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City Style Snapshot: Tokyo

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      Black Leggings & The Culture of Kawaii By: Katherine Goulart Tokyo/Yokohama, Japan   Saturday morning, I walk from my small apartment to Yokosuka-Central Station, pale blue sky overhead, and sundry shades of gray around me—the buildings, the sidewalks, little Peugeot and Honda cars.   But the crowd around me array themselves in...

Global Designer Spotlight: Berlin

Juan de Chamié

EXIT by Juan de Chamié brings his avant-garde atelier to Berlin’s boutique scene.    By: Triston Berlin, Germany     Juan de Chamié, fashion designer, musician and performance artist extraordinaire, has recently opened his new boutique/atelier EXIT in the heart of Berlin’s underground district, Kreuzberg. A collaboration with fellow...

On the streets of…Sana’a, Yemen

The Everyday Man

(slideshow) The streets of Sana’a brim with treasures. Sure, the markets boast great finds, but a casual glance reveals a stunning ensemble of style donned by locals on a regular day.   Who: The Everyday Man   Location: Sana’a, Yemen   Secret: Keeping cultural accessories in the forefront. The Yemeni identity is intact.   Breakdown:...

On the streets of…Beirut, Lebanon

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Topshop Gets Lebanese Treatment  (slideshow)  Fashionista: Christina / Graphic Design major   Location: Beirut, Lebanon   Secret: Topshop isn’t a brand — it’s an obsession. Her entire wardrobe is comprised of Topshop Items, including this fabulous boho-chic dress.   Breakdown: Her integral fashion plus is accessorizing. Since her dress takes on a simple palette...

On the streets of…Sana’a, Yemen

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The Grooms of Yemen (slideshow)     In Sana’a,  grooms cloak themselves in endless layers of tradition, colour and history. Majesty is in the grandest scale.   Who: The grooms and their own fashionable presence.   Location: Sana’a Yemen   Secret: It’s all about culture. When the big day comes to tie the knot, the grooms...

Photo Feature: A Country Life from Dublin, Ireland

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  Shot on Location at County Wicklow, Ireland. (slideshow)   By: Alex Calder Dublin, Ireland.   Last year’s love affair with heritage continues this Autumn, and it’s perfect for the season. Colours are burgundy, cream, browns and greens, accented with ochre and russet. Fabrics are textured tweeds, chunky knits and soft suede and leather. Natural colours...

City Style Snapshot: Dublin, Ireland

Shotsy Vintage

Economic realities gives way to a creative DIY culture.   By: Alex Calder Dublin, Ireland.   Dublin has changed a lot over the past fifteen years. The boom of the late ninties transformed a struggling, down at heel city into a flash, cash-rich, expensive city break destination. The economic hardship of the last two years...

City Style Snapshot: Accra

Wonderful prints from traditional gowns from Accra, Ghana Africa.

Cultural couture dictates Accra’s fashion scene. By: Francesca Andoh Accra, Ghana.   Located along the shores of the Gulf of Guinea, Ghana is one of the many African countries budding with world-class fashion. The fashion industry has emerged from a state of complete blandness to a state of growing consistency that is loyal to their...