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Feature: Studio F. Fall/Winter 2013 from ColombiaModa 2013 in Medellin, Colombia

Studio F. Fall/Winter 2013 at ColombiaModa2013 in Medellin, Colombia

      Colombia’s retail powerhouse presents an urban edge to the Medellin runway.    By: Hina P. Ansari   Studio F.     One of the leading Latin American fashion brands held their Fall/Winter 2013 at ColombiaModa 2013 as part of Colombia Fashion Week in Medellin, Colombia. Studio F. has captured the...

Feature: Paradizia Fall/Winter 2013 from Medellin, Colombia

Paradizia Fall/Winter 2013 at ColombiaModa 2013 in Medellin Colombia

  Sultry style.    By: Hina P. Ansari   The noted Colombian swimwear design line, Paradizia Swimwear, which launched in 2008, took the audience on a magical ride during their Fall/Winter 2013 runway presentation as part of ColombiaModa 2013. The runway was filled with gorgeous hues, fabulous cutwork and Eastern style influences drawing...

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...

“Check the Rhythm” Directed by Yocky Zhang Shanghai, China

Check the Rhythm

 

“Check the Rhythm” Directed by Yocky Zhang Shanghai, China

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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: Highlights From New Zealand Fashion Week Fall/Winter 2014

L-R: Andrea Moore, Hailwood, Adrienne Whitewood & Stolen Girlfriends Club Fall/Winter 2014 at New Zealand Fashion Week

    New Zealand Fashion Week F/W 2014    By: Hina P. Ansari   As the main fashion capitals are showcasing their Spring/Summer 2013, New Zealand’s season calls for the showcase of their Fall/Winter 2014 collection. We picked our favorites from this Kiwi wonderland.     Andrea Moore   Her Fall/Winter 2014 was...

Feature: Spain’s Desigual S/S 2014 at Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week New York

Desigual Spring/Summer 2014 at Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week: New York

        Esprit de Espana.    By: Hina P. Ansari   Desigual   “For Everybody: Sex, Fun & Love”     This Spanish retail company which was founded in 1984 celebrates its first ever turn at Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week –New York presenting their Spring/Summer 2014 collection. Energized by their collection’s title...

Feature: Adriana Santacruz F/W 2013 at ColombiaModa 2013

Adriana Santacruz Fall/Winter 2013

    Fashionable Roots.    By: Hina P. Ansari     Adriana Santacruz presented her Fall/Winter 2013 collection as part of Colombia Moda 2013. Here at Ramp 1885 we always try to highlight designers who best represent the variety as well as fashion sensibilities that make them unique to their geographic location and cultural disposition....

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...

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...

Feature: Highlight from CPFW Fashion Premiere Night (Part Two)

Pistahan De Couture by (L-R): Kim Gan, Kenneth Barlis & Norman Noriega

  As we continue to cover the fabulous fashions exhibited at PLDT Canada Philippine Fashion Week‘s marquee event, Fashion Premiere Night at Roy Thomson Hall, we can not NOT talk about how the evening took us all the way to Manila by their savvy themed segmentss throughout the show. Francis Libiran‘s...

Feature: Dissecting Design with Francis Libiran of Manila, The Philippines

Frances Libiran as donned by Filipina supermodel Ria Bolivar

      Laws of Attraction   By: Hina P. Ansari     PLDT Canada Philippine Fashion Week had a couple of superstar moments which had everyone in the fashion & design community buzzing. One of them is noted fashion designer Francis Libiran who brought to fashion week an incredible array of couture...

Feature: Womenswear at Istanbul Fashion Week F/W 2013

L-R: Argande; Simay Bulbul; Nihan Buruk & Gamze Saracoglu Fall/Winter 2013

      Our  Fall/Winter 2013 favourites from the women wear designers at Istanbul Fashion Week in Turkey!     Nihan Buruk    Designer Nihan Buruk leads the charge of a new legion of style makers that possess the unique avant-garde spirit. Her theme of her Fall/Winter 2013 collection represents the “utopian world,...

Global Designer Spotlight: Visentini from Buenos Aires, Argentina

Visentini Fall/Winter 2013 at Buenos Aires Fashion Week

    An artistic philosophy.    By: Hina P. Ansari     Growing up in a family filled with artists, its no wonder that Buenos Aires designer, Agustina Visentini decided to explore the visual world first by picking up a paintbrush as a child to learning the art of the seam as a...

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...