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Dolce & Gabbana’s show catches eyes at Milan Fashion Week

Italian brand Dolce & Gabbana put on an extravagant cat walk show on Saturday with a regal-inspired men’s range, and it even featured some high-profile names from social media.

The show, titled “King’s Angels,” featured tailored suits and patterned lapels with gold embroidery and happened underneath a huge crown.

The Italian powerhouse has turned to millennials as their target market and used a number of promising names to show off its latest collection at Milan Men’s Fashion Week.

Internet icons like Kevin Chaplin, grandson of Charlie; Dylan Jagger Lee, son of Pamela Anderson and drummer Tommy Lee; Paris Brosnan, son of actor Pierce; and Christian Combs, son of P. Diddy, were all on the catwalk.

They were also joined by Neel Visser, who has 2.7 million Instagram followers, Vine star Cameron Dallas and musician Austin Mahone.

The Italian designer Giorgio Armani, 83, already showed off a collection for his Emporio Armani streetwear brand with a full unisex show.

Tag Heuer creates a smaller smartwatch

Tag Heuer has the Connected Modular 45, which has an average 45 mm case and is great for people with big wrists but no so much for others. That’s why the company has taken it upon themselves to make a smaller watch for those with smaller wrists. Tag Heuer created the new Connected Modular 41, which has a 41 mm diameter.

Tag Heuer worked with Intel and Google to improve their newest smartwatch. The watch has a brighter screen that shows 390 x 390 resolution and gives 326 pixels per inch. They even added to the memory capacity, upgrading to 8 GB and 1 GB of RAM as well. The newest design is water resistant to 50 meters and includes GPS and NFC connectivity. The watch can connect to phones that have Android 4.4 or iOS 9 and above. It’s set at a retail price that starts at $1,200.

Craig Green caught the stars’ attention

Men’s fashion designers are always the busiest during the month of January. Most of them are busy finishing up their collections for the London Fashion Week Men’s, which was established in 2012 and now happens twice a year, a month ahead of the main Fashion Weeks.

“It’s a very long process,” Craig Green said. “Because the shows are six months apart, we start planning a month after the last show.”

During this year’s London Fashion Week, Green caught more attention than half the catwalk show. Green is a 31-year-old who has been named the British menswear designer for the past two years in a row, and he showed off his newest collection on the last day of London Fashion Week Men’s.

“But it’s continuously changing, we order fabrics, we get things back that we think are going to be great, and then we see them, we’re cutting them up, changing them, developing them in the studio. It’s a five-month process, and we work long hours!”

The hard work paid off, judging by how everyone reacted to the new collection. GQ Style’s Editor Luke Day recently said, “it’s the quiet confidence of his work that defines him as the most exciting new menswear designer of our time.”

Green opened his label back in 2012, and his success has made his popularity grow at a fast rate. His creations have been worn by high names like Rihanna, Jay-z and Drake.

“We were asked to create something custom for the opening look of Rihanna’s tour,” Green said. “But someone like Jay-Z, he just bought that T-shirt, so we didn’t know about that until we saw it. Sometimes they just go into a store and buy it.”

“I remember after the first collection, I was walking past Liberty’s and I saw someone wearing one of our knitted hats, and I didn’t know them, they weren’t a friend or fashion journalist, and I remember how weird it was. And to realize that that person made a conscious choice to go into a shop and buy it, that’s very strange in the beginning, but also exciting.”

Green is a man who pays great attention to detail, and lately it seems like it’s taking him pretty far.

Yxng Bane modeled for What We Wear

Up and coming menswear brand What We Wear has showcased their newest spring/summer 2018 collection at this year’s London Fashion Week Men’s. The brand also belongs to British artist Tinie Tempah.

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The collection was composed solely of solid silhouettes and was showcased with new East London rapper Yxng Bane. Yxng Bane modeled most of the collection.

The brand What We Wear was launched around this time last year and with Tempah’s luxe-sportswear aesthetic being brought up again this season. Utilitarian jackets, unnoticeable details and fully functional looks are featured throughout the whole collection.


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Yxng Bane, the young London rapper, is ready to take over this year. He has been spotted multiple times repping the brand on the streets, and the 21-year-old rapper consistently made good music last year. BBC 1xtra has posted him as an artist to look for on their “Hot For 2018” list.

Jimmy Choos makes royally attractive men’s shoes

Jimmy Choo Creative Director Sandra Choi showed the new 2018 men’s collection on the first day of Milan Men’s Fashion Week. The collection was very unique to past Jimmy Choo collections. Sandra Choi was able to give a little insight on her inspiration for the collection:

“We looked at royalty and how they dressed, 16th-century dukes in feathers and organzas and pleats and draped pearls. They could do that to assert their authority. But at the same time, we’re living now in 2018, so let’s just pull it back a bit. Jimmy Choo is not afraid to load up, but it’s about knowing where to put things, what finish to use, what details to pick out.”

Choi took elements from past history but turned it into a more approachable and relatable model for the market. A highlight of the collection was the Baldwyn, a boot-sneaker hybrid. The shoe featured a translucent rubber outsole that was set under a more classically shaped rubber midsole, and the upper half was lizard-print calf leather and tortoiseshell patent.

“For me, the over-arching theme at Jimmy Choo is always about glamour,” said Choi, adding that when it comes to men’s, she tends to be more careful when she makes decisions. “The key is to know where the limit is.”

Versace and 2 Chainz reveal sneaker collaboration at Milan Fashion Week

2 Chainz was front row at Versace’s fall 2018 men’s runway show on day one of Milan Fashion Week, but the fashionable rapper was there as more than just a guest. Earlier that day, 2 Chainz teased at a possible collaboration project on Instagram: he posted a video that showed off a pair of co-branded Versace sneakers featuring his Chain Reaction logo.


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The shoe was a tan retro running sneaker featured a mesh upper with red color on the laces and lining, and the shoe was instantly loved by sneaker heads all around the world.

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2 Chainz and Donatella Versace had even more to show off. At the show, they displayed even more collaborative sneakers, and most of them stopped the show. The chunky styles featured a lot of mismatch color schemes that were blended with bold prints and textures drawn from the ready-to-wear.  This new collaboration shows that the chunky shoe trend is likely to stay during the new year. According to WWD, the Versace x Chain Reaction sneakers are expected to be purchasable in two months.

Four female designers making a big impact in British menswear

As the menswear market continues to grow, several women have tried their hand at designing menswear instead of womenswear. Most notably, a number of London female menswear designers are bringing much needed talent and takes and turning them into profiting brands.

Grace Wales Bonner

Grace Wales Bonner graduated from Central St Martins back in 2014. She presented her first collection at Fashion East in 2015, and, that same year, she won Emerging Menswear designer of the year at the British Fashion Awards.

She made her debut at London Fashion Week Men’s in 2016 with her own label titled Wales Bonner. Most of her designs explore inspiration from European and African influences. Now, Bonner’s collections and shows are some of the most anticipated on the show calendars. Keep in mind, Bonner has yet to turn 27.

Lou Dalton

Dalton dropped out of school when she was 16 and began to learn her craft while working as an apprentice to a tailor, then she went on to study menswear at the Royal College of Art.

Dalton’s tailoring combined with her Shropshire roots make her clothes beautiful and extremely durable. Dalton’s collections are now some of the most highly sought after clothes. She has made capsule collections for Dover Street Market, Grenson, Liberty and Opening Ceremony. Dalton’s designs are available internationally on her online store.

Astrid Anderson

Anderson launched her own brand back in 2011 and has caught attention for her knack of remodeling the sports-luxe category. Her designs go far beyond a simple tracksuit. She is expertly able to blend urban influences with small feminine details to make clothes that challenge the gender norms.

She graduated from the Royal College of Art in 2010 and was able to get support from Fashion East and NEWGEN before making her official debut at London Fashion Week Men’s. Her celebrity base, including Drake, A$AP Rocky, and Rihanna, all adore her clothes.

Martine Rose

Rose, a 36-year-old designer, is one of London’s most original menswear designers. Her label, which is now 10 years old, has constantly been pushing boundaries.

Her designers effortlessly play with shape and proportion. Her designs are now being stocked at Barneys in New York, Dover Street Market and Matches fashion. Rose has also been added to the Balenciaga team to consult on its menswear line.

