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Feature: Made in Turtle Island-Three Indigenous Designers Finalists in Martha Stewart’s American Made Awards

American Made

  By: Isabelle Bourgeault-Tassé Toronto Canada The ‘Maker’ will define America’s new economy, boasts Martha Stewart’s American Made Awards: “from Detroit to Des Moines, Spokane to St. Louis, people are choosing Main Street over mini-malls—supporting the local and the handmade.” And if Jessica Metcalfe has anything to do with...

Sid Neigum Spring/Summer 2015 World MasterCard Fashion Week Toronto

Sid Neigum Spring/Summer 2015 World MasterCard Fashion Week Toronto

    Sid Chic. By: Tessa Johnson Toronto, Canada Photos courtesy of George Pimentel   The Mercedes –Benz Start Up competition is one of the most anticipated shows during fashion week and this year was no exception.  Six designers (Beaufile, BLAK.I, Eliza Faulkner, Sid Neigum, Laura Siegel and Vaiken) vied for the coveted award; one...

On the streets of…Rome, Italy

Diana Allegra Wendy

    Rome Street Style: Exposed !   By: Danielle Taheny Rome, Italy   I wrinkle my nose, at the tickle of a soft fur stole, elegantly draped across the shoulders, of the heavily perfumed lady, I am jammed into. Any closer and we could be mistaken for Siamese Twins. Sharing our airspace is a tall,...

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: VAWK F/W 2014 at World MasterCard Fashion Week Toronto

VAWK World MasterCard Fashion Week Toronto FallWinter 2014

    Black Light.    By: Tessa Johnson Toronto, Canada Photography Courtesy of George Pimentel   Impeccable tailoring with subtle metallic embellishments were some of the looks shown during Sunny Fong’s runway presentation on Day 1 of World MasterCard Fashion Week. A diverse selection of models ranging from sample size to the average size woman...

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 Fashion Week Panama 2013

L-R: Gaby Y Norma Valenzuela, Annie Chajin & Juan David Velez at Fashion Week Panama 2013

  Pret-a-Panama.   By: Hina P. Ansari     In Panama City,  the runways sizzled with that country’s gorgeous fashionable week. Here are three designers that made our highlight list!   Annie Chajin   Annie Chajin was founded by two sisters in 2006. Annie and Farah Chajin created this brand with is influenced by Panamanian...

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...

Feature: Of Saris and Stories — Curated Global Fashion Tales

Of Saris and Stories

        Of Saris and Stories   By: Isabelle Bourgeault-Tassé Ottawa, Canada     *We are lucky to receive a series of stories as told by one chic global traveller. Stay tuned for her adventures in far-off lands where she takes us on a journey of  discovery of new cultures and of self  as...

Feature: CPFW’s Buyer’s Cocktail Eve at GOTSTYLE Distillery, Toronto

CPFW's Buyer's Cocktail at GOTSTYLE

      Commerce Couture.    By: Hina P. Ansari     On Saturday June 15th, the final bash for PLDT Canada Philippine Fashion Week took place at the chic boutique, GOTSTYLE boutique in the Distillery District of Toronto.   The brand new expansion of the noted GOTSTYLE Menswear store, opened...

Global Designer Profile: Crossover Bollywood from Hong Kong

Crossover Bollywood fashion house from Hong Kong

        East meets East.    By: Triston Hong Kong     Crossover Bollywood is not just a trend. It’s a lifestyle. As their fashion realm expands to include countries outside of India, here is an introduction into the brand that changing the face and status of Indian couture. This Q&A  with designer...

Feature: Highlights / Pakistan’s PFDC Sunsilk Fashion Week S/S 2013 (part one)

L-R: Akif Mahmood; Karma Pink; Ittehad Textiles & Feeha Jamshed

    Pakistani Prêt.   By: Hina P. Ansari     The ramps of Lahore Pakistan, lit up recently to present their Spring/Summer 2013 season. Contrary to standard fashion presentations, refreshingly they are showing the immediate season in the here and in the now. We couldn’t contain ourselves so our favourites are spread across two...

Feature: South Africa Fashion Week Spring/Summer 2013-14

L-R: Two; Muntsho; Anmari Honiball & Amanda Laird Cherry at South Africa Fashion Week

        The heat is on.  Womenswear blazed up the ramps in Johannesburg South Africa, where designers brought their A-game when it came to presenting their Spring/Summer 2013-14 collections. Here are our favourite designers!   By: Hina P. Ansari       Amanda Laird Cherry “Groendakkies”   Designer Amanda Laird Cherry...