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Feature: Highlights from Aurora Fashion Week Russia Spring/Summer 2014

Aurora Fashion Week Spring/Summer 2014 from St. Petersburg Russia

      St. Petersburg showcased their Spring/Summer 2014 season. Check our favorites out!    By: Hina P. Ansari   Aleksander Khrisanfov    With a collection of muted colours with strategic punches of sharp hues such as beaming yellow and gorgeous garnet red, Aleksander Khrisanfov’s Spring/Summer 2014 collection soft style with a solid sophisticated statement. ...

Feature: Ramp1885′s 2013 Roundup: Our Fave Global Fashion Weeks

Our Ramp1885 Roundup of Fave Global Fashion Weeks of 2013 (pictured here: Muscat Fashion Week 2013). Part of our global roundup of favourite fashion weeks from around the world in 2013.

        Cheers to another fashionable year!    ‘Tis the season for countdowns and so we thought why not do one ourselves! This year has been very very good to us with the fabulous roster of global fashion weeks that we have had the pleasure of showcasing. So as everyone looks back at...

Global Designer Spotlight: Armando Mahfud, Mexico City

Small sampling of gorgeous gowns displayed in fashion designer, Armando Mahfud's private studio's upper level.

      Stalwart of Style.    By: Hina P. Ansari   *This is part of Ramp 1885′s newest series, “Fashion Travelogue–Mexico City,  Edition” where we personally explore the city’s greater style scene including cool boutiques and chats with the city’s style makers. Perfect for the fashion traveller.     One of Mexico’s iconic fashion...

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...

Global Designer Spotlight: Dion Lee from Sydney, Australia

Dion Lee Resort 2013 Collection from Sydney Australia

    Dion Lee: The Face of Australia’s New Wave of Designers By: Triston Hong Kong/Shanghai China     When Vogue editrix praises your work, there is little doubt that you are on the right path. For Australian fashion designer Dion Lee, his ascent to the top of the fashion world in Australia has been...

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...

Global Designer Spotlight: Pink Bull from Mexico City, Mexico

Gorgeous clutches by Pink Bull

    Bull Market.    By: Hina P. Ansari   *This is part of Ramp 1885′s newest series, “Fashion Travelogue–Mexico City,  Edition” where we personally explore the city’s greater style scene including cool boutiques and chats with the city’s style makers. Perfect for the fashion traveller.     *Special thanks to Senora Nadine Karachi-Estrada  ...

Feature: Highlights from Fashion Week Mexico Spring/Summer 2014

L-R: JI+B, Black, Rhapsody & Lorena Saravia Spring/Summer 2014 at Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Mexico

    A Fresh Crop.    Direct from Mexico City, Spring/Summer 2014 brings forth a fresh perspective.   By: Hina P. Ansari       JI + B “Blue Blood”   Former architects turned designers Jesus Ibarra and Bertholdo Espinoza have created their brand over a decade ago. Having presented their collections in...

Global Designer Spotlight: 54 Kingdoms — From Ghana To The Globe

54 Kingdoms an online fashion destination celebrating the African style sensibility.

      Kingdom Come: Fashion Storytelling   By: Isabelle Bourgeault-Tassé Ottawa, Canada   In 1948, over 500 Jamaican and Barbadian men boarded the Empire Windrush, leaving the sunny shores of their Caribbean islands for an uncertain future in Britain.   They landed at Tilbury docks in London, and would be...

Feature: Riga, Latvia’s Fashion Mood Pret-a-Porter Spring/Summer 2014

L-R: Black Salt; Cinnamons & Zane Poriete from Riga Fashion Mood, Fashion Week in Riga, Latvia

  Absorbing Baltic fashion latest through Riga Fashion Mood 2013 Spring/Summer 2014.  By: Deniss Zelenkov Riga, Latvia   Latvia never fails to stand out from the rest of the fashionable world. Preserving its refreshing attitude, Riga Fashion Mood (RFM) (03.10.13 – 04.10.13) has been the last stand pioneer of providing a dynamic platform and a...

Feature: A Charming Historical Re-connection at a Paris Boutique

Ceinture Fléchée a traditional French Canadian scarf/belt

  Paris, France – ‘Terre de nos aïeux’ (‘Our home and native land’)   By: Isabelle Bourgeault-Tassé Ottawa, Canada   In a boutique specializing in wool trends, I reconnect with La Parisienne and Le Parisien, who believe me to be one of France’s prodigal daughters, returned from the pages of history.   All shimmers...

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...

Feature: Velez Leather F/W 2013 from ColombiaModa 2013

Velez Leather Fall/Winter 2013 at ColombiaModa 2013 at Medellin, Colombia

    Leather lovers.    By: Hina P. Ansari     As part of Colombia Moda 2013 in Medellin, Colombia one of the city and country’s revered leather company, Velez Leather Company presented a pretty flawless Fall/Winter 2013 collection. This Colombian company, founded in 1986, and prides itself on keeping the entire production...