Norman fashion line tries to help Oklahoma

Middle America has never been seen as a fashion hub of the United States. Menswear brand companies are years behind other areas, but Norman resident Alejandro Vaca is hoping his new men’s line will send Oklahoma into the future.

Vaca comes from Ecaudor, where accessories and ensembles are critical parts of the culture’s everyday attire for both men and women. America’s “renaissance of makers” will help them grab the attention of the manliest of men in Oklahoma. Vaca commented:

“We’re focused on marketing to women who are choosing clothes and accessories for their husbands, spouses, fathers, or who are making suggestions about what looks good and what they like on a man. I grew up in a matriarchal community, one where the role of women and their contribution was respected, and that’s what we’re trying to do with our brand, to respect a woman’s contribution and to help reshape the typical macho man’s way of thinking about women and about fashion.”

Vaca, 35, is the fourth-generation fashion man following all the men before him up to his great-grandfather.

“I used to sneak in as a kid and have the employees teach me how to use the machines before I was really old enough,” Vaca said. “I have a memory from when I was really young of being in this room that was filled with hundreds of rolls of leather and that smell, it has always felt homey to me.”

“The big goal is to open a boutique here in Norman,” Vaca said in December. “I’m hoping to do that next year, but it could still be a couple years. We’ll see how things go.”

Vaca displays some of his collection at Stash, a local shop in Norman, but also goes to the University of Oklahoma’s Innovation Hub.

“The Hub exists to support entrepreneurs among the campus community and the Oklahoma community at large,” Fabrication Lab Director Brandt Smith said. “Our goal is not that he would continue using the Hub forever, but we want to help him get to point when he is successful and eventually can sustain without us.”

“People here have been so welcoming and warm, and I want to contribute to that and to give back to the place that helped me start this,” Vaca said.

The Weeknd cut ties with H&M over racial ad

Canadian RnB singer and Toronto native, The Weeknd, recently cut ties with the Sweden-based retail brand H&M after the company featured an ad that pictured a child of African American descent dressed in a sweatshirt that read “coolest monkey in the jungle.”

The artist partnered with the international brand for its 2017 Spring Icons Collection and even modeled some of its apparel.

On Monday, The Weeknd tweeted that he was “shocked and embarrassed” and “will not be working with @hm anymore” along with a photo of the racial ad.

By the next morning, the tweet had over 103,000 retweets and 230,000 favorites.

“We completely understand and agree with his reaction to the image. We are deeply sorry that the picture was taken and we also regret the actual print,” H&M said in a statement. “We will continue the discussion with The Weeknd and his team separately.”

The ad reached almost everyone with other celebrities chiming in on what had occurred. Lebron James posted an edited version of the ad on his Instagram that showed it in a more positive perspective, along with a compelling caption.

H&M had used the photo online to sell the hoodie in the United Kingdom. The brand then removed the photo, and the hoodie can no longer be purchased. The company said that it will “look into [their] internal routines to avoid such situations in the future.”

David Beckham opens new Kent & Curwen store with his family in London

David Beckham was joined by his wonderful family as he attended the opening of a new store for the label of which he is now a co-owner and helped relaunch.

The Essex man has become one of the most influential male fashion figures in the industry, and it’s starting to rub off on his children– especially his 15-year-old son, who was supporting his father by wearing one of the brand’s jackets.

Beckham has worked with the brand since 2015 and was able to relaunch it with Irish designer Daniel Kearns last year.

The England soccer star was even accompanied by his mother Sandra Beckham and his sister Joanne, who recently became a new mother with her partner Kris Donnelly. They had a daughter named Penny.

To celeberate the launch of the new store, located on Floral Street, Beckham hosted a lunch. He managed to maintain a British feel with a menu full of pie and mash followed by sticky toffee pudding.

CNN’s Samantha Barry named Glamour’s new Editor in Chief

The newest editor-in-chief of US Glamour is CNN social media executive producer Samantha Barry. Condé Nast, publisher for Glamour, confirmed.

The news came after an unexpectedly long search. This past September, Editor-in-Chief Cindi Leive announced she would leave the role of leading the magazine after staying for 16 years.

Barry, 36, has gone from BBC World News to CNN and now Glamour. At Condé Nast, Barry will be in charge of the Glamour brand and content and also in charge of consumer experiences. Barry starts Jan. 15.

Anna Wintour, Artistic Director of Condé Nast and Vogues editor in chief, has said that Barry is Glamour’s “first digital-native editor.” Wintour and Barry are said to have had a personal relationship prior to her appointment. Wintour elaborates in a statement:

“As an editor she has led all manner of news coverage from the 2016 presidential election and the horrific Las Vegas mass shooting to the love story voicemails and the 2018 New Year’s Eve festivities. Sam understands social media as a tool for storytelling and reporting; a way to support social conversation and the ever-changing contours of what’s cool. Sam is fearless, like so many leaders of the moment, and has both a reverence for Glamour’s history and a crystal clear view of its future in the digital environment.”

Barry also spoke in a statement:

“I am as humbled by Glamour’s past as I am excited about Glamour’s future. I could not be more proud to take the reigns of an iconic women’s brand at this pivotal moment for all women’s voices. For me, Glamour is the home of strong storytellers, insightful journalism, beauty and fashion. I look forward to building on the brand’s success, and sharing Glamour with audiences everywhere.”

Bob Sauerberg, Condé Nast’s chief executive and president, said:

“As we continue to innovate our content and distribution to reach next generation audiences, it is critical that our creators understand the symbiotic relationship between the audience, content and the best platforms to deliver each story and experience. Samantha’s fluency in connecting with consumers in digital, social and video will give Glamour fans the content they love, and in ways that are most meaningful to them.”

Arsenal soccer player Hector Bellerin criticized for appearing at London fashion week

Hector Bellerin, Arsenal soccer player and fashion admirer, was caught rocking a look that consisted mostly of Fear of God and a pair of white Balenciaga Triple S sneakers at the same time the soccer player’s team was losing to a smaller club in the FA Cup.


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The 22-year-old right back star was hit with plenty of backlash from fans over the Spain international’s obsession with fashion. Just three pieces from his outfit cost $3,594.63 which is more than the average monthly wage in England. Bellerin attended the fashion show with his girlfriend, Shree Patel, who wore a similarly outstanding outfit.

The Arsenal defender frequently posts on his Instagram showing off his newest threads, and many supporters are starting to question his passion for soccer. His appearance at a fashion show didn’t help the fact that his team was officially knocked out of the FA Cup due to a 4-2 loss to Nottingham Forest.

Below are some supporters’ responses on Twitter:

“Professional model, used to be a footballer who had so much promise… quite sad.”

“Already prepping a fall-to career Hector?”

“@HectorBellerin would you please take a break from fashion and concentrate on football.”

“I don’t know if you’re seeing it but our team is in tatters. All the recognition and fame you have is because of football and right now you aren’t exactly justifying it.”

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“Stop taking pics that make you look like a k*** and start playing for the team again.”

Vivienne Westwood collection stands out at London Fashion Week Men’s

Vivienne Westwood and Craig Green were two of the best names on Monday’s schedule, also known as the last day of London fashion week men’s. This meant a guaranteed show for the best British creatives.

A normal Vivienne Westwood show is always different from the rest of the fashion week, and her latest collection was no different. To begin with, there was no fashion show, but there was a two-minute and 45-second video that was shot mostly at night or backstage that starred character models, Westwood, an EU flag and sandbags.

Westwood’s theme this year was military style. The message the models kept repeating was “don’t get killed.” The 76 year old designer always manages to put beautiful pieces behind her slogans. The collection put military history with texture and focused more on the color. Westwood’s iconic princess coat was unisex for this collection in big camouflage print, tweed and undyed wool.

The whole collection consisted of belted coats, loose trousers, two-piece suits and draped gowns. Westwood promoted unisex styling for reasons that have to do with helping with the environment.

“You all know what I’m up to – I use fashion as a vehicle for activism to stop climate change and mass extinction of life on Earth,” she said.

David Beckham brings grit to London Fashion Week

London Fashion Week has long been an event to help find a new style for British manhood. For the past two decades, David Beckham has been the poster boy given his mainstream masculinity. Kent & Curwen, a brand that was recently brought back to life on Savile Row in 1926, has been a partner of David Beckham since 2015 when he became an owner.

