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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 Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Istanbul S/S 2014

L-R: Ayhan Yetgin, Gunseli Turkay, Odrella & Raisa-Vanessa Sason at Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Istanbul Spring/Summer 2014

  Turkish Delights.   By: Hina P. Ansari   The ramps of Istanbul were under the spotlight as designers presented their latest Spring/Summer 2014 collections. Check out the ones who caught our eye!   Ayhan Yetgin    An industry favorite fashion designe Ayhan Yetgin collected the first place in the Lasalle International Fashion...

Global Street Style– Red Carpet Special: Our Best Dressed List from 2014 Golden Globe Awards!

L-R: Cate Blanchett in Armani, Lupita Nyong'o in Ralph Lauren and Oliva Wilde in Gucci at the 2014 Golden Globe Awards from the Bevelry Hilton in Beverly Hills California

  71st Annual Golden Globe Awards–Best Dressed List   By: Hina P. Ansari   ‘Tis the season of award shows and  I LOVE them. The red carpet coverage alone is highly entertaining thanks to the multi-hour lead up to the actual event filled by one couture number after another. Coupled with the fact that I’m...

Feature: Style Spotlight — Singh Street Style.com

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    Serious Heritage Haute.   By: Alba Brunetti Istanbul, Turkey   As a child I spent my summers in Italy and loved to watch the fashionably dressed take long leisurely walks down the city’s main street. It was like being in a new fashion show every day.  Later, I discovered N.Y.’s own

Feature: Crowning The Women of Dakar

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  My Own Hair Odyssey in Senegal    By: Isabelle Bourgeault-Tassé Ottawa, Canada ‘You must never push a black woman in a pool. Or splash her. You must never even joke about that. Our hair… it’s a serious affair.” Rwandan-born Alice levels her earnest gaze across the table from me. Years later, I couldn’t remember what...

Feature: Highlights from Aurora Fashion Week Russia Spring/Summer 2014

Aurora Fashion Week Spring/Summer 2014 from St. Petersburg Russia

      St. Petersburg showcased their Spring/Summer 2014 season. Check our favorites out!    By: Hina P. Ansari   Aleksander Khrisanfov    With a collection of muted colours with strategic punches of sharp hues such as beaming yellow and gorgeous garnet red, Aleksander Khrisanfov’s Spring/Summer 2014 collection soft style with a solid sophisticated statement. ...

Feature: Highlights from Fashion Week Panama 2013

L-R: Gaby Y Norma Valenzuela, Annie Chajin & Juan David Velez at Fashion Week Panama 2013

  Pret-a-Panama.   By: Hina P. Ansari     In Panama City,  the runways sizzled with that country’s gorgeous fashionable week. Here are three designers that made our highlight list!   Annie Chajin   Annie Chajin was founded by two sisters in 2006. Annie and Farah Chajin created this brand with is influenced by Panamanian...

Feature: Ramp1885′s 2013 Roundup: Our Fave Global Fashion Weeks

Our Ramp1885 Roundup of Fave Global Fashion Weeks of 2013 (pictured here: Muscat Fashion Week 2013). Part of our global roundup of favourite fashion weeks from around the world in 2013.

        Cheers to another fashionable year!    ‘Tis the season for countdowns and so we thought why not do one ourselves! This year has been very very good to us with the fabulous roster of global fashion weeks that we have had the pleasure of showcasing. So as everyone looks back at...

Global Designer Spotlight: Armando Mahfud, Mexico City

Small sampling of gorgeous gowns displayed in fashion designer, Armando Mahfud's private studio's upper level.

      Stalwart of Style.    By: Hina P. Ansari   *This is part of Ramp 1885′s newest series, “Fashion Travelogue–Mexico City,  Edition” where we personally explore the city’s greater style scene including cool boutiques and chats with the city’s style makers. Perfect for the fashion traveller.     One of Mexico’s iconic fashion...

Feature: Q&A with Alternative Limb Project’s Sophie de Oliveira Barata

VIctoria Modesta and her "Stereo Leg" designed by Alternative Limb Project. Photography by Rosemary Williams

    Snow Queens and Feathered Warriors: In conversation with Alternative Limb Project’s Sophie de Oliveira Barata   By: Isabelle Bourgeault-Tassé Ottawa, Canada   Sophie de Oliveira Barata is reimagining the human body, limb by limb.   She is the founder of the Alternative Limb Project, where she works closely with amputees to...

Feature: Highlights from Ukrainian Fashion Week S/S 2014

L-R: Avtandil, Anouki Bicholla & Chuyko at Ukrainian Fashion Week SS 2014 inspwall

    The runways of Kiev Ukraine shone brightly as they presented their Spring/Summer 2014 collections. These are the designers who really made us stop and swoon!     By: Hina P. Ansari Avtandil   Avtandil Tskvitinidze has been sketching clothing since he was a kid. So talented was he that his mom...

On The Streets of…Istanbul, Turkey — Winter Edition

Bundling up Istanbul Style

    Istanbul Style Watch – Hats and Scarves   By: Alba Brunetti Istanbul, Turkey   The history of Turkey is written in hats and scarves. Fezzes are out, said Atatürk, ushering in the modern-day Republic and jaunty hats for men, women and children. We’re still discussing scarves here, but suffice it to say, whatever...

Feature: Global Designer Spotlight: Anthony Prozzi From FORD Motor Co.

2013 Ford Taurus SEL. Interior designed by Anthony Prozzi, Senior Interior Designer, Ford Motor Co.

  A-FORD-able Style.    By: Hina P. Ansari     A true example of when fashion meets function: Exploring the fashion automotive design space with Anthony Prozzi, Senior Interior Designer for FORD Motor Co. who chats with us about his transition from ready-to-wear to cars, the idea of meaningful design and being the Valentino of...

Global Designer Spotlight: Dion Lee from Sydney, Australia

Dion Lee Resort 2013 Collection from Sydney Australia

    Dion Lee: The Face of Australia’s New Wave of Designers By: Triston Hong Kong/Shanghai China     When Vogue editrix praises your work, there is little doubt that you are on the right path. For Australian fashion designer Dion Lee, his ascent to the top of the fashion world in Australia has been...

Feature: Highlights from Ghana Fashion & Design Week 2013

(L-R): Ajepomaa Design Gallery, Emefa Cole Jewellery, Tuedor and Wright at Ghana Fashion & Design 2013

      We love getting a dose of culture and Island flare during Ghana Fashion & Design Week where the catwalks of Accra, Ghana rocked with the latest from the country’s notable designers. Here are three that we instantly fell in love with!   By: Hina P. Ansari   Tuedor and Wright...

Feature: ‘Veiled’ Threat – Montreal, Canada’s Hijabistas Speak Out

Montreal Protesters against Quebec's Charter of Values Photography courtesy of cbc.ca/Ryan Remiorz/CP

          The  Quebec Charter of  Values and their battle against the hijab. Isabelle Bourgeault-Tassé By: Ottawa, Canada     A storm is brewing in Montreal, Canada’s most fashionable city.   The provincial state, which famously stayed out of the bedrooms of the nation in 1967, has instead elected to...