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Global Designer Spotlight: Skorzch from Stutterheim, South Africa

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    Fresh on the scene and (now) award-winning designer’s future is tailor made.   By: Hina P. Ansari   Hailing from Eastern Cape Province of South Africa, designer Zano Sithetho knew that fashion was his calling even though he didn’t formally pursue it. Thanks to ample education in trade in Johannesburg and inspirations drawn from...

Feature: Mumbai star-stylist Shaina Nath

Super stylist Shaina Nath with client, actress Madhuri Dixit-Nene

    This stylist reignites the fashion world of Bollywood and beyond.    By: Hina P. Ansari   With her feet firmly planted in the world of international cinema and global stage productions, fashion stylist/entrepreneur, Shaina Nath is the first to admit her foray into the fashion world was clearly by accident. But...

Global Designer Spotlight: Durban’s Bianca Warren

Bianca Warren Autumn/Winter 2013 at South Africa Fashion Week

      This young designer shows us how the world can really be her oyster.    By: Hina P. Ansari   We recently showcased Bianca Warren as she presented the Autumn/Winter 2013 collections at South Africa Fashion Week. She was one of our favourites and of course when presented with...

Video Feature:Glitz Fashion Africa/Ghana Fashion Week/ Spring/Summer 2012

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Glitz Africa Fashion Week Day 1/Ghana Fashion Week, Spring/Summer 2012 Video Courtesy of FashionsistaGH

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Feature: Part 2 of Ghana Fashion & Design Week Spring/Summer 2013

L-R: Brigitte Merki; Mimi Lee London & Christie Brown

     Here’s part two of designers that made us swoon.   By: Francesca Andoh Accra, Ghana     Ghana Fashion & Design Week for Spring/Summer 2013 collections had so many cool designers that we couldn’t’ fit it all in one story. So here’s the rest of our list of designers that we love!  ...

Video Feature: So Popular Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week, Berlin Spring/Summer 2013

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SO POPULAR: Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Berlin, Spring/Summer 2013

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Video Feature: Mosstories Spring/Summer 2013, Vienna Fashion Week

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Mosstories Spring/Summer 2013, Vienna Fashion Week

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Feature: Ghana Fashion & Design Week Spring/Summer 2013

L-R: Jil Boutique; Love April; Orange Culture & Duaba Serwa

    Ghana’s Spring/Summer 2013 season is a starburst of colours.      By: Francesca Andoh Accra, Ghana   The most anticipated fashion event in Ghana kicked off on Friday, October 5th at the Movenpick Hotel in Accra. Regarded as the most high-rated and being the very first of its kind, this event sparked worldwide...

Video Feature: TCN Spring/Summer 2013, Madrid Fashion Week

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TCN Spring/Summer 2013, Madrid Fashion Week

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Highlights from Jakarta Fashion & Food Festival 2012

Kilimology

    With “Innofashion” as this season’s theme, it’s clear that in Indonesia, culture is courted, homage is heightened, and the fabrics are pretty fantastic!    By: Hina P. Ansari     Denny Wirawan “Kilimology”   Taking the iconic tribal prints often found in Kilim rugs of Turkey, Persia, Denny wanted to use...

On the streets of…Toronto, Canada

Global Chic

  Global Chic.   Fashionista: Samira   Location: Toronto, Canada   Breakdown:  What can I say about someone so globally fabulous? Samira, a graphic designer who, fresh from her trip to Cairo, graced her presence at a friend’s summer soiree decked out in some international fabulousness that I couldn’t even contain myself. Wearing this fantastic...

Global Designer Spotlight: Sydney

Kim's cool jellyfish-inspired dress

    We profile 12th grader designer-to-be, Kim Pena. By: Aditi Rajgopal Sydney, Australia   She’s  jelly fishing our socks off! Kim isn’t your average 12th grader. She’s an amazing textiles student, who designed jellyfish-inspired dresses. We sit down and chat with this future design diva.   What inspired you to design your dress?...

Global Designer Spotlight: Inna from Hamilton, Canada

Inna Clothing Co.

   (slideshow)   Inna Clothing Co. combines artistic inspiration and family passion all spanning oceans and eras.   By: Marina Radovanovic Toronto, Canada   Local Canadian designers from Hamilton, Ontario — Inna and Kirill, a fascinating new designing duo are working busily behind the scenes creating amazing new fashions for those who enjoy personal and attentive...

Global Designer Spotlight: Sepha Designs from Accra, Ghana

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 (slideshow)   Newcomer to the fashion scene, SEphA Designs shows the beauty in African diversity.    By: Francesca Andoh Accra, Ghana   SEphA Designs is a newcomer in the Ghanaian fashion industry that uses African textiles to showcase the beauty and diversity of the African culture in clothing and...