Kent & Curwen worked with photographer Perry Ogden, who photographed the book Pony Kids. He posted his images along the walls of its autumn/winter 2018 collection. The images were shown in the new store on Floral Street, and while the images seem a bit odd for a menswear brand, they worked well with Beckham’s type of pedigree. Beckham is a man with some grit behind him.

The brand’s new direction is different from their first impression with Beckham, one which was more suited for Savile Row. The clothes that were designed by creative director Daniel Kearns had a college feel with striped knitwear, duffel coats and checked jackets. The new look is one that suits Beckham now more than ever. There are bomber jackets and t-shirts with “no guts, no glory” written on them. Other repeated motifs on the pieces included the rose and the three lions crest.

Beckham praised Ogden’s experience, way of shooting talented kids and accurately portraying them in pictures:

“That’s what the brand is about. It’s very multi-generational. I can go in the store and find something great and my 15- or 18-year-old kid can go in the store and find something great.”

Beckham believes his contribution is significant, especially in Asia where Kent & Curwen have stores including 100 in China alone. “I think what I bring to this is I am very British, I did wear the three lions for 15 years,” said Beckham. “Having the relationship in Asia that I have, the popularity that I have, it helps.”

Menswear brands to recognize for the upcoming fashion week

As more and more top brands are opting to combine their menswear and womenswear shows and presenting their full collections during the busier womenswear season, the official menswear schedules have taken a toll and lost big fashion house names. London is now without Burberry and J.W. Anderson; Paris lost Balenciaga and Saint Laurent; Milan no longer has Gucci; New York missed out on Calvin Klein and Coach.

Even with the sparsity of superstar names this season, there will be no lack of talent. With such changes increasing, a new wave of menswear brands is set to benefit. As big brands leave, lesser known brands gain the space, time and attention. There are a number of menswear brands to take notice of before it’s too late: GmbH in Berlin, Grace Wales Bonner and Charles Jeffrey in London, Feng Chen Wang and Xander Zhou in China, and Avoc and Y/Project in Paris. These brands will soon become the future of men’s fashion.

The GmbH brand launched in 2016, and within a couple of months, the Berlin brand was shortlisted for the LVMH Prize. The brand will be showing in Paris for the second time on Jan. 16.

Charles Jeffrey recently had success at The Fashion Awards and will have his second standalone show at London Fashion Week Men’s. Grace Wales Bonner single-handedly brought the ideas and issues that surround black masculinity to the front of her LVMH Prize-winning label. Her next collection is set to debut tomorrow in London.

Avoc is a brand that has recently won the ANDAM Award’s Creative Brand Prize. The gender-neutral brand will show during Paris menswear week and is set to collaborate with Nike later in the year.

Xander Zhou has been on the London menswear schedule since the week emerged. Y/Project has grown its stockists almost 500% in over three years. The brand is set to show in Paris as well. Feng Chen Wang has opted to show in New York for its menswear show this season.

New Balance gives most popular shoe a makeover

New Balance names all their shoes after a number, and that can make it very hard for some people discern one shoe from another. Everyone should know the 574 though, as it’s the most popular New Balance shoe and seen on a daily basis. It’s the shoe that has a vintage-inspire running style with a big “N” on the side. Ever since the 1990s, these shoes have constantly been on the shoe shelves in malls and stores. Recently, New Balance took the 574 and gave it some more modern traits to push it along in 2018.

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In 2017, New Balance added a slight sock sneaker look to the 574 through the 574 sport. The new true-blue 574 gets updates that are more subtle. The toe curves upward less, giving the shoe a better look and more angular silhouette. The shoe also includes a single-piece lining for added comfort a slimmer style that creates a fresher look.

The first drop of the newly tooled 574 comes in a variety of colors that almost any guy can rock: navy blue, olive green and burgundy.  Shop the new style at New Balance for $80.

Diddy’s son becomes the newest face for Dolce & Gabbana

Christian Combs, son of Sean “Diddy” Combs, landed the deal to become the newest face of Dolce & Gabbana’s spring/summer 2018 ad campaign. The campaign was shot by photographers Luca and Alessandro Morelli. The campaign is set to be an Italian holiday themed shoot, which is targeted towards millennials.

Christian, aside from making music, first became affiliated with the fashion company when he walked for their menswear line last summer, and he did so again last fall. Christian released a song called “Feeling Savage” in December and is expected to be back in Milan next week for men’s fashion week.

London College of fashion MA menswear students show off collection

London College of Fashion graduating MA menswear students got a chance to showcase their collections this past Friday with a special runway show just before London Fashion Week men’s kickoff.

Ten students from the fashion school presented their pieces and collections at St John’s Smith Square in Westminster. The best lineups came from Hanni Yang, Ying Yi Lu, Hengmin Lu, Sohyean Park and Xu Bo.

Yang, who worked with Teatum Jones and Céline in the past, used the skill of pattern-cutting to attach scarves to clothing pieces. She also provided a wide selection of tailored looks and put burgundy and cream silk scarves over a white shirt and burgundy trousers, creating an iconic look.

Ying Yi Lu took inspiration from younger boys during the Victorian era and put sole focus on tailoring, observable on a cropped blue pinstripes suit. Lu finished the collection with sailor style hats done in a collab with Atelier Millinery.

Hengmin Lu, who previously worked with Ports 1961, took inspiration from architecture of the Chairman Mao era. Lu did a take with functionality and pattern cutting, which was seen on a long brown coat worn over a white shirt with a unique mandarin collar and white knee-length trousers. The student was able to team up with JKJY Handcraft Fashion Ltd. Shanghai on footwear for the collection.

Park created a collection with a retro and vintage style from the late seventies and added artificial fabrics like polyester. The best look from this student’s collection was a blue pussy bow shirt with oversized tan shorts and a light check gray trench coat with a furry collar.

Bo worked with rayon raffia yarn and made most of his pieces using fringing, hand-weaving, crochet and knitting. Bo worked with Dinu Bodiciu on hats. A silvery gray woven overcoat was worn with a knitted top and silky trousers.

Tinie Tempah goes from top charts to top shows

Tinie Tempah top floor of his studio in Holland Park is covered in clothes and paper sketches. Tinie Tempah has went from being a well-known musician to becoming a well-known fashion icon. Tempah released his first collection for What We Wear.  Tempah has been an ambassador for LFWm since its launch back in 2012, a time where Tinie Tempah believes was pivotal for men’s fashion.

“I think 2010, 2011, there was a lot of press about how British men were becoming more fashionable. ‘Metrosexual’ was the term being used around the time,” he tells the BBC.

“Since then, more men have been paying attention to their fashion. To be honest, I still think there’s a lot more women paying attention to what they wear, how they wear it, how it looks, who the designer is.”

“But we’re started to seeing a new generation of young people who are very savvy, more into their brands.”

“Most people who are shooting music videos, they’re styled to some degree, there’s some thought about what they’re wearing, how their hair is styled. All of that, to me, is fashion.”

“Even a fashion show itself wouldn’t be right if there wasn’t any music. I think there’s a really close relationship between the two.”

“I’d say it was from about nine or 10. I come from a Nigerian immigrant background, my parents had us here, and my Mum, on top of having three or four jobs, she always believed in having a side hustle, and one of those was actually going and buying fabric,” Tinie explains.

“She’d go over to Switzerland or Italy, bring it back and sell it to other women from the local community.

“In Nigerian culture, a lot of the women like to make their own dresses and wear them to weddings, so she’d buy all these different materials, and once in a while she’d let me go with her.”

“From there, I started to understand and have a bit of a passion and knowledge for fashion and textiles in general.”

Tinie’s enthusiasm eventually encouraged to him become a prominent figure in the fashion circuit, working closely with the British Fashion Council.”

“I remember just saying to myself one day, ‘I can’t come to another Men’s Fashion Week for the sixth year running, being this guy that knows fashion, being this guy that’s a clothes horse for most of these designers, and not make a contribution myself,'” he recalls.

Ryan Seacrest Selling $50 Million worth of menswear this year

Ryan Seacrest is a man of many talents, he spends most of his time working for all sorts of companies and gigs. But as of recently, Ryan Seacrest has a new career in mind. As of recently his fashion brand called Ryan Seacrest Distinction, a menswear brand he launched four years ago, has recently been growing at an increasing rate.

The busyness of it keeps me on my toes, there is no room for error,” he tells BoF. “Since I’ve moved to the East Coast, I actually get more sleep than I’ve ever gotten before.”

