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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,...

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...

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...

Feature: Toronto Men’s Fashion Week Emerging Menswear Designer Award Finalist: Rani Kim

Emerging Menswear Designer Award Rani Kim's sources of inspiration

Emerging Menswear Designer Award Finalist Rani Kim’s sources of inspiration   Bold Strokes.   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...

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: Highlights from Ukrainian Fashion Week FW 2014

L-R: Inna Ighnatievska, Litkovskya, Marta Wachholz & Iryna Dil at Ukrainian Fashion Week FW 2014

    Ukrainian designers collected in Kyiv to showcase their Fall/Winter 2014 collection. Here are four designers that we loved!   By: Hina P. Ansari   Litkovskaya She burst onto the Ukrainian fashion landscape with her first collection in 2006. Since then, designer Lilia Litkovskaya she collected various awards including Best Designer-2009 award...

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: Samuel Cirnansck at Sao Paolo Fashion Week Winter 2014

Samuel Cirnansck at Sao Paolo Fashion Week Winter 2014

  Stylishly Sublime.   By: Hina P. Ansari   For the upcoming Winter 2014 season, Brazilian designer, Samuel Cirnansk brings forth a gorgeous collection perfect for every woman. *Note, Brazil similar to Australia and South Africa, has reverse seasons. So our “Spring 2014″ is their “Winter 2014″.    Inspired by the porcelain dolls created by...

Feature: Highlights from Ukrainian Fashion Week S/S 2014

L-R: Avtandil, Anouki Bicholla & Chuyko at Ukrainian Fashion Week SS 2014 inspwall

    The runways of Kiev Ukraine shone brightly as they presented their Spring/Summer 2014 collections. These are the designers who really made us stop and swoon!     By: Hina P. Ansari Avtandil   Avtandil Tskvitinidze has been sketching clothing since he was a kid. So talented was he that his mom...

Feature: Highlights from Ghana Fashion & Design Week 2013

(L-R): Ajepomaa Design Gallery, Emefa Cole Jewellery, Tuedor and Wright at Ghana Fashion & Design 2013

      We love getting a dose of culture and Island flare during Ghana Fashion & Design Week where the catwalks of Accra, Ghana rocked with the latest from the country’s notable designers. Here are three that we instantly fell in love with!   By: Hina P. Ansari   Tuedor and Wright...

Feature: L.A. author & singer, Dahlia Schweitzer dishes on her style

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  Dahlia Schweitzer: The Looks | The Books By: Triston Hong Kong / Shanghai, China     If you are on a budget, there are thrift shops in every city that can fit not only your tastes, but your budget. Depending on your personal sense of style, there are plenty of possibilities to suit you up...

Global Designer Spotlight: ‘Pop Food’ Jewellery By Glenda Lopez from Valencia, Spain

Pop Food by Glenda Lopez

      Pop Art.   By: Marina Radovanovic Toronto, Canada   We have featured this bright, talented and highly creative young woman who creates stunning jewellery  based on various elements of nature and further expanded to include human architecture, design and mechanics. Now, Lopez has a whole new twist that she introduced with her...

Feature: Studio F. Fall/Winter 2013 from ColombiaModa 2013 in Medellin, Colombia

Studio F. Fall/Winter 2013 at ColombiaModa2013 in Medellin, Colombia

      Colombia’s retail powerhouse presents an urban edge to the Medellin runway.    By: Hina P. Ansari   Studio F.     One of the leading Latin American fashion brands held their Fall/Winter 2013 at ColombiaModa 2013 as part of Colombia Fashion Week in Medellin, Colombia. Studio F. has captured the...

Feature: Paradizia Fall/Winter 2013 from Medellin, Colombia

Paradizia Fall/Winter 2013 at ColombiaModa 2013 in Medellin Colombia

  Sultry style.    By: Hina P. Ansari   The noted Colombian swimwear design line, Paradizia Swimwear, which launched in 2008, took the audience on a magical ride during their Fall/Winter 2013 runway presentation as part of ColombiaModa 2013. The runway was filled with gorgeous hues, fabulous cutwork and Eastern style influences drawing...