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Feature: Highlights from World MasterCard Fashion Week Toronto Spring/Summer 2014

World MasterCard Fashion Week Spring/Summer 2014 L-R: Laura Siegel, Cara Cheung, Melissa Nepton

  Canadian Spotlight.    Toronto sizzled as Canadian designers showcased their Spring/Summer 2014. Here are three that we loved!   By: Tessa Johnson Toronto, Canada     Laura Siegel   Last season eco-designer Laura Siegel brought us “The Chic Nomad” for her spring/summer collection Siegel showcased a bohemian themed fit for...

Feature: Highlights Part 2 from Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Tokyo SS 2014

Womenswear at Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Tokyo L-R: Yasutoshi Ezumi, Han Ahn Soon, Motahu

    Japanese Jardin.   Womenswear takes centre stage at Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Tokyo’s Spring/Summer 2014. Check out the ones that made our ‘must-have’ list.   By: Hina P. Ansari   Matohu   Fun and flirty is what comes to mind when one sees Matohu’s Spring/Summer 2014 collection. With a deliberate dose of...

Feature: Menswear shines at Tokyo Fashion Week SS 14

L-R: ATO, Sise, Patchy Cake Eater & Christian Dada at Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Tokyo Spring/Summer 2014

    Menswear take centre stage at Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Tokyo Spring/Summer 2014   By: Hina P. Ansari   Check out these four designers that made us drool!   Christian Dada   When Lady Gaga dons your exclusive design for the 2011 MTV AID JAPAN AWARD you know you definitely struck a fashionable...

Feature: Rudsak S/S 2014 from World MasterCard Fashion Week Toronto

Rudsak Spring/Summer 2014

  Rudsak Spring/Summer 2014 By Tessa Johnson  *The entire runway show follows this interview – so don’t forget to keep scrolling*  We had the pleasure to view Rudsak’s Spring/Summer 2014 collection during World MasterCard Fashion Week in Toronto. This is the luxury brand’s 12th anniversary and surely we were not disappointed.   Known for their love...

Feature: Highlights from Aurora Fashion Week Russia Spring/Summer 2014

Aurora Fashion Week Spring/Summer 2014 from St. Petersburg Russia

      St. Petersburg showcased their Spring/Summer 2014 season. Check our favorites out!    By: Hina P. Ansari   Aleksander Khrisanfov    With a collection of muted colours with strategic punches of sharp hues such as beaming yellow and gorgeous garnet red, Aleksander Khrisanfov’s Spring/Summer 2014 collection soft style with a solid sophisticated statement. ...

Feature: Highlights from Ukrainian Fashion Week S/S 2014

L-R: Avtandil, Anouki Bicholla & Chuyko at Ukrainian Fashion Week SS 2014 inspwall

    The runways of Kiev Ukraine shone brightly as they presented their Spring/Summer 2014 collections. These are the designers who really made us stop and swoon!     By: Hina P. Ansari Avtandil   Avtandil Tskvitinidze has been sketching clothing since he was a kid. So talented was he that his mom...

Global Designer Spotlight: Dion Lee from Sydney, Australia

Dion Lee Resort 2013 Collection from Sydney Australia

    Dion Lee: The Face of Australia’s New Wave of Designers By: Triston Hong Kong/Shanghai China     When Vogue editrix praises your work, there is little doubt that you are on the right path. For Australian fashion designer Dion Lee, his ascent to the top of the fashion world in Australia has been...

Feature: Highlights from Fashion Week Mexico Spring/Summer 2014

L-R: JI+B, Black, Rhapsody & Lorena Saravia Spring/Summer 2014 at Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Mexico

    A Fresh Crop.    Direct from Mexico City, Spring/Summer 2014 brings forth a fresh perspective.   By: Hina P. Ansari       JI + B “Blue Blood”   Former architects turned designers Jesus Ibarra and Bertholdo Espinoza have created their brand over a decade ago. Having presented their collections in...

Feature: Riga, Latvia’s Fashion Mood Pret-a-Porter Spring/Summer 2014

L-R: Black Salt; Cinnamons & Zane Poriete from Riga Fashion Mood, Fashion Week in Riga, Latvia

  Absorbing Baltic fashion latest through Riga Fashion Mood 2013 Spring/Summer 2014.  By: Deniss Zelenkov Riga, Latvia   Latvia never fails to stand out from the rest of the fashionable world. Preserving its refreshing attitude, Riga Fashion Mood (RFM) (03.10.13 – 04.10.13) has been the last stand pioneer of providing a dynamic platform and a...

Feature: Africa Showcase at Altaroma, Rome Fashion Week S/S 14

L-R: Christie Brown, Kiki Clothing, Stella Jean & Portenier Roth

      Cultural Couture.    By: Hina P. Ansari   Rome Fashion Week Spring/Summer 2014, presented the Africa Showcase. Various designers from the Caribbean as well as local designers who hold Island roots,  ignited the ramps of Rome with their sizzling collections.     Stella Jean   Former-model-turned-designer, Stella James celebrates her...

Feature: Spain’s Desigual S/S 2014 at Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week New York

Desigual Spring/Summer 2014 at Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week: New York

        Esprit de Espana.    By: Hina P. Ansari   Desigual   “For Everybody: Sex, Fun & Love”     This Spanish retail company which was founded in 1984 celebrates its first ever turn at Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week –New York presenting their Spring/Summer 2014 collection. Energized by their collection’s title...

Italian Spirit of Spring at Rome Fashion Week S/S14

L-R: From Rome Fashion Week, San Andres Milano & Cagriani

      Roman Holiday.   Rome was flush with fabulous designs as part of their Spring/Summer 2014 presentations. These two designers we felt really captured the spirit of spring in Italy.   By: Hina P. Ansari     Cangiari   The name means “To Change” in Calabrian dialect. And it does...

Feature: Dissecting Design with John Ablaza From Manila, The Philippines

Couture creations by designer John Ablaza

      Stitching history.   By: Hina P. Ansari   During PLDT Canada Philippine Fashion Week, I was able to sit in on an afternoon of fittings where each designer had their clothes on full display on an endless stream of racks. All were busy tweaking, steaming and prepping their couture gowns...

Feature: Naked Ape at South Africa Fashion Week Spring/Summer 2014

Naked Ape Spring/Summer 2014

    Urban migration. By: Hina P. Ansari   Naked Ape   Designer Shaldon Kopman worked not only as a model but also as a fashion director and stylist in the fashion hubs of New York, Milan and Paris. Also having worked as a fashion editor in South Africa for Elle, Soccer Life, Tribute...

Feature: Highlights from PFDC Sunsilk Fashion Week, Pakistan (Part 2)

L-R: Tapu Javeri, Rizwan Beyg, Nickie Nina & Nokia Presents Mohsin Ali

    Pakistani prêt part two!    By: Hina P. Ansari   Our finale of our two-part coverage of the fabulous fashion week direct from Lahore, Pakistan.   *Did you miss our first part? Don’t worry, just click here!      Tapu Javeri “Tapulicious”   This photographer-turned-designer always had an eye for the...