Ryan Seacrest Distinction brand is set to hit $50 million in retail sales this year. Seacrest is focusing more time this year on his fashion line because of his love for fashion. He first started to take notice of fashion when he enjoyed smart tailoring after he started hosting American Idol 2002. He then made friends with Burberry’s Christopher Bailey, who made his custom suits for multiple events.

Seacrest knew not everybody could afford Burberry though, “I wanted to [create] something that provided that same sort of feeling to people when they would put it on,” he says. “Something that was accessible in its price point, that really was made of great quality, for the guy who had an eye for detail.”

Macy’s and Seacrest have become crucial partners over the years with Macy’s giving plenty of suggestions for Seacrest and his line. “Guys could specifically reference his style, what he wore, and that was an important element for us to venture into this partnership,” says Macy’s group vice president and fashion director for men’s, Durand Guion. Macy’s saw Seacrest’s brand as an alternative to bigger brands but that can still compete with quality and price. “How can we start to inject that next level of coolness into the clothing — a space that historically can be very block and tackle, very serious, very subdued?” Guion adds. “We knew there was already a shift happening.”

Prada makes new Velcro sneaker

2017 was a year filled with big luxury brands creating the ugliest shoes that became a hot trend. Balenciaga with the sock sneakers and huge sole shoes took over for the most part with other brands not far behind. The longtime company Prada decided to kick start 2018 in similar fashion by releasing their new Cloudbust Sneakers in a very un-Prada-like way.

Prada’s new spring 2018 menswear collection is a mix of virtual reality and actual reality, and the Cloudbust silhouette fits both perfectly. The upper part of the shoe closely resembles what running shoes look like with a touch of luxury. The shoe has leather panels, a Prada logo and a multi-piece sole that gives the shoe an astronomical feel to it. Its two tone colorway (black and a dark red) also contributes.

Prada has been able to create staple pieces for a season, in the past, and the Velcro shoes might be the newest staple yet– the shoe has already been spotted on the feet of artist A$AP Rocky. This signals a significant indication that the shoes will cause a major wave in the fashion world. The shoes are available on Prada’s website for $695.

Four Scandinavian menswear labels to mark their stamp on 2018

Though European brands are at the center of high-end menswear, there is little recognition to European brands from countries like Denmark, Sweden and Norway. Here are four Scandinavian brands who will surely catch the eyes of the public this upcoming year.

Tiger of Sweden

This brand was founded back in 1903 in Uddevalla, Sweden as a tailoring house. The label went into a renewal process back in the early 1990s, focusing most of its efforts on modernization. Recently, Burberry alum and Swedish man Christoffer Lundman took the reins of the company. Today, the it’s a well-established brand that produces classic wear while offering slim-silhouette suiting and separates. Some styles they offer are the Lamonte wool check suit ($825), velvet blazer ($550) and a cotton striped Farrell button-down shirt ($170). All the looks are available at ssense.


Mismo was established in 2006 and was based out of Copenhagen. This fashion brand offers accessories for men on the go. Most of the label’s collection includes a wide range of travel bags, including chic backpacks, totes and briefcases, it also has a wide selection of wallets, tech cases and belts. The brand uses a premium, durable canvas and leather to craft all of its pieces. The brand’s simple offerings are made to last a long time and be durable. Some notable pieces of the brand are a utility tote ($635), the MS Sprint backpack ($721) and MS Weekend bag ($485).


Stutterheim was launched back in 2010, making it the youngest brand on this list. Alexander Stutterheim found his grandfather’s 1960s-era fisherman’s raincoat at an abandoned family barn, which gave him the inspiration to launch an outerwear company. Within just a couple of years, the brand’s waterproof handmade coats and jackets caught the attention of Barneys New York, earned the praise of Kanye West and even led to a collaboration with Jay Z– now the collection is available globally. Last month, the brand launched the Stutterheim x Marni capsule collection in partnership with the playful Italian brand. The collection includes a number of colorful coats (from $790).


Lindeberg is a brand based out of Stockholm that has a passion for putting stylish tailoring into active wear, and it does so without taking away from functionality. The label was founded around 20 years ago and is available today in over 900 stores across the world. J. Lindeberg offers a range of clothing from slim-cut velvet pants and wool mohair blazers to high-performance ski and golf outwear. Some of the brand’s most notable pieces are the Crillon 2L Down Jacket ($800), Mixed Hybrid Jacket ($295) and Paclite Pants ($375).

Zegna creates a line for the streetwear scene

At an event earlier this month at the Sheats-Goldstein Residence in Beverly Hills, the company launched a line of tailored sportswear essentials called the Ermenegildo Zegna Couture XXX Collection. Unlike any other collection launch, Benjamin Millepied staged a modern dance performance that was inspired by the collection in which the dancers wore pieces from the actual collection.

This new collection from Ermenegildo Zegna, which is a company mostly known for its high-end tailoring, is trying to bring couture-level crafts to a range of casual wear. It is also trying to create some new silhouettes, the most notable being a tuxedo that mixes traditional jackets with tailored joggers. The collection will be available in Los Angeles and New York, then globally, on Feb. 8. Some other pieces from the collection include outerwear, denim, t-shirts and sweatshirts. spoke with Sartori about the collection in an interview:

“First of all, I wanted to explore the idea of different constructions and different fabrics and fabrications. We included knitted fabrics and non-classic regular woven fabrics. And a lot of jersey too, all with a lot of special construction.”

All the pieces from this new collection are made from eco-friendly materials including cotton, recycled polyester and technical silk fabrics.

“Although everything is deconstructed and unlined, at the same time, we wanted cooling fabrics. So, the idea was to combine what was classic with what was comfortable and cool. It’s a new generation of light products, which is why we used dance, and specifically this type of modern dance, as inspiration.”


What men wanted to wear in 2017, according to Lyst

With the start of a new year and the ending of the old one, it’s best to know what was a growing trend and what wasn’t. luckily for us, global fashion search company Lyst has gone through its data over the course of the past year to find out what exactly men were looking for in 2017.

At first, Lyst noticed that outwear brands, such as Patagonia and The North Face, received a huge spike in popularity and ranked among the top five most desired men’s labels worldwide. Top luxury fashion brands such as Balenciaga, Gucci and Vetements have all increased their number of searches as well.

Streetwear brands continued their increased involvement in the fashion world during 2017, with skate labels growing the most. Skate labels received a 304 percent increase in searches over the course of the year. Palace took one of the top three fastest growing menswear label spots, proving that streetwear brands are here to stay.

In the pants category, the United States as a whole went to a straight-leg silhouette. All over the world, consumers kept up with their sweatpants, thanks to none other than YEEZY, Champion and Supreme, all of which have also increased their growth in searches by 104 percent.

It is a good bet to say that Canadian artist Drake has brought back the trend of cargo pants and even helped increase the success of Stone Island with the help of John Mayer. Drake wore a pair of cargo pants back in March which led to Stone Island being searched 12,000 times. Both Drake and John Mayer are huge fans of the color pink, which was the color with the most movement.

The last biggest trend in 2017 consisted of the sneaker collaborations. Every two seconds, someone was searching the site for a collaborative shoe. Among the top searched was Virgil Abloh x Nike, Vans x Fear of God and Raf Simons x Adidas.

Apple fought a fashion company called “Steve Jobs” and lost

When the name Steve Jobs comes to mind, most people think of the founder of the massive technology company Apple. Steve Jobs Inc. is a completely different entity.

Steve Jobs Inc. is a fashion brand (and aspiring electronics company) based out of Italy. The company registered the trademark under the name “Steve Jobs” with the European Union’s Office for harmonization in the Internal Market back in 2012. The brand has a registered logo that consists of a “J” that looks like it has a bite taken out of it with a single, angled leaf at the top. This logo is similar to Apple’s.

Apple tried to fight the trademark application, but Business Insider Italia reported that the massive tech company lost. The fight ended back in 2014, according to Vincenzo and Giacomo Barbato, the brothers who both founded Steve Jobs, the company. The brothers wanted to wait until after they extended their trademarks around the world and were free to use them before they announced this battle, the Telegraph reported.

The company is solely focused on fashion– especially denim– for the time being. Their social media pages show off Steve Jobs jeans and a Steve Jobs bag made from denim. The brothers told Business Insider Italia that they created the brand in hopes of becoming an electronic label.

