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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: Bangladesh’s Rana Plaza — And Those Who Create Your Cheap Clothes

Taaniya, 13, has been working for a few years. She was Meem’s friend at the sweatshop and gave the 9-year-old tips, including which sewing operators to avoid. (Courtesy of Raveena Aulakh / The Toronto Star)

  Fashion Crimes: Dispatches from the frontlines of Bangladesh’s cheap fashion revolution   By: Isabelle Bourgeault-Tassé Ottawa, Canada      *It was exactly 1 year ago today, April 24, 2013, when the world was alerted of the devastating Rana Plaza tragedy in Dhaka, Bangladesh.  At the same time, the idea of Fast Fashion,...

Feature: Highlights from Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Australia SS 2014

L-R: Dion Lee II, Ellery, Bec & Bridge and Christopher Esber Spring/Summer 2014 at Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Australia

    Sydney’s Style    By: Triston Sydney, Australia     This year for Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Australia 2014, there were the usual suspects that enthralled the crowds gathered in Sydney to find out what will be trending this season.  There were, however, a few upstarts and surprises from names and lines that...

Global Designer Spotlight: Frank & Oak from Montreal, Canada

Frank & Oak Spring/Summer 2014

      Men’s Moda   By: Marina Radovanovic Toronto, Canada   Montreal-based design label, Frank & Oak introduced a fresh new collection, “Paper” designed to make every man’s attire not only sleek, chic, but practical, easy and comfortable. Gone are the days of boring suits or simplistic casuals that are to be...

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 China Fashion Week Spring/Summer 2014 (Part 2)

L-R: Beauty Berry, Sheguang Hu & Ji Wenbo Haute Fashion Collection

  Gravitas.    By: Hina P. Ansari   Here is our 2nd part of our China Fashion Week Coverage. This time around it was so dark and beautiful!   Beauty Berry Springtime heralds rich eggplant hues for both of this brand’s menswear and womenswear line. A relaxed aura with beautiful strapless maxi dresses in chiffon...

Global Designer Spotlight: Catching up with Purse ‘n Boots from Vancouver, Canada

The European Boot by Purse 'n Boots

    Smart Style.  By: Marina Radovanovic Toronto, Canada   Since our last chat with designer Elizabeth Anne LeGear, she has designed a brand new line to add to the Purse ‘n Boots roster of spectacular boots!   The Canadian Elizabeth Anne Shoe brand now expanded and offers delightful, beautiful and practical boots...

Feature: Highlights from World MasterCard Fashion Week Toronto Spring/Summer 2014

World MasterCard Fashion Week Spring/Summer 2014 L-R: Laura Siegel, Cara Cheung, Melissa Nepton

  Canadian Spotlight.    Toronto sizzled as Canadian designers showcased their Spring/Summer 2014. Here are three that we loved!   By: Tessa Johnson Toronto, Canada     Laura Siegel   Last season eco-designer Laura Siegel brought us “The Chic Nomad” for her spring/summer collection Siegel showcased a bohemian themed fit for...

Feature: Highlights Part 2 from Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Tokyo SS 2014

Womenswear at Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Tokyo L-R: Yasutoshi Ezumi, Han Ahn Soon, Motahu

    Japanese Jardin.   Womenswear takes centre stage at Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Tokyo’s Spring/Summer 2014. Check out the ones that made our ‘must-have’ list.   By: Hina P. Ansari   Matohu   Fun and flirty is what comes to mind when one sees Matohu’s Spring/Summer 2014 collection. With a deliberate dose of...

Feature: Menswear shines at Tokyo Fashion Week SS 14

L-R: ATO, Sise, Patchy Cake Eater & Christian Dada at Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Tokyo Spring/Summer 2014

    Menswear take centre stage at Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Tokyo Spring/Summer 2014   By: Hina P. Ansari   Check out these four designers that made us drool!   Christian Dada   When Lady Gaga dons your exclusive design for the 2011 MTV AID JAPAN AWARD you know you definitely struck a fashionable...

Feature: Rudsak S/S 2014 from World MasterCard Fashion Week Toronto

Rudsak Spring/Summer 2014

  Rudsak Spring/Summer 2014 By Tessa Johnson  *The entire runway show follows this interview – so don’t forget to keep scrolling*  We had the pleasure to view Rudsak’s Spring/Summer 2014 collection during World MasterCard Fashion Week in Toronto. This is the luxury brand’s 12th anniversary and surely we were not disappointed.   Known for their love...

Feature: Toronto plays host to Men’s Fashion Week

TOM*FW Toronto Men's Fashion Week 2014

    Ramp1885.com is proud to the Digital Media Sponsor for TOM*FW — Toronto Men’s Fashion Week 2014.    By: Hina P. Ansari   Who is TOM*? That burning question was teased via social media for weeks. Inquiring minds wanted to know. Well, now the fashionable minds can rest easy: we have the answer.  ...

Global Designer Spotlight: Larisa Terblanche from Johannesburg, South Africa

Larisa Terblanche at South Africa Fashion Week F/W 2014

  From Russia With Love. By: Hina P. Ansari Born and raised in Yoskhar-Ola City in Russia fashion designer,  Larisa Terblanche  and now living in Johannesburg South Africa. A truly global journey she settled in South Africa in 2007 just after living in Accra, Ghana. Her love of this creative...

Global Street Style– Red Carpet Special: Our Best Dressed List from 2014 Golden Globe Awards!

L-R: Cate Blanchett in Armani, Lupita Nyong'o in Ralph Lauren and Oliva Wilde in Gucci at the 2014 Golden Globe Awards from the Bevelry Hilton in Beverly Hills California

  71st Annual Golden Globe Awards–Best Dressed List   By: Hina P. Ansari   ‘Tis the season of award shows and  I LOVE them. The red carpet coverage alone is highly entertaining thanks to the multi-hour lead up to the actual event filled by one couture number after another. Coupled with the fact that I’m...