March 31, 2015

Bread & Butter Names Haman Alimardani Creative Director

Probably one of the largest, most prestigious ready-to-wear fashion shows is Bread & Butter, which, founded in 2001, has taken place in Cologne, Berlin, and Barcelona.

Bread & Butter has recently elected a new Creative Director, Haman Alimardani of the label Hamansutra.

Born 1977 in Tehran, Iran, Haman Alimardani grew up in Germany and the United States, with music playing a large role in his upbringing.

Alimardani completed his studies of fashion design at the Central Saint Martins College of Art and Design in London, going on to work with Kostas Murkurdis and the Bavarian State Opera in Munich.

I think Alimardani will be an tremendous asset to Bread & Butter and I wish him success.

Photo: 012110 hamansutra Koffer bea" by Julihana - Own work. Licensed under CC BY-SA 3.0 via Wikimedia Commons.

March 30, 2015

Stephen F: the Dream Collection for Spring/Summer 2015

The Dream Collection suede jacket, shirt and pants featured in Spanish Rocket Magazine, in an exclusive photo shoot with male model Lucas Marcos, shot by renowned photographer Felix del Rincon.

Behind the scenes at Stephen F AW15 – The LILI Collection at NY Fashion Week

Have a look at my friend Steven Ferber's Autumn/Winter 2015 Collection at New York Fashion Week and what he says about the amazing inspiration, which he drew from his grandmother.

TRIBE Swimwear at the Fashion & Fitness Runway Show

Tribe Swimwear in the Fashion & Fitness Show

Tribe Swimwear from Australia will present is collection at the Fashion & Fitness Runway Show, April 10, 6pm, at 12th Street Gym in Philadelphia, starring Malcolm Jenkins of the Philadelphia Eagles.

March 27, 2015

Color Shifts & Changes

It's really cool how colors mutate, evolve, change, and shift from one year to another, one season to the next, even throughout a single collection.

This year several colors will be taking shape, such as red, which will go from maraschino to deep cranberry.

Read the full report by Trend Council as seen on WeConnectFashion.

Photo Used by Permission.

March 26, 2015

Special Guest Model: Malcolm Jenkins & Rock Avenue Bow Ties

As you may well know, Malcolm Jenkins plays defensive back for the Philadelphia Eagles; but what you may not know is that this NFL player has a fashion line called Rock Avenue Bow Ties.

Malcolm named the label after the main street of where he grew up and, whether good or bad, these were the folks that shaped his life and sense of fashion.

The company's mission is to educate the public about bow ties and, most importantly, how to tie them. More good news yet! You don't have to wait for a formal occasion to wear one!

We are proud to announce that Malcolm will be our special guest model at the Fashion & Fitness Runway Show on April 10th at 12th Street Gym in Philadelphia.

Definitely come out a see Malcolm Jenkins of the Philadelphia Eagles model some super cool swimwear, as well as his own line of bow ties!

RSVP here.

Meet the Models: Personal Trainer, Alfredo Aviles

For the Fashion and Fitness Swimwear Show on April 10 at 12th Street Gym, one of the models to walk the runway will be Alfredo Aviles.

At only age 21, Alfredo has been a successful model for top name brands and is now a personal trainer at 12th Street Gym.

Living a vegan lifestyle, what sets Alfredo apart is his holistic, plant-based approach to wellness and fitness.

Come out and meet Alfredo as he models in this fun show. RSVP here.

Meet the Models: Personal Trainer, Kevin Kreider

For the Fashion & Fitness Swimwear Show, which will be held on April 10 at 12th Street Gym in Philadelphia, one of the models will be Kevin Kreider.

Kevin is no newbie on the fashion runway but rather is an American Korea model who was signed on with Wilhelmina, having successfully modeled in numerous countries for film, TV, and commercials.

With a B.S. in Exercise Science from Temple University, Kevin is currently a personal trainer at 12th Street Gym.

As a personal trainer, Kevin is goal oriented, focusing on the individual needs and goals of his clients.

Definitely come out and see Kevin walk the runway! RSVP here.

The Good People: Mustique Spring/Summer 2015 Collection

In today's jungle of rules and regulations, sometimes all the paths appear to be mapped out for us. Always in search of the road less traveled, GoodPeople set out to find a place where pathways fade and possibilities stretch beyond the horizon. Mustique, the small private island where stars like Mick Jagger and David Bowie retreat, seemed to be the perfect spot. In the spirit of leisure and luxury, Mustique and its iconic inhabitants inspired us to kick off our shoes, run through the sand, and dive into the waves...

