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Feature: Culture Shock: Chanel plays ‘Cowboys and Indians’

Chanel Headdresses as part of Paris-Dallas Métiers d'Art Collection

    By: Isabelle Bourgeault-Tassé Ottawa, Canada   Karl Lagerfeld has been playing ‘cowboys and Indians.’   The patriarch of the House of Chanel presented his Pre-Fall 2014 Paris-Dallas Métiers d’Art collection in Dallas, Texas, last December, leaving the more lucid members of the fashion tribe clutching its Chanel pearls in...

Feature: A Charming Historical Re-connection at a Paris Boutique

Ceinture Fléchée a traditional French Canadian scarf/belt

  Paris, France – ‘Terre de nos aïeux’ (‘Our home and native land’)   By: Isabelle Bourgeault-Tassé Ottawa, Canada   In a boutique specializing in wool trends, I reconnect with La Parisienne and Le Parisien, who believe me to be one of France’s prodigal daughters, returned from the pages of history.   All shimmers...

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...

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...

Ramp’s Global Fashion Roundup/July 26th

"Isluchinia" by design student, Alexandra Perez

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The runways were filled with young creative design spirit by the student designers!

  The runways at Colombia Moda 2013 were filled...

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...

Global Designer Spotlight: Kostume from Buenos Aires, Argentina

Kostume Fall/Winter 2013-14

      True Identity   By: Hina P. Ansari   Camila Milessi and Emiliano Blanco not only are partners in business but also in life and it’s with that infectious energy that they decided to launch Kostume in 2001. Now with a decade under their belt they are regarded as one of...

Feature: Highlights From Tokyo Fashion Week (Part Two) F/W 2013-14

L-R: DressCamp; Kamishima Chinami; Gut's Dynamite Cabarets & The Dress & Co.

    Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week: Tokyo  presented their fantastic collections celebrating the Fall/Winter 2013-14 season. Here is a continuation of our coverage with the final roundup of designers who definitely caught our eye!     DressCamp   With designer Toshikazu Iwaya at the helm, DressCamp has been...

Global Designer Spotlight: Sydney

In Mandy Heng

  The go-to designer for Oz’s notables, Mandy Heng.  By: Triston Berlin, Germany   Collaborating with an impressive artistic team of talent, photographer Thomas Wawrzyniak shot French model Claudia Carmen Carpentier in Sydney during her extended stay Down Under, as well as Sydney based models Natalie Bowden and Roni Holt. All models wore clothes by...

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: “Iris” the latest fashion collage from Rotterdam


      By: Iris van Gelder Rotterdam, The Netherlands   Introduction:   Here is the second of a running series of fabulous collages submitted by Rotterdam-based artist, Iris van Gelder. We love to see how fashion can inspire each person’s perspective. Spring is around the corner, so let us be inspired by “Iris”…by…Iris.  ...