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Feature: Made in Turtle Island-Three Indigenous Designers Finalists in Martha Stewart’s American Made Awards

American Made

  By: Isabelle Bourgeault-Tassé Toronto Canada The ‘Maker’ will define America’s new economy, boasts Martha Stewart’s American Made Awards: “from Detroit to Des Moines, Spokane to St. Louis, people are choosing Main Street over mini-malls—supporting the local and the handmade.” And if Jessica Metcalfe has anything to do with...

Sansai Saito & Jotaro Saito Spring/Summer 2015 Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Tokyo

Sansai Saito & Jotaro Saito Spring/ Summer 2015 Mercedes-Benz Tokyo Fashion Week

  Heritage Haute   By: Hina P. Ansari Toronto, Canada   The design duo team of Sansai Saito & Jotaro Saito brings forth their iconic heritage-infused collection of jaw-dropping Kimonos for Spring/Summer 2015 at Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Tokyo. The beauty of covering global designers is witnessing their beautiful capacity of being able to weave the...

Feature: CPFW “Independencia: Filipino Fashion & Style”

L-R: Shanon Pamaong; Project Terno & Renee Salud

  Independencia Pride: A Fashionable State of Mind at Canada Philippine Fashion Week By: Hina P. Ansari   Canada Philippine Fashion Week regaled the stylish set for the second year in a row. Now a celebrated legit fashion week, CPFW had some pretty incredible moments on the runway throughout its days (and nights)-long...

Feature: 2014 Canada Philippine Fashion Week Press Conference

The Sponsors list for Philippine Airlines Canada Philippine Fashion Week

We are proud to be the official Digital Media Sponsor for the 2nd year in a row for Canada Philippine Fashion Week (CPFW) which is set to take place here in Toronto on June 9th through June 12, 2014.   Last year we were brought on board and we were so pleased at...

Feature: Highlights from Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Tokyo Menswear FW 14 (Part 1)

L-R: Coté Mer; Patchy Cake Eater, Jotaro Saito & Kidill at Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Tokyo Fall/Winter 2014

Dress Code. By: Hina P. Ansari Every season Tokyo takes us on a fantastic fashionable journey through their runway presentations. In this two-parter coverage, we start with noting our favourite menswear designers that really caught our eye!    Jotaro Saito   We love seeing what designer Jotaro Saito...

Feature: Samuel Cirnansck at Sao Paolo Fashion Week Winter 2014

Samuel Cirnansck at Sao Paolo Fashion Week Winter 2014

  Stylishly Sublime.   By: Hina P. Ansari   For the upcoming Winter 2014 season, Brazilian designer, Samuel Cirnansk brings forth a gorgeous collection perfect for every woman. *Note, Brazil similar to Australia and South Africa, has reverse seasons. So our “Spring 2014″ is their “Winter 2014″.    Inspired by the porcelain dolls created by...

Feature: Style Spotlight — Singh Street Style.com

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    Serious Heritage Haute.   By: Alba Brunetti Istanbul, Turkey   As a child I spent my summers in Italy and loved to watch the fashionably dressed take long leisurely walks down the city’s main street. It was like being in a new fashion show every day.  Later, I discovered N.Y.’s own

Feature: Highlights from Ghana Fashion & Design Week 2013

(L-R): Ajepomaa Design Gallery, Emefa Cole Jewellery, Tuedor and Wright at Ghana Fashion & Design 2013

      We love getting a dose of culture and Island flare during Ghana Fashion & Design Week where the catwalks of Accra, Ghana rocked with the latest from the country’s notable designers. Here are three that we instantly fell in love with!   By: Hina P. Ansari   Tuedor and Wright...

Global Designer Spotlight: 54 Kingdoms — From Ghana To The Globe

54 Kingdoms an online fashion destination celebrating the African style sensibility.

      Kingdom Come: Fashion Storytelling   By: Isabelle Bourgeault-Tassé Ottawa, Canada   In 1948, over 500 Jamaican and Barbadian men boarded the Empire Windrush, leaving the sunny shores of their Caribbean islands for an uncertain future in Britain.   They landed at Tilbury docks in London, and would be...

Feature: Highlights from MQ Vienna Fashion Week Fall/Winter 2013

L-R: Kamila Gawronska-Kasperska; Rozbora & Rama Diaw from MQ Vienna Fashion Week Fall/Winter 2013

    Haute Austria.   By: Hina P. Ansari    Vienna Austria brought to the runways a wonderful collection of designers. Here are some who really stood out for us!   Kamila Gawronska-Kasperska   Having studied in Warsaw, Poland and honed her couture skills as an award-winning costume designer, Kamila Gawronska-Kasperkska moved fully into...

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: Highlights from Singapore’s Audi Fashion Festival Fall/Winter 2013

Tsumori Chisato Fall/Winter 2013-14

        Singapore style.   By : Hina P. Ansari   The Fall/Winter season was presented in full force in Singapore. We just loved these designers!     Ashley Isham   Structural detail is this designer’s mantra with his Fall/Winter 2013 collection. Noted for his draping and tailoring,Isham brings forth...

Feature: Highlights from Sao Paulo Fashion Week Summer 2014

L-R: Animale, FH by Fause Haten, Joao Pimenta & Cavalera at Sao Paulo Fashion Week Summer 2014

    Sao Paulo Fashion Week was held celebrating the upcoming Summer 2014 season. And in true Sao Paulo style, the runway was the place to party.   By: Hina P. Ansari   Animale   The floral and tropical motif proves as the basis point for Animale’s Spring/Summer 2014 collection. Plenty of asymmetrical cuts,...

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

L-R: Paula Ledesma, Kostume & Quier

    The fashion scene in Argentina sizzled at Buenos Aires Fall/Winter 2013 collections. Here are a few cool lines that we want to wear…now!    By Hina P. Ansari   Marianna Dappiano “Refracted”   Her collection is inspired by “fractals” a mathematically based philosophy of geometric shapes and corresponding equations is the...

Feature: Highlights from Berlin Fashion Week A/W 2013

L-R: Rebekka Ruetz; Killian Kerner & 1913 Berlin

      These three Berlin designers bring this season’s collections with a bang.    By: Hina P. Ansari Toronto, Canada     1913Berlin by Yujia   This cashmere line by designer Yujia Zhai-Petrow is only three years old and has already developed a steady following. Each piece evokes a youthful attitude...