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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...

On the streets of…Johannesburg, South Africa

Pretty in Pink!

        Honour Roll.   Location: Lebogang from Johannesburg, South Africa   Fashionista: Student of Style.   Breakdown: We love Lebogang’s simplicity when it comes to eye-catching style. This super cute fashionista has it all down to a science with her crisp white sleeveless blouse and the hot pink flared skirt all tied together...

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...

Global Designer Spotlight: Isabella Rose Taylor from Austin,Texas

Isabella Rose Taylor designs on the ramps of Austin Fashion Week

          Bright young thing.     By: Marina Radovanovic Toronto, Canada     A young and talented sensation has sprung in Austin, Texas and is gaining considerable recognition, not only for her brilliant paintings that were featured at the 02 Gallery in Austin and Kristy Stubbs Gallery in Dallas, but her...

On the streets of… Leicester, England

Kish's Summer Swag

      Summer Swag   Fashionister: Kish Pancholi   Location: Leicester, England   Breakdown: In this photo, Kish is wearing skinny blue jeans, an Aztec print shirt and a pair of grey Vans. The outfit is finished off with a pair of Union Jack socks, plastic sunglasses and an Aztec backpack. All of the...

Feature: Guard The Vintage from Johannesburg

Guard The Vintage

      Meet Yusrha, a university student studying international relations, who also flexes her fashion muscles with a very cool online store!      By: Jesica Colbyn Johannesburg, South Africa   With consumers being more sophisticated and the world smaller by the click, online stores are reaping the rewards. Currently in South Africa, vintage is...

Feature: Highlights from Montreal Fashion Week S/S 2013

L-R: DUY, Nisse & Pedram Karimi

      Montreal Fashion Week showcased their Spring/Summer 2013 collection and here are three designers who caught our eye!     By: Hina P. Ansari   Pedram Karimi     Born in Iran and having spent his formative years in Austria, Pedram Karimi’s perspective of fashion has a very romantic and...

Feature: Serious Theatre at Berlin Fashion Week

L-R: Universitat der Kunste; Lena Hoschek and Kunsthochschule Berlin Weissensee

    With today being Friday the 13th and all, we wanted to highlight the Berlin designers who lit up the ramp with high-octane over-the-top-ness.    So, here is part one  of our Berlin Fashion Week coverage of Spring/Summer 2013. Prepare to be amazed.     By:  Hina P. Ansari     Kunsthochschule Berlin...

Feature: High School Confidential from North Carolina

HIgh School Confidential: Cori in one of her cool Spring ensembles.

      A high-schooler in North Carolina. covets her friend’s fashionable sense, and tells us about it!   By: Olivia Miller Charlotte, North Carolina   Why scurry up and down the streets hoping to encounter an incredibly dressed body when you can do ‘the search’ in the halls of your very own high school?...

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?...

On the streets of…Sydney, Australia

Firends

      Valentine’s Day is the day of love, and we’re loving these outfits!   Fashionista: Katrina /Student   Location: Sydney, Australia   Secret: Less is more! Katrina is a blonde beauty, with amazing features to show off! She says, “simplicity is way to go”!   Breakdown: Katrina is in school and when she...

Global Designer Spotlight: Accra

From Accra Ghana, jewelry designer Edem Fyattah

  (slideshow) With youthful exuberence this jewellery designer takes whimsical fun to another level.  By: Francesca Andoh Accra, Ghana   Fyattah Jewellery is a new handmade jewellery collection created from beads, metals and precious stones with young hearts in mind. The designer, Edem Fyattah, is a high school student whose passion for jewellery design drove...