“Clothing and design are the industries in which we worked, but electronics have always been the goal of the Steve Jobs brand,” the brothers explained.

The brothers are fully aware of the problems they could stir up with Apple: “Imagine devices marked with the name Steve Jobs with Android as an operating system.”

Apple’s conflict with them was never the name but the logo they trademarked.  However, the court ruled that the letter “J” isn’t edible and sided with the brothers, allowing them to use their logo.

Coast FIFO miner creates his own men’s gym wear brand

One coal miner was told he would no longer have a steady income of 17 years in less than 3 years. Craig Holzigal was faced with the challenge of looking for a new career, but  he and his brother, Matt Holzigal, suddenly had a bright idea that they hope will become successful as their sole focus.

The duo created Smashing Fibres, a men’s gym and streetwear apparel label, which will be soon launch on Jan. 5th, three years after Craig Holzigal received the unfortunate news. Holzigal commented:

“It was a big, big shock and I still have moments where I struggle to fathom (what happened). I was there for 17 years, not just 2, so it wasn’t an easy transition. Going from a secure income that you know will stop is hard. But going down this road is exciting.”

The duo considered several business ideas before they decided to settle on a clothing brand, which they say can fill a void in the market. The past 12 months the brothers have consistently been designing, planning, testing and setting up their business.

“We’d always spoken about doing something together for years, we just didn’t know what,” Matt said.

“And we ended up doing research without knowing it. We’d look at what males were wearing in the gym and it was either high-vis stuff straight from work or not knowing what to wear.

“The women’s range is massive, but males all over the shop,” he said.

The name of their brand is rooted in their youth when they would say, “let’s go smash some fibres,” which is equivalent to saying let’s hit the gym or pump some iron.

“We were very picky with how we wanted the product to feel and we sent a fair few products back,” Matt said.

Now seven products including tees, singlets and shorts will be available to the public on Jan. 5, and the brothers say the products are easily worn in the gym or even on a casual day going to a coffee shop.

“It gives guys a versatile product that will last. It is a nice clean design that you could throw on with a pair of jeans and wear to the pub,” according to Matt.

Drake’s collection celebrates anniversary in dashing way

Drake’s, like most British menswear brands, greatly appreciates its heritage. While the brand is decades younger than other menswear brands, it still has enough rich history behind the label. They perfectly released a capsule collection of accessories in celebration of its milestone 40th anniversary.

This year, the house has already released a range of suits and outwear that is set to helpcomplete a man’s wardrobe. The capsule collection is a return to the brand’s roots: it has an array of ties, pocket squares and scarves (all starting around $85), and all have modern takes on ancient prints such as paisley, floral medallions and birds all in the brand’s original heavy silk twill and fine wool.

Robb Report sat down with creative director Michael Hill to discuss the capsule collection and the future of the brand. Here are the vital takeaways.

Robb Report: What is your favorite part of the Anniversary Collection?

Michael Hill: The ties. I absolutely love them, and they really resonate with me because they were the first thing that I saw the brand doing when I discovered Drake’s years ago. We worked really hard to get that cloth with the same kind of luster that the vintage ties have, and were able to go back into our archives to find the heavy silk twill that the ties were made of. I love their little neat patterns—the simple design makes them very easy to wear and they work very well with tweed and oxfords.

RR: How do you think the company has evolved over the past four decades?

Hill: Our roots are very much in manufacturing and working with other brands, and we still do a lot of that. We are committed to being a maker, no question. When I joined the brand seven years ago we started rethinking things, we really wanted to meet our customer on our own terms, and go beyond accessories and tailoring. We’ve been very careful to stick to the same handwriting and philosophy that we learned under [founder] Michael Drake, but it is important to stay fresh. We’ve really tried to balance tradition and innovation.

RR: Where do you see Drake’s going over the next 40 years?

Hill: We don’t really have a grand plan—our growth has been very instinctive so far. That said, I don’t think there is much in terms of product that we can add, now that we’ve launched the ready-to-wear collection. I do think there is more room for us to experiment with shoes and outerwear though, and our spring collection is going to be a really great example of that. But we want to do things that are absolutely right for us—it needs to be meaningful and special for the brand.

Ilaria Urbinati gives dressing tips for dapper men

The old saying that behind every strong man is a strong woman holds true in this situation. For red carpet walkers such as Bradley Cooper, Donald Glover and Armie Hammer, the woman behind them is not their significant others but celebrity stylist Ilaria Urbinati.

The A-list stylist has quite the clientele, and this holiday season she has decided to share some insightful tips courtesy of W magazine. She has done her best to give great advice to those men out there who want to look their best during the holidays. Urbinati’s best piece of advice is to have fun, and when in doubt you “can’t go wrong with a little fair isle.”

W: Biggest difference between styling women vs men?

Urbinati: The politics of dressing men couldn’t be more different than those of women where you’re always just chasing that “one” sample dress. With men, it’s more about working within the parameters of men’s style rules while trying to break out of them just the right amount.

W: Best advice for men dressing for a holiday party?

Urbinati: You can’t go wrong with a little fair isle as long as it fits right. Do go easy on the plaid, though it’s great under a suit. Don’t be afraid of a little color. Do embrace velvet. Do go hard on the tweeds, cashmeres, and herringbones. Don’t forget, as goes for the rest of the year, it’s all about the fit.


W: Most flattering silhouette on a man?

Urbinati: A slim two button peak or notch lapel suit will never be wrong. A nice shoulder doesn’t hurt especially for winter. Unlined is great in the summer


W: Ideal men’s holiday party outfit?

Urbinati: For black tie, a velvet suit is gorgeous. For a more casual affair, a wool or tweed suit with a Christmas sweater or plaid shirt nails it.


W: Best men’s accessories to pair with a party look?

Urbinati: I’m really into men’s jewelry right now. David Yurman makes my favorite men’s gold chains and gold rings. The bee or lion rings are my faves.

Hugo Boss is redefining suits

Last February, Hugo Boss held its first ever menswear show since 2008. This is a sign that the label, which is mostly known for its suits, is looking for a way to redefine the brand in the menswear section. Hugo Boss will now be a regular during fashion weeks.

The brand’s move also hints at the change menswear as a whole has undergone over the past years. The change is that most millennials are not wearing suit as much as the eras before them. They opt for a more casual look everyday with khakis at work.

With the current men staying away from most suits, menswear brands have had to come up with clever strategies to stay on top of the fashion world, and no other brand has done a better job so far than Ingo Wilts’ new Hugo Boss. Wilts was in Dubai last month for the reopening of the Hugo Boss store at Mall of the Emirates. He spent some time talking to Khaleej Times in a brief interview. Here are the key takeaways:

How has Hugo Boss managed to stay on top of its fashion game for so long?

Wilts: We are known worldwide for our tailoring DNA and the suit is our key product. Hence, we are constantly working on the development, redefining and modernising our products to offer timeless modern pieces to fulfill our customer’s needs. With our fashion show collections, we additionally show our more fashion-forward fashion expertise.

Hugo Boss is all about the suit, but perhaps the modern man is not wearing the suit as much as he used to. How has this affected your label?

Wilts: Boss is about more than the perfect suit. We’ve immersed ourselves to taking a new approach to design, with a more fashion-forward result to fulfill customer needs. The suit will always remain a key product for us, but it is cut and styled in a modern way. Along with the suit, our product range also includes sophisticated casual looks that can easily be combined with our business and evening wear to provide solutions for all wearing occasions.

How have you reinvented the suit to make it fit into the workplace of now?

Wilts: We see a general trend towards athleisure and have also adapted the Boss codes of tailoring and fine quality to a very relaxed way in many pieces of our collections. Suiting has never been so relaxed with oversized or double breasted suits styled with sneakers and a cashmere sweater instead of a shirt and tie.

Men catching up to women in online fashion shopping

Women are considered to be very active online shoppers, but as of late, it seems that men are slowly catching up and creating competition. Men are already taking the lead in footwear and accessories.

According to Rashi Vasudev, vice president at Flipkart, men’s footwear was the number one category expected to grow the fastest over the course of the next two years with an online penetration up to 18 percent, while clothing will see an increase of 5-6 percent:

“Over the years, we are seeing the otherwise active ecom shopper, who is male, foraying more and more into fashion online. Market size of both men’s and women’s clothing online is at neck and neck now. However, in terms of footwear and accessories, men’s market online is far ahead.”

