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Feature: Frances Libiran at PLDT Canada Philippine Fashion Week

Francis Libiran collection presented as part of PLDT Canada Philippine Fashion Week 2013

    Lights on the runway.    By: Hina P. Ansari   Photography by  Alan Flores / CPFW     CPFW’s Gala Premiere: Philippine Fashion’s Biggest Night an incredible fashion event which was held at Toronto’s Roy Thomson Hall had fashionistas from near and far flocking to the catch full runway presentations from A-Listers...

Feature: Day 2 Highlights / “Go Further With Ford” Trend Conference 2013

Ford EVOS Concept Car

        Tuesday June 25, 2013 /Day 2  Today was jam packed with all sorts of goodies. And since I’ve been up since 6am (which is super early for me!) my brain is working at half tilt right now. So to make things easier, I’ve compiled a cheat sheet highlighting key points from...

Feature: Go Further With Ford Trend Conference 2013

The Henry Ford Museum

      The Ford Vision.   By: Hina P. Ansari       It was time to sit back and absorb all things FORD. With “Go Further With Ford” Trend Conference taking place in Dearborn Michigan, this summit of ideas is something you wouldn’t expect a car company to entertain or hold for that...

Feature: Highlights from CPFW Fashion Premiere Night (Part One)

L-R: Kim Gan, Noel Crisostomos, Leonard Co & Norman Noriega

      Filipino fashionable summit.      By: Hina P. Ansari Photography by  Alan Flores/CPFW       PLDT Canada Philippine Fashion Week made its home in Toronto during the week of June 15-20th. The very first fashion week of its kind piqued with a fantastical fashion night at Toronto’s prestigious Roy...

Feature: CPFW’s Buyer’s Cocktail Eve at GOTSTYLE Distillery, Toronto

CPFW's Buyer's Cocktail at GOTSTYLE

      Commerce Couture.    By: Hina P. Ansari     On Saturday June 15th, the final bash for PLDT Canada Philippine Fashion Week took place at the chic boutique, GOTSTYLE boutique in the Distillery District of Toronto.   The brand new expansion of the noted GOTSTYLE Menswear store, opened...

Feature: Exploring the atelier of Herbert Cendereci from Istanbul, Turkey

Herbert Cendereci designs

      Jewelry That Comes With A ‘Catch’   By: Alba Brunetti Istanbul, Turkey   Recently, I was walking around my old neighborhood in Beyoglu, a charming street that has a mix of bakkals (neighborhood groceries), funky clothing shops, some mom-and-pop restaurants, a boutique hotel and the entire gamut of second-hand/antique stores where you...

Global Designer Profile: Crossover Bollywood from Hong Kong

Crossover Bollywood fashion house from Hong Kong

        East meets East.    By: Triston Hong Kong     Crossover Bollywood is not just a trend. It’s a lifestyle. As their fashion realm expands to include countries outside of India, here is an introduction into the brand that changing the face and status of Indian couture. This Q&A  with designer...

On the streets of…Toronto, Canada / CPFW Red Carpet Special

Gorgeous neckpiece

      Red Carpet Style    By: Hina P. Ansari   On Friday June 14th, 2013, the prestigious Roy Thomson Hall in Toronto was the hub of all things fabulous for PDLT Canada Philippine Fashion Week‘s biggest event: CPFW presents Gala Premiere: Philippine Fashion’s Biggest Night.   The pièce de résistance of...

Feature: CPFW VIP Dinner at Max’s Of Manila

CPFW VIP dinner hosted by Max's Of Manila

      Max-imum impact.    By: Hina P. Ansari     Last night on Thursday June 13, 2013, the entire production team, designers, friends and supporters of PLDT Canada Philippine Fashion Week ventured up to slightly north of Toronto to relish in some delicious Filipino food, fabulous conversation making it the perfect...

Feature: CPFW Fashions A Film Screening of “Jose Rizal, The First Hero”

Designer, Kenneth Barlis with his two models (centre and second from right) surrounded by Filipino beauties

    True Razilian spirit.   By: Hina P. Ansari   On Wednesday June 12, 2013 film, fashion and history fans, flocked to Toronto’s TIFF Bell Lightbox theatre to watch the world premiere of  acclaimed documentary, Jose Rizal, The First Hero of revered Filipino national hero Dr. Jose Rizal. The VIP screening was...

Feature: CPFW’s Evening Honouring Kol Hope Foundation For Children

Jeff Rustia (right) and Jon De Porter (middle) with CPFW Spokesmodel, Kesiah Papasin wearing a featured gold and South Sea Pearl necklace from Jon De Porter Jewelry collection

      Fashion With A Heart.    By:  Hina P. Ansari   On Tuesday June 11, 2013, the uber sexy Thompson Hotel played host to a fabulous evening of charity, heart and Filipino couture as part of night two of PLDT Canada Philippine Fashion Week festivities.   The “Fashion With...

Feature: Opening Night Party PLDT Canada Philippine Fashion Week

VINTA Collection

  Tropical paradise.   By: Hina P. Ansari   Last night on June 10, 2013,  as the summer rains fell, the tropical vibe of The Philippines were in full force as the official Opening Night Party of PLDT Canada Fashion Week took Toronto by storm.   One of the main sponsors,

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...

Feature: Fashion Edition BA from Buenos Aires, Argentina

Designs by Tregua

    Fashion Edition Buenos Aires 2013: Innovative Threads.   By: Sophie Lloyd Buenos Aires, Argentina     Fashion Edition BA, now in its fifth year, has become a highly anticipated event on the Buenos Aires fashion calendar. A collaboration between Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week and Hotel Faena, it’s a design contest inviting a...

Feature: Highlights from Jakarta Fashion & Food Festival 2013

L-R: Stephanus Hamy; "Expressions of Yourself" by Sarinah & Fomalhaut Zamel

    Indie Spotlight.    By: Hina P. Ansari     Jakarta held their Fall/Winter 2013 collections and as always its such a thrill to take a look at Indonesia’s fashion scene. Check out these designers who caught our eye!     Sarinah “Expression Of Yourself”   This cosmopolitan look as presented by fashion designer,...