The Chic Nomad” for her spring/summer collection Siegel showcased a bohemian themed fit for...

Feature: Highlights Part 2 from Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Tokyo SS 2014

Womenswear at Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Tokyo L-R: Yasutoshi Ezumi, Han Ahn Soon, Motahu

    Japanese Jardin.   Womenswear takes centre stage at Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Tokyo’s Spring/Summer 2014. Check out the ones that made our ‘must-have’ list.   By: Hina P. Ansari   Matohu   Fun and flirty is what comes to mind when one sees Matohu’s Spring/Summer 2014 collection. With a deliberate dose of...

Feature: Menswear shines at Tokyo Fashion Week SS 14

L-R: ATO, Sise, Patchy Cake Eater & Christian Dada at Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Tokyo Spring/Summer 2014

    Menswear take centre stage at Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Tokyo Spring/Summer 2014   By: Hina P. Ansari   Check out these four designers that made us drool!   Christian Dada   When Lady Gaga dons your exclusive design for the 2011 MTV AID JAPAN AWARD you know you definitely struck a fashionable...

Feature: Maria, Full of Grace: Hunting Mexico’s Silver Markets.

Beautiful works of silver at the Mercado de Artesanias Ciudadela

    A silver lining of faith and hope.    By: Isabelle Bourgeault-Tassé Ottawa, Canada   “Bella-Bella, you cannot wear black in México,” Maria, a friend, tells me, “They will think you’re going to a funeral.”   But I am in Mexico, the country where Santa Muerte – Death – stares menacingly through the...

Feature: Rudsak S/S 2014 from World MasterCard Fashion Week Toronto

Rudsak Spring/Summer 2014

  Rudsak Spring/Summer 2014 By Tessa Johnson  *The entire runway show follows this interview – so don’t forget to keep scrolling*  We had the pleasure to view Rudsak’s Spring/Summer 2014 collection during World MasterCard Fashion Week in Toronto. This is the luxury brand’s 12th anniversary and surely we were not disappointed.   Known for their love...

Feature: Toronto plays host to Men’s Fashion Week

TOM*FW Toronto Men's Fashion Week 2014

    Ramp1885.com is proud to the Digital Media Sponsor for TOM*FW — Toronto Men’s Fashion Week 2014.    By: Hina P. Ansari   Who is TOM*? That burning question was teased via social media for weeks. Inquiring minds wanted to know. Well, now the fashionable minds can rest easy: we have the answer.  ...

Global Designer Spotlight: Swede & CROWE from Johannesburg, South Africa

Derby style by Swede & CROWE

  Sole to Soul.    By: Jesica Colbyn Johannesburg, South Africa   I am a lover of all things OTT so, when I came across Swede & CROWE my wallet was blown away. No like, I seriously need a collection of these awesome, futuristic concepts and great quality...

Global Designer Spotlight: Larisa Terblanche from Johannesburg, South Africa

Larisa Terblanche at South Africa Fashion Week F/W 2014

  From Russia With Love. By: Hina P. Ansari Born and raised in Yoskhar-Ola City in Russia fashion designer,  Larisa Terblanche  and now living in Johannesburg South Africa. A truly global journey she settled in South Africa in 2007 just after living in Accra, Ghana. Her love of this creative...