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Feature: Africa Blooms Globally Expands The Pride Of African Design

Beautiful designs from Africa Blooms

  Young Nigerian Business Woman Brings ‘Made in Africa’ Fashion to the World. By: Isabelle Bourgeault-Tassé Toronto, Canada “If it is sink or swim in the fashion world,” writes Fatoumata Ba, “then online and mobile are your life vests in Africa.” It’s a sentiment that might appeal to young Nigerian entrepreneur Blooming Soyinka,...

Protest on the Ramp: South African Designer Isabelle Lotter Joins #FeesMustFall Movement

Students protest over planned increases in tuition fees in Stellenbosch (Photo Credit: Reuters/Mike Hutchings)

  By: Isabelle Bourgeault-Tassé Toronto, Canada Isabelle Lotter of SIESisabelle echoed the cris de coeur from South African students at South Africa Fashion Week.  To the acclaim of the crowd – which ‘stood and erupted in cheers’– at her Johannesburg show, the South African designer joined her voice to the student struggle for lower...

In-Process by Hall Ohara Spring/Summer 2015 Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Tokyo

In Process by Hall Ohara Spring/ Summer 2015 Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Tokyo

  Urban Cosmos. By: Hina P. Ansari Toronto, Canada   IN-PROCESS by Hall Ohara  showcased their Spring/Summer 2015 with the usual edge that is expected fro graduates of Central Saint Martins. Steven Hall and Yurika Ohara that comprise the design team started hitting the catwalks with their debut Spring/Summer collection in 2006  winning...

Sid Neigum Spring/Summer 2015 World MasterCard Fashion Week Toronto

Sid Neigum Spring/Summer 2015 World MasterCard Fashion Week Toronto

    Sid Chic. By: Tessa Johnson Toronto, Canada Photos courtesy of George Pimentel   The Mercedes –Benz Start Up competition is one of the most anticipated shows during fashion week and this year was no exception.  Six designers (Beaufile, BLAK.I, Eliza Faulkner, Sid Neigum, Laura Siegel and Vaiken) vied for the coveted award; one...

Sansai Saito & Jotaro Saito Spring/Summer 2015 Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Tokyo

Sansai Saito & Jotaro Saito Spring/ Summer 2015 Mercedes-Benz Tokyo Fashion Week

  Heritage Haute   By: Hina P. Ansari Toronto, Canada   The design duo team of Sansai Saito & Jotaro Saito brings forth their iconic heritage-infused collection of jaw-dropping Kimonos for Spring/Summer 2015 at Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Tokyo. The beauty of covering global designers is witnessing their beautiful capacity of being able to weave the...

Melissa Nepton Spring/Summer 2015 at World MasterCard Fashion Week Toronto

Melissa Nepton Spring Summer 2015 World MasterCard Fashion Week Toronto

  Bright & Beautiful. By Tessa Johnson Toronto, Canada   Photos courtesy of George Pimentel   It was raining for the most part of fashion week but inside the tents on day two Melissa Nepton’s S/S collection was refreshing. There was something organic with Nepton’s collection, sporty pieces do not have to fussy,...

Haori di TiTi Spring/Summer 2015 at Tokyo Fashion Week

Haori de TiTi at Tokyo Fashion Week Spring/Summer 2015

Springtime Style. by: Hina P. Ansari   Yoichi Nagasawa has been in the Tokyo fashion scene since her debut collection STIL in 1991. Sine then she has launched various other off shoot brands with Haori de TiTi being established in 2014.  Her Spring/Summer 2014 palette consists of soft pastels, flowy silhouette with abstract structure akin...

On the streets of…Rome, Italy

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    Rome Street Style: Exposed !   By: Danielle Taheny Rome, Italy   I wrinkle my nose, at the tickle of a soft fur stole, elegantly draped across the shoulders, of the heavily perfumed lady, I am jammed into. Any closer and we could be mistaken for Siamese Twins. Sharing our airspace is a tall,...

Feature: Tothem at Toronto Men’s Fashion Week

Tothem at Toronto Men's Fashion Week Toronto Canada

  Graphic Arts.    By: Tessa Johnson Toronto, Canada   Tothem (International)  Tothem’s mantra of neo-exhibitionist style showcased a cohesive S/S 15 collection of techno tribe inspired scale printed shirts, jersey sweatshirts, bomber jackets and lounge gear.                 Photography courtesy of Toronto Men’s Fashion Week  *Tessa Johnson is...

Feature: Christian L’Enfant Roi at Toronto Men’s Fashion Week

Christian L'Enfant Roi at Toronto Men's Fashion Week

  En Garde!    By: Tessa Johnson Toronto, Canada     The juxtaposition between art and fashion were well played by Montreal designer Christian L’Enfant Roi’s, exploration into the art of fencing.  L’Enfant Roi’s S/S 15 collection was one of the strongest men’s collections shown during fashion week and featured a muted palette of buttercream,...

Feature: Just Ta by Alan Ta at Toronto Men’s Fashion Week

JUST TA DESIGNS BY ALAN TA AT TORONTO MEN'S FASHION WEEK

      Prints Please!  By: Tessa Johnson Toronto, Canada   Just Ta by Alan Ta When entrepreneur and top model Paul Mason opens your show oozing John Slattery a la Mad Men, crisp cool and sophisticated the show is off to a great start. Just Ta’s Spring/Summer 2015 collection of floral and paisley printed...

Feature: Worth by David C. Wigley at Toronto Men’s Fashion Week

WORTH BY DAVID C. WIGLEY AT TORONTO MEN'S FASHION WEEK

  Digi-couture. By: Tessa Johnson Toronto, Canada   Digital prints was the predominate theme for David C. Wigley’s Worth S/S 2015 collection at Toronto Men’s Fashion Week, key favourites where an edgy floral print varsity bomber, bee cluster printed white blazer and monochromatic cropped sweatshirts.                ...

Feature: Diodati by Luca Galardo at Toronto Men’s Fashion Week

Diodati by Luca Galardo at Toronto Men's Fashion Week

  Street Sport.    By: Tessa Johnson Toronto, Canada   Athletic and street wear continue to be hot layering pieces and on trend. Diodati by Luca Galardo’s Spring/Summer 2015 collection fused sleek tailoring with light weight hi-tech fabrics. Ribbed leather tanks were a crowd favorite and graphic black mesh tops were outfitted with...

Feature: Christopher Bates at Toronto Men’s Fashion Week

CHRISTOPHER BATES TORONTO MEN'S FASHION WEEK

  Sexy Sophisticate. By: Isabelle Bourgeault-Tassé Toronto, Canada   Christopher Bates closed the first night of Toronto Men’s Fashion Week with a stylish flourish.  His offerings included beautifully cut, masterful threads in camel, khaki, and navy tones, with occasional playful touches (lipstick on the collar, anyone?).  Our fave: pixelated camouflage textiles, for the...

Feature: Benji at Toronto Men’s Fashion Week

BENJI WSW TORONTO MENS FASHION WEEK 2014

Pleasure & Pain. by: Isabelle Bourgeault-Tassé Toronto, Canada   Benji  explored pain and pleasure at the Toronto Men’s Fashion Week to cries of “Baby, do you want to see me cry?” etched across the chests and backs of shirts and sweatshirts, bloody tears running from sad eyes.  But it...