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Feature: Culture Shock: Chanel plays ‘Cowboys and Indians’

Chanel Headdresses as part of Paris-Dallas Métiers d'Art Collection

    By: Isabelle Bourgeault-Tassé Ottawa, Canada   Karl Lagerfeld has been playing ‘cowboys and Indians.’   The patriarch of the House of Chanel presented his Pre-Fall 2014 Paris-Dallas Métiers d’Art collection in Dallas, Texas, last December, leaving the more lucid members of the fashion tribe clutching its Chanel pearls in...

Feature: Highlights from World MasterCard Fashion Week Toronto Spring/Summer 2014

World MasterCard Fashion Week Spring/Summer 2014 L-R: Laura Siegel, Cara Cheung, Melissa Nepton

  Canadian Spotlight.    Toronto sizzled as Canadian designers showcased their Spring/Summer 2014. Here are three that we loved!   By: Tessa Johnson Toronto, Canada     Laura Siegel   Last season eco-designer Laura Siegel brought us “The Chic Nomad” for her spring/summer collection Siegel showcased a bohemian themed fit for...

Feature: Highlights Part 2 from Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Tokyo SS 2014

Womenswear at Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Tokyo L-R: Yasutoshi Ezumi, Han Ahn Soon, Motahu

    Japanese Jardin.   Womenswear takes centre stage at Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Tokyo’s Spring/Summer 2014. Check out the ones that made our ‘must-have’ list.   By: Hina P. Ansari   Matohu   Fun and flirty is what comes to mind when one sees Matohu’s Spring/Summer 2014 collection. With a deliberate dose of...

Feature: Menswear shines at Tokyo Fashion Week SS 14

L-R: ATO, Sise, Patchy Cake Eater & Christian Dada at Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Tokyo Spring/Summer 2014

    Menswear take centre stage at Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Tokyo Spring/Summer 2014   By: Hina P. Ansari   Check out these four designers that made us drool!   Christian Dada   When Lady Gaga dons your exclusive design for the 2011 MTV AID JAPAN AWARD you know you definitely struck a fashionable...

Feature: Maria, Full of Grace: Hunting Mexico’s Silver Markets.

Beautiful works of silver at the Mercado de Artesanias Ciudadela

    A silver lining of faith and hope.    By: Isabelle Bourgeault-Tassé Ottawa, Canada   “Bella-Bella, you cannot wear black in México,” Maria, a friend, tells me, “They will think you’re going to a funeral.”   But I am in Mexico, the country where Santa Muerte – Death – stares menacingly through the...

Feature: Rudsak S/S 2014 from World MasterCard Fashion Week Toronto

Rudsak Spring/Summer 2014

  Rudsak Spring/Summer 2014 By Tessa Johnson  *The entire runway show follows this interview – so don’t forget to keep scrolling*  We had the pleasure to view Rudsak’s Spring/Summer 2014 collection during World MasterCard Fashion Week in Toronto. This is the luxury brand’s 12th anniversary and surely we were not disappointed.   Known for their love...

Feature: Toronto plays host to Men’s Fashion Week

TOM*FW Toronto Men's Fashion Week 2014

    Ramp1885.com is proud to the Digital Media Sponsor for TOM*FW — Toronto Men’s Fashion Week 2014.    By: Hina P. Ansari   Who is TOM*? That burning question was teased via social media for weeks. Inquiring minds wanted to know. Well, now the fashionable minds can rest easy: we have the answer.  ...

Global Designer Spotlight: Swede & CROWE from Johannesburg, South Africa

Derby style by Swede & CROWE

  Sole to Soul.    By: Jesica Colbyn Johannesburg, South Africa   I am a lover of all things OTT so, when I came across Swede & CROWE my wallet was blown away. No like, I seriously need a collection of these awesome, futuristic concepts and great quality...

Global Designer Spotlight: Larisa Terblanche from Johannesburg, South Africa

Larisa Terblanche at South Africa Fashion Week F/W 2014

  From Russia With Love. By: Hina P. Ansari Born and raised in Yoskhar-Ola City in Russia fashion designer,  Larisa Terblanche  and now living in Johannesburg South Africa. A truly global journey she settled in South Africa in 2007 just after living in Accra, Ghana. Her love of this creative...

Feature: Highlights from Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Istanbul S/S 2014

L-R: Ayhan Yetgin, Gunseli Turkay, Odrella & Raisa-Vanessa Sason at Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Istanbul Spring/Summer 2014

  Turkish Delights.   By: Hina P. Ansari   The ramps of Istanbul were under the spotlight as designers presented their latest Spring/Summer 2014 collections. Check out the ones who caught our eye!   Ayhan Yetgin    An industry favorite fashion designe Ayhan Yetgin collected the first place in the Lasalle International Fashion...

Global Street Style– Red Carpet Special: Our Best Dressed List from 2014 Golden Globe Awards!

L-R: Cate Blanchett in Armani, Lupita Nyong'o in Ralph Lauren and Oliva Wilde in Gucci at the 2014 Golden Globe Awards from the Bevelry Hilton in Beverly Hills California

  71st Annual Golden Globe Awards–Best Dressed List   By: Hina P. Ansari   ‘Tis the season of award shows and  I LOVE them. The red carpet coverage alone is highly entertaining thanks to the multi-hour lead up to the actual event filled by one couture number after another. Coupled with the fact that I’m...

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: Crowning The Women of Dakar

Image courtesy of F'Orisa Sile Tumblr

  My Own Hair Odyssey in Senegal    By: Isabelle Bourgeault-Tassé Ottawa, Canada ‘You must never push a black woman in a pool. Or splash her. You must never even joke about that. Our hair… it’s a serious affair.” Rwandan-born Alice levels her earnest gaze across the table from me. Years later, I couldn’t remember what...

Feature: Highlights from Aurora Fashion Week Russia Spring/Summer 2014

Aurora Fashion Week Spring/Summer 2014 from St. Petersburg Russia

      St. Petersburg showcased their Spring/Summer 2014 season. Check our favorites out!    By: Hina P. Ansari   Aleksander Khrisanfov    With a collection of muted colours with strategic punches of sharp hues such as beaming yellow and gorgeous garnet red, Aleksander Khrisanfov’s Spring/Summer 2014 collection soft style with a solid sophisticated statement. ...

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...