May 31, 2012

Timoteo Launches “Timoteo Sport 2.0”

Los Angeles Fashion Design Company Timoteo Launches “Timoteo Sport 2.0,” the Next Generation Athletic Underwear

New York, NY – Timoteo, the Los Angeles based men’s athletic-wear brand catering to stylish men seeking the ultimate in comfort and design, unleashes its next generation fitness brief this summer, Timoteo SPORT 2.0.  

See more of Joe Pace in these sexy briefs at “Timoteo Sport 2.0,” the Next Generation Athletic Underwear.

Photos & text Copyright Timoteo, Model Joe Pace.

Lucio Vanotti, On Next at Pitti Uomo

On the occasion of Pitti Uomo 82, Pitti Immagine will present the fourth edition of “WHO IS ON NEXT? UOMO”, the project produced in cooperation with Pitti Immagine Uomo, Altaroma and L’Uomo Vogue

One designer who is “on next” is Lucio Vanotti.

Read about this Italian designer and see his video at Who Is on Next at Pitti Uomo? Lucio Vanotti?

Photo a/w12 collection Copyright Lucio Vanotti, text Copyright Pitti Uomo.

Foresight: Spring/Summer 2014

What Is London Punk?

Have you ever wondered what is London Punk?  Is it just a style, way of dressing, or a way of life?

Here is a video from Ken Downing, the Fashion Director at Neiman Marcus, models, journalists, and others who attempt to describe London Punk.

May 30, 2012

Introducing Peter Watkins, Founder of Sette

Recently I was honored to have interviewed the founder of Sette Neckwear, Peter Watkins, a man who had an incredible start in fashion!

May 29, 2012

New German Designer on the Scene: Daniel Andresen

A graduate from the prestigious Royal Academy of Fine Arts in Antwerp, Daniel Andresen was awarded the Flanders Fashion Institute's grand prize in his final year. 

He hones his skills in Haider Ackermann's studio and works with Hilde Frunt, one of Belgium's most respected knitwear designers.

Read more about this up-and-coming German designer at Introducing Daniel Andersen.

Photos 2012 a/w collection & text Copyright Daniel Andersen.

May 28, 2012

Meet the Creator of Stephen F

Recently I was privileged to conduct an exclusive interview with Stephen Ferber, designer and founder of the Swedish label Stephen F, who has been working with clothes since 1990.

Read the complete interview on my e-mag at Exclusive Interview with Stephen F.

May 25, 2012

Here Are the Proposed Summer Looks for Kangol Summer 2012

The summer collection of hats proposed by Kangol comes from the idea of using more and more natural materials, reinterpreting classic styles with modern and technical innovations, to better protect the unforeseen weather season.

Read all about the technology behind the brand at Functional – Technological – Green– Classic Design: Kangol.

Photos & Text Copyright Kangol.

May 24, 2012

Raden Sirait & Jakarta Fashion Festival

Jakarta Fashion & Food Festival returned for the ninth time at at Sentra Kelapa Gading area on May 12-27 2012.

The theme for this year was Innofashion, which is the mixture of Innovation and Fashion—the only way to interpret rich national culture in fashion and the culinary industry.

Read more about one of the few designers who presented any menswear at all at Jakarta Fashion Week & Raden Sirait.

Photo Copyright

May 23, 2012

Hoops: The Italian Watch of the 2012 Olympics


The European Football Championships and the Olympics are getting closer all the time and the brand of revelation—HOOPS, with over 70 thousand pairs sold in less than 3 months—thinks of a personal fan: “glam.”

HOOPS is where the wrist wears a fun and unique combination of watches that recall the Italian three colors: a trio of models "glam" in colorful plastic with a silver metal case that intersects to create a “cool” version of the flag Italian.

Photos & text Copyright Hoops.

OLYMPIA 2012 Special Edition by Hogan

Homage to OLYMPIA, the ultra light sneaker which launched in 2004 for the Summer Olympic games, the 2012 edition represents an authentic example of urban laid-back elegance and is to be worn outside the tracks.

The OLYMPIA 2012 Special Edition comes in white leather with the iconic H embroidered in multicolored thread. For Women, the OLYMPIA is gold on white leather and for Men, silver on taupe suede.

Photos & text Copyright Hogan.

May 22, 2012

Silk Ties Brand Mitchell Roberts Launches Retail Website

Mitchell Roberts distinguishes itself as a premier source for high-quality silk ties to major clothing brands from around the world.

Since its establishment, Mitchell Roberts has sold its line of 100-percent Jacquard Silk Woven Fabric ties through various partner retailers.

Read more and see more ties at Silk Ties by Mitchell Roberts.

Photos & text Copyright Mitchell Roberts.

May 21, 2012

Vividbraille: Fashion from Chicago!

Vividbraille was launched 9 years ago and has opened its first boutique in Chicago.

