Nikki Hendricks: NYFW Post Show Interview

  This September, Nikki Hendricks has graced not one but two Fashion Week runways. Debuting in New York and Paris she showed off her beautiful collection of designs and lived a dream that has now come true. Her use of bright orange hues and contemporary patterns is part of her signature brand that she has…

Oxford Fashion Studio: NYFW Part 3

To start the show we see Kristel Kuslapuu’s collection Little Boys Blue which added a true mystery to the New York runways. Her chic eye for fashion created such merciful pieces, such as brightly colored graphic print sweaters and happy face woven cardigans, thus bringing an authentic glee and excited mood to the audience as…

Oxford Fashion Studio: NYFW Part 2

Up first in the line up of wonderful designers is the elegant Karla Garzaro with her collection Empowering Femininity. Her style is sleek and her sleeves demand attention, adding her lovely personal touches together to create a power look for all women to embrace. Following Karla we have the wonderful Ana Holschneider of Caralarga debuting…

Oxford Fashion Studio: NYFW Part 1

  First up on the New York runway is none other than Mariela Pokka debuting her stunning Lapland Northern Lights collection. Her runway designs are nothing short of chic, using rich furs, shimmering crystals and sleek leather jumpsuits that accent the intricate qualities that she saw in her luxurious designs.   Hot off Project Runway…

MANAOLA: Inside the Show  

This September, New York took a ride on the deep waves of a Hawaiian paradise. Oxford Fashion Studio hosted what is one of the most prestigious events in the fashion industry, allowing top notch designers to gather from all corners of this world and debut their breathtaking designs. This year, one designer and his faithful…

Vanessa Gounden: Inside the Show

Vanessa Gounden is a designer of utter romance, her designs untap the flourishing love that lies behind the beauty of her garments. Oxford Fashion Studio’s New York Fashion Week hosted numerous talented designers this September, however Vanessa stood out from the pack, stunning the crowds with her elegant gowns that is stitched with pure grandeur….

The Streets of Toronto

Street art is a form of expression that is seen by all and admired for years to come. Its raw essence can show pain, injustice, beauty and emotion that this world blindly encounters. Street art is a language of its own allowing a personal platform for anyone who dare partakes in this dangerous art form….

La Mode de la France

True fashion never fades, the beautiful colors and cuts seen on some of our most beloved icons are merely the foundation of our fashions seen on runways today. This designer is inspired by the many staples of fashion history, this includes the garments of the late Audrey Hepburn and the gowns found on the noble…

Doing Time

Our world is full of mysteries, mysteries that bring a dark and shallowing shiver that lives within our communities in very familiar places. We see it in the news, we see it in our towns and it saturates modern entertainment. This mystery is crime. Criminals that have their own alter egos, own motives and signatures….

Hue Are You?  

Every wardrobe needs a hint of color, no size is too big or too small for a splash of hypnotizing hues. Color can express more than words can describe, it unlocks emotion while allowing you to feel a person’s mood. Color is its own universal language, speaking wonders while engulfing the wearer in trendy and…

Eye Spy: Challenge What You See

Inspiration surrounds us everywhere we may go, you just have to be looking. Your eyes may be open, but are you truly seeing? That’s the question this designer dares to ask. She finds her inspiration beneath the unknown and within the unnoticed. Her superpower in a sense is the fact she can appreciate the beauty…

Style in Motion

Movement is a way of expression, we use motion as a reaction to help inspire those around us. Motion is an impact, it can be measured, felt and seen while leaving a mark upon a viewer. For instance, dancing is a motion that can be measured in time of music, in angle of your feet…

Never Silenced: The Blend

Fashion is more than cloth, color and cuts, it’s a statement. A statement of who you are and how you choose to present yourself. For some fashion is a resale to truly express their inner beings and break free from the shackles society places on us. This designer refuses to be silenced, using her designs…

Runways Over the Rainbow

A rainbow is a beautiful phenomenon, the sky changes from dark and grey to a canvas filled with alluring hues. It’s a beautiful kaleidoscope of colors, it brings overwhelming feelings of optimism and gives us a sigh of relief that behind the clouds there is an iridescent glow of happiness that awaits us. We associate…

Forgotten Treasures

Fashion is timeless, sure style’s can lose its touch once new fads arise, however they will always stay a staple within our fashion history. From the back of our dusty closets to the front windows of a boutique vintage clothing is a forgotten treasure. Everyone has their favorite era of clothing, we are so consumed…

