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Global Designer Spotlight: Temper Anthracite from Berlin, Germany

Anthracite fashion line from Berlin Germany

    Anthracite: An Unstoppable Force of Fashion. By: Triston Berlin, Germany     There’s no rest of the wicked, as the saying goes. That adage could not be more fitting than for Berlin fashion designer Temper and her Anthracite collection. She is a whirlwind of inspiration and it is nearly impossible to...

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: Jerusalem’s Daniella Faye Designs

Beautiful hair accessories from Daniella Faye Designs

  An young upstart has creative stylings for the Israeli woman.    By: Lauren Sirt Jerusalem, Israel     It is rare to find people that from a young age embody such extraordinary talent that they are truly able to transform their dreams into reality. Daniella Farin is one of those people. Her accessory line...

Global Designer Spotlight: Johannesburg’s Black Coffee

Black Coffee at South Africa Fashion Week Autumn/Winter 2013

      Black Coffee percolates at South Africa Fashion Week.    By: Hina P. Ansari   Born in Pretoria, designer Jacques van der Watt grew up in Uitenhage, a small town in Eastern Cape. He moved to Johannesburg to study fashion. In 1998 he launched his designer label, Black Coffee and presented...

Global Designer Spotlight: Skorzch from Stutterheim, South Africa

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    Fresh on the scene and (now) award-winning designer’s future is tailor made.   By: Hina P. Ansari   Hailing from Eastern Cape Province of South Africa, designer Zano Sithetho knew that fashion was his calling even though he didn’t formally pursue it. Thanks to ample education in trade in Johannesburg and inspirations drawn from...

Feature: Mumbai star-stylist Shaina Nath

Super stylist Shaina Nath with client, actress Madhuri Dixit-Nene

    This stylist reignites the fashion world of Bollywood and beyond.    By: Hina P. Ansari   With her feet firmly planted in the world of international cinema and global stage productions, fashion stylist/entrepreneur, Shaina Nath is the first to admit her foray into the fashion world was clearly by accident. But...

Global Designer Spotlight: Johannesburg’s Clive Rundle

Clive Rundle's Autumn/Winter 2013 Collection at South Africa Fashion Week

      This fashion stalwart gives a tailor-made peek into his fashion perspective.   By: Hina P. Ansari   Born in Zimbabwe and raised in Johannesburg, the always electrifying womenswear designer Clive Rundle sets alight whatever ramp his models grace. One of the most revered designers of the South African fashion scene,...

Feature: Ghana Fashion & Design Week Spring/Summer 2013

L-R: Jil Boutique; Love April; Orange Culture & Duaba Serwa

    Ghana’s Spring/Summer 2013 season is a starburst of colours.      By: Francesca Andoh Accra, Ghana   The most anticipated fashion event in Ghana kicked off on Friday, October 5th at the Movenpick Hotel in Accra. Regarded as the most high-rated and being the very first of its kind, this event sparked worldwide...

Video Feature: TCN Spring/Summer 2013, Madrid Fashion Week

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TCN Spring/Summer 2013, Madrid Fashion Week

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Feature: Highlights from Perth Fashion Festival

L-R: Catini Designs, Yeojin Bae & Magdalene Velevska fashion designer from Perth Australia part of Perth Fashion Festival

      In West Australia, fashion-philes flocked to Perth for the Spring/Summer 2013 presentations. Here’s our three to note from the Perth Fashion Festival.    By: Hina P. Ansari     Yeojin Bae   This Korean-born Australian has developed her couture reputation as someone who understands and appreciates the intelligence,...

Feature: “Student Runway” at Perth Fashion Festival

Nicole Marrington

Budding Stars from Down Under.    By: Hina P. Ansari     Undoubtedly whenever we hear that there is going to be a student focused presentation during our global coverage of various fashion presentations, we do the happy dance. It’s so great when design students allow us to peek inside their creative world and see...

Feature: Highlights from Madrid Fashion Week S/S 2013

Carlos Diez

We gave Standing O’s to these designers from Mercedes Benz Fashion Week Madrid.    By: Hina P. Ansari     Juana Martin   She looks to re-invent the Southern Spanish style moving away from the traditional ruffles and tassles to a more modern interpretation. She notes that in order to understand that woman one must understand...

Feature: Rising Stars of Mumbai’s Lakmé Fashion Week

L-R: Astha & Sidharth; Kavita Sharma, Asa Kazingmei

      The “Gen Next” crowd lights up the ramps in Mumbai.    By: Hina P. Ansari   Lakmé Fashion Week presented their Winter/Festive 2012 season. The haute ticket fashion week glittered with socialites, Bollywood icons and of course beautiful people. Among the runway presentations by designer headliners, was the eagerly anticipated...

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: 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...