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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: Style Spotlight — Singh Street Style.com

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    Serious Heritage Haute.   By: Alba Brunetti Istanbul, Turkey   As a child I spent my summers in Italy and loved to watch the fashionably dressed take long leisurely walks down the city’s main street. It was like being in a new fashion show every day.  Later, I discovered N.Y.’s own

Feature: Dissecting Design with John Ablaza From Manila, The Philippines

Couture creations by designer John Ablaza

      Stitching history.   By: Hina P. Ansari   During PLDT Canada Philippine Fashion Week, I was able to sit in on an afternoon of fittings where each designer had their clothes on full display on an endless stream of racks. All were busy tweaking, steaming and prepping their couture gowns...

Global Designer Spotlight: Dori Csengeri from Tel Aviv, Israel

Earrings from Dori Csengeri

    The bold and the beautiful.    By: Marina Radovanovic Toronto, Canada     I recently had the privilege to interview an amazingly talented woman that creates exceptional pieces of jewellery in Tel Aviv, Israel. By using a stunning array of colours, combined with vintage and contemporary styles and hand embroidered techniques; the haute...

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

L-R: Alejandro Carlin, Julia Y Renata, Lydia Lavin & Malafacha

      In Mexico City, they showcased their fashionable best on the ramps of their Fall/Winter 2013-14. Check out the ones that caught our eye!      By: Hina P. Ansari     Alejandro Carlin   Originally from Mexico City and currently residing in Monterrey, Neuvo Leon, designer Alejandro Carlin brings a...

Feature: Highlights from Muscat Fashion Week 2013

Zhor Al Rais at Muscat Fashion Week

      Muscat Fashion Week created a perfect stylish mosaic of couture and culture.    By: Hina P. Ansari Toronto, Canada   Launched just three years ago, Muscat Fashion Week showcased their latest from emerging and stalwarts of style fusing heritage with haute couture, in this three-day fashion summit. Here are designers who made...

Global Designer Spotlight: Accra

Great men's sandals from the Gold Coast Collection

    MSimps Collection a shining example at how creativity can fashion itself into success.    By: Francesca Andoh Accra, Ghana     Mabel Simpson is the founder and creative director behind the budding young brand, mSimps. A tomboy at heart growing up, Mabel took to the art scene at quite an early...

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,...

Highlights from Jakarta Fashion & Food Festival 2012

Kilimology

    With “Innofashion” as this season’s theme, it’s clear that in Indonesia, culture is courted, homage is heightened, and the fabrics are pretty fantastic!    By: Hina P. Ansari     Denny Wirawan “Kilimology”   Taking the iconic tribal prints often found in Kilim rugs of Turkey, Persia, Denny wanted to use...

Global Designer Spotlight: Mahayatra from Toronto, Canada

MAHAYATRA's Riksha Weave Scarf

      MAHAYATRA’s main mantra is to re-ignite the menswear accessories space with timeless tradition.    By: Marina Radovanovic Toronto, Canada   Bringing attention to menswear and accessories is becoming increasingly important. The focus on fashion and design generally dominates female needs, but South Asian-Canadian designer, Neelesh Mistry found a way to begin his introduction...

Feature: Highlights from Kazakhstan Fashion Week F/W 2012

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      At Kazakhstan Fashion Week, tradition, modernity and global  essence are combined to create a visually stunning Fall/Winter 2012 season.    Held in Almaty, Kazakhstan we have honed on key designers who we feel really made a unique fashion statement.     SWEET DREAM   Svetlana Kushnerova presents a collection that’s full of...