February 27, 2013

Elie Tahari Spring/Summer Ad Campaign in Capri

Earth and air were the elements predominately featured in the campaign.

Photos & text Copyright Elie Tahari.

Eclectic Ethnic Inspired Menswear by Urban Masala

Urban Masala, represents the mix of cultures and lifestyles in urban centers across America. There are many cultures that can identify with the eclectic mix of patterns applied to the garments. 

Photos & text Copyright Urban Masala.

Fashion Snoops at Magic SS14

Sasonal Themes | Women’s Men’s Apparel: Whether you've visited MAGIC or not, take a look at the SS14 Trend Galleries presented by Fashion Snoops at the most recent February 2013 Sourcing at MAGIC convention in Las Vegas.

Photos & text Copyright WeConnectFashion, with Permission.

February 26, 2013

Primo Emporio Spring/Summer 2013

Since Primo Emporio was founded in the 1980’s, I have watched this Naples-based label evolve over the years, which has been a bitter-sweet experience for me.

Check out the entire collection and read more at Primo Emporio: A Slow Evolution into Summer.

Photos Copyright Primo Emporio.

Tailored Boxers by Hamilton & Hare

Hamilton & Hare introduces their newest collection from the range of slim line tailored boxer shorts that combine Savile Row tailoring and attention to detail previously not seen in the industry. 

See the collection and read the full press release at Introducing The Lombard Collection by  Hamilton & Hare.

Photos & text Copyright Hamilton & Hare.

February 25, 2013

Brazilian Model Marlon Teixeira for Scapa SS13

Consistent with previous summer collections, Scapa takes to the big blue once again with Brazilian model Marlon Teixeira.

View more of Scapa and Marlon at Scapa Sports Spring/Summer 2013.

Photos Copyright Scapa.

Fox Hunt with Coeur for SS13

Fox Hunt London is a luxury brand, not only designed in Britain but following a family tradition since the 19th century.

Photos Copyright Fox Hunt London.

February 23, 2013

Damir Doma Autumn/Winter 2013 Collection

Taking cues from the integral classicism of alpine sports, Damir Doma injects an aura of athletic frisson into his ascetic wardrobe for autumn/winter 2013.

View the entire collection at Damir Doma Autumn/Winter 2013 & Alpine Sports.

Photos & text Copyright Damir Doma.

Damir Doma Spring/Summer 2013 Collection

Traversing Utopian shores, Damir Doma embraces an elemental fraîcheur—conscious of the turning tides.

Photos & text Copyright Damir Doma.

February 22, 2013

A New Twist on Men's Bags

When I first saw the holster belt, I thought that it was a product of a urban cowboy company in Texas; but then I learned another story.

See the looks and watch the video at Are You an Urban Nomad or Just a Cowboy?

Photos Copyright Holster Belt Europe.

February 21, 2013

Commune de Paris 1871 Spring/Summer 2013 Collection

“ANONYMES” (Anonymous) is the title of the catalogue you can download here a twisted ironic motto as an homage to masked heroes who make  big things while staying in the dark

See the collection and read more at Commune de Paris 1871 “To the Anonymous” SS13.

Photos & text Copyright Commune de Paris.

February 20, 2013

Supremebeing Spring/Summer 2013 Collection

Supremebeing, established in 1999 and hailing from Cambridge, England, takes its influence from British street culture to create a unique aesthetic of original, detailed product; fit for purpose and designed for all seasons.

Watch the video and see the upcoming collection at Supremebeing Spring/Summer 2013 “Hard Times.”

Photos & text Copyright Supremebeing.

Coeur Autumn/Winter 2013 Collection

Following on from the success of the Kollective Men AW13 Showcase at Wolf & Badger, Coeur's Autumn/Winter 2013 collection has been fully revealed.  

See the full collection at Coeur Autumn/Winter 2013 Campaign.

Photos & text Copyright Coeur.

“'Study of the Hidden Recess of Mind” AW13 by Byngmun Seo

For this collection, we are looking deeper into the immense shadows of the unconscious.

Envisioning a full metamorphosis within the unconscious, we set the inherent dialectic in motion. 

See more of the preview and read the press release at Byungmun Seo Autumn/Winter 2013 Collection.

Photos & text Copyright Byungmun Seo.

February 19, 2013

V!TOR Spring/Summer 2013 Collection

REBORN is the closing chapter of the auto-biographical cycle that V!TOR started with RROM.

RROM revolved around existential and deeply personal themes, Life And Death celebrated the death of the old V!TOR;while REBORNw as the explosion of the new V!TOR.

