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Photo Feature: “Calcutta Burning” from Vancouver, Canada

"Calcutta Burning", Photography by Matthew Burditt

Shot in Vancouver Canada, fashion photographer Matthew Burditt takes us to the sizzling journey where time stands still when it comes to the exotic element of style.   The story as told by Matthew:   “We have sizzling 70s pool party where the temperature is elevated thanks to the city’s heat but also from what...

Feature: Redefining The Corset

Sinteque in a TO.mTO design

The Corset:  Re-defined & Re-imagined By: Triston Berlin, Germany   For over a decade, TO.mTO has produced corsets by hand that have set the bar high while simultaneously following the utmost in quality tailoring traditions. Whether custom designing a corset for a wedding or a fetish ball, TO.mTO has cultivated a following through the attention...

Feature: A Giving Fair in Rio de Janeiro

Feira Grátis da Gratidão

    A unique fair embraces human interaction and spirit of giving.    By: Emanuelle de Gondra Rio de Janeiro, Brazil   “Bring whatever you want, or nothing. Get whatever you want, or nothing.”   The quote seen above is the motto of “Feira Grátis da Gratidão”, what could be translated into something...

Feature: Toronto’s Cara Cheung’s Spring/Summer 2013

Cara Cheung with her models for her Spring/Summer 2013 presentation

      Cara Cheung taps into the darkness and into the light, with her Spring/Summer 2013 collection.    By: Tessa Johnson Toronto, Canada     Body conscious wear is not for everyone, but for the woman who is comfortable in her own skin and a trendsetter, Cara Cheung’s Spring/Summer 2013 collection is...

Feature: Highlights from Berlin Fashion Week A/W 2013

L-R: Rebekka Ruetz; Killian Kerner & 1913 Berlin

      These three Berlin designers bring this season’s collections with a bang.    By: Hina P. Ansari Toronto, Canada     1913Berlin by Yujia   This cashmere line by designer Yujia Zhai-Petrow is only three years old and has already developed a steady following. Each piece evokes a youthful attitude...

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...

Feature: Ferhn Spring/Summer 2013 by Carrie Hayes

Ferhn Spring/Summer 2013

    Tropical inspiration creates cool Canadiana couture.   By: Tessa Johnson Toronto, Canada   During World MasterCard Fashion Week, held in Toronto,  I’ve had the pleasure to view designers that were new to me but also some of my favorites. One of those designers is Carrie Hayes. I first laid eyes on...

Global Designer Spotlight: Johannesburg’s Black Coffee

Black Coffee at South Africa Fashion Week Autumn/Winter 2013

      Black Coffee percolates at South Africa Fashion Week.    By: Hina P. Ansari   Born in Pretoria, designer Jacques van der Watt grew up in Uitenhage, a small town in Eastern Cape. He moved to Johannesburg to study fashion. In 1998 he launched his designer label, Black Coffee and presented...

Photo Feature: L’Asile du Luxe from Vienna, Austria

L'asile du Luxe

  Direct from Vienna Austria, fashion photographer Martin Siebenbrunner takes us on intense journey exploring both states: that of luxury and that of mind.   The story as told by Martin:  “The madhouse of luxury are the models in strait-jackets in a dark atmosphere. It does not stop them from presenting their luxury handbag, luxury...

Feature: Highlights from Riga Fashion Week S/S 2013

Ingrida Zabere's 2013 Spring/Summer Collection at Riga Fashion Week in Latvia

      The best and the latest: fashionably diverse collections and extraordinary designs straight from the RFW catwalk. By: Deniss Zelenkov Riga, Latvia     I finally made it to the largest fashion event in the Baltic region – 17th Riga Fashion Week S/S 2013. Once again, it pleased with its diverse program –...

Feature: Wait and See Boutique from Milan

Wait and See boutique in Milan Italy with fashion designers

    A cozy boutique nestled in an old convent, reenergizes the Italian fashion retail scene.    By: Petia Dimitrova Milan, Italy   Have you ever fantasized about a shopping spree in an old-time convent transformed into an extravagant modern boutique? Then take your chance and head out to Wait and See, a...

Global Designer Spotlight: Zagreb

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      Zagreb’s Ivica Klaric & Luka Grubisic   By: Triston Berlin, Germany   After covering Fashion Week in Istanbul, I was ready to see fashion on the streets, not just the runways. I was eager to see fashion supported by the foreigners as well as the natives. My search for refined couture and an attentive...