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Feature: Coveting The Hijab Through The Photographic Lens

L-R: London Veil and New York Veil by photographer Sara Shamsavari

  In her Image: London Veil | Paris Veil | New York Veil By: Isabelle Bourgeault-Tassé Toronto, Canada   “Beauty is truth,” says Sara Shamsavari.   To Shamsavari, the elevation of beauty and truth extends far beyond the reach of fashion ideals.  True beauty comes from challenging stereotypes, encouraging “ideals of non-judgement, equality,...

Sid Neigum Spring/Summer 2015 World MasterCard Fashion Week Toronto

Sid Neigum Spring/Summer 2015 World MasterCard Fashion Week Toronto

    Sid Chic. By: Tessa Johnson Toronto, Canada Photos courtesy of George Pimentel   The Mercedes –Benz Start Up competition is one of the most anticipated shows during fashion week and this year was no exception.  Six designers (Beaufile, BLAK.I, Eliza Faulkner, Sid Neigum, Laura Siegel and Vaiken) vied for the coveted award; one...

Global Street Style: On the streets of…Tehran, Iran

On the streets of...Tehran Iran

    What I love about Ramp1885 is is creating this community of discovery. And this is just one example thanks to our contributor and roving reporter, Isabelle Bourgeault-Tassé who sent this to me this goldmine of fashion via facebook.   It’s too good not to share. So as part of our latest in...

Feature: Crowning The Women of Dakar

Image courtesy of F'Orisa Sile Tumblr

  My Own Hair Odyssey in Senegal    By: Isabelle Bourgeault-Tassé Ottawa, Canada ‘You must never push a black woman in a pool. Or splash her. You must never even joke about that. Our hair… it’s a serious affair.” Rwandan-born Alice levels her earnest gaze across the table from me. Years later, I couldn’t remember what...

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

Photo credit: www.turbanista.com

      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: Republic of Sewing Machines in Uganda

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      The spirit of solidarity — stitch by stitch.    By: Isabelle Bourgeault-Tassé   As a burnt orange sun sets over Gulu in northern Uganda, barefoot Acholi women walk the Road to Cairo, a highway that stretches across Africa, babies swaddled against their backs, balancing heavy plastic jerry cans on their heads.  ...

Feature: South Africa Fashion Week Spring/Summer 2013-14

L-R: Two; Muntsho; Anmari Honiball & Amanda Laird Cherry at South Africa Fashion Week

        The heat is on.  Womenswear blazed up the ramps in Johannesburg South Africa, where designers brought their A-game when it came to presenting their Spring/Summer 2013-14 collections. Here are our favourite designers!   By: Hina P. Ansari       Amanda Laird Cherry “Groendakkies”   Designer Amanda Laird Cherry...

Feature: Highlights from Muscat Fashion Week 2013

Zhor Al Rais at Muscat Fashion Week

      Muscat Fashion Week created a perfect stylish mosaic of couture and culture.    By: Hina P. Ansari Toronto, Canada   Launched just three years ago, Muscat Fashion Week showcased their latest from emerging and stalwarts of style fusing heritage with haute couture, in this three-day fashion summit. Here are designers who made...

Video Feature: Diane Von Furstenberg Spring/Summer 2013 New York

Diane Von Furstenberg Spring/Summer New York 2013

Diane von Furstenberg, New York Spring/Summer 2013

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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: Kzn Hanrie Lues A/W 2013, South Africa Fashion Week

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Kzn Hanrie Lues Autumn/Winter 2013, South Africa Fashion Week

Designer: Kzn Hanrie Lues Videographer: Morne Neuhoff Courtesy of South Africa Fashion Week...

Go Global With Our International Street Styles!

Global Street Style from Ghana, Japan, Tunisia & Australia!

    We tour the world with our  Global Street Styles from cool spots including Ghana, Japan, Tunisia & Australia..and so much more! Check it out! *Do you want to show us YOUR street style? Go ahead! Send over your street style pix to team@ramp1885.com!      ...

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...

Global Designer Spotlight: Copenhagen

S'nob Oblisse from Copenhagen Denmark

    S’nob De Noblesse – “Effortlessly Cool!”   By: Deniss Zelenkov Riga, Latvia   When it comes to Scandinavian fashion, it speaks for itself! Fresh thinking brands with minimalistic design and fascinating materials.   Originally from Denmark, S’nob De Noblesse has already become a “cult clothing” lifestyle brand. It obtained popular acclaim...