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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: A Charming Historical Re-connection at a Paris Boutique

Ceinture Fléchée a traditional French Canadian scarf/belt

  Paris, France – ‘Terre de nos aïeux’ (‘Our home and native land’)   By: Isabelle Bourgeault-Tassé Ottawa, Canada   In a boutique specializing in wool trends, I reconnect with La Parisienne and Le Parisien, who believe me to be one of France’s prodigal daughters, returned from the pages of history.   All shimmers...

Feature: Haider Ackermann at Colombia Moda 2013 in Medellin, Colombia

Haider Ackermann runway show which opened Colombia Moda 2013

    Decade of Decadence.   By: Hina P. Ansari   *This is part of Ramp 1885′s newest series, “Fashion Travelogue–Medellin Edition” where we personally highlight the runways of the city’s fashion week, explore the city’s greater style scene including cool boutiques and fab street style and chats with the city’s style makers. Perfect for...

Global Designer Spotlight: Sydney

In Mandy Heng

  The go-to designer for Oz’s notables, Mandy Heng.  By: Triston Berlin, Germany   Collaborating with an impressive artistic team of talent, photographer Thomas Wawrzyniak shot French model Claudia Carmen Carpentier in Sydney during her extended stay Down Under, as well as Sydney based models Natalie Bowden and Roni Holt. All models wore clothes by...

Photo Feature: “No Border” from Shanghai, China

No Border

Shot in Shanghai, fashion photographer Yocky Zhang takes us on a global excursion filled with flags, colour and international models.   The story as told by Yocky:   “We have titled this shoot “No Border”. We combined flags, colours, movements with international models. The message is to deliver hope. There is No Border for life. People...