See the full collection and read the press release at Reborn by V!TOR Spring/Summer 2013.

Photos & text Copyright V!tor.

Ray Vincente at Small Boutique Fashion Week

Good friend and designer Ray Brown of Ray Vincente presented his autumn/winter 2013 collection at Small Boutique Fashion Week, which creates “a vending experience that caters to the small scale buying and selling handmade community.”

See more of the collection at Ray Vincente Autumn/Winter 2013 Collection.

Photos Courtesy Elucid Magazine.

House of Lords Spring/Summer 2013 Collection

House of Lords Clothing, known for their distinctive style and high-quality men’s shirts and denim, will be showcased their Route 66 spring collection featuring casual chic and the latest trends in plaid at PROJECT in the MAGIC Marketplace fashion trade show in Las Vegas, February 19-21, 2013.

Photos & text Copyright House of Lords.

February 18, 2013

Weekly Newsletter Sign Up: New York Fashion Week

Subscribe to my weekly Newsletter delivered every Saturday morning. Below is last week's recap of Mercedes Benz Fashion Week in New York. Click here.

Zam Barrett Autumn/Winter 2013 Collection

Zam Barrett is a New York City based fashion brand dedicated to a continuous process of creation and refinement of ideas, which are born in part from communication between its creators and clients as the end users of the products. 

See the collection and read more at Zam Barrett Zam Barrett Fall/Winter 2013 Presentation.

Photos & text Copyright Zam Barrett.

Introducing the Penfield Spring/Summer 2013 Lookbook

Penfield traveled to the East Coast’s classic summer retreat; the Hampton’s, visiting typical hangouts like Sunset Beach on Shelter Island, the quaint shops and traditional docks of Sag Harbor, roadside markets like Pike Farms, and the beach trails of Noyack Bay.  

See the collection and read the press release at Join Penfield with “Summer in Sag Harbor.”
Photos & text Copyright Penfield.

February 17, 2013

Eleven Paris Spring/Summer 2013 Campaign

He's one of the world's most famous rock stars. She's the supermodel everyone wants. 

The former, Lenny Kravitz, has personified and redefined an international 'cool' attitude for over 20 years, also mixing various musical genres in his 10 albums to make his own sound, showcasing his influences and influencing others in return. 

The latter, Charlotte Free, has quickly established herself as the new revelation of modeling, crushing stereotypes. 

See the video and read more at Eleven Paris with Lenny Kravitz & Charlotte Free.

Photos & text Copyright Eleven Paris.

Take Dolce and Gabban to the Gym This Summer

I really like the 2013 spring/summer gym collection by Dolce and Gabbana for its wide variety of looks; there is something for everyone.

Photos Copyright Dolce and Gabbana, text Francesco Di Maio.

February 16, 2013

Time for Color with Reiss SS13

Drawing its inspiration from Nigel Slater's The Kitchen Diaries, Reiss' SS13 menswear collection will be serving The Summer Diaries; a prescriptive, month-by-month 'sartorial menu' to take you through the four temperate seasons.

 See the collection at Reiss Spring/Summer 2013 Collection.

Photos & text Copyright Reiss.

Sifr Spring/Summer 2013 Collection

Singapore-based premium streetwear brand Sifr launches their SS13 collection of casual wear, footwear and basics in the UK.

Photos & text Copyright Sifr.

February 15, 2013

Stephen F Spring/Summer 2013

Through combinations of classic materials and innovative designs and vice versa, Stephen F has managed to make every item and look of the SS13 collection exiting and interesting.

Read the full press release and see the collection at Stephen F Spring/Summer 2013 Collection.

Photos & text Copyright Stephen F.

How to Mix Prints: Jeremy Scott AW13

For this coming autumn/winter, Jeremy Scott has prepared for us a bold, punk-inspired collection of psychedelic prints and patterns. 

See the collection and read the article at Jeremy Scott AW13: the Fine Points of Prints. 

Photos Copyright Jeremy Scott.

Prints Are on the Way with Jeremy Scott SS13

I have been forecasting an increase of prints in the menswear trends of the upcoming seasons; but probably no one has incorporated patterns and prints like Jeremy Scott.

See the collection and read the article at Get Ready for Prints! Jeremy Scott SS13.

Photos Copyright Jeremy Scott.

February 14, 2013

Daniel Palillo 2013 Autumn/Winter Collection

Daniel Palillo’s new collection originates in an epochal moment during the designer’s own freshman year when a group of students hijacked the school radio and blasted Beck’s “Loser” all over the corridors and classrooms. 

