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Feature: Anu Raina FW 2014 at World MasterCard Fashion Week Toronto

Anu Raina FW 2014 at World MasterCard Fashion Week Toronto

      Urban Wonder  By Tessa Johnson Photos courtesy of George Pimentel   The beauty of a textile designer is having the ability to create and transform fabrics. Do not get me wrong, I am not taking away from the dynamics of a fashion designer, but it’s quite impressive to do both and always...

Feature: Krane Fall/Winter 2014 from World MasterCard Fashion Week, Toronto

KANE FW 2014 AT WORLD MASTERCARD FASHION WEEK TORONTO 1

  Stylish Salut! By: Tessa Johnson Toronto, Canada   Photography courtesy of The Collections   Does the military trend ever go out of style? Not if it’s done right. Krane designer/creative director Ken Chow had an impressive showing for his Fall/Winter 2014 collection last month at World...

Feature: VAWK F/W 2014 at World MasterCard Fashion Week Toronto

VAWK World MasterCard Fashion Week Toronto FallWinter 2014

    Black Light.    By: Tessa Johnson Toronto, Canada Photography Courtesy of George Pimentel   Impeccable tailoring with subtle metallic embellishments were some of the looks shown during Sunny Fong’s runway presentation on Day 1 of World MasterCard Fashion Week. A diverse selection of models ranging from sample size to the average size woman...

Feature: Highlights from Mercedes-Benz China Fashion Week SS 14 (Part 1)

Mercedes-Benz China Fashion Week Spring/Summer 2014 L-R: Wei Liu Toray, Ne Tiger 1982, Hu Lulu Heureka & Zeng Fengfei

    Beijing brilliance.   By: Hina P. Ansari   Mercedes-Benz China Fashion Week brought for such an array of amazing designers during their Spring/Summer 2014 presentations, we had to present it in two parts. Enjoy part one!     Hu Lulu Heureka   The collection boasts...

Feature: Highlights from Fashion Week Panama 2013

L-R: Gaby Y Norma Valenzuela, Annie Chajin & Juan David Velez at Fashion Week Panama 2013

  Pret-a-Panama.   By: Hina P. Ansari     In Panama City,  the runways sizzled with that country’s gorgeous fashionable week. Here are three designers that made our highlight list!   Annie Chajin   Annie Chajin was founded by two sisters in 2006. Annie and Farah Chajin created this brand with is influenced by Panamanian...

Feature: Ramp1885′s 2013 Roundup: Our Fave Global Fashion Weeks

Our Ramp1885 Roundup of Fave Global Fashion Weeks of 2013 (pictured here: Muscat Fashion Week 2013). Part of our global roundup of favourite fashion weeks from around the world in 2013.

        Cheers to another fashionable year!    ‘Tis the season for countdowns and so we thought why not do one ourselves! This year has been very very good to us with the fabulous roster of global fashion weeks that we have had the pleasure of showcasing. So as everyone looks back at...

Global Designer Spotlight: Pink Bull from Mexico City, Mexico

Gorgeous clutches by Pink Bull

    Bull Market.    By: Hina P. Ansari   *This is part of Ramp 1885′s newest series, “Fashion Travelogue–Mexico City,  Edition” where we personally explore the city’s greater style scene including cool boutiques and chats with the city’s style makers. Perfect for the fashion traveller.     *Special thanks to Senora Nadine Karachi-Estrada  ...

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: From Paris France, Q&A with Turbanista.com founder Aïssata Kamara

Courtesy of Turbanista.com from Paris, France

    Crowning Glory: Turbanista By: Isabelle Bourgeault-Tassé Ottawa, Canada   In Senegal, a woman’s turban is her crowning glory.   And to Aïssata Kamara, it is a garment worthy of great passion. I recently spoke with Aïssata, Dakar-born founder and curator of Turbanista.com, a blog from Paris, France dedicated to her passion for...

Feature: Highlights from Perth Fashion Festival Spring/Summer 2013

L-R: Kim Barton, Jaime Lee, Morrison & Empire Rose Spring/Summer 2013 at Perth Fashion Festival

    Spring/Summer 2013 at Perth Fashion Festival    Down under displayed a fantastic array of designers who showcased their collection for the Spring/Summer Season. Here are the ones that stood out for us!   By: Hina P. Ansari       Jaime Lee   A critically acclaimed visual artist known for her...

Feature: Dissecting Design with Noel Crisostomo from Manila, The Philippines

Noel Crisostomo

    Canadian designer Noel Crisostomo was a long-standing designer who launched his womenswear line Crisostomo to rave reviews by the Canadian and international fashion industry. He continued to be a regular in various editorial stories and moved into executive positions including being the Senior Design Consultant for Club Monaco, as well as...

Feature: Beauty of a Bazin and a BouBou From Senegal, Africa

Photo credit: www.turbanista.com

      A bazin and a boubou: the hunt for a Senegalese husband     By: Isabelle Bourgeault-Tassé Ottawa, Canada  “Real women have currrrves!”  the vendor roars at me.   I have been in Senegal for a little over a week, and am still shocked every time someone openly comments on my...

Global Designer Spotlight: Young Native from Ancaster, Canada

Actress and R&B singer, Ay Jihu for Young Native Fashion

  Stitch-by-stitch storytelling.   By: Hina P. Ansari   Having grown up in North Vancouver and White Rock, British Columbia and currently based in Ancaster Ontario, fashion designer and stylist, Angela DeMontigny wanted to be able to capture the true essence of Canada’s Native community from one stitch to the next. With over...

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: 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...