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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...

Feature: Kors Cares — Michael Kors Takes On World Hunger

Designer Michael Kors' campaign to fight world hunger, #Watch Hunger Stop with Chanel Iman (left) and Lily Aldridge

      In honour of World Food Day we take a look at fashion designer’s Michael Kors fight to end hunger here at home and around the world.    By: Isabelle Bourgeault-Tassé  Ottawa, Canada   What does putting an end to hunger look like?   Better seeds. Richer soil.  More nutritious crops.  Access...

Feature: Dissecting Design with Roland Alzaté from London U.K.

Roland Alzate

      Theory of Style.   By: Hina P. Ansari     Studying at UK’s Central St. Martin’s didn’t stop this designer from attending PLDT Canada Philippine Fashion Week with not one but two collections: His own line as well as in the capacity of Fashion Director for the Filipino retail giant,...

Global Designer Spotlight: Quier from Santa Fe, Argentina!

Quier Fall/Winter 2013-14 at Buenos Aires Fashion Week

        The Heritage of Haute.    By: Hina P. Ansari       QUIER co-founders and co-designers, Silvia Querede came from Pergamino, in the Province of Buenos Aires and Noeli Gomez came from Rosario in the Province of Sante Fe. Their love for fashion, style and the cut brought them...

Global Street Style Special: Sydney’s Prom Scene!

Chloe

    Our Sydney correspondent shares with us her friends’ cool stylings from The Formal!   By: Aditi Rajgopal Sydney, Australia     Prom, Debutante’s Ball, The Deb, Ball, Formal or, if you are from Germany, Abifeier. Wherever you are from you’ve probably heard about the this exciting event where girls and boys from High...

Global Designer Spotlight: Sydney

Kim's cool jellyfish-inspired dress

    We profile 12th grader designer-to-be, Kim Pena. By: Aditi Rajgopal Sydney, Australia   She’s  jelly fishing our socks off! Kim isn’t your average 12th grader. She’s an amazing textiles student, who designed jellyfish-inspired dresses. We sit down and chat with this future design diva.   What inspired you to design your dress?...

Feature: New Australian designer graduates shine at Melbourne’s RMIT

Rose Megirian's exhibiton work

      It doesn’t get much fresher than this: presenting the class of 2011.    By: Rebecca Martin Copenhagen, Denmark   The Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology boasts Australia’s top fashion course, with an alumni that includes some of Australian fashions top exports including couture designer Toni Maticevski and cult street wear and lifestyle...