 See the collection at Daniel Palillo: Wasted Youth.

 Photos & text Copyright Daniel Palillo. 

JULIAHEUSE Autumn/Winter 2013 Collection

JULIAHEUSE is the new fashion label by the fashion designer who once has been one half of the Berlin based design-duo JULIAANDBEN. 

The A/W 2013/14 collection “Objet Trouvé”, eponymous of Marcel Duchamp's work, concentrates on its very essence: the structures of the material, a trompe-l'oeil print, a little leather detail. 

See the collection at JULIAHEUSE Presents 'Objet Trouvé'.

Photos & text Copyright JULIAHEUSE.

Leather Japan Autumn/Winter 2013 Collection

On Wednesday, February 13th from 2:30pm to 3:30pm, Leather Japan held a presentation for Fall/Winter 2013 season, showcasing eight emerging Japanese designers and their utilization of Japanese Leather.

See the full collection at Japan Leather Autumn/Winter 2013 Presentation.

Photos Copyright Leather Japan, text Maguire Steele.

February 13, 2013

What Will You Wear This Summer...Dsquared2?

Check out my take and see the entire collection of Disquared2 at Is Dsquared2 Your Look This Summer?

Photos Copyright Dsquared2.

Siki Im Autumn/Winter 2013 Collection

When in school, one of my favorite writers that I studied was Italo Calvino (1923-1985), who was an Italian journalist and short story novelist. 

For this reason, I was delighted to read about the inspiration of Siki Im’s autumn/winter 2013 collection.

See the collection and read more at Siki Im at Mercedes Benz Fashion Week.
Photos Copyright Siki Im.

Celebrate 140 Years with Levi's

Can you believe Levi’s is 140 years old?

Read how you can celebrate with Levi’s at Levi’s Celebrates 140 Years.

Photo Copyright Levi’s.

February 12, 2013

Spats & Mercedes Fashion Week

People always ask me, “When you go to fashion weeks, what do you wear?”

Well, anything I want since I’m not the one that everybody is looking at on the runway! 

But I do like to look nice, so for this season at Mercedes Benz Fashion Week, I wore my spats! “What are spats,” you ask?

Several weeks ago, I was shopping in Chelsea at one of my favorite stores called Mardana, where I saw a pair of handmade Cydwoq shoes in the window.

What I loved about the shoes was the spats look!

Spats is the abbreviated form of the word spatterdashes, which became popular in the late 1800’s and fell out of use in the 1920’s—for civilians, that is.

The term goes back to the 1700’s for the long leggings that protected stockings and trousers from spattering of mud while on horseback.

Soldiers also wore spats, and in some cultures spats appear in uniforms as with Indian and Pakistani armies, as well as the Swedish, Finnish, and Egyptian.

Beau-Homme "The First Centenary"

Holly McGlynn had the wonderful privilege of shooting the 2013 autumn/winter campaign for Beau-Homme, which is entitled “the First Centenary.”

Photos Copyright Beau-Homme.

Refresher: Spring/Summer Trends

The Short Suit
One of the stand out trends for men’s designer fashion was the short suit. In daring colours and daring lengths, the short suit is a trend that designers have been playing with for a very long time. A tailored cut to wear with a matching (or not) blazer is the only way to wear shorts this season.

Richard James
This designer sent his models down the runway wearing linen short suits in neon brights, stripes and paisley prints. The tailored shorts stopped just above the knee and were paired with a single-breasted blazer. Although most were matching, some of his collection paired mismatched shorts and blazer combinations, emphasising the wear-ability of the shorts as smart and casual.

Raf Simons
Raf Simons’ shorts stopped mid-thigh and were featured on nearly every look. Influenced by sportswear, they featured slit detail at the front of the leg. A bold and audacious look, many of the suits were in bold jewel colours and as spring comes around will be reserved only for the very adventurous.

With metallic pieces already hitting the high streets, it seems that metallic menswear is going to be a hit. Making a statement will be easy this season.

Burberry Prorsum
Looking somewhat sweet-like, the models paraded down the catwalk in shades of metallic green, pink, orange and yellows and every garment imaginable was metallicised, from cardigans to shirts. Paired with black or neutral, there was a real aspect of wearability to this collection.

A sports luxe feel with metallic grey hoodies and oversized parachute coats, Lanvin took a more directional, cutting edge approach to his collection.

This season men’s designer clothing is about making a statement, expressing yourself and never blending in to the background.

