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Feature: Highlights from Montreal Fashion Week S/S 2013

L-R: DUY, Nisse & Pedram Karimi

      Montreal Fashion Week showcased their Spring/Summer 2013 collection and here are three designers who caught our eye!     By: Hina P. Ansari   Pedram Karimi     Born in Iran and having spent his formative years in Austria, Pedram Karimi’s perspective of fashion has a very romantic and...

Global Designer Spotlight: Recycle Runway from New Mexico

Recycle Runway Collection's Junk Mail Fan Dress (left) and Eco-Flamenco Dress (right)

      Multitasking designer from New Mexico brings recycle into haute couture.   By: Deniss Zelenkov Riga, Latvia   She is a public artist, an environmental educator, professional motivational speaker, and above all, fashion designer Nancy Judd (New Mexico) who strives to change the way we live on the earth through eco-couture fashion designs...

Feature: Vintage Room: From the world to Foligno and back

A classic marching band jacket

A trip to Italy proves that there’s always room for vintage love.  By Amel Gaaloul Tunis, Tunisia    This summer I was lucky enough to return to a small town I had once visited when I was a student: Foligno, in the Italian province of Umbria. Also known as...

Global Designer Spotlight: Berlin

Jasmine the Strange

        Jasmin the Strange tops it all off with style.  By: Triston Berlin, Germany   Jasmin Reuter has a head for fashion. Literally. As a hat designer, Jasmin’s creations are all unique, made with exceptional skill, care, and love. If you are in one of her designs — brilliantly called

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,...

Global Designer Spotlight: Valencia

Glenda-X-Nick Tie Clip

    Mystical Jewels — add some magic to your look with Spanish jewellery designer Glenda Lopez’s new collection.     By: Sophie Lloyd Buenos Aires, Argentina     Córdoba-born  Glenda Lopez started making jewellery from an early age. Her edgy, contemporary collections are built around themes and stories and experiment with different...

Global Designer Spotlight: Accra

AjePomaa Design Gallery

          The vibrancy of youth stays strong with Ghana’s AjePomaa Design Gallery.    By: Francesca Andoh Accra, Ghana     AjePomaa Design Gallery is a contemporary women’s apparel brand that is fast becoming a favourite in Ghanaian fashion. The brand comprises a variety of intricate designs with a youthful...

Global Designer Spotlight: Berlin

Designer Eric Farr II

      The Current State of Fashion. By: Triston Berlin, Germany     Fresh off the heels of yet another stellar Fashion Week in Berlin, my mission was to find some of Berlin’s top up and coming designers to find out what’s hot on the streets of the world’s most IT city, as well...

On the streets of…Accra, Ghana

Ajepomaa

    Soft and Chic.    Fashionista: Designer, Ajepomaa Mensah.   Secret: It’s the little things. A beautifully coordinated outfit. Hints of muted colours and an over all sense of understated elegance which can’t be imitated. And if turned up loud would lose its essence.   Breakdown: Wearing her own designs, Mensah clearly loves to embrace the...

Feature: Madrid’s Fashion Line Hoss Intropia

Hoss Intropia

      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: Audi Fashion Festival 2012: Highlights from Singapore

L-R: Saturday, Saena, A.W.O.L at Audi Fashion Festival 2012 in Singapore

    The 8th largest fashion capital of the world held their runway shows with unrivalled style.      By: Audrey Kang Singapore     The annual festival, held at the Tent at Orchard, featured not only high-end brands that everyone already knows about and love but also gave emerging local designers a chance in...

Global Designer Spotlight: Toights from Toronto, Canada

toights

      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...

Feature: Pehache of Buenos Aires is home sweet home

Kitchen

        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: Highlights from Kazakhstan Fashion Week F/W 2012

KFW

      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...