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Feature: Africa Blooms Globally Expands The Pride Of African Design

Beautiful designs from Africa Blooms

  Young Nigerian Business Woman Brings ‘Made in Africa’ Fashion to the World. By: Isabelle Bourgeault-Tassé Toronto, Canada “If it is sink or swim in the fashion world,” writes Fatoumata Ba, “then online and mobile are your life vests in Africa.” It’s a sentiment that might appeal to young Nigerian entrepreneur Blooming Soyinka,...

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: Made in Turtle Island-Three Indigenous Designers Finalists in Martha Stewart’s American Made Awards

American Made

  By: Isabelle Bourgeault-Tassé Toronto Canada The ‘Maker’ will define America’s new economy, boasts Martha Stewart’s American Made Awards: “from Detroit to Des Moines, Spokane to St. Louis, people are choosing Main Street over mini-malls—supporting the local and the handmade.” And if Jessica Metcalfe has anything to do with...

Feature: Our Exclusive Chat With The Mysterious Genius Behind Lagos Street Style

Chic stylish scenes discovered by Lagos Street Style

  Loving Lagos   By: Isabelle Bourgeault-Tassé Toronto, Canada     “Lagosians just do it better,” boasts Buzzfeed’s Bim Adewunmi.   And it’s true.  The evidence is in with Lagos Street Style, a new blog capturing the vibrant and eclectic street styles of the Nigerian city’s fashionistas.   The blog, profiled in Buzzfeed and...

Global Street Style: On The Streets Of…Miami– Jazz Edition

Global Street Style direct from Jazz In The Gardens, Miami Florida

  Smooth Style By: Triston Miami, Florida Photography by Marksman Media;  Additional reporting by A. Neff King    For the third consecutive year, Ramp1885 has provided exclusive coverage of Jazz In The Gardens, now celebrating its tenth year of bringing music excellence to the Miami, Florida area. This year, the style was as...

In-Process by Hall Ohara Spring/Summer 2015 Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Tokyo

In Process by Hall Ohara Spring/ Summer 2015 Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Tokyo

  Urban Cosmos. By: Hina P. Ansari Toronto, Canada   IN-PROCESS by Hall Ohara  showcased their Spring/Summer 2015 with the usual edge that is expected fro graduates of Central Saint Martins. Steven Hall and Yurika Ohara that comprise the design team started hitting the catwalks with their debut Spring/Summer collection in 2006  winning...

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...

Sansai Saito & Jotaro Saito Spring/Summer 2015 Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Tokyo

Sansai Saito & Jotaro Saito Spring/ Summer 2015 Mercedes-Benz Tokyo Fashion Week

  Heritage Haute   By: Hina P. Ansari Toronto, Canada   The design duo team of Sansai Saito & Jotaro Saito brings forth their iconic heritage-infused collection of jaw-dropping Kimonos for Spring/Summer 2015 at Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Tokyo. The beauty of covering global designers is witnessing their beautiful capacity of being able to weave the...

Slackliners’ unique style sense shines in Istanbul, Turkey

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  Sartorial Slackliner Style.  By: Alba Brunetti Istanbul, Turkey   Ever since the Gezi protests last year Istanbullu have re-discovered the importance of parks – not just as pockets of nature in a rapidly gentrifying city, but as vital parts of the community. After Gezi, parks became gathering places for forums (open air meetings) where citizens discussed the ways...

Haori di TiTi Spring/Summer 2015 at Tokyo Fashion Week

Haori de TiTi at Tokyo Fashion Week Spring/Summer 2015

Springtime Style. by: Hina P. Ansari   Yoichi Nagasawa has been in the Tokyo fashion scene since her debut collection STIL in 1991. Sine then she has launched various other off shoot brands with Haori de TiTi being established in 2014.  Her Spring/Summer 2014 palette consists of soft pastels, flowy silhouette with abstract structure akin...

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...

On the streets of…Rome, Italy

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    Rome Street Style: Exposed !   By: Danielle Taheny Rome, Italy   I wrinkle my nose, at the tickle of a soft fur stole, elegantly draped across the shoulders, of the heavily perfumed lady, I am jammed into. Any closer and we could be mistaken for Siamese Twins. Sharing our airspace is a tall,...

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...

Feature: Highlights of Buenos Aires Fashion Week SS 2014-2015

L-R: Benito, Lena Martorello, Las Pepas, Ginebra at Buenos Aires Fashion Week Spring/Summer 2014-2015

  Spring Blooms!   By: Hina P. Ansari   Buenos Aires brought the florals of Spring to full bloom with their Spring/Summer 2015 show in Argentina. Here are our favourites!   BENITO   Benito Fernandez is a stalwart of the Buenos Aires fashion scene. His style can be seen on the red carpet,...

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...