Guest post by Barry Seltz.

The Shore Clothing Brand

Some clothing brands have a relatively linear progression in terms of the development of their product ranges; they might start out providing footwear for gentlemen and later on branch out into scientifically-designed, ergonomic fitness and general purpose footwear (As Ecco shoes have done, for example) or expanding a product range to include different kinds of shirts, like polo-neck as well as t-shirts and so on. Some, however, have taken a bit of an unusual route into the industry, and Shore clothing are a case in point.

Simon Crawford, the founder, was a student at the time so understandably found it a bit difficult to get money together for his new surf venture in Sussex in the UK-at the time (in the early 80’s) windsurfing was coming up as a new sport, and people were wanting to try it out. Simon started by hiring boards out, and doing a bit of tuition as well. He founded Shore fully later in the 1980’s as a wetsuit supplier. Soon though, demand started to pick up for surf fashion items as well as the standard wetsuits and surfboard aspect; surfing and casual fashion began to get more strongly associated with surfing as a culture with brands such as Quiksilverand Billabong coming to the fore.

The brand is an action sport and casual-orientated one;  if you visit www.shore.co.uk,  it’s immediately apparent that most of the products have a casual, made-to be worn feel. A mixture of patterned and non-patterned designs are used in the gear and the much-vaunted “rider-refined-program” essentially means that Shore’s own sports steam tests the gear and accessories that they produce under sporting conditions, something rare in the fashion industry insofar as testing is concerned. Whilst not applying to every single product, the process makes for pretty durable clothing.

The animal range also includes a large number of watches, mostly-surfing-orientated of course but with an emphasis on attempting to attain style for the active whilst being practical at the same time. When Shore was initially set up, one of the first innovations they worked on was a watch strap designed to stop watches from falling off in the sea.-if you want a reliable, durable watch Shore might be the way to go.

Guest post by Barry Seltz.

Custo Barcelona 2013 Autumn/Winter Collection

Custo Barcelona has been showing in New York since 1997, and each season has brought a fresh vision of fashion from Spain to the Americas.

Have a look at the entire collection here Custo Barcelona at Mercedes Benz Fashion Week.

Photos Copyright Custo Barcelona.

February 11, 2013

Y-3 Autumn/Winter 2013 Collection

At Mercedes Benz Fashion Week, Y-3 took a walk back in time and then into the future, celebrating their 10th anniversary with a collection entitled Future Thrift.

View the collection at Y-3 at Mercedes Benz Fashion Week.

Photos Courtesy Mercedes Benz Fashion Week.

Lacoste Autumn/Winter 2013 Collection

A first patent obtained when he was only 20 years old, and soon followed by many others, confirmed René Lacoste, the courtside champion of sportswear elegance, as a brilliant inventor.

Read the full press release and see more images at Lacoste at Mercedes Benz Fashion Week.

Photos Courtesy Mercedes Benz Fashion Week.

Raif Adelberg Autumn/Winter 2013 Collection

Raif Adelberg debuted his autumn/winter 2013 collection at Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week in the New York Public Library at Lincoln Center on February 9, 2013 in New York City.

The collection was entitled “Hinterland.”

See the full collection at Raif Adelberg at Mercedes Benz Fashion Week.

Photos Courtesy Mercedes Benz Fashion Week.

February 10, 2013

Robert Geller Autumn/Winter 2013 Collection

Robert Geller was born 1976 in Hamburg, Germany, which comes through strongly in his 2013 autumn/winter collection as it draws on German expressionist films.

See the entire collection and read more at Robert Geller at Mercedes Benz Fashion Week.

Photos Copyright Robert Geller.

The Path to Buddha Interpreted by General Idea

On Friday, February 8th at 1pm, General Idea showed their Fall/Winter 2013 collection with a runway show at Eyebeam.

See the collection and read more at General Idea “The Path to Buddha: A Tibetan Pilgrimage.

Photography credit: Dan Lecca.

Alejandro Ingelmo Autumn/Winter 2013 Collection

Last night I attended a presentation by Alejandro Ingelmo, which took place at The Highline Room at The Standard where the accessory designer debuted his Fall/Winter 2013 collection.

See the collection and read more at Alejandro Ingelmo at Mercedes Benz Fashion Week.

Photos Copyright Billy Farrell Agency.

February 9, 2013

General Idea Autumn/Winter 2013 Collection

View the autumn/winter 2013 collection of General Idea called “Nomadism” N47⁰55’” at General Idea at Mercedes Benz Fashion Week.