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Feature: Dissecting Design with John Ablaza From Manila, The Philippines

Couture creations by designer John Ablaza

      Stitching history.   By: Hina P. Ansari   During PLDT Canada Philippine Fashion Week, I was able to sit in on an afternoon of fittings where each designer had their clothes on full display on an endless stream of racks. All were busy tweaking, steaming and prepping their couture gowns...

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...

Feature: Frances Libiran at PLDT Canada Philippine Fashion Week

Francis Libiran collection presented as part of PLDT Canada Philippine Fashion Week 2013

    Lights on the runway.    By: Hina P. Ansari   Photography by  Alan Flores / CPFW     CPFW’s Gala Premiere: Philippine Fashion’s Biggest Night an incredible fashion event which was held at Toronto’s Roy Thomson Hall had fashionistas from near and far flocking to the catch full runway presentations from A-Listers...

Feature: Highlights from CPFW Fashion Premiere Night (Part One)

L-R: Kim Gan, Noel Crisostomos, Leonard Co & Norman Noriega

      Filipino fashionable summit.      By: Hina P. Ansari Photography by  Alan Flores/CPFW       PLDT Canada Philippine Fashion Week made its home in Toronto during the week of June 15-20th. The very first fashion week of its kind piqued with a fantastical fashion night at Toronto’s prestigious Roy...

Feature: CPFW’s Buyer’s Cocktail Eve at GOTSTYLE Distillery, Toronto

CPFW's Buyer's Cocktail at GOTSTYLE

      Commerce Couture.    By: Hina P. Ansari     On Saturday June 15th, the final bash for PLDT Canada Philippine Fashion Week took place at the chic boutique, GOTSTYLE boutique in the Distillery District of Toronto.   The brand new expansion of the noted GOTSTYLE Menswear store, opened...

Feature: CPFW VIP Dinner at Max’s Of Manila

CPFW VIP dinner hosted by Max's Of Manila

      Max-imum impact.    By: Hina P. Ansari     Last night on Thursday June 13, 2013, the entire production team, designers, friends and supporters of PLDT Canada Philippine Fashion Week ventured up to slightly north of Toronto to relish in some delicious Filipino food, fabulous conversation making it the perfect...

Feature: CPFW’s Evening Honouring Kol Hope Foundation For Children

Jeff Rustia (right) and Jon De Porter (middle) with CPFW Spokesmodel, Kesiah Papasin wearing a featured gold and South Sea Pearl necklace from Jon De Porter Jewelry collection

      Fashion With A Heart.    By:  Hina P. Ansari   On Tuesday June 11, 2013, the uber sexy Thompson Hotel played host to a fabulous evening of charity, heart and Filipino couture as part of night two of PLDT Canada Philippine Fashion Week festivities.   The “Fashion With...

Feature: Hot News! Ramp 1885 is a sponsor for Canada Philippine Fashion Week!

Canada Philippine Fashion Week 2013

          Fashionable Philippine Fête.    By: Hina P. Ansari   Toronto, Canada     Canada Philippine Fashion Week is the first of its kind to take place on June 10-15 in Toronto, Canada.   As part of Ramp 1885‘s continuous mission of honing the spotlight in on fashion from...

Feature: Highlights from World MasterCard Fashion Week Toronto F/W 2013-14

L-R: Laura Siegel; Sid Neigum & Maison Matthew Gallagher

        Toronto, Canada fêted the Fall/Winter 2013-14 presentations at World MasterCard Fashion Week and here’s a trio that totally turned our heads!    By: Tessa Johnson Toronto, Canada     Laura Siegel “The Chic Nomad”   It’s so inspiring when a designer incorporates culture into their designs, what...

Feature: Toronto’s Cara Cheung’s Spring/Summer 2013

Cara Cheung with her models for her Spring/Summer 2013 presentation

      Cara Cheung taps into the darkness and into the light, with her Spring/Summer 2013 collection.    By: Tessa Johnson Toronto, Canada     Body conscious wear is not for everyone, but for the woman who is comfortable in her own skin and a trendsetter, Cara Cheung’s Spring/Summer 2013 collection is...

Global Designer Spotlight: Purse n’ Boots from Vancouver, Canada

Purse n' Boots

    Slotted in the “why didn’t I think of this” category is this fantastic fashion find, where the shoes literally can carry it all!   By: Marina Radovanovic Toronto, Canada     For years women have donned gorgeous footwear for beauty, and at times, comfort may or may not have been compromised. Right now...

Feature: Ferhn Spring/Summer 2013 by Carrie Hayes

Ferhn Spring/Summer 2013

    Tropical inspiration creates cool Canadiana couture.   By: Tessa Johnson Toronto, Canada   During World MasterCard Fashion Week, held in Toronto,  I’ve had the pleasure to view designers that were new to me but also some of my favorites. One of those designers is Carrie Hayes. I first laid eyes on...

Feature: Ashtiani S/S 2013 at Toronto’s World MasterCard Fashion Week

Ashtiani Spring/Summer 2013

      Golnaz Ashtiani’s latest collection dazzles.    By. Tessa Johnson Toronto, Canada   TFI (Toronto Fashion Incubator) 2011 New Labels winner Golnaz Ashtiani demonstrates she is no longer a newbie to the fashion world but rather a contender amongst her peers.  With a design aesthetic that flirts with minimalism and plays with futuristic...

Feature: Our Virtual Pop-Up Shop Brings The World To Your Wardrobe

L-R: Available now!; Retarded Velvet, Jasmin the Strange & INNA Clothing Co.

   *Note our 2012 Holiday Pop-Up Shop has ended! Stay tuned for more Pop-Up Shop announcements throughout the year!   Our Holiday Pop-Up Shop Is Open! *Check it out here*   Happy Holidays!   We are  so excited to announce the official launch of our virtual Pop-Up Shop just in time for the...

Feature: Canada’s Nathaniel Cole x Jessica Jensen = Cool Gear

Nathaniel Cole x Jessica Jenson

A Canadian collaboration creates a pretty cool collection.    By: Tessa Johnson   Toronto, Canada     Enjoying an afternoon at Toronto’s Mavrik Wine bar located in the trendy district of Queen Street West, Ramp1885 had the opportunity to attend the media preview launch for Canadian brand Crown Cap’s newly expanded men’s accessory...