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Feature: From Paris France, Q&A with Turbanista.com founder Aïssata Kamara

Courtesy of Turbanista.com from Paris, France

    Crowning Glory: Turbanista By: Isabelle Bourgeault-Tassé Ottawa, Canada   In Senegal, a woman’s turban is her crowning glory.   And to Aïssata Kamara, it is a garment worthy of great passion. I recently spoke with Aïssata, Dakar-born founder and curator of Turbanista.com, a blog from Paris, France dedicated to her passion for...

Feature: Highlights from Perth Fashion Festival Spring/Summer 2013

L-R: Kim Barton, Jaime Lee, Morrison & Empire Rose Spring/Summer 2013 at Perth Fashion Festival

    Spring/Summer 2013 at Perth Fashion Festival    Down under displayed a fantastic array of designers who showcased their collection for the Spring/Summer Season. Here are the ones that stood out for us!   By: Hina P. Ansari       Jaime Lee   A critically acclaimed visual artist known for her...

Feature: Dissecting Design with Noel Crisostomo from Manila, The Philippines

Noel Crisostomo

    Canadian designer Noel Crisostomo was a long-standing designer who launched his womenswear line Crisostomo to rave reviews by the Canadian and international fashion industry. He continued to be a regular in various editorial stories and moved into executive positions including being the Senior Design Consultant for Club Monaco, as well as...

On the streets of…Medellin Colombia (Part 2) *Colombia Fashion Week Special*

After-dark Global Street Style from the parties of Colombia Moda 2013

    When Night Falls.    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...

Feature: Naked Ape at South Africa Fashion Week Spring/Summer 2014

Naked Ape Spring/Summer 2014

    Urban migration. By: Hina P. Ansari   Naked Ape   Designer Shaldon Kopman worked not only as a model but also as a fashion director and stylist in the fashion hubs of New York, Milan and Paris. Also having worked as a fashion editor in South Africa for Elle, Soccer Life, Tribute...

Feature: Menswear at Mexico Fashion Week Fall/Winter 2013

Black by Mauricio Olvera and Leonardo de Lozanne Fall/Winter 2013

      Dapper Redux.   By: Hina P. Ansari   Black by Mauricio Olvera and Leonardo de Lozanne     It’s all about making sure that the fashion choices for the fashion forward “versatile, free and independent” male is reflected by the “clean and forceful” designs that is presented in abundance during...

Feature: CPFW’s Buyer’s Cocktail Eve at GOTSTYLE Distillery, Toronto

CPFW's Buyer's Cocktail at GOTSTYLE

      Commerce Couture.    By: Hina P. Ansari     On Saturday June 15th, the final bash for PLDT Canada Philippine Fashion Week took place at the chic boutique, GOTSTYLE boutique in the Distillery District of Toronto.   The brand new expansion of the noted GOTSTYLE Menswear store, opened...

Feature: CPFW Fashions A Film Screening of “Jose Rizal, The First Hero”

Designer, Kenneth Barlis with his two models (centre and second from right) surrounded by Filipino beauties

    True Razilian spirit.   By: Hina P. Ansari   On Wednesday June 12, 2013 film, fashion and history fans, flocked to Toronto’s TIFF Bell Lightbox theatre to watch the world premiere of  acclaimed documentary, Jose Rizal, The First Hero of revered Filipino national hero Dr. Jose Rizal. The VIP screening was...

Global Designer Spotlight: Tokyo’s Yasutoshi Ezumi

Yasotoshi Ezumi Fall/Winter 2013-14

        Hailing from Hiroshima, Japan, designer Yasutoshi Ezumi knew fashion was in his destiny. Looking towards the iconic works of Alexander McQueen as his inspiration when starting out, this Central St. Martins graduate, became an assistant working with McQueen. He continued to make his mark by honing his knitwear skills...

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...

Feature: Menswear at South African Fashion Week S/S 2013-14

L-R: Ephymol, Skorzch & Kajula Motambo Spring/Summer 2013-14

      Menswear rocks a rainbow of colours in South Africa.   By: Hina P. Ansari   In Johannesburg, South Africa the runways lit up during  South Africa Fashion Week. Just like last season we simply fell in love with that country’s menswear design scene.  Colour was key for these menswear designers who rocked...

Global Designer Spotlight: Guðrun Guðjónsdóttir from Reykjavik’s Huginn Muninn

Guðrun Guðjónsdóttir, Creative Head of Huginn Muninn from Reyjkavik Iceland

        From Fludir to Fashion.  We chat with the creative head of one of Iceland’s noted fashion labels.    By:  Hina P. Ansari   When Guðrun Guðjónsdóttir was just a 16 year-old student in her quaint home town of Fludir, little would she have known that years later and after graduating with...

Feature: Menswear from Seoul Fashion Week F/W 2013-14

L-R: D.Gnak by Kang D., Songzio Homme, Leigh, Munsoo Kwan at Seoul Fashion Week 2013 in Korea

    Seoul Fashion Week amped their Menswear at their Fall/Winter 2013 Collections. Check out the designers that we loved!   By: Hina P. Ansari     D. Gnak by Kang D.   Fresh from collecting his degree from the noted Parsons School of Design, DongJun Kang launched his D. Gnak collection with...

Feature: Highlights from Sao Paulo Fashion Week Summer 2014

L-R: Animale, FH by Fause Haten, Joao Pimenta & Cavalera at Sao Paulo Fashion Week Summer 2014

    Sao Paulo Fashion Week was held celebrating the upcoming Summer 2014 season. And in true Sao Paulo style, the runway was the place to party.   By: Hina P. Ansari   Animale   The floral and tropical motif proves as the basis point for Animale’s Spring/Summer 2014 collection. Plenty of asymmetrical cuts,...

On the streets of…Istanbul, Turkey

Istanbul Style Watch: Slim cuts, comfort and colour!

In the bustling city of Istanbul,  it’s all about slim cuts, comfort and lots of colour!    By: Alba Brunetti Istanbul, Turkey       It’s the day before spring begins and we’re still not 100 percent convinced. We’ve had some deliciously warm days and shockingly cold ones and today is right there in between....