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Feature: Highlights from Ghana Fashion & Design Week 2013

(L-R): Ajepomaa Design Gallery, Emefa Cole Jewellery, Tuedor and Wright at Ghana Fashion & Design 2013

      We love getting a dose of culture and Island flare during Ghana Fashion & Design Week where the catwalks of Accra, Ghana rocked with the latest from the country’s notable designers. Here are three that we instantly fell in love with!   By: Hina P. Ansari   Tuedor and Wright...

Photo Feature: “City Chic” from Shanghai China

City Chic

      Fashion photographer Yocky Zhang sent us this fabulous shoot, “City Chic”  shot on location in Shanghai, China.   Crew credits:   Photographer :     Yocky Zhang @yockyzhang.com Stylist :                    Yali Qian  (CLÉMENT & CLÉMENT ) Make-Up:            ...

Feature: Highlights from Fashion Week Mexico Spring/Summer 2014

L-R: JI+B, Black, Rhapsody & Lorena Saravia Spring/Summer 2014 at Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Mexico

    A Fresh Crop.    Direct from Mexico City, Spring/Summer 2014 brings forth a fresh perspective.   By: Hina P. Ansari       JI + B “Blue Blood”   Former architects turned designers Jesus Ibarra and Bertholdo Espinoza have created their brand over a decade ago. Having presented their collections in...

On the streets of…Istanbul, Turkey

T-shirt love from Istanbul, Turkey

        Who Do You Love – Istanbul Style Watch   By: Alba Brunetti Istanbul, Turkey     It took me a long time to break up with New York, but once I did I was glad it was over. Don’t get me wrong, we tried to work on it for years, but...

Global Designer Spotlight: 54 Kingdoms — From Ghana To The Globe

54 Kingdoms an online fashion destination celebrating the African style sensibility.

      Kingdom Come: Fashion Storytelling   By: Isabelle Bourgeault-Tassé Ottawa, Canada   In 1948, over 500 Jamaican and Barbadian men boarded the Empire Windrush, leaving the sunny shores of their Caribbean islands for an uncertain future in Britain.   They landed at Tilbury docks in London, and would be...

Feature: A Charming Historical Re-connection at a Paris Boutique

Ceinture Fléchée a traditional French Canadian scarf/belt

  Paris, France – ‘Terre de nos aïeux’ (‘Our home and native land’)   By: Isabelle Bourgeault-Tassé Ottawa, Canada   In a boutique specializing in wool trends, I reconnect with La Parisienne and Le Parisien, who believe me to be one of France’s prodigal daughters, returned from the pages of history.   All shimmers...

Feature: Highlights from MQ Vienna Fashion Week Fall/Winter 2013

L-R: Kamila Gawronska-Kasperska; Rozbora & Rama Diaw from MQ Vienna Fashion Week Fall/Winter 2013

    Haute Austria.   By: Hina P. Ansari    Vienna Austria brought to the runways a wonderful collection of designers. Here are some who really stood out for us!   Kamila Gawronska-Kasperska   Having studied in Warsaw, Poland and honed her couture skills as an award-winning costume designer, Kamila Gawronska-Kasperkska moved fully into...

Global Designer Spotlight: ‘Pop Food’ Jewellery By Glenda Lopez from Valencia, Spain

Pop Food by Glenda Lopez

      Pop Art.   By: Marina Radovanovic Toronto, Canada   We have featured this bright, talented and highly creative young woman who creates stunning jewellery  based on various elements of nature and further expanded to include human architecture, design and mechanics. Now, Lopez has a whole new twist that she introduced with her...

Feature: From Paris France, Q&A with Turbanista.com founder Aïssata Kamara

Courtesy of Turbanista.com from Paris, France

    Crowning Glory: Turbanista By: Isabelle Bourgeault-Tassé Ottawa, Canada   In Senegal, a woman’s turban is her crowning glory.   And to Aïssata Kamara, it is a garment worthy of great passion. I recently spoke with Aïssata, Dakar-born founder and curator of Turbanista.com, a blog from Paris, France dedicated to her passion for...

“Check the Rhythm” Directed by Yocky Zhang Shanghai, China

Check the Rhythm

 

“Check the Rhythm” Directed by Yocky Zhang Shanghai, China

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On the streets of…Leicester, England

Global Street Style: Fallin' by Shriya Pancholi from Leicester England

  Fallin’    Fashionista: Shriya Pancholi   Location: Leicester, England   Breakdown: In this photo, I’m wearing an emerald green velvet skirt, maroon jumper, vintage denim jacket and black lace-up patent shoes. The outfit is completed with a pair of black frilly socks, tartan scarf, brown leather rucksack and a small vintage black and gold...

Feature: Highlights from Perth Fashion Festival Spring/Summer 2013

L-R: Kim Barton, Jaime Lee, Morrison & Empire Rose Spring/Summer 2013 at Perth Fashion Festival

    Spring/Summer 2013 at Perth Fashion Festival    Down under displayed a fantastic array of designers who showcased their collection for the Spring/Summer Season. Here are the ones that stood out for us!   By: Hina P. Ansari       Jaime Lee   A critically acclaimed visual artist known for her...

Feature: Highlights From New Zealand Fashion Week Fall/Winter 2014

L-R: Andrea Moore, Hailwood, Adrienne Whitewood & Stolen Girlfriends Club Fall/Winter 2014 at New Zealand Fashion Week

    New Zealand Fashion Week F/W 2014    By: Hina P. Ansari   As the main fashion capitals are showcasing their Spring/Summer 2013, New Zealand’s season calls for the showcase of their Fall/Winter 2014 collection. We picked our favorites from this Kiwi wonderland.     Andrea Moore   Her Fall/Winter 2014 was...

Feature: Dissecting Design with Noel Crisostomo from Manila, The Philippines

Noel Crisostomo

    Canadian designer Noel Crisostomo was a long-standing designer who launched his womenswear line Crisostomo to rave reviews by the Canadian and international fashion industry. He continued to be a regular in various editorial stories and moved into executive positions including being the Senior Design Consultant for Club Monaco, as well as...

Feature: Africa Showcase at Altaroma, Rome Fashion Week S/S 14

L-R: Christie Brown, Kiki Clothing, Stella Jean & Portenier Roth

      Cultural Couture.    By: Hina P. Ansari   Rome Fashion Week Spring/Summer 2014, presented the Africa Showcase. Various designers from the Caribbean as well as local designers who hold Island roots,  ignited the ramps of Rome with their sizzling collections.     Stella Jean   Former-model-turned-designer, Stella James celebrates her...