Nature Vs. Nurture: How Fashion Can Save The World

Our world is in a very fragile place in time, with global warming haunting our waters and pollution suffocating our skies it is important to remember to love and cherish the lands that have nurtured us. It’s hard to find clothing that can abide by the laws of nature, or garments that itself has nature…

Go Big or Go Home: The Ballad of a Hero

What’s a world without color? What’s a world without personality? How can anyone live in a life of cookie cutter fashions and bland conformity rituals in which we blindly mimic everyone else’s styles and fads. This designer, like many others in this world, cannot fathom a society where you can’t express your inner beings, we…

Colors of the Wind

Authenticity is a beautiful aspect an individual can have, to be authentic is a trait not many have grasp of due to the unfortunate lack of belief in themselves. Authenticity is real, it’s desirable and a treasure to modern society. It can open doors to opportunities that you would have never imagined were available for…

Heart on her Sleeves

  Cultural identity is an important component in one’s life, it’s a characteristic in which you can never break free, therefore you must forever learn to embrace it. Loving who you are can be difficult at times, however once you accept who you are the rest comes as easy as a piece of cake. This…

A Sight For Blind Eyes

In our lives, one can face hundreds of obstacles. Life can place us in some truly unfortunate situations where we are forced to play a game where there are no rules. However, for some not all obstacles are as threatening. In fact, some may place us in situations we could have never imagined and to…

Like a Skyscraper

Designers discover inspiration from all corners of their worlds, some find it within cities hidden beneath the shimmering lights, while some find it in small cafe’s submerged in local cultures and aviance. The list of finding inspiration is never ending, that is what makes art itself so mesmerizing, it is everywhere and anywhere just waiting…

Without a Rule-book

Marina Furin is the designer of the future, she understands the concepts of what our society wants and the aspects her customers admire. Fashion is an evolving art form; continuously adapting to its surroundings, environments and individuals. It’s a language everyone must speak, yet we all decipher it in different forms, that in itself is…

Taking Back the Night // Fashion VS. Comfort

What do you consider the most important aspect of fashion? Is it the way certain patterns compliment the most delicate curves of your body? Or maybe it’s sudden high you feel once you capture the glance of strangers admiring your beauty as you strut down the streets. Well for some the most important aspect is…

Elegance of the Night

  A brand of luxury is a brand that demands the attention of all who encounter its beauty. The meer elegance of rhinestones glistening off your skin while intricate lace hugs each curve of your body is the definition of luxury itself. This designer is the poster child of all things lavish. She uses her…

Find Our Way Through the Dark

  Garments should be more than to clothe a body, it should become an experience for the wearer. The use fashion as an art form where the designer can express feelings of emotion that has a personal narrative attached to each piece. The designer tells us she is not a trend driven designer, however each…

World of Culture

  Fashion is a culture within itself, to have a person entwine culture into the fabrics of a garment is a true testament of individuality. Culture is an important aspect within our society and should be celebrated in any and all forms of life. For this designer, she incorporates her own cultures in the creation…

Fade to Flower

  In Buddhist symbolism the lotus is symbolic of purity of the body, speech, and mind while rooted in the mud. Its flowers blossom on long stalks as if floating above the muddy waters of attachment and desire. The lotus flower is elegant in beauty and peaceful in nature making it such a unique embellishment…

Peace, Love & Fashion

  When it comes to casual wear, this designer is the queen of style. She can make a brunch outfit into runway material with a blink of her eye. Natasha Brassel is the mastermind behind the company Tashas Closet, her brand that encompasses high fashion and casual wear. She continuously incorporates fun loving patterns with…

The Lucid Dream

In some cases, dreams do a lot more while you’re awake than they do when your asleep. Vivid dreams can be so profound they awake your inner passions while transforming your overall view of a subject. This designer uses her dreams to create a world of her own, filled with brilliant hues, hypnotizing prints and…

World of Chances

  Change is an aspect one must embrace in their lives, without change there is no movement, and a stale life is not a lived one. Change is a thing you can count on, it brings new air to your lungs and new environments to concur. No one said it is easy, but isn’t it…

Diamonds Are A Girl’s Best Friend

  Jewelry is an essential accessory that can complete all outfits, it is a staple in fashion and a quality that brings a sense of elegance for all that wear it. The act of being literally draped in diamonds is a concept that dates back to the ancient Egyptians to pronounce royalty and wealth, in…

Question the Answers

  Art is a therapy; the life of an emotion, a inner demon or a hidden desire that burns inside. The process within the birth of creation can mend the wounds a heart holds. For some, art can cure the soul. For this designer that is exactly the case. It’s a personal art therapy session…