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Protest on the Ramp: South African Designer Isabelle Lotter Joins #FeesMustFall Movement

Students protest over planned increases in tuition fees in Stellenbosch (Photo Credit: Reuters/Mike Hutchings)

  By: Isabelle Bourgeault-Tassé Toronto, Canada Isabelle Lotter of SIESisabelle echoed the cris de coeur from South African students at South Africa Fashion Week.  To the acclaim of the crowd – which ‘stood and erupted in cheers’– at her Johannesburg show, the South African designer joined her voice to the student struggle for lower...

Feature: Guard The Vintage from Johannesburg

Guard The Vintage

      Meet Yusrha, a university student studying international relations, who also flexes her fashion muscles with a very cool online store!      By: Jesica Colbyn Johannesburg, South Africa   With consumers being more sophisticated and the world smaller by the click, online stores are reaping the rewards. Currently in South Africa, vintage is...

Feature: Serious Theatre at Berlin Fashion Week

L-R: Universitat der Kunste; Lena Hoschek and Kunsthochschule Berlin Weissensee

    With today being Friday the 13th and all, we wanted to highlight the Berlin designers who lit up the ramp with high-octane over-the-top-ness.    So, here is part one  of our Berlin Fashion Week coverage of Spring/Summer 2013. Prepare to be amazed.     By:  Hina P. Ansari     Kunsthochschule Berlin...

Feature: Carnival in Ouro Preto, Brazil

Fan Girl at Carnival

(slideshow)     The historic college-town does Brazilian Carnival like no other.  By: Sarah J. Montoro Ouro Preto, Brazil   Taking place just before Lent, Brazilian Carnival was traditionally celebrated as a last hurrah for tasting earth’s un-heavenly delights before a 48 day...