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On the streets of…Johannesburg, South Africa

Pretty in Pink!

        Honour Roll.   Location: Lebogang from Johannesburg, South Africa   Fashionista: Student of Style.   Breakdown: We love Lebogang’s simplicity when it comes to eye-catching style. This super cute fashionista has it all down to a science with her crisp white sleeveless blouse and the hot pink flared skirt all tied together...

Feature: Highlights from Ghana Fashion & Design Week 2013

(L-R): Ajepomaa Design Gallery, Emefa Cole Jewellery, Tuedor and Wright at Ghana Fashion & Design 2013

      We love getting a dose of culture and Island flare during Ghana Fashion & Design Week where the catwalks of Accra, Ghana rocked with the latest from the country’s notable designers. Here are three that we instantly fell in love with!   By: Hina P. Ansari   Tuedor and Wright...

Global Designer Spotlight: Tanya Moss from Mexico City, Mexico

The "Grenada" Collection by designer Tanya Moss

    Silver Lining.    By: Hina P. Ansari   *This is part of Ramp 1885′s newest series, “Fashion Travelogue–Mexico City,  Edition” where we personally explore the city’s greater style scene including cool boutiques and chats with the city’s style makers. Perfect for the fashion traveller.     *Special thanks to Senora Nadine Karachi-Estrada  It...

Global Designer Spotlight: ‘Pop Food’ Jewellery By Glenda Lopez from Valencia, Spain

Pop Food by Glenda Lopez

      Pop Art.   By: Marina Radovanovic Toronto, Canada   We have featured this bright, talented and highly creative young woman who creates stunning jewellery  based on various elements of nature and further expanded to include human architecture, design and mechanics. Now, Lopez has a whole new twist that she introduced with her...

Feature: Q&A with Ian Smillie–The Man Who Testified Against ‘Blood Diamond’ Warlord Charles Taylor

Amnesty International France campaign against Blood Diamonds

    Feature: Guns and Gems — On The Frontlines of the Blood Diamond Trade.   By: Isabelle Bourgeault-Tassé Ottawa, Canada     “Ian Smillie is lying through his teeth.” With these words, former warlord and Liberian President Charles Taylor denounced the man who would implicate him in Liberia and Sierra Leone’s illicit diamond trade....

Global Designer Spotlight: Moutta Abalanchad, Taureg Jewelry Designer From Niger

Taureg Jewelry by Moutta Abalanchad

      One Way of Life Ends, Another Begins: The Story of Taureg Jewelry Designer Moutta Abalanchad   By: Alba Brunetti Istanbul, Turkey     Recently, I had the opportunity to interview a Tuareg jewelry maker from Niger. Moutta Abalanchad lives in a small village, but several times a year he travels to Europe...

Global Designer Spotlight: Dori Csengeri from Tel Aviv, Israel

Earrings from Dori Csengeri

    The bold and the beautiful.    By: Marina Radovanovic Toronto, Canada     I recently had the privilege to interview an amazingly talented woman that creates exceptional pieces of jewellery in Tel Aviv, Israel. By using a stunning array of colours, combined with vintage and contemporary styles and hand embroidered techniques; the haute...

Feature: Profiling fashion blogger Lily Melrose

Lily Melrose

      This UK-based fashion blogger boasts serious style and substance.   By: Andrea Lo Hong Kong   With a large number of prominent fashion bloggers today — many of whom have gone on to enjoy recognition and even careers within the fashion industry and in journalism...

Global Designer Spotlight: Atalier Minyon from New York City

Grenade Skull Ring

    Jewellery designer Alp Sagnak of Atelier Minyon takes inspiration from his Turkish heritage while creating truly haute styles for the fearless.   By: Marina Radovanovic Toronto, Canada   Based in the bustling hub of Soho, New York City is a unique jewellery designer who inspires and creates such jaw-dropping pieces that we were immediately...

On the streets of…Osaka, Japan

On the streets of...Osaka, Japan

      In da house.    Fashionistas: This awesome pair shows us that style is definitely a personal affair.   Secret: Work it. Whether you’ve got a fabulous bag or serious chains — if you aren’t giving your look a 100% then you best be staying at home.   Breakdown: Various shades of neutrals...

Global Designer Spotlight: Accra

From Accra Ghana, jewelry designer Edem Fyattah

  (slideshow) With youthful exuberence this jewellery designer takes whimsical fun to another level.  By: Francesca Andoh Accra, Ghana   Fyattah Jewellery is a new handmade jewellery collection created from beads, metals and precious stones with young hearts in mind. The designer, Edem Fyattah, is a high school student whose passion for jewellery design drove...