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Global Street Style: On the streets of…Tehran, Iran

On the streets of...Tehran Iran

    What I love about Ramp1885 is is creating this community of discovery. And this is just one example thanks to our contributor and roving reporter, Isabelle Bourgeault-Tassé who sent this to me this goldmine of fashion via facebook.   It’s too good not to share. So as part of our latest in...

On the streets of…Johannesburg, South Africa

Pretty in Pink!

        Honour Roll.   Location: Lebogang from Johannesburg, South Africa   Fashionista: Student of Style.   Breakdown: We love Lebogang’s simplicity when it comes to eye-catching style. This super cute fashionista has it all down to a science with her crisp white sleeveless blouse and the hot pink flared skirt all tied together...

Feature: Benji at Toronto Men’s Fashion Week

BENJI WSW TORONTO MENS FASHION WEEK 2014

Pleasure & Pain. by: Isabelle Bourgeault-Tassé Toronto, Canada   Benji  explored pain and pleasure at the Toronto Men’s Fashion Week to cries of “Baby, do you want to see me cry?” etched across the chests and backs of shirts and sweatshirts, bloody tears running from sad eyes.  But it...

Feature: Toronto Men’s Fashion Week Emerging Menswear Design Award Finalist: Som Kong

Being inspired in studio

  Shining Stars By: Tessa Johnson Toronto, Canada   *As part of our ongoing focus on unique global perspectives, we are thrilled to be the Digital Media Sponsor for TOM* (the first annual Toronto Men’s Fashion Week) — the 8th one in the world. In that spirit of celebrating emerging Canadian...

Feature: Krane Fall/Winter 2014 from World MasterCard Fashion Week, Toronto

KANE FW 2014 AT WORLD MASTERCARD FASHION WEEK TORONTO 1

  Stylish Salut! By: Tessa Johnson Toronto, Canada   Photography courtesy of The Collections   Does the military trend ever go out of style? Not if it’s done right. Krane designer/creative director Ken Chow had an impressive showing for his Fall/Winter 2014 collection last month at World...

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...

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...

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...

Global Designer Spotlight: Pink Bull from Mexico City, Mexico

Gorgeous clutches by Pink Bull

    Bull Market.    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.     *Special thanks to Senora Nadine Karachi-Estrada  ...

On the streets of…Istanbul, Turkey

T-shirt love from Istanbul, Turkey

        Who Do You Love – Istanbul Style Watch   By: Alba Brunetti Istanbul, Turkey     It took me a long time to break up with New York, but once I did I was glad it was over. Don’t get me wrong, we tried to work on it for years, but...

Feature: Velez Leather F/W 2013 from ColombiaModa 2013

Velez Leather Fall/Winter 2013 at ColombiaModa 2013 at Medellin, Colombia

    Leather lovers.    By: Hina P. Ansari     As part of Colombia Moda 2013 in Medellin, Colombia one of the city and country’s revered leather company, Velez Leather Company presented a pretty flawless Fall/Winter 2013 collection. This Colombian company, founded in 1986, and prides itself on keeping the entire production...

Feature: Q&A with Ian Smillie–The Man Who Testified Against ‘Blood Diamond’ Warlord Charles Taylor

Amnesty International France campaign against Blood Diamonds

    Feature: Guns and Gems — On The Frontlines of the Blood Diamond Trade.   By: Isabelle Bourgeault-Tassé Ottawa, Canada     “Ian Smillie is lying through his teeth.” With these words, former warlord and Liberian President Charles Taylor denounced the man who would implicate him in Liberia and Sierra Leone’s illicit diamond trade....

Global Designer Spotlight: Yasya Minochkina of Kiev, Ukraine

Yasya Minochkina

      Understated Elegance By: Triston Hong Kong/Shanghai     Yasya Minochkina produces a pret-a-porter line of sensual women’s clothing that has made waves worldwide. Known for displaying a feminine quality that the label has become synonymous with, their Fall/Winter 2013 line merged looks from the 30s, 60s and 70s to a...

Global Designer Spotlight: Moutta Abalanchad, Taureg Jewelry Designer From Niger

Taureg Jewelry by Moutta Abalanchad

      One Way of Life Ends, Another Begins: The Story of Taureg Jewelry Designer Moutta Abalanchad   By: Alba Brunetti Istanbul, Turkey     Recently, I had the opportunity to interview a Tuareg jewelry maker from Niger. Moutta Abalanchad lives in a small village, but several times a year he travels to Europe...

Global Designer Profile: Jon De Porter Jewelry from Toronto, Canada

Jon De Porter Jewelry

       Pearls of wisdom.   By: Hina P. Ansari   Don’t you love it when a job leads you to your dream job? That’s what happened with jewellery designer, Jon De Porter. While working as a flight attendant, he discovered his love for pearls during a trip to Beijing, China. Fast-forward...