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Feature: Highlights from Style Fashion Week LA F/W 2013-14

L-R: Linden LA; Ash Haute Couture & Ina Soltani

      Los Angeles California brought out the serious style-setters at Style Fashion Week LA where they presented the Fall/Winter 2013 season.  Here are our favorites!   By: Hina P. Ansari Additional reporting and photography by Saeed Zargham     Linden LA   Hailing from Los Angeles, Linden headed...

Feature: Mumbai star-stylist Shaina Nath

Super stylist Shaina Nath with client, actress Madhuri Dixit-Nene

    This stylist reignites the fashion world of Bollywood and beyond.    By: Hina P. Ansari   With her feet firmly planted in the world of international cinema and global stage productions, fashion stylist/entrepreneur, Shaina Nath is the first to admit her foray into the fashion world was clearly by accident. But...

Feature: Rising Stars of Mumbai’s Lakmé Fashion Week

L-R: Astha & Sidharth; Kavita Sharma, Asa Kazingmei

      The “Gen Next” crowd lights up the ramps in Mumbai.    By: Hina P. Ansari   Lakmé Fashion Week presented their Winter/Festive 2012 season. The haute ticket fashion week glittered with socialites, Bollywood icons and of course beautiful people. Among the runway presentations by designer headliners, was the eagerly anticipated...

Global Designer Spotlight: Vancouver

Retarded Velvet

      Retarded Velvet: Vancouver to Mumbai and beyond! By:  Paromita Naidu (special to Ramp1885.com) Vancouver,  Canada   With roots in Vancouver — Theresa James and Roger Prince of Retarded Velvet presented a neo-hippie collection as part of the TALENT BOX on day 1 of Lakmé Fashion Week. An electric color...

Global Designer Spotlight: Kolkata

Kallol Datta 1955

      This self-described “magpie” of Indian fashion has taken the fashion scene by storm!   By:  Paromita Naidu (special to Ramp1885.com) Vancouver,  Canada   Designer, Kallol Datta of  Kallol Datta 1955,  is drawn to the dark side.   His inspirations:   “As a person, I gravitate towards concepts of...

City Style Snapshot: Singapore


    Milano Meets Mumbai By: Katherine Goulart Lion City, Singapore   If variety is the spice of life, a visit to the Lion City may do well for one’s longevity. From the prim and preppy English women walking along Orchard Road to the casual dress of Malaysian teens shopping in Kampong Glam, this port...