A report released by Boston Consulting Group stated that between 55 and 60 million consumers are currently buying fashion products online, and the market is getting even bigger. Men’s fashion is expected to get another boost by this new growth.

According to Kabir Mehra, co-founder of Herringbone & Sui (a label that creates made-to-measure suits and Indian formal wear), there will be an increase in new portal introducing more menswear to the growing segment of consumers. This will become a trend with more men opting to shop online rather than at brick and mortar stores:

“As a trend men are more likely to shop on occasions, as opposed to indulging in the activity as leisure. They are also shoppers of habit and tend to research thoroughly on any expenditure they make when it comes to luxury ensembles. Given this, the online landscape has drastically changed.”

Women also tend to shop for their partners or male family members online, since it’s much easier and more convenient to shop this way rather than taking them to a store.

“They can simply share link of what they think is a good purchase and all the men need to do is check this on their phones, thereby making the process quicker,” added Samarth Hegde, the other co-founder of Herringbone & Sui.

Arun sirdeshmukh, head of Amazon Fashion says that they have witnessed almost 100 percent growth in the menswear category from 2015 to 2017.

“With the growing appetite for up-to-date trends, men are getting increasingly fashion forward,” he said.

Reebok gives retro shoe a makeover

Reebok is a brand that relies heavily on their classic outwear such as the original Classics shoes, and this time around, Reebok has managed to push a new shoe into the mainstream fashion world once again. This shoe is none other than their iconic Reebok Workout.

The newly remodeled version of the Workout is made out of an ultraknit construction. The shoe, now named Workout Clean Ultraknit, also features an EVA midsole, rubber outsole for more traction and the label’s signature branding to the side. It is suitable to become your new workout shoe. The lighter construction of the shoe is better suited for circuits with additional ventilation, but the retro look fits nicely with any outfit.

Reebok was able to get Tokyo illustrator Rimo to create the artwork for the relaunched campaign. The shoes can be purchased at and are currently going for around $150 USD.

Designer John Varvatos says music and fashion allow him to remain wild

New York-based menswear designer John Varvatos is known for having a brand that carries rock’n’roll inspired collections and rebellious footwear. During a recent interview with, the designer opened up about many things, including how music and fashion allow him to remain “wild at heart.”

The following are quotes from interviews with the Los Angeles Times and the Tribune News Service:

“I saw early on music artists were shopping with us and contacting us about clothes and photo shoots and tours,” Varvatos says.

“And I thought, ‘That’s pretty amazing.’ Then you get people who were icons when you were growing up who want to wear your clothes or are already buying your clothes someplace. And you’re like, ‘Oh my god, Jimmy Page is buying my clothes.’ Or Alice Cooper or Iggy Pop or whoever it was at the time.”

“At this time in the world, we need people who have voices,” he says.

“We need people that aren’t meek and sit back, but they want to create change out there. They don’t want to put up with the that’s going on. Even in the music industry, I believe it’s time for those rebels again – the ones that have a voice that isn’t just a fun pop song.”

Varvatos is currently 63 years old and has just recently opened up a new Westfield Century City store in Los Angeles. This store will be added to the list of stores in California such as in Hollywood, Malibu, Costa Mesa, and San Diego. Varvatos also raises money for Stuart House, a foundation of the Rape Treatment Center at Santa Monica-UCLA Medical Center.

Cats Eye releases party collection for men

Recently, Cats Eye has launched a new and exciting collection which is their attempt to keep up with men’s contemporary fashion. Cats Eye’s new collection features minimalist vests, prince coats and many more pieces that help spice up evening and party wear.

The new collection even brings tailoring into effect while the winter collection for men has an included update on palette, patterns and hemlines.

Customers who shop online at will be able to get exclusive deals and discounts throughout the winter time.

Long time stylist Nabila creates something for men

Nabila, who is known for her beauty and haircare industry, has decided to step out of her comfort zone and create something for men. The woman who is known for her transformative celebrity stylist skills, having created some life changing looks and new images for top celebrities, and also having her own salon named after her in Pakistan, now has branched out to the opposite sex in hopes to recreate her success.

Nabila launched an exclusive styling and grooming salon for men which goes by the name of NGents in Gulberg, Lahore a while back, and it has quickly gained success. The salon itself is what sets it apart from others. The interior of the salon appears to be lush and laden, filled with modern furniture and salon accessories along with marbled and tiled floor and walls. Sprinkled along the walls are eye catching portraits and mugshots of iconic style legends.

The salon pays close attention to detail, with the inside being filled to the brim with handcrafted leather furnishings, chocolate brown and oxblood interiors and barber chairs alongside state of the art hydraulic backwash. The salon even includes an exotic kitchen that serves an array of snacks from a wood fired pizza to a freshly brewed espresso.

Men’s fashion in 2018 could get a boost with lustrous details and more sports clothing

With menswear not twisting and turning as much as womenswear, men tend to buy more expensive clothes but less often. For Spring/Summer 2018 there seems to be a couple of new tweaks men can make to their style to add more modernity to their standard pieces.

There are a couple of things that can happen such as going towards soft shell, retro styling, rich pickings, or going sports direct.

For a soft shell look, big brands like Ermenegildo Zegna and Berluti are bringing in airy, lightweight, float-from-the-body jackets and trousers that are very soft fitting. This look can be made up from very simple items like a soft-shoulder blazer with a T-shirt.

Gucci for some time has been producing lavish, high-quality 1970s fashion pieces. Next season is set to include some stylings that Elton John would wear back in the day, and to add to things a host of more brands has been opting to make nostalgic clothing. This year especially, 1950s-style Elvis Presley Hawaiian shirts have been seen constantly on the catwalks of Louis Vuitton, while bowling shirts were also being sprinkled along Prada catwalks. 1980s American gigolo-style long blazers even made a guest appearance on Dries Van Noten.

The past couple of seasons the men’s collections have been pumping out items with discrete lustrous details, brands such as Bottega Veneta has brought back silks for men, while Dolce & Gabbana have also added bullion and heavy-duty hardware sweaters to their collections.

High-tech mountaineering attire has been spotted a lot recently at Parisian label Lanvin with cagoules coming with toggles, zips and cords. Jogging trousers have appeared at Berluti coming with a great sense of elastic, next year can be filled with even more heavily sports related clothes.

Public School drops out of New York Fashion Week

During the recent changes made to the New York Fashion Week’s official schedule, Public School designers Maxwell Osborne and Dao-Yi Chow have announced they will skip showcasing their new Fall 2018 collection in February. The designer duo has made the decision to drop out and have already made plans to launch a “new direct-to-consumer concept” this upcoming spring.

This past year, Osborne and Chow have been keeping the entire fashion world full of excitement with their creative and dazzling fashion week. Back in April of 2016, they had a fashion show for Public School collection off-calendar, showing close to menswear and pre-collection schedules in December and June. Public School also combined their men’s and women’s and made a co-ed show for a number of collections.

“The company will focus on refining its own product assortment, delivery cadence and restructuring the organization, including making new hires,” said a spokesperson for the brand in an official statement for Fashionista.

This isn’t the first time Osborne and Chow have thought about new ways to approach fashion weeks as more and more New York brands struggle to find a new way to increase their consumer-facing productions.

Paris extends men’s fashion week to six days in 2018

Paris is now extending its Men’s Fashion Week from five days in January to six days, starting in 2018. The schedule change was made among the increase of big fashion designers leaving the New York show in order to find bigger stages. This year, the menswear shows will start on Tuesday, January 16 adding a numerous amount of new arrivals, and will be ending in January 21, according to the schedule released by French fashion’s governing party, Fédération de la Haute Couture et de la Mode.

The opening day for Paris Men’s Fashion Week brings will have three new additions, Palomo Spain, Parisian label Nïuku, and GmbH collective. Dunhill London is also set to present its newest collection in Paris this season on the final day of men’s fashion week.

A big missing name is the French capital brand Balenciaga, the brand has decided to skip out on menswear and is going to stage a coed show for both menswear and womenswear in March, during Paris’s womenswear Fashion Week.  Vetements is currently on the way in on the list for Paris Men’s Fashion Week. The label has yet to be currently featured on the official schedule.