A Tropical Color Palate
The GoodPeople SS15 collection has a color palate right out of this picturesque beach scene...  tropical green, stormy blue, sandy beige, white tiara, green turtle, and swim pool blue. With color blocking, stripes, and bespoke patterns, this collection characterizes a vacation attitude. Our popular blazer style and coordinating line of trousers are featured in cheery summery hues. Garment washes and faded denim look as though they’ve spent the whole day soaking in the sun, because that’s exactly what you’ll want to be doing in them!

Summer Favorites
This season GoodPeople offers a range of summer looks, making sure you’re covered from a casual day at the beach to a dressy island soiree. The materials are luxurious throughout with fine, thin cotton blends for daytime and the highest-end knitted merino's, linen, and cashmere blends for evening.  Our polos are made of fine mercerized cotton, the most beautiful cotton available, giving a classic look an even more comfortable feel. Oxfords have a refined yet relaxed feel with materials that look great rolled up. Tees, a summertime staple, stand apart with unexpected graphic detailing and to go with them we’ve introduced a five-pocket chino short that you’ll want to live in all summer long.

Signature Pieces
The oxfords in this collection wear easily and have an original look with details like large mother of pearl buttons, stand up collars, and halfway button downs.  Our special edition blazer features an edgy studded lapel. The collection’s trademark is the bespoke graphic patterns that reflect the fun and playful attitude of vacation with images of watermelons, whales, maps and palm trees.

About GoodPeople

GoodPeople, founded in 2007, offers a complete range of wardrobe essentials for the modern man. The designs are characterized by the contrast between classic sophistication and playful recklessness.  All garments are crafted in Europe and typical is the use of refined materials. Every collection of GoodPeople is different from the preceding, but one thing you can always count on is an unexpected twist.

March 25, 2015

Fall/Winter 2016 Trends: Prints

I love prints! But not too many guys have the courage to wear them. I think a certain kind of print can be a bit more acceptable by guys, especially when they don't involve flowers and the like.

For fall/winter 2016, there are some cool prints on the way, such as Arabesque graphics, which take their inspiration from interiors.

They just may be the type of print that makes a guy's wardrobe slightly more eventful.

Photo Courtesy of Trendstop, as published on WeConnectFashion.

March 24, 2015

Grass Turf: One of the Prime Colors of Spring/Summer 2016

If I mentioned the color, you probably wouldn't have the faintest idea, but seeing the picture can give you a good idea of Grass Turf: one of the leading colors for the spring/summer season of 2016.

Many other colors will be seen, such as bright yellow, butter scotch, and rich browns. You can read the full report by Fashion Snoops in the WeConnectFashion Trend Shop.

Photo Used by Permission.

March 23, 2015

Toby by Hatem Alakeel

While not many countries don an entire thobe, Toby designs some really cool shirts that are stylish no matter where you are.

Toby, which means 'my thobe', is designed by Hatem Alakeel.

March 22, 2015

Fashion Trends by Baja East

When Scott Studenberg and John Targon founded their label Baja East, they pointed to the concept of "loose fashion."

They also styled their look as unisex, or even ambisex, which indicates that man can wear looks as easy as a women.

But one of the major trends in their collection is the drop crotch, otherwise known as the kurta pant.

This look has swept countries like Italy at the moment. It seems to occur and reoccur, but will it stay?

March 21, 2015

Spring/Summer 2015 of Beymen Club

For the spring/summer 2015 campaign, Beymen goes casual canine.

Massimo Dutti Goes Equestrian

For the Spring/Summer 2015 campaign, Massimo Dutti goes equestrian with a series of classic styles and horses.

March 20, 2015

Fashion & Fitness Swimwear Show

Join Uomo Moderno Magazine & 12th Street Gym,
in the Fashion & Fitness Runway Show of
Tribe Swimwear from Australia!

Yes mates, Australia!
It's time to give Italy some good ole' competition!

Doors Open at 6:00pm
Runway Show at 7:00pm
Free Admission

Cash Bar by

Complimentary Copy of
Uomo Moderno Magazine

Discount Dinners for the Evening at


Francesco is Back!

After quite some time of absence, I am back with Men's Fashion by Francesco!

I have been rolling out an awesome magazine from Italy, as well as events in New York City.

 I can't wait to bring you more menswear news from around the world.

Here's a picture of me (bottom middle) from our last event in New York.