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Feature: Haider Ackermann at Colombia Moda 2013 in Medellin, Colombia

Haider Ackermann runway show which opened Colombia Moda 2013

    Decade of Decadence.   By: Hina P. Ansari   *This is part of Ramp 1885′s newest series, “Fashion Travelogue–Medellin Edition” where we personally highlight the runways of the city’s fashion week, explore the city’s greater style scene including cool boutiques and fab street style and chats with the city’s style makers. Perfect for...

Feature: Dissecting Design With Kenneth Barlis From San Diego, California

Couture gowns by designer Kenneth Barlis

  Dreamy Designs   By: Hina P. Ansari     A not-to-be-dismissed member of the new guard of Filipino couture world, San Diego-based designer Kenneth Barlis was one of the new faces that graced the stage at Roy Thomson Hall as part of PLDT Canada Philippine Fashion Week. His incredible attention to detail...

Feature: Dissecting Design with Francis Libiran of Manila, The Philippines

Frances Libiran as donned by Filipina supermodel Ria Bolivar

      Laws of Attraction   By: Hina P. Ansari     PLDT Canada Philippine Fashion Week had a couple of superstar moments which had everyone in the fashion & design community buzzing. One of them is noted fashion designer Francis Libiran who brought to fashion week an incredible array of couture...

Global Designer Spotlight: Visentini from Buenos Aires, Argentina

Visentini Fall/Winter 2013 at Buenos Aires Fashion Week

    An artistic philosophy.    By: Hina P. Ansari     Growing up in a family filled with artists, its no wonder that Buenos Aires designer, Agustina Visentini decided to explore the visual world first by picking up a paintbrush as a child to learning the art of the seam as a...

Feature: Day 2 Highlights / “Go Further With Ford” Trend Conference 2013

Ford EVOS Concept Car

        Tuesday June 25, 2013 /Day 2  Today was jam packed with all sorts of goodies. And since I’ve been up since 6am (which is super early for me!) my brain is working at half tilt right now. So to make things easier, I’ve compiled a cheat sheet highlighting key points from...

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...

Photo Feature: Stop & Look! Game Of Thrones-Style!

Our Warrior

      Dothraki Doyenne.   By: Hina P. Ansari Additional reporting & filing by Triston, Hong Kong   Are you feeling the need for some fierce Game of Thrones fashion fanaticism?  As we prepare (PREPARE, I SAY!!) ourselves for the winding down of this season with just 2 more episodes to go, we stopped...

Feature: South Africa Fashion Week Spring/Summer 2013-14

L-R: Two; Muntsho; Anmari Honiball & Amanda Laird Cherry at South Africa Fashion Week

        The heat is on.  Womenswear blazed up the ramps in Johannesburg South Africa, where designers brought their A-game when it came to presenting their Spring/Summer 2013-14 collections. Here are our favourite designers!   By: Hina P. Ansari       Amanda Laird Cherry “Groendakkies”   Designer Amanda Laird Cherry...

Global Designer Spotlight: DRESSEDUNDRESSED from Tokyo, Japan

DRESSEDUNDRESSED Fall/Winter 2013-14

    Inspiration redux.    By: Hina P. Ansari     When the chief editor of Vogue Italia nominates your label for the prestigious International Woolmark Prize, you know are you doing something right.  That was the case of designer Mr. Kitazawa. Hailing from Aomori, in northern Japan he always had an eye for fashion....

Feature: Menswear at South African Fashion Week S/S 2013-14

L-R: Ephymol, Skorzch & Kajula Motambo Spring/Summer 2013-14

      Menswear rocks a rainbow of colours in South Africa.   By: Hina P. Ansari   In Johannesburg, South Africa the runways lit up during  South Africa Fashion Week. Just like last season we simply fell in love with that country’s menswear design scene.  Colour was key for these menswear designers who rocked...

Feature: Chat with Claudia Lumor of Ghana’s Glitz Africa Magazine

Direct from Ghana, Glitz Africa Magazine

We profile founder, Claudia Lumor on creating a magazine that serves African fashion and lifestyle. By: Francesca Andoh Accra, Ghana Glitz Africa Fashion magazine is an emerging Ghanaian fashion and lifestyle magazine that is rapidly capturing the hearts of fashion crowds in Ghana and other parts...

Feature: Highlights from Buenos Aires Fashion Week F/W 2013-14

L-R: Paula Ledesma, Kostume & Quier

    The fashion scene in Argentina sizzled at Buenos Aires Fall/Winter 2013 collections. Here are a few cool lines that we want to wear…now!    By Hina P. Ansari   Marianna Dappiano “Refracted”   Her collection is inspired by “fractals” a mathematically based philosophy of geometric shapes and corresponding equations is the...

Feature: Highlights from Ukrainian Fashion Week F/W 2013-14

L-R: Victoria Gres, Ksenia Kireeva, Elena Burenina & Zalevskiy from Ukrainian Fashion Week F/W 2013-14

    Recently,  Ukrainian Fashion Week  was held showcasing their Fall/Winter 2013-14 season. Out of the jam-packed schedule we picked four designers that stood out for us! Let’s stand up and give them a proper fashion salute!   By: Hina P. Ansari   Victoria Gres   Slick and sultry, this designer...

Feature: Redefining The Corset

Sinteque in a TO.mTO design

The Corset:  Re-defined & Re-imagined By: Triston Berlin, Germany   For over a decade, TO.mTO has produced corsets by hand that have set the bar high while simultaneously following the utmost in quality tailoring traditions. Whether custom designing a corset for a wedding or a fetish ball, TO.mTO has cultivated a following through the attention...

Global Designer Spotlight: Johannesburg’s Black Coffee

Black Coffee at South Africa Fashion Week Autumn/Winter 2013

      Black Coffee percolates at South Africa Fashion Week.    By: Hina P. Ansari   Born in Pretoria, designer Jacques van der Watt grew up in Uitenhage, a small town in Eastern Cape. He moved to Johannesburg to study fashion. In 1998 he launched his designer label, Black Coffee and presented...