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Feature: Highlights from Tokyo Fashion Week (Part One) F/W 2013-14

L-R: Yasutoshi Ezumi, Jotaro Saito & Motonari Ono

    We are halfway through Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week-Tokyo and their Autumn/Winter 2013-14 presentations — here are designers that we need to talk about right now.   By: Hina P. Ansari     Dressed Undressed   When you are nominated to be a finalist for the prestigious international Woolmark prize by...

Feature: Highlights from Reykjavik Fashion Festival F/W 2013

Mundi & 66º North Collaboration Fall/Winter 2013-14

    Icelandic couture took centre stage at this new fashion fete at Reykjavik Fashion Festival.    By Hina P. Ansari   Anderson & Lauth     Founded in 1934,and noted as the first Icelandic atelier and tailor shop currently has a team of four women who are the brains behind the designs....

Feature: A Giving Fair in Rio de Janeiro

Feira Grátis da Gratidão

    A unique fair embraces human interaction and spirit of giving.    By: Emanuelle de Gondra Rio de Janeiro, Brazil   “Bring whatever you want, or nothing. Get whatever you want, or nothing.”   The quote seen above is the motto of “Feira Grátis da Gratidão”, what could be translated into something...

Feature: Canada’s Nathaniel Cole x Jessica Jensen = Cool Gear

Nathaniel Cole x Jessica Jenson

A Canadian collaboration creates a pretty cool collection.    By: Tessa Johnson   Toronto, Canada     Enjoying an afternoon at Toronto’s Mavrik Wine bar located in the trendy district of Queen Street West, Ramp1885 had the opportunity to attend the media preview launch for Canadian brand Crown Cap’s newly expanded men’s accessory...

Global Designer Spotlight: Skorzch from Stutterheim, South Africa

Skorzch finale

    Fresh on the scene and (now) award-winning designer’s future is tailor made.   By: Hina P. Ansari   Hailing from Eastern Cape Province of South Africa, designer Zano Sithetho knew that fashion was his calling even though he didn’t formally pursue it. Thanks to ample education in trade in Johannesburg and inspirations drawn from...

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...

On the streets of…Berlin, Germany

Berlin Street Style

      Fashionister: Tall Cool One.   Location: Berlin, Germany   Secret: This tall drink of fashion fabulousness was spotted at what easily can be called at a pretty swish boîte. With clean lines, and strategically placed hardware it’s no doubt that this gentleman knows his style.     Breakdown: When in doubt just...

Global Designer Spotlight: RYNSHU from Tokyo, Japan

Designer Yamaji at his Rynshu Collection

      Legendary designer RYNSHU chats with us about his new fashion collaboration with Will.i.am.    By: Hina P. Ansari     When the opportunity to interview iconic Japanese designer, Rynshu (born Masatomo Yamaji) came across my desk I leaped, jumped and hopped. This design stalwart who entered the fashion scene during the iconic...

Feature: Highlights from Colombia Moda 2012 in Medellin!

L-R: Isabel Henao; Daniel Hoyos & Paradizia

          Colombian designers had their “parades” (runways) which showcased the incredible vibrancy unique to  South America.    By: Hina P. Ansari   Colombia Moda 2012 a fashionable summit held in Medellin, Colombia brought together the country’s fashionable buyers, industry executives and fashion designers creating their very own fashion series....

Global Designer Spotlight: Mahayatra from Toronto, Canada

MAHAYATRA's Riksha Weave Scarf

      MAHAYATRA’s main mantra is to re-ignite the menswear accessories space with timeless tradition.    By: Marina Radovanovic Toronto, Canada   Bringing attention to menswear and accessories is becoming increasingly important. The focus on fashion and design generally dominates female needs, but South Asian-Canadian designer, Neelesh Mistry found a way to begin his introduction...

Global Designer Spotlight: Zagreb

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      Zagreb’s Ivica Klaric & Luka Grubisic   By: Triston Berlin, Germany   After covering Fashion Week in Istanbul, I was ready to see fashion on the streets, not just the runways. I was eager to see fashion supported by the foreigners as well as the natives. My search for refined couture and an attentive...