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Feature: “Grillz” The Latest Fashion Collage From Rotterdam, The Netherlands

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        By: Iris van Gelder Rotterdam, The Netherlands     Introduction:  This is part of our ongoing series of fabulous collages submitted  to us by Rotterdam-based artist, Iris van Gelder. We love to see how fashion can inspire each person’s perspective. So in that spirit, we bring to you, the beauty of...

Global Designer Spotlight: Vilnius

Severija's applies her talents to a car door

    Embroidery Boom!    By: Deniss Zelenkov Riga Latvia       Lithuanian artist Severija Incirauskaite-Kriauneviciene  blows our mind with “ethnic kitsch” and introduces her textile version of peculiar “tuning“ as unconventional yet functional design.   Severija’s works mostly involve cross-stitching and embroidery on metal objects (can you imagine?) from plates, pans,...

Feature: Serious Theatre at Berlin Fashion Week

L-R: Universitat der Kunste; Lena Hoschek and Kunsthochschule Berlin Weissensee

    With today being Friday the 13th and all, we wanted to highlight the Berlin designers who lit up the ramp with high-octane over-the-top-ness.    So, here is part one  of our Berlin Fashion Week coverage of Spring/Summer 2013. Prepare to be amazed.     By:  Hina P. Ansari     Kunsthochschule Berlin...

Feature: Madrid’s Fashion Line Hoss Intropia

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      This Spanish fashion brand boasts a  laid back elegance.    By: Deniss, Zelenkov Riga, Latvia   For decades, Spanish style has always been a source of global fashion inspiration: del Pozo, Paco Rabanne, Felipe Varela, Balenciaga, Manolo Blahnik. Some remarkable Spanish fashion brands as Zara, Mango, Pull & Bear, Bershka, are still...

Feature: “FashionBerry” fashion collage from Rotterdam

FashionBerry

    By: Iris van Gelder Rotterdam, The Netherlands   This is part of our ongoing series of fabulous collages submitted  to us by Rotterdam-based artist, Iris van Gelder. We love to see how fashion can inspire each person’s perspective. So in that spirit, we bring to you, the beauty of “FashionBerry”.   Backstory: ...

Global Designer Spotlight: Toights from Toronto, Canada

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      Toights, a new hosiery line by a Korean-Canadian designer, may just have a stylish leg up on the competition.    By: Marina Radovanovic Toronto, Canada   An exciting new company called Toights emerged on the fashion landscape by a designer who decided to focus on a female body part as the...

Global Designer Spotlight: Sydney

Kim's cool jellyfish-inspired dress

    We profile 12th grader designer-to-be, Kim Pena. By: Aditi Rajgopal Sydney, Australia   She’s  jelly fishing our socks off! Kim isn’t your average 12th grader. She’s an amazing textiles student, who designed jellyfish-inspired dresses. We sit down and chat with this future design diva.   What inspired you to design your dress?...

Feature: Pehache of Buenos Aires is home sweet home

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        This unique concept store offers a different kind of retail therapy.    By: Sophie Lloyd Buenos Aires, Argentina   Today’s discerning shopper looks for a unique shopping experience, a space that offers something more than the crème de la crème of fashion and design. And Buenos Aires-based concept store

Feature: “Iris” the latest fashion collage from Rotterdam

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      By: Iris van Gelder Rotterdam, The Netherlands   Introduction:   Here is the second of a running series of fabulous collages submitted by Rotterdam-based artist, Iris van Gelder. We love to see how fashion can inspire each person’s perspective. Spring is around the corner, so let us be inspired by “Iris”…by…Iris.  ...

Feature: Meet the new face of Lancôme: Tunisia’s Hanaa Ben Abdesslem

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(slideshow)   Our Tunisian team sits down with their country’s Isabella Rosselini who is now the new face of Lancôme   By: Amel Gaaloul & Moez Achour   She’s young, she’s gorgeous and we love her short hair and dark eyes! Introducing Hanaa Ben Abdesslem, Tunisia’s very own Isabella Rosselini. We had the...

Global Designer Spotlight: Inna from Hamilton, Canada

Inna Clothing Co.

   (slideshow)   Inna Clothing Co. combines artistic inspiration and family passion all spanning oceans and eras.   By: Marina Radovanovic Toronto, Canada   Local Canadian designers from Hamilton, Ontario — Inna and Kirill, a fascinating new designing duo are working busily behind the scenes creating amazing new fashions for those who enjoy personal and attentive...

Feature: New Australian designer graduates shine at Melbourne’s RMIT

Rose Megirian's exhibiton work

      It doesn’t get much fresher than this: presenting the class of 2011.    By: Rebecca Martin Copenhagen, Denmark   The Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology boasts Australia’s top fashion course, with an alumni that includes some of Australian fashions top exports including couture designer Toni Maticevski and cult street wear and lifestyle...

Global Designer Spotlight: Buenos Aires & Managua

DESIGNER SHANTALL LACAYO

 (slideshow) Diseño Shantall Lacayo S.A By Shantall Lacayo By: Ulie Pavone Managua, Nicaragua Managuan designer, Shantall Lacayo was born in Nicaragua and lives in Buenos Aires, Argentina. A top three finalist in Project Runway Latin America, she is the force behind her fashion company, Shantall Lacayo – Diseño, Moda y Arte...

Global Designer Spotlight: KIKI Clothing from Accra, Ghana

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  (slideshow)  Titi Ademola & KIKI Clothing combines stylish wear with philanthropy for Ghana.  By: Francesca Andoh Accra, Ghana   KIKI Clothing is a Ghanaian clothing line created by creative director and fashion designer Titi Ademola.Located in shop G39a in the Accra Mall, KIKI Clothing specializes in the making of Afro-centric designs with colourful Ghanaian...