The label seeks to combine “futuristic functionality”—something about which I am interested in learning lot’s more—with traditional craftsmanship.

What’s innovative is that all their garments are made in Chicago! 

See the collection and read more at Vividbraille Spring/Summer 2012 in Chicago!.

 Photos Copyright Vividbraille.

Jack Spade, Ty Burrell & the Billboard Music Awards

Last night when Ty was hosting the 2012 Billboard Music Awards in Las Vegas, he was wearing Jack Spade.

He chose the Jack Spade “Doyle Suit” and the Jack Spade “Parsons Medium Plaid Shirt.”

See more images of Ty Burrell in Jack Spade and read what I think of Modern Family at Modern Family, Ty Burrell and the Billboard Music Awards.

May 19, 2012

Raleigh Denim: A Sustainable Brand of “Jeans Smiths”

The goal to make the perfect pair of denim started when founders Victor and Sarah
Lytvinenko began making jeans in their North Carolina living room in 2007.

Self-proclaimed “non-automated jean smiths,” the married couple now uses vintage sewing machines to create limited edition American crafted denim in their downtown Raleigh, North Carolina workshop.

Read all about the brand at Raleigh Denim Spring/Summer 2012.

Photos & text Copyright Raleigh.

May 17, 2012

Kendo—the traditional sport of Japanese fencing formed in the late 18th century with its refined costumes and disciplined movements inspired LAB HOMME “Kendomalia” 2012.01’ Collection.

Read all about Kendo, LAB HOMME, and Kendomalia LAB HOMME Autumn/Winter 2012 “Kendomalia”.

 Photos & text Copyright LAB HOMME.

May 16, 2012

Introducing Arnaud Psarofaghi at America’s Cup in Venice

Meeting with Arnaud Psarofaghis, who is actually the wind trimmer of Energy Team, during Venice's AC Series.

Read more here.

Fetish Meets Fashion in CELLBLOCK 13

Super hot Sam Rivera is the new model to sport the latest gear from CELLBLOCK 13. 

The new fetish collection from Los Angeles based fashion company Timoteo. 

Read more of the designers’ comments and see the images at Fetish Meets Fashion with CELLBlOCK 13 by Timoteo.

Photos & text Copyright Timoteo.

May 15, 2012

Primo Emporio: Is Change So Bad?

Years ago when I was living in Italy, Primo Emporio stood for radical men’s clothing…avant-garde trends…and “transgressive” styles.  I admit, this was my favorite menswear label in all the world.

But recently things have been changing…

Read the full article and see the spring/summer 2012 collection at New Directions with Primo Emporio.

Photos Copyright Primo Emporio.

Men’s Spring/Summer 2013 Trend Direction by

Seasonal Theme | Men’s Contemporary Market: Inspired by an old-school chic styling ethos, team tailored silhouettes with multi-layered separates.  Sun-bleached colored denim works well with retro button-up tops, casual blazers and floral tees for Spring/Summer 2013 men's contemporary market season.  Presented on WeConnectFashion, courtesy of

Spring / Summer 2013 Men's New Renaissance

Mpdclick's monthly trend overviews provide you with the latest product trends emerging this month covering all genders and ages to ensure fashion professionals have the broadest outlook of the global retail sector. In depth reports provide an invaluable resource of inspiration for brand ranges and merchandising ideas. Selected trends are also presented in downloadable pdf story boards, allowing you to create an instant impression and inspiration on the design floor.

Mpdclick is a leading commercial online fashion trend forecasting service. Mpdclick offers the fashion industry designer, buyer and executive the global creative inspiration and consumer intelligence needed to succeed. A subscription to keeps you informed of rapidly changing fashion and consumer trends and provides creative inspiration, market research and a library of usable resources, 24 hours a day.

Photos & text Published with Permission.

May 14, 2012

Men’s Fall/Winter 2013-14 Top Trends, Fashion Snoops

Season Trend Report | Mens: This must-see forecast report highlights the 5 top trend themes for the F/W 2013-14 menswear market. On view: Scottish Higlands, Baroque, Urban Tailoring, Tribal Mountaineer, and Punk Glam. . . An exclusive report for WeConnectFashion members, courtesy of Fashion Snoops, where the full report is available to subscribers.

An in-depth analysis of design themes for Ladies, Men, and Children for Fall Winter 2013-14 and seasons prior is available at Fashion Snoops for subscribers only. 

Reports on other trend areas like color, design themes, key items, details, etc are also available on the site for women's as well as for men, kids and accessories.

Photos & text Published with Permission.

The Beach Boys & Ribbens

The ‘Denny’ jacket was inspired by the works of Dennis Wilson, the drummer of the Beach Boys.

Ribbens was established in 2011 by Richard Deeney and Emily Naismith with a collective view to produce quality menswear which is designed and produced in England.

See the jacket and read more at A Salut to Dennis Wilson by Ribbens.

Photos & text Copyright Ribbers.

