I remember my junior year of high school reading “The Great Gatsby” actually made me think about the finer things in life. The lavish parties, beautiful women, and clothes. There was a mystique about Gatsby I could relate to. What’s relatable about menswear are the classic essentials. Brooks Brothers, the father of Americana Fashion, designed a collection for the new film adaptation of “The Great Gatsby” . You are never get wrong with classics. There is something about the sophistication of the garments that was truly . To be honest, I would have love to see Michael Bastian designed for the film. However, they wanted to start true to the aesthetic F. Scott Fitzgerald desired (agree to disagree). Nevertheless, it’s still a good collection..
Fhonia Ellis is a fashion designer/hustler who is seeking to take the hip hop fashion to a new perspective along with an avant-garde twist. Recently, the Louisville native has been working beyond measure to make her brand to be reckon with. Through the likes of Mary J. Blige, Coco and Breezy, BET’s 106 & Park, and Jet magazine, she’s off to great start! Through the lens of another Louisville native, Lana Wilson, captures the garments in a very extraordinary way! Order from her collection, here
There is a revolution going on in Louisville. Sooner or later, the world will know we are the “stockholm” of the midwest (soon as we get more people on board). She will be of the tastemakers to make it happen.
I have a huge addiction to “Dope” shit. It’s often best not to start a relapse on mediocrity. Fortunately, for this street style brand, Stampd’ LA, it’s not the case. Presenting the fall 2012 lookbook featuring “dope” apparel and accessories. The brand is slightly expanding with their choice of high quality accessories from Small Leather Goods to Pony Hair Snap Backs, our collection continues to expand. If there is a minimalist streetwear, it’s obviously them.
Thai designer Sup Suphanut Suwansanya and his menswear label 10/10, displays an array of contemporary clothing inspired by a broad spectrum of influences including geometrical shapes and anime (i.e. Gundam). I love the range how the design blended the tailored clothing, streetwear, and the avant-garde with a futuristic twist. Of course, this is not the first someone has not given a futuristic approach to their collections. However, its much refreshing to see its from a collections you normally don’t from in many fashion magazines.
Due to the era we will live, its not unusual to see how carbon copies hit the runways, streets, or anything in natural. This collection was retroactively inspired with a futuristic twist, which is cool to rock in the present. This collection is indeed dope!
Marc Stone presents his spring/summer 2013 lookbook, a collaboration with Icelandic artist Thelma Herzl by providing some strong spring staples. Through the lens of Ryan Jerome, the extensive collection of suiting and casual wear in hues of cool aqua, light taupe, electric orange, and a beautiful volcanic ash-inspired print.
Marc Stone tackled relaxed silhouettes such as draped trousers and knits to structured staples including sleek suiting with meticulous and geometric finishes which gives a great contemporary look. I am sucker for designer t-shirts and they are a winner in my book!
This was a resort collection which raised my eye brow (in a good way). I totally appreciate the juxtaposition Sarah Burton (creative director of Alexander Mcqueen) has done with this 2013 collection. I love the contrast piping in the women’s blazers while high waist trousers were shown throughout the collection. Beautiful textures of metallic gold and silver embossed from the daywear to evening wear. The evening wear was perhaps my favorite because of ageless appeal the garments delivered. On the other hand, the collection gives me a more mature collection (i.e. Carolina Herrera). Naturally, fashion is not always for the young and vibrant. Lets just call this collection, sophisticated.
Stephania Arenas has graces the latest lookbook for Pusha T and Malice (The Clipse)’s Play Cloths collection. There appears to be some boy meets girls looks. Mad sex appeal with an urban touch is direction with collection. Mrs. Arenas did a pretty dope job doing so.
Mango‘s fall 2012 lookbook has taken a turn towards girl meets menswear. The Spanish label’s autumn collection is all about style with ease as shown by the large selection of casual knits, heavy jackets and denim. It is pretty dope how these pieces can worn by any woman who wishes to put more use into her garments, individually. From daywear to nightwear, each piece serves its purpose. The collection has a way to give each piece their own individuality, which could compliment the woman’s sense of style. Most lookbooks or collection has a specific aesthetic, which becomes recognizable. However, this is not the case with Mango. My favorite is the chunky nude hued knitwear with animal print denims shown above executed a beautiful movement regards to texture.
This Lookbook for H&M has an array of tailored outerwear garments, shirting, suiting and footwear, highlighted by a rich and colorful color palette.There are some pretty dope staples to get in the lookbook such as the varsity jacket and Duffle coat. Those are two items that are classic and wear for years to come! The collection shows their collections are growing and looking better than ever.
Inspired by late ’50s/early ’60s French and Italian films, the Pierre Balmain diffusion line offers an initial look into its sophomore collection for Fall/Winter 2012, modeled by Adrien Sahores. A cleaner and more refined construction make for a great series of seasonally-fitting clothes that are not a far cry from its well-received punk rock design language. As one would expect from the outfitter, the collection features a range of its proven staples including slim-fitting biker and denim jackets, alongside sleek blazers with narrow lapels, pencil cut pleated trousers, and clean tailored shirts.