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Feature: Coveting The Hijab Through The Photographic Lens

L-R: London Veil and New York Veil by photographer Sara Shamsavari

  In her Image: London Veil | Paris Veil | New York Veil By: Isabelle Bourgeault-Tassé Toronto, Canada   “Beauty is truth,” says Sara Shamsavari.   To Shamsavari, the elevation of beauty and truth extends far beyond the reach of fashion ideals.  True beauty comes from challenging stereotypes, encouraging “ideals of non-judgement, equality,...

On the streets of…Rome, Italy

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    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: Africa Showcase at Altaroma, Rome Fashion Week S/S 14

L-R: Christie Brown, Kiki Clothing, Stella Jean & Portenier Roth

      Cultural Couture.    By: Hina P. Ansari   Rome Fashion Week Spring/Summer 2014, presented the Africa Showcase. Various designers from the Caribbean as well as local designers who hold Island roots,  ignited the ramps of Rome with their sizzling collections.     Stella Jean   Former-model-turned-designer, Stella James celebrates her...

Italian Spirit of Spring at Rome Fashion Week S/S14

L-R: From Rome Fashion Week, San Andres Milano & Cagriani

      Roman Holiday.   Rome was flush with fabulous designs as part of their Spring/Summer 2014 presentations. These two designers we felt really captured the spirit of spring in Italy.   By: Hina P. Ansari     Cangiari   The name means “To Change” in Calabrian dialect. And it does...

Miu Miu presents “Le Donne della Vucciria”

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Miu Miu presents “Le Donne della Vucciria”, the new film by Hiam Abbass

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Feature: Our Trend Alert! Just For Men!

L-R: Tommy Hilfiger, Jean-Paul Gaultier Spring/Summer 2013

  Suit Me Up, Suit Me Down   By: Triston Hong Kong     Spring is upon us and if you’re a man, there are more options than ever before to not only update your look, but completely change it forever. Wherever your personal style may veer, there are enough selections available out...

Global Designer Spotlight: Kostume from Buenos Aires, Argentina

Kostume Fall/Winter 2013-14

      True Identity   By: Hina P. Ansari   Camila Milessi and Emiliano Blanco not only are partners in business but also in life and it’s with that infectious energy that they decided to launch Kostume in 2001. Now with a decade under their belt they are regarded as one of...

Feature: Taking In The Sunday Markets of Rome

Jean shorts at Rome's Mercato Monti market

    Something old, something new; Sunday’s in Rome shines with markets at Mercato Monti    By: Danielle Taheny Rome, Italy   One of my favourite Sunday outings, is a trip to Rome’s Monti district. It is bursting with quaint cafes, vintage stores and little art galleries. It is especially wonderful in winter, to wander...

Feature: Wait and See Boutique from Milan

Wait and See boutique in Milan Italy with fashion designers

    A cozy boutique nestled in an old convent, reenergizes the Italian fashion retail scene.    By: Petia Dimitrova Milan, Italy   Have you ever fantasized about a shopping spree in an old-time convent transformed into an extravagant modern boutique? Then take your chance and head out to Wait and See, a...

Feature: Rome’s My Cup of Tea

My Cup of Tea

    This groovy atelier showcases independent artistic brilliance.    By: Petia Dimitrova Rome, Italy   Anyone interested in exploring the fine fashion products of budding Italian designers can have a look at their exhibits in My Cup of Tea – a former  artist’s mezzanine atelier which now has been transformed into a...

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...

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...