May 12, 2012

Alternative Spring/Summer 2012

Inspired by the different countries, cultures and people that make up our global community, 

Photos & text Copyright Alternative.

The Designers Feelings at Alternative

Alternative founder and Chief Creative Officer Greg Alterman and Design Director Lissa Zwahlen have created a list of their favorite spring 2012 Alternative styles.

Both Alterman and Zwahlen have provided quotes on exactly why these spring styles are their favorites.

Check out the quotes and items at Alternative:  Each Piece with a Designer’s Quote.

Photos & text Copyright Alternative.

May 10, 2012

Malak Ni: Reflection

Malak Ni offers a selection of classical, modern and contemporary neck wear and accessories in various patterns and styles to fit Nashville's needs.

Learn more about the collection and see the look book at “Reflection” by Malak Ni: Spring/Summer 2012.

Photos & text Copyright Malak Ni.


Decrepit weather beaten floorboards creek as a rigid towering figure treads inertly forward. Distorted, stern and sterile, it stands tall and observes its stained yet pristine surroundings.

See the collection here and read more about it at Obscur Autumn/Winter 2012 Static - Manifest.

Photos & text Copyright Obscur.

May 9, 2012

New Square Boxers from Bone Wear

Bone Wear’s new Square Boxers in silky Bijou Turquoise with White or Colour Trim are now listed online.

For more angles, click here.

Photos & text Copyright Bone Wear.

Cycle: Inspired by a Wolf!

May 2012 – Italian premium denim brand, CYCLE, presents their Autumn/Winter 12 collection, based on the solitary journey of the nomad soul in a mountainous setting.

The wolf, symbol of cunningness, grit and independence is the main character of collection.

The collection is casual but great.  Check it out at Cycle Man:  Autumn/Winter 2012.
Photos & text Copyright Cycle.  

Konzept86, the New Berlin-based Concept Store for Emerging Designers

An innovative and sustainable fashion concept makes fashion more accessible by providing emerging fashion designers with the tools to generate profit and increase their visibility.

Read all about the konzept at Konzept86: a Store for Emerging Designers!

Photos & text Copyright Konzept86.

May 8, 2012

MAC: Natural Aesthetics, Global style & Pure Products

The 2012 Fall/Winter collection of German Luxury pant company MAC is focused on masculinity and authenticity.

See the collection and read much more at MAC Pants Men’s Collection Fall/Winter 2012.

Photos & text Copyright MAC.

May 7, 2012

Scott James: Unified in Fall 2012

 Although menswear is traditionally rooted in the classic colors of navy, grey and brown, we love the accent POP colors for fall 2012.

Every piece of clothing, the jacket, the shirt, the trouser and sweater, should be unified. Each piece should stand on its own, yet complement the others.

See the collection and read more at Scott James Autumn/Winter 2012 Collection.

Photos & text Copyright Scott James.

May 6, 2012

Absurdity & Couture by Bernhard Willhelm

Bernhard Willhelm is renowned for his love of mixing absurdity with high fashion. 

After studying at Antwerp's Royal Academy and establishing his own label he almost instantly started showing womenswear at Paris Fashion Week and in the following year launched a menswear line. 

Learn more about Bernhard and see the collection at Bernhard Willhelm Men.

Photo & text Copyright Bernhad Willhelm.

May 5, 2012

Astrid Andersen at London Fashion Week

Astrid Andersen takes to the catwalk at London Fashion Week for the first time for Autumn/Winter 2012 as a part of the prestigious MAN menswear showcase bringing the unique sports-luxe aesthetic with sophisticated twists to the international stage.

Read more of the press release and see spring/summer 2012 at Astrid Andersen at London Collections:  Men.

Photo & text Copyright Astrid Andersen. 

May 3, 2012

Arpenteur, for Lovers of All Things French

 The young French brand Aprenteur has joined the selections of

For their first collection Aprenteur chose a complete wardrobe consisting of jackets, trousers, shorts, and shirts. 

Check out the items here at La jeune marque française, Arpenteur.

Photo Copyright Arpenteur.

May 2, 2012

Welsh Actor Luke Evans Endorses Police

Leading Italian lifestyle brand, POLICE, is pleased to announce Welsh actor Luke Evans as the new UK Brand Ambassador.

Born in 1983, the Italian brand emerged at an important period that saw sunglasses transform from a simple accessory to a fashion statement.

Photos & text Copyright Police.

May 1, 2012

Blauer USA—It Took an Italian

Strategically located between the 2 Italian cities, Vicenza and Padova, is a company named FGF Industry, which offers several brands that I enjoyed back in Italy.

The brands of FGF Industry include Brands by Enzo Fusco, BPD, C.P. Company, Blauer Helmets, and Blauer USA.

But there is a twist…or a catch…well, read more at Blauer USA—It Takes an Italian.

Photos Copyright Blauer USA.