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Feature: Dissecting Design with John Ablaza From Manila, The Philippines

Couture creations by designer John Ablaza

      Stitching history.   By: Hina P. Ansari   During PLDT Canada Philippine Fashion Week, I was able to sit in on an afternoon of fittings where each designer had their clothes on full display on an endless stream of racks. All were busy tweaking, steaming and prepping their couture gowns...

AGUACLARA – MERCEDES-BENZ FASHION WEEK

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AGUACLARA – MERCEDES-BENZ FASHION WEEK SWIM 2013 SWIMWEAR COLLECTION

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Feature: Womenswear at Istanbul Fashion Week F/W 2013

L-R: Argande; Simay Bulbul; Nihan Buruk & Gamze Saracoglu Fall/Winter 2013

      Our  Fall/Winter 2013 favourites from the women wear designers at Istanbul Fashion Week in Turkey!     Nihan Buruk    Designer Nihan Buruk leads the charge of a new legion of style makers that possess the unique avant-garde spirit. Her theme of her Fall/Winter 2013 collection represents the “utopian world,...

On the streets of…New York, USA Superstar Edition

Janella Monae

    Star style.   By: Triston Hong Kong   Janella Monae has made a fashion statement with her suit and tie. This ensemble is a more structured, feminine approach to that look and it goes without saying that it’s a winner!   If you want to steal this look, you must remember that the...

On the streets of…Leicester, England

Military Funk

      Military Funk   Fashionista: Shriya Pancholi   Location: Leicester, England   Breakdown: In this photo, I’m wearing camel combats with elasticated cotton cuffs and detailing, cropped, oversized RUDE top and black vintage military boots. The outfit is topped off with a navy and mustard beanie and vintage Submarine sunglasses.   Secret: Military...

Feature: CPFW’s Buyer’s Cocktail Eve at GOTSTYLE Distillery, Toronto

CPFW's Buyer's Cocktail at GOTSTYLE

      Commerce Couture.    By: Hina P. Ansari     On Saturday June 15th, the final bash for PLDT Canada Philippine Fashion Week took place at the chic boutique, GOTSTYLE boutique in the Distillery District of Toronto.   The brand new expansion of the noted GOTSTYLE Menswear store, opened...

Feature: Highlights from PFDC Sunsilk Fashion Week, Pakistan (Part 2)

L-R: Tapu Javeri, Rizwan Beyg, Nickie Nina & Nokia Presents Mohsin Ali

    Pakistani prêt part two!    By: Hina P. Ansari   Our finale of our two-part coverage of the fabulous fashion week direct from Lahore, Pakistan.   *Did you miss our first part? Don’t worry, just click here!      Tapu Javeri “Tapulicious”   This photographer-turned-designer always had an eye for the...

Global Designer Spotlight: Linden from Los Angeles, California

Linden LA Fall/Winter 2013

    West Coast Wonder.    By: Hina P. Ansari   Runway photography courtesy of Saeed Zargham  / www.alfaimagephotography.com     Thank goodness she saw that play. A play which sparked her creativity at the age of 12, and set the wheels in motion towards a life of style. Born and raised in Los...

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 Aurora Fashion Week Russia F/W 2013-14

L-R: Sanan Gasanov; Gaetano Navarra; Pirosmani by Jenya Malygina & Bondarev

    Direct from St. Petersburg are our favourites from the Fall/Winter 2013-14 presentation at Russia’s Aurora Fashion Week     By: Hina P. Ansari       Sanan Gasanov   Originally from St. Petersburg Russia, Gasanov first debuted his collection at the  Spring/Summer 2012 season of Aurora Fashion Week. With...

Global Designer Spotlight: Tokyo’s Yasutoshi Ezumi

Yasotoshi Ezumi Fall/Winter 2013-14

        Hailing from Hiroshima, Japan, designer Yasutoshi Ezumi knew fashion was in his destiny. Looking towards the iconic works of Alexander McQueen as his inspiration when starting out, this Central St. Martins graduate, became an assistant working with McQueen. He continued to make his mark by honing his knitwear skills...

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: Kostume from Buenos Aires, Argentina

Kostume Fall/Winter 2013-14

      True Identity   By: Hina P. Ansari   Camila Milessi and Emiliano Blanco not only are partners in business but also in life and it’s with that infectious energy that they decided to launch Kostume in 2001. Now with a decade under their belt they are regarded as one of...

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...

Global Designer Spotlight: DRESSEDUNDRESSED from Tokyo, Japan

DRESSEDUNDRESSED Fall/Winter 2013-14

    Inspiration redux.    By: Hina P. Ansari     When the chief editor of Vogue Italia nominates your label for the prestigious International Woolmark Prize, you know are you doing something right.  That was the case of designer Mr. Kitazawa. Hailing from Aomori, in northern Japan he always had an eye for fashion....