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Chat with Ford Motor Co.'s Senior Interior Designer, Anthony Prozzi

Ramp1885.com | Posted 02.10.2014 | Canada Style
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A true example of when fashion meets function: Exploring the fashion automotive design space with Anthony Prozzi, Senior Interior Designer for FORD Motor Co. who chats with us about his transition from ready-to-wear to cars, the idea of meaningful design and being the Valentino of car couture.

The Story of Taureg Jewelry Designer Moutta Abalanchad from Niger

Ramp1885.com | Posted 12.09.2013 | Canada Style
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Recently, I had the opportunity to interview a Tuareg jewelry maker from Niger. Moutta Abalanchad lives in a small village, but several times a year he travels to Europe to sell his unique, handcrafted pieces. The rings, bracelets and necklaces are traditional, but feel very modern at the same time.

Scenes From ColombiaModa 2013 [PHOTOS]

Ramp1885.com | Posted 10.29.2013 | Canada Style
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The ColombaModa 2013 (Colombia Fashion Week) official opening fashion show was that of Colombian designer Francesca Miranda who presented her Fall/Winter 2013 show with an ethereal ambience.

Silvia Tcherassi Presents at Colombia Moda 2013

Ramp1885.com | Posted 10.23.2013 | Canada Style
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Inspired by the work of American artist Anne Truitt, Colombian designer Silvia Tcherassi presented a jaw-dropping 25 ensembles at the prestigious Museo de Arte Moderno Medellin (Museum of Modern Art of Medellin).

When Night Falls: Global Street Style at Colombia Fashion Week

Ramp1885.com | Posted 10.14.2013 | Canada Style
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*This is part of Ramp 1885's newest series, "Fashion Travelogue-Medellin Edition" where we personally highlight the runways of the city's fashion week...

Haider Ackermann Stuns at Colombia Moda 2013

Ramp1885.com | Posted 10.10.2013 | Canada Style
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*This is part of Ramp 1885′s newest series, "Fashion Travelogue-Medellin Edition" where we personally highlight the runways of the city's fashion we...

Decor Inspiration from the Real Housewives

Yanic Simard | Posted 10.01.2013 | Canada Style
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Earlier this summer I took my Toronto Interior Design Group team -- along with the Cityline cameras -- on a busy media tour in western Canada. Inspiration came from a rather unexpected place, however, when I was invited to the real houses of two Real Housewives of Vancouver: Jody Claman and Amanda Hansen.

The Hottest Global Street Style from Colombia Fashion Week 2013

Ramp1885.com | Posted 09.28.2013 | Canada Style
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Ramp1885 is down south -- in South America that is -- for Colombia Moda 2013, Colombia's official fashion week held in magical Medellin. While running from one show to the next, we quickly made it a point to grab some shots of the fantastic street styles as donned by the Medellin's moda mavens.

Red Carpet Style from PLDT Canada Philippine Fashion Week

Ramp1885.com | Posted 08.26.2013 | Canada Style
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On Friday June 14, 2013, the prestigious Roy Thomson Hall in Toronto was the hub of all things fabulous for PDLT Canada Philippine Fashion Week's biggest event: CPFW presents Gala Premiere: Philippine Fashion's Biggest Night.

5 Business Tips For The Aspiring Designer

Alex Jowett | Posted 07.07.2013 | Canada Living
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Pre-internet designers would traditionally either need a large company behind them or would have to settle for selling locally. These days the internet has leveled the playing field while also forcing designers to become multi-talented small business owners. The rules have changed.

Couture in Johannesburg, South Africa

Ramp1885.com | Posted 05.25.2013 | Canada Style
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Meet Tshegofatso Maotoe, a young fashion designer and founder of Tenacious Soul, who expresses passion through creating garments for women in all sizes who aren't afraid to enhance their individual style. Based in Johannesburg, South Africa, she infuses African prints with vintage glam is breathtakingly genius!

