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On the streets of…Rome, Italy

Diana Allegra Wendy

    Rome Street Style: Exposed !   By: Danielle Taheny Rome, Italy   I wrinkle my nose, at the tickle of a soft fur stole, elegantly draped across the shoulders, of the heavily perfumed lady, I am jammed into. Any closer and we could be mistaken for Siamese Twins. Sharing our airspace is a tall,...

Feature: Tothem at Toronto Men’s Fashion Week

Tothem at Toronto Men's Fashion Week Toronto Canada

  Graphic Arts.    By: Tessa Johnson Toronto, Canada   Tothem (International)  Tothem’s mantra of neo-exhibitionist style showcased a cohesive S/S 15 collection of techno tribe inspired scale printed shirts, jersey sweatshirts, bomber jackets and lounge gear.                 Photography courtesy of Toronto Men’s Fashion Week  *Tessa Johnson is...

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: 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 / Pakistan’s PFDC Sunsilk Fashion Week S/S 2013 (part one)

L-R: Akif Mahmood; Karma Pink; Ittehad Textiles & Feeha Jamshed

    Pakistani Prêt.   By: Hina P. Ansari     The ramps of Lahore Pakistan, lit up recently to present their Spring/Summer 2013 season. Contrary to standard fashion presentations, refreshingly they are showing the immediate season in the here and in the now. We couldn’t contain ourselves so our favourites are spread across two...

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...

Global Designer Spotlight: Marina Makaron from Moscow, Russia

Marina Makaron Moscow Fall/Winter 2013-14

      From folklore to fashion.    By: Hina P. Ansari   Having spent her formative years in Moscow, college in America and then completing her masters in London and Moscow, it’s now wonder that designer Marina Makaron is intimately familiar with the fashionable demands of the savvy Russian consumer in her homeland as...

Feature: Menswear at South African Fashion Week S/S 2013-14

L-R: Ephymol, Skorzch & Kajula Motambo Spring/Summer 2013-14

      Menswear rocks a rainbow of colours in South Africa.   By: Hina P. Ansari   In Johannesburg, South Africa the runways lit up during  South Africa Fashion Week. Just like last season we simply fell in love with that country’s menswear design scene.  Colour was key for these menswear designers who rocked...

Feature: Highlights from World MasterCard Fashion Week Toronto F/W 2013-14

L-R: Laura Siegel; Sid Neigum & Maison Matthew Gallagher

        Toronto, Canada fêted the Fall/Winter 2013-14 presentations at World MasterCard Fashion Week and here’s a trio that totally turned our heads!    By: Tessa Johnson Toronto, Canada     Laura Siegel “The Chic Nomad”   It’s so inspiring when a designer incorporates culture into their designs, what...

Feature: Australia Fashion Week S/S 2013-14

L-R: Easton Pearson; Romance Was Born & Roopa Pemmaraju

      Sydney sizzled at Mercedes Benz Fashion Week Australia where the Spring/Summer 2013-14 collections were unveiled. Here are our favourites!    By: Hina P. Ansari By Johnny   A mere young’un at only 4 years-old, this label definitely has made its mark in the Australian fashion scene. The winner of the...

Global Designer Spotlight: Johannesburg’s Black Coffee

Black Coffee at South Africa Fashion Week Autumn/Winter 2013

      Black Coffee percolates at South Africa Fashion Week.    By: Hina P. Ansari   Born in Pretoria, designer Jacques van der Watt grew up in Uitenhage, a small town in Eastern Cape. He moved to Johannesburg to study fashion. In 1998 he launched his designer label, Black Coffee and presented...

Feature: Highlights from Riga Fashion Week S/S 2013

Ingrida Zabere's 2013 Spring/Summer Collection at Riga Fashion Week in Latvia

      The best and the latest: fashionably diverse collections and extraordinary designs straight from the RFW catwalk. By: Deniss Zelenkov Riga, Latvia     I finally made it to the largest fashion event in the Baltic region – 17th Riga Fashion Week S/S 2013. Once again, it pleased with its diverse program –...

Feature: From Tunisia — The Wedding Dress Stor(ies)

The Wedding Stor(ies)

  The magic of a timeless piece inspires new fashion reverence.    By: Amel Gaaloul Tunis, Tunisia     For me, this outfit stands as the best illustration of what vintage and second hand stuff is all about. And I can speak of it in full knowledge and brimming consent, as I actually...

Feature: Highlights from Perth Fashion Festival

L-R: Catini Designs, Yeojin Bae & Magdalene Velevska fashion designer from Perth Australia part of Perth Fashion Festival

      In West Australia, fashion-philes flocked to Perth for the Spring/Summer 2013 presentations. Here’s our three to note from the Perth Fashion Festival.    By: Hina P. Ansari     Yeojin Bae   This Korean-born Australian has developed her couture reputation as someone who understands and appreciates the intelligence,...

Feature: “Student Runway” at Perth Fashion Festival

Nicole Marrington

Budding Stars from Down Under.    By: Hina P. Ansari     Undoubtedly whenever we hear that there is going to be a student focused presentation during our global coverage of various fashion presentations, we do the happy dance. It’s so great when design students allow us to peek inside their creative world and see...