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Feature: Africa Blooms Globally Expands The Pride Of African Design

Beautiful designs from Africa Blooms

  Young Nigerian Business Woman Brings ‘Made in Africa’ Fashion to the World. By: Isabelle Bourgeault-Tassé Toronto, Canada “If it is sink or swim in the fashion world,” writes Fatoumata Ba, “then online and mobile are your life vests in Africa.” It’s a sentiment that might appeal to young Nigerian entrepreneur Blooming Soyinka,...

Feature: Christian L’Enfant Roi at Toronto Men’s Fashion Week

Christian L'Enfant Roi at Toronto Men's Fashion Week

  En Garde!    By: Tessa Johnson Toronto, Canada     The juxtaposition between art and fashion were well played by Montreal designer Christian L’Enfant Roi’s, exploration into the art of fencing.  L’Enfant Roi’s S/S 15 collection was one of the strongest men’s collections shown during fashion week and featured a muted palette of buttercream,...

Feature: Worth by David C. Wigley at Toronto Men’s Fashion Week

WORTH BY DAVID C. WIGLEY AT TORONTO MEN'S FASHION WEEK

  Digi-couture. By: Tessa Johnson Toronto, Canada   Digital prints was the predominate theme for David C. Wigley’s Worth S/S 2015 collection at Toronto Men’s Fashion Week, key favourites where an edgy floral print varsity bomber, bee cluster printed white blazer and monochromatic cropped sweatshirts.                ...

Feature: Diodati by Luca Galardo at Toronto Men’s Fashion Week

Diodati by Luca Galardo at Toronto Men's Fashion Week

  Street Sport.    By: Tessa Johnson Toronto, Canada   Athletic and street wear continue to be hot layering pieces and on trend. Diodati by Luca Galardo’s Spring/Summer 2015 collection fused sleek tailoring with light weight hi-tech fabrics. Ribbed leather tanks were a crowd favorite and graphic black mesh tops were outfitted with...

Feature: Christopher Bates at Toronto Men’s Fashion Week

CHRISTOPHER BATES TORONTO MEN'S FASHION WEEK

  Sexy Sophisticate. By: Isabelle Bourgeault-Tassé Toronto, Canada   Christopher Bates closed the first night of Toronto Men’s Fashion Week with a stylish flourish.  His offerings included beautifully cut, masterful threads in camel, khaki, and navy tones, with occasional playful touches (lipstick on the collar, anyone?).  Our fave: pixelated camouflage textiles, for the...

Feature: Toronto Men’s Fashion Week Emerging Designer Award Finalist: Andrew Coimbra

Andrew Coimbra

  National Pride. By: Tessa Johnson Toronto, Canada   *As part of our ongoing focus on unique global perspectives, we are thrilled to be the Digital Media Sponsor for TOM* (the first annual Toronto Men’s Fashion Week) — the 8th one in the world. In that spirit of celebrating emerging Canadian talent, TOM*...

Feature: Toronto Men’s Fashion Week Emerging Menswear Designer Award Finalist: Joao Paulo Guedes

Joao's inspiration for his Fall/Winter 2014 collection

  Eastern Promises.   By Tessa Johnson Toronto, Canada   *As part of our ongoing focus on unique global perspectives, we are thrilled to be the Digital Media Sponsor for TOM* (the first annual Toronto Men’s Fashion Week) — the 8th one in the world. In that spirit of celebrating emerging Canadian talent,...

Feature: Toronto Men’s Fashion Week Emerging Menswear Designer Award Finalist: Rani Kim

Emerging Menswear Designer Award Rani Kim's sources of inspiration

Emerging Menswear Designer Award Finalist Rani Kim’s sources of inspiration   Bold Strokes.   By Tessa Johnson Toronto, Canada *As part of our ongoing focus on unique global perspectives, we are thrilled to be the Digital Media Sponsor for TOM* (the first annual Toronto Men’s Fashion Week) — the 8th one...

Feature: Toronto Men’s Fashion Week Emerging Menswear Designer Award Finalist: Patrick Salonga

Emerging Menswear Designer Award finalist patrick salonga previous collection

  The Conquerer. By: Tessa Johnson Toronto, Canada   *As part of our ongoing focus on unique global perspectives, we are thrilled to be the Digital Media Sponsor for TOM* (the first annual Toronto Men’s Fashion Week) — the 8th one in the world. In that spirit of celebrating emerging Canadian talent, TOM*...

Feature: Toronto Men’s Fashion Week Emerging Menswear Design Award Finalist: Som Kong

Being inspired in studio

  Shining Stars By: Tessa Johnson Toronto, Canada   *As part of our ongoing focus on unique global perspectives, we are thrilled to be the Digital Media Sponsor for TOM* (the first annual Toronto Men’s Fashion Week) — the 8th one in the world. In that spirit of celebrating emerging Canadian...

Feature: Q&A With Jeff Rustia Founder of Canada Philippine Fashion Week

www.canadaphilippinefashionweek.com

* As we celebrate the 2nd annual Canada Philippine Fashion Week, which held its swanky opening night festivities at the gorgeous Shangri-La Hotel in Toronto, last night, we wanted to repost our extensive Q&A with Jeff Rustia, Executive Director and founder of Canada Philippine Fashion Week. Stay tuned for coverage of this...

Feature: Layali, a new fashion webzine for students by students

Layali webzine's latest fashion story (left) and the cover of their very first issue (right)

    Sophisticated Storyboard.  By: Hina P. Ansari   It was when Washington D.C-native, Rawan Elbaba decided to continue her love for journalism from high school to George Mason University in Fairfax, Virginia, did she realize the lack of Muslim women in the mainstream media space. This 20 year-old, who was planning on launching a...

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  ...

Global Designer Spotlight: Tanya Moss from Mexico City, Mexico

The "Grenada" Collection by designer Tanya Moss

    Silver Lining.    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  It...

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...