Paris Men’s Fashion Week: Provisional schedule

Tuesday, January 16, 2018

17:00 ― Palomo Spain

18:00 ― Nïuku

19:00 ― Namacheko

20:00 ― GmbH

Wednesday, January 17, 2018

10:00 ― Julien David

11:00 ― Off-White

12:00 ― Facetasm

13:30 ― Icosae

14:30 ― Lemaire

15:30 ― Y/Project

16:30 ― Walter Van Beirendonck

18:00 ― Haider Ackermann

19:00 ― OAMC

20:00 ― Valentino


Thursday, January 18, 2018


10:00 ― AMI Alexandre Mattiussi

11:00 ― Issey Miyake Men

12:30 ― Rick Owens

13:30 ― Angus Chiang

14:30 ― Louis Vuitton

15:30 ― Sean Suen

16:30 ― Boris Bidjan Saberi

17:30 ― Yohji Yamamoto

19:00 ― Dries van Noten

20:00 ― Pigalle Paris


Friday, January 19, 2018


10:00 ― Junya Watanabe Man

11:00 ― Maison Margiela

12:00 ― Ann Demeulemeester

13:00 ― Juun J.

14:00 ― Acne Studios

15:00 ― Hed Mayner

16:00 ― Cerruti 1881

17:00 ― Comme des Garçons Homme Plus

18:00 ― Alexander McQueen

20:00 ― Berluti


Saturday, January 20, 2018


10:00 ― Sacai

11:00 ― Etudes

12:00 ― Avoc

13:00 ― Thom Browne

14:00 ― Andrea Crews

15:00 ― Dior Homme

16:00 ― Wooyoungmi

17:00 ― Balmain Homme

18:00 ― Henrik Vibskov

19:00 ― White Mountaineering

20:00 ― Hermès


Sunday, January 21, 2018


10:00 ― Officine Générale

11:00 ― Lanvin

12:00 ― Agnès b.

13:00 ― Sankuanz

14:00 ― Rynshu

15:00 ― Enfants Riches Déprimés

16:00 ― Paul Smith

17:00 ― Christian Dada

18:00 – Dunhill London

19:00 ― To be confirmed

20:00 ― Kenzo ― AFP-Relaxnews

Drake and pink lead men’s fashion for 2017

The Canadian rapper Stone Island cargo pants back in February this year, which lead to a spark in 12,000 searches the following month, according to data from the global fashion search platform Lyst. Drake is now responsible for a 240 percent increase in online searches for ‘cargo pants’ in 2017.

After crunching down the numbers from more than 100 million searches in order to uncover what men wanted to wear in 2017, Lyst has found that outdoor brands were among some of the most searched this year. Patagonia and North Face were among the top five lists of most wanted men’s brand globally.

The increase in pink menswear was also a surprise, with 15,000 more pink items for men on Lyst in 2017 than there were in 2016. There was also a 73 percent increase for more pink searches. Jersey sweatpants made a big bomb as well, coming in with a 104 percent year on year increase in searches. Streetwear brands like Yeezy, Champion, and Supreme were the most popular labels to get the highly searched items.

Streetwear brands alone have become a lot more mainstream, with searches from the top 10 streetwear labels combined together made up 340 percent increase compared to their statistics in 2016. Men’s rompers gained a lot of attention when the launch of ‘RompHim’ romper suit came about on Kickstarter back in May, which fueled a 620 percent increase in searches for similar items over the course of two months.

Gucci teaming up with street-style legend Dapper Dan

Harlem’s tailor Dapper Dan was one of modern menswear’s founding fathers. He has spent most of the ‘80s remixing high-fashion pieces for athletes and celebrities, taking many offers from the likes of Gucci and Louis Vuitton and making something different for them. But now Dapper Dan and Gucci are teaming up and are opening an atelier together.

Dapper Dan’s Boutique (the original) was shut down back in 1992, due to the fact of the issues from his stylish, yet still illegal, tweaking and reshaping of other brand designs. The new Harlem atelier- a 4,700 square foot brownstone, is very different from the original when Dap started designing in the ‘80s. now, he will be making custom, one of a kind designs for clients using Gucci raw materials, fabrics, prints, embroidered patches, and hardware. The space will only be open by appointments starting January 2018.

Dapper Dan was one of the few people back in the ‘80s, he was around before anybody else was around to be able to intersect couture and culture. Back then, this didn’t go over so well with the big fashion house names, but now that Gucci is embracing him and his designs, it proves as a very good sign for the fashion world.

Gucci and Dapper Dan are also looking to launch a Gucci x Dapper Dan capsule that will be a part of Gucci’s fall 2018 collection, and will be available in Gucci stores globally.

GQ name new Fashion Director and Style and Grooming Director

Dylan Jones, editor of British GQ and Editor in Chief of GQ Style announced today an array of new hires, set to further invest in their high-end-agenda-setting journalism and fashion coverage as the magazine is heading into their 30th anniversary year. The appointments include a significant number of additions to the fashion team.

GQ started off by appointing Luke Day Fashion Director with immediate effect. Day will also continue to be Editor of GQ Style, a role he has been a part of since February 2015, and before that he was Fashion Director of the same title.

Dylan Jones said, “I’m delighted that Luke will now be working across GQ, as well as continuing to edit GQ Style – his ability to speak visually to a wide audience while also showcasing cutting-edge creativity and finding the most exciting new talent is a rare combination. I’m also thrilled to be welcoming Teo to the team, who will bring his considerable experience to both print and digital. As the most important luxury men’s title in the country, with fashion at its heart, all these additions to the British GQ fashion team will further reinforce the brand’s position in the market place.”

Prior to working at GQ, Day was Fashion Editor of Arena Homme+ and Fashion Director of Attitude magazine. He has also been responsible for rekindling the image for many top global brands such as Topman, MSGM, and Tommy Hilfiger.

Luke Day commented, Teo van den Broeke added, “GQ is the foremost men’s media brand in the world and I am both excited and honoured to join the brilliant British team as Style and Grooming Director. I look forward to a long and illustrious tenure at this prestigious magazine.”

Teo van den Broeke has also been announced today as the new Style and Grooming Director of British GQ. Broeke is currently Style Director of British Esquire, Deputy Editor of Esquire’s luxury biannual the Big Black Book, and the title’s annual Big Watch Book. Broeke in the past has worked for Wallpaper and has also spent some time writing for Times, the Evening Standard, the Telegraph, the Guardian, Matches Fashion and Mr Porter, as well as also giving regular talks and seminars about men’s style for a number of brands such as Louis Vuitton and Gieves & Hawkes. Broeke will assume the position January 2, 2018.

Elgar Johnson has been promoted to the position of Deputy Editor of GQ Style. He will maintain his position of Fashion Director of the title. Johnson has a background in modeling, but also began his career assisting the legendary Simon Foxton before joining i-D Magazine, where during the course of four years, he has moved up through the ranks to become Senior Fashion Editor. Johnson joined GQ Style from Man About Town, where he previously held the position of Fashion Director.

Sophie Clark has been promoted to Fashion Editor of GQ Style. Clark was previously a Junior Fashion Editor for the magazine.

Grace Gilfeather will remain Fashion Editor of British GQ and Carlotta Constant has been announced as Junior Fashion Editor, a step up from her previous position of Acting Style & Grooming Editor.

Jeffrey Rudes puts luxury men’s line on hold

Jeffrey Rudes has put his luxury men’s wear collection on hold.

In May, the Los Angeles-based Rudes closed his 5,800-square-foot store at 57 Greene Street in Soho. The store opened in July 2015 and it was home to his eponymously named collection. It was his only brick and mortar store and had also served as the setting for his menswear presentations during the New York Fashion Week.

During the closing of his store, Rudes said he was planning to focus on the brand’s more booming online business and select wholesale accounts. Last Week, there was an eviction notice pinned to the front door of the shop, citing nonpayment of rent and a return of the empty retail location to the landlord, 57-63 Greene Realty LLC.

Via e-mail, Rudes said he “gave the store back to the landlord last month.” At the same time, he addressed a line on his former e-commerce site that read: “Coming back soon.”

Rudes also wrote: “I put the business on hiatus for a while. I am reworking the business model to enter into the luxury designer market from another point of view.”

Rudes is best known as the founder of J Brand, a business he started off in 2005. He resigned as Chief Executive Officer back in May 2014 after he sold his equity in the business. Fast Retailing Co. acquired control of 80.1 percent of the brand for $300 million in December 2012.

He launched the Jeffrey Rudes collection in 2015 with headquarters in Los Angeles and a design and production studio in Bologna, Italy. The business was self-funded.

