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Looking Chic: H&M Features Hijabista Mariah Idrissi in its Recycling Ad

Mariah Idrissi

  H&M breaks from the fashion pack with a series of diverse, inclusive and ground-breaking adverts which includes a fierce hijabista.    From: Isabelle Bourgeault-Tassé Toronto, Canada   ‘Looking chic,’ hair beautifully wrapped in a checked hijab, eyes shielded by sleek aviator shades, Mariah Idrissi stands in the door, against that most British of scenes,...

Feature: Coveting The Hijab Through The Photographic Lens

L-R: London Veil and New York Veil by photographer Sara Shamsavari

  In her Image: London Veil | Paris Veil | New York Veil By: Isabelle Bourgeault-Tassé Toronto, Canada   “Beauty is truth,” says Sara Shamsavari.   To Shamsavari, the elevation of beauty and truth extends far beyond the reach of fashion ideals.  True beauty comes from challenging stereotypes, encouraging “ideals of non-judgement, equality,...

Minnie Mouse Chic at World MasterCard Fashion Week Toronto S/S 2015

Minnie Mouse Chic at World MasterCard Fashion Week Toronto Spring Summer 2015

    #MinnieStyle takes Toronto by storm By: Isabelle Bourgeault-Tassé Toronto, Canada   Minnie Mouse took Toronto by storm hosting an elaborate cocktail hour at World MasterCard Fashion Week in Toronto with local stylistas Samantha and Caillianne Beckerman.  Guests jostling at the doors – perhaps hoping for a glimpse of the Magic Kingdom’s Grande Dame...

Sid Neigum Spring/Summer 2015 World MasterCard Fashion Week Toronto

Sid Neigum Spring/Summer 2015 World MasterCard Fashion Week Toronto

    Sid Chic. By: Tessa Johnson Toronto, Canada Photos courtesy of George Pimentel   The Mercedes –Benz Start Up competition is one of the most anticipated shows during fashion week and this year was no exception.  Six designers (Beaufile, BLAK.I, Eliza Faulkner, Sid Neigum, Laura Siegel and Vaiken) vied for the coveted award; one...

Melissa Nepton Spring/Summer 2015 at World MasterCard Fashion Week Toronto

Melissa Nepton Spring Summer 2015 World MasterCard Fashion Week Toronto

  Bright & Beautiful. By Tessa Johnson Toronto, Canada   Photos courtesy of George Pimentel   It was raining for the most part of fashion week but inside the tents on day two Melissa Nepton’s S/S collection was refreshing. There was something organic with Nepton’s collection, sporty pieces do not have to fussy,...

Danish Royals Launches Trade Mission With Canada

Crown Princess Mary of Denmark and Eva Kruse, CEO of The Danish Fashion Institute

  Regal Style.  By: Tessa Johnson Toronto Canada Images courtesy of Robert McGee Denmark officially launched its trade mission with Canada last month and Ramp1885 was delighted to attend the ceremony located in the Toronto Distillery District at the Fermenting Cellar. Their Royal Highness, Crown Prince Frederik and Crown Princess Mary lead the largest Danish...

Feature: Tothem at Toronto Men’s Fashion Week

Tothem at Toronto Men's Fashion Week Toronto Canada

  Graphic Arts.    By: Tessa Johnson Toronto, Canada   Tothem (International)  Tothem’s mantra of neo-exhibitionist style showcased a cohesive S/S 15 collection of techno tribe inspired scale printed shirts, jersey sweatshirts, bomber jackets and lounge gear.                 Photography courtesy of Toronto Men’s Fashion Week  *Tessa Johnson is...

Feature: Christian L’Enfant Roi at Toronto Men’s Fashion Week

Christian L'Enfant Roi at Toronto Men's Fashion Week

  En Garde!    By: Tessa Johnson Toronto, Canada     The juxtaposition between art and fashion were well played by Montreal designer Christian L’Enfant Roi’s, exploration into the art of fencing.  L’Enfant Roi’s S/S 15 collection was one of the strongest men’s collections shown during fashion week and featured a muted palette of buttercream,...

Feature: Just Ta by Alan Ta at Toronto Men’s Fashion Week

JUST TA DESIGNS BY ALAN TA AT TORONTO MEN'S FASHION WEEK

      Prints Please!  By: Tessa Johnson Toronto, Canada   Just Ta by Alan Ta When entrepreneur and top model Paul Mason opens your show oozing John Slattery a la Mad Men, crisp cool and sophisticated the show is off to a great start. Just Ta’s Spring/Summer 2015 collection of floral and paisley printed...

Feature: Worth by David C. Wigley at Toronto Men’s Fashion Week

WORTH BY DAVID C. WIGLEY AT TORONTO MEN'S FASHION WEEK

  Digi-couture. By: Tessa Johnson Toronto, Canada   Digital prints was the predominate theme for David C. Wigley’s Worth S/S 2015 collection at Toronto Men’s Fashion Week, key favourites where an edgy floral print varsity bomber, bee cluster printed white blazer and monochromatic cropped sweatshirts.                ...

Feature: Diodati by Luca Galardo at Toronto Men’s Fashion Week

Diodati by Luca Galardo at Toronto Men's Fashion Week

  Street Sport.    By: Tessa Johnson Toronto, Canada   Athletic and street wear continue to be hot layering pieces and on trend. Diodati by Luca Galardo’s Spring/Summer 2015 collection fused sleek tailoring with light weight hi-tech fabrics. Ribbed leather tanks were a crowd favorite and graphic black mesh tops were outfitted with...

Feature: Christopher Bates at Toronto Men’s Fashion Week

CHRISTOPHER BATES TORONTO MEN'S FASHION WEEK

  Sexy Sophisticate. By: Isabelle Bourgeault-Tassé Toronto, Canada   Christopher Bates closed the first night of Toronto Men’s Fashion Week with a stylish flourish.  His offerings included beautifully cut, masterful threads in camel, khaki, and navy tones, with occasional playful touches (lipstick on the collar, anyone?).  Our fave: pixelated camouflage textiles, for the...

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 Designer Award Finalist: Andrew Coimbra

Andrew Coimbra

  National Pride. 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 talent, TOM*...

Feature: Toronto Men’s Fashion Week Emerging Menswear Designer Award Finalist: Joao Paulo Guedes

Joao's inspiration for his Fall/Winter 2014 collection

  Eastern Promises.   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 talent,...