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Global Designer Spotlight: Dori Csengeri from Tel Aviv, Israel

Earrings from Dori Csengeri

    The bold and the beautiful.    By: Marina Radovanovic Toronto, Canada     I recently had the privilege to interview an amazingly talented woman that creates exceptional pieces of jewellery in Tel Aviv, Israel. By using a stunning array of colours, combined with vintage and contemporary styles and hand embroidered techniques; the haute...

Feature: South Africa Fashion Week Spring/Summer 2013-14

L-R: Two; Muntsho; Anmari Honiball & Amanda Laird Cherry at South Africa Fashion Week

        The heat is on.  Womenswear blazed up the ramps in Johannesburg South Africa, where designers brought their A-game when it came to presenting their Spring/Summer 2013-14 collections. Here are our favourite designers!   By: Hina P. Ansari       Amanda Laird Cherry “Groendakkies”   Designer Amanda Laird Cherry...

Feature: Highlights from Fashion Week Mexico F/W 2013-14

L-R: Alejandro Carlin, Julia Y Renata, Lydia Lavin & Malafacha

      In Mexico City, they showcased their fashionable best on the ramps of their Fall/Winter 2013-14. Check out the ones that caught our eye!      By: Hina P. Ansari     Alejandro Carlin   Originally from Mexico City and currently residing in Monterrey, Neuvo Leon, designer Alejandro Carlin brings a...

Feature: Highlights from Muscat Fashion Week 2013

Zhor Al Rais at Muscat Fashion Week

      Muscat Fashion Week created a perfect stylish mosaic of couture and culture.    By: Hina P. Ansari Toronto, Canada   Launched just three years ago, Muscat Fashion Week showcased their latest from emerging and stalwarts of style fusing heritage with haute couture, in this three-day fashion summit. Here are designers who made...

Feature: Highlights from Madrid Fashion Week S/S 2013

Carlos Diez

We gave Standing O’s to these designers from Mercedes Benz Fashion Week Madrid.    By: Hina P. Ansari     Juana Martin   She looks to re-invent the Southern Spanish style moving away from the traditional ruffles and tassles to a more modern interpretation. She notes that in order to understand that woman one must understand...

Feature: Rising Stars of Mumbai’s Lakmé Fashion Week

L-R: Astha & Sidharth; Kavita Sharma, Asa Kazingmei

      The “Gen Next” crowd lights up the ramps in Mumbai.    By: Hina P. Ansari   Lakmé Fashion Week presented their Winter/Festive 2012 season. The haute ticket fashion week glittered with socialites, Bollywood icons and of course beautiful people. Among the runway presentations by designer headliners, was the eagerly anticipated...

Global Designer Spotlight: Accra

Great men's sandals from the Gold Coast Collection

    MSimps Collection a shining example at how creativity can fashion itself into success.    By: Francesca Andoh Accra, Ghana     Mabel Simpson is the founder and creative director behind the budding young brand, mSimps. A tomboy at heart growing up, Mabel took to the art scene at quite an early...

Global Designer Spotlight: Vilnius

Severija's applies her talents to a car door

    Embroidery Boom!    By: Deniss Zelenkov Riga Latvia       Lithuanian artist Severija Incirauskaite-Kriauneviciene  blows our mind with “ethnic kitsch” and introduces her textile version of peculiar “tuning“ as unconventional yet functional design.   Severija’s works mostly involve cross-stitching and embroidery on metal objects (can you imagine?) from plates, pans,...