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Feature: Toronto Men’s Fashion Week Emerging Menswear Designer Award Finalist: Patrick Salonga

Emerging Menswear Designer Award finalist patrick salonga previous collection

  The Conquerer. By: Tessa Johnson Toronto, Canada   *As part of our ongoing focus on unique global perspectives, we are thrilled to be the Digital Media Sponsor for TOM* (the first annual Toronto Men’s Fashion Week) — the 8th one in the world. In that spirit of celebrating emerging Canadian talent, TOM*...

Feature: Layali, a new fashion webzine for students by students

Layali webzine's latest fashion story (left) and the cover of their very first issue (right)

    Sophisticated Storyboard.  By: Hina P. Ansari   It was when Washington D.C-native, Rawan Elbaba decided to continue her love for journalism from high school to George Mason University in Fairfax, Virginia, did she realize the lack of Muslim women in the mainstream media space. This 20 year-old, who was planning on launching a...

Feature: Mon & Velarde’s Spring/Summer 2015 from Medellin, Colombia

Mon & Velarde Spring/Summer 2015 from Medellin, Colombia

      Port of Call. By: Hina P. Ansari   Mon & Velarde “El Puerto” Spring/Summer 2015     “During quiet periods, rather than taking an aeroplane to the capital, I preferred go down to the large seaport through the river” – Alvaro Mutis, The Tramp Steamer’s Last Port of Call – Page 39...

Feature: Haghia Sophia’s Utopia — Tourist Style in Istanbul

Inside the iconic Haghia Sophia in Istanbul Turkey

      Global fashion merges at the Jewel of Istanbul.    By: Isabelle Bourgeault-Tassé Ottawa, Canada   Haghia Sophia is a magnificent lady; her great stained windows and minarets peering down like a benevolent, loving mother, down on Sultanahmet, Old Istanbul. Haghia Sophia, Saint Sophia, Santa Sophia, Ayasofya: where blood was shed in...

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

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      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...

Feature: A Fashionable Journey Through Zambia, Zimbabwe & Botswana

Jesica Colbyn taking fashion cues from the beautiful natural settings of her trip

       Life in the slow- fast lane.   By Jesica Colbyn Johannesburg, South Africa   Earlier this year, I decided to escape the fast and furious city life of Johannesburg for the subtle and gentle encounters of the bush. Zimbabwe was my destination. Armed with nothing but my camera, I embarked on an...

Global Designer Spotlight: Sepha Designs from Accra, Ghana

Sepha Designs

 (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...

City Style Snapshot: Toronto

Panorama of Toronto skyline at dusk

      Exploring the unique identity of multi-cultural couture.  By: Marina Radovanovic Toronto, Canada   Residing in Toronto, Ontario all my life – I grew up with various cultures; my friends, peers and co-workers, and all persons that we encounter in various establishments and on our streets, reminded me of the extraordinary privileges that...

City Style Snapshot: Singapore

Singapore

    Milano Meets Mumbai By: Katherine Goulart Lion City, Singapore   If variety is the spice of life, a visit to the Lion City may do well for one’s longevity. From the prim and preppy English women walking along Orchard Road to the casual dress of Malaysian teens shopping in Kampong Glam, this port...