Balmain’s men’s pre-collection includes a $40,000 baseball jacket

Daywear has been on Balmain’s radar for some time now as they look to grow their company under new chief executive officer, Massimo Piombini. They have yet to seem to let go of the glitz life though, as they have featured a crystal embroidered baseball jacket priced at around $40,000. The jacket hangs around in the “couture” section of the brands first ever men’s pre-collection.

The jacket has the words “Balmain Army” across the back, this piece alone took around two months to finish. “When it was completed, it was like Christmas, it was like, ‘It’s done, it’s exactly what I wanted,’” said Balmain’s creative director Olivier Rousteing during a tour of the collection in a Paris showroom on Monday.

The pre-fall 2018 men’s lineup is filled to the brim with denim, jersey, and knitwear that all ranges from casual to blinged-out. “There is the same diversity as for the women’s,” said the designer. The brand has already massive celebrity names who willingly support the label such as Cristiano Ronaldo, Justin Bieber, Kanye West, and Zayn Malik. The brand has stated though that it is “looking to attract a broader male audience: as part of their international expansion. Menswear currently makes up around 40 percent of their total sales.

Rousteing described the men’s collection as a mirror reflection of their Balmain woman line, but of also himself. “My approach was also what I want to wear myself next winter,” he said.

So far, the collection includes sport biker-inspired gear, a range of double-breasted jackets, sailor knits and peacoats. The collection also includes the signature peacock-rock fare like the T-shirts with Ziggy Stardust-themed embroidery. The age range for their core customers ranged from 20-35, according to Rousteing.

Rousteing has said that there is currently a menswear “revolution” the male customers he has been designing for the past seven years are embracing “glamor without feeling ridiculous,” he said. “I can push boundaries more now,” said Rousteing.

Vetements to join Paris Men’s Fashion Week

Demna Gvasalia is continuing to surprise the Paris fashion calendar and has decided to experiment with new runway timetables for his Vetements brand.

WWD has been the first to confirm that Vetements plans to stage its next coed show, for the fall 2018 season on January 19th during Men’s Fashion Week in Paris. The details about the timing and venue could not be learned.

In the past, Vetements has shown their men’s and women’s collection together during the couture show, but last season the label skipped the runway in favor of doing a showroom presentation.

The brand Vetements was founded in Paris back in 2014, now the company has launched itself onto the fashion scene with bold shows. A couple of the shows have been hosted in the most bizarre places like the basement darkrooms of a seedy gay club, and a shabby Chinese restaurant. These types of location have helped spread the streetwear trend and brought forth a breaking approach to fashion based on garments rather than the seasonal themes.

Last year the brand made an official switch from its show from the ready-to-wear schedule into the couture week, then soon after a guest member of the Chambre Syndicale de la haute Couture, forged a path that American brands such as Proenza Schouler and Rodarte followed. Men’ Fashion Week in Paris is scheduled to run from January 17 to 21.

Men’s suits company Indochino discovers how millennials like to buy suits

Showrooms, for the most part, have just been used for cars and appliances, but as of late have found a new product. On Monday, the Canadian-based online men’s clothing company Indochino has announced it will open its 19th showroom on December 14th at the Mall of America in Minnesota. Indochino has also said it will be doubling down on the concept with at least 18 more showrooms to be introduced in 2018 in cities like Austin, Nashville, and Atlanta with even more showrooms to open in Los Angeles and New York. Philadelphia as well already holds a couple of stores.

With e-commerce becoming increasingly embedded in physical stores, the showroom concept has gained a surprising amount of traction among the apparel industry. The showroom format, which has been used by big named men’s fashion brand Bonobos to eyewear from Warby Parker, shows how the suits are currently being sold, especially to the millennial age group. Indochino’s showrooms are operational by appointments only and instead of carrying inventory, they present around 100 different fabric panels and shirt samples. Mannequins in the stores showcase the top suits. The customers who enter the store then act as the designer who are assisted by a salesperson, also known as the Style Guide, who inputs the fabric and customizations.  Once the options and customizations have been selected, customers are then measured and the finished suits and shirts are shipped to their homes.

Along with more showrooms, Indochino chief executive officer Drew Green has addressed that the retailer company is cutting down their delivery times for an ordered suit from four weeks to three.

‘Showrooming’ is a great way to introduce an online-only brand to consumers,” said Christa Hart, senior managing director at FTI Consulting. “The downside is that it still has some of the negatives associated with online today. It lacks the immediate gratification we want from impulse purchases and may not be ‘quick’ enough for last-minute procrastinators.”

Green has said the showroom concept works the best because Indochino pays less rent and has less overhead, which reduces the costs for the customers as well. Most the suits start around $399.

“Showrooms actually require less space than a regular store, as we don’t hold any inventory,” Green said. “We have refined our approach to retail expansion over the past couple years, to the point that our showrooms are able to be self-sustaining, and can pay back in under a year.”

“Our showroom philosophy is to guide every customer from start to finish to help them achieve the perfect fit,” he said.

“The proliferation of the showrooming concept shows how retailers are adjusting to the new retail landscape,” said Jacob Cooper at MSC Retail, which handled the transaction to bring men’s fashion retailer Bonobos to 1519 Walnut Street. “Next-day shipping options allow retailers to save money on high-rent brick-and-mortar occupancy costs by shrinking their footprints.”

“Customers can then simply try a product, like apparel or electronics, without having to carry them around for the rest of the day,” he said. “Millennials want to be as efficient as possible, which means a `get-in, get-out’ attitude to shopping.”

Lewis Hamilton sporting one of the hottest menswear trends of 2018

Recently Lewis Hamilton has been spotted sporting the distinctive tartan look and he looked good doing it too. He was pictured alongside Connor McGregor and Donatella Versace at the recent Fashion Awards 2017 in London.


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The four-time Formula One winner has gone for the red tartan blazer and trousers but then continued to go for the unorthodox route by pairing the blazer with a black turtleneck, and a flashy necklace. He finished the look off with leathers boots and a handkerchief that matches Versace’s dress.

Lewis Hamilton certainly needed to make an impression at such a prestigious red-carpet event, given that he had one of the leading fashion designers in the world on his arm. While the 32-year-old has admirers aplenty, he opted to escort none other than Donatella Versace,62.

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Inside the event, Hamilton sat shoulder to shoulder with Bradley Cooper’s model girlfriend Irina Shayk, Boxer Connor McGregor, singer Rita Ora, and model Jourdan Dunn.

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Tartan isn’t a new look to be introduced to the menswear fashion world as its been around since the 17th century before making a few comeback stints, mostly in the seventies. Now in the present-day tartan has reached a new look. Tartan now has a bolder approach to the classic look which can then be backed up by attention catching accessories.

This look certainly can catch on, considering how bold and daring a statement piece like this can make, but only time will tell if this look can find its way into 2018 and dominate the year.

North Penn graduate launches upscale men’s store with Philadelphia Eagles player

Jay Amin has tried his hand at different career paths throughout his young life, but throughout it all there was always one thing that stood out, the North Penn High School grad has always been one step ahead of everyone.

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“Fashion has always been an extreme passion of mine, and my dad was always into suiting and looking his best, so I grew up knowing what different things about the suit were. As I got older I paid more attention to European styles, since I was from there,” noted Amin, who was born in London and moved with his parents to Upper Gwynedd when he was eight years old. “Caring about my appearance was always very important to me and I’ve always been in industries where suiting was required.”

With his careers ranging from being a hotel owner to a pharmaceutical start-up and even included a short time in the Navy, it always loomed in the background that the world of suits and ties. It was no surprise then when Amin partnered with Eagle safety and a known fashion maverick, Malcolm Jenkins. Together they opened up a high-end affordable men’s store called Damari Savile at Washington Square in Philadelphia last summer.

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“I’ve always been an entrepreneur at heart, and I’ve always kept my eyes open, and although fashion is a very difficult industry to get involved with, it was just a good timing thing for me to do this now,” Amin said. “Malcolm and I kind of bumped into each other and we realized that we both wanted the same exact thing at the same exact time, and we both had the resources and the time to put into it so we kind of jumped in with both feet and here we are. It all happened quickly. Our partnership was formed in March and the store was open in June.”

The store is located at 709 Walnut St, Philadelphia. ““Damari is Malcolm’s middle name and Savile is named