This Means War: My Pre-Shop at Maison Martin Margiela For H&M

Hallae Khosravi | Posted 01.20.2013 | Canada Style
Hallae Khosravi

I won entrance into the pre-shop for the highly coveted Margiela collection at H&M the night before it opened to the public. We had four in our group, but it was everyone for themselves on the second floor. I did quite well climbing through racks and saying "sorry" compulsively to trick people into thinking I was polite and not a blood-hungry Margiela fiend.

Menswear Shone at South Africa Fashion Week

Ramp1885.com | Posted 12.31.2012 | Canada Style
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The runways were packed with the latest presentations from various notable and up and comer designers. What we couldn't ignore was the strong presence of menswear. Here are three that need to be noted: Palse Homme, House of Ole and Skorzch.

City Style Snapshot: Prague, Czech Republic

Ramp1885.com | Posted 11.19.2012 | Canada Style
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What's going on with Prague fashion? Half the year hidden away in winter coats, the other half enduring jeers from their western neighbors for pairing sandals with socks. Now, however, the Czech Republic boasts one of the biggest-booming economies of the post-Communist states of Central and Eastern Europe, consumerism is on the up-and-up (and up), and Prague shopping centres crop up like mushrooms after a rain.

The Room You Want to Host Dinner In

Candice Olson | Posted 10.29.2012 | Canada Style
Candice Olson

Franca and Pat both come from big Italian families that love to cook -- and eat! But the couple rarely entertained at home -- it just didn't cut it in a family where everyone takes turns hosting dinners, and where get-togethers of 25 are the norm. I had to start from scratch in this room, so I got set to cook up one big "gastro lounge" for Franca, Pat and all of their relatives.

Sao Paolo Fashion Week's Sizzling Spring/Summer 2013

Ramp1885.com | Posted 10.07.2012 | Canada Style
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Sao Paolo Fashion Week displayed curves, lines and plenty of steamy silhouettes as part of their Spring/Summer 2013 presentation. From piles and piles of fabric, to a light and airy surfer girl feel with neoprene, here are our highlights!

Global Designer Spotlight: SockBox from Riga, Latvia

Ramp1885.com | Posted 08.13.2012 | Canada Style
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SockBox is a true Latvian original. Back in 2008, SockBox was creating several fashionable legwear collections a year including socks, stockings, garter belts and leggings. Sophisticated, yet provocative, each SockBox piece is a masterpiece, hand-made from the highest quality fabric and lace, emphasizing a woman's figure in order to highlight the beauty of her body.

There Are a Lot More than Tunics at this Tunisian Fashion Show!

Ramp1885.com | Posted 08.08.2012 | Canada Style
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For the second consecutive year, Tunis's historic Acropolium de Carthage has been the theatre of a week's worth of fashion extravaganza and talent. Attracting style aficionados of all ages, sexes and fashion orientations as well as local and international press, the 4th edition of Fashion Week Tunis 2012 is still the talk of the town in now-oh-so-famous Tunisia.

Bold Colours, Fresh Prints: Kazakhstan Fashion Week 2012

Ramp1885.com | Posted 08.07.2012 | Canada Style
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At Kazakhstan Fashion Week, tradition, modernity and global essence are combined to create a visually stunning Fall/Winter 2012 season. Held in Almaty, Kazakhstan, we have honed on key designers who we feel really made a unique fashion statement.

DEPRESSION: Global Designer Spotlight

Ramp1885.com | Posted 04.18.2012 | Canada Style
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I stumbled across this quaint shop in the heart of Singapore. I developed an instant fondness for the Fall 2011 Birth Defect Men's collection -- the designs are a breathe of fresh air compared to what you'll see on the streets. Wearable, but still insanely unconventional.

Quick Study: 'Love It Or List It' Designer Hilary Farr Shares Her Tips

The Huffington Post Canada | Rebecca Zamon | Posted 12.14.2011 | Canada Living

Quick Study [kwik stuhd-ee]: The Huffington Post Canada's tips to make your life a little sweeter, five minutes at a time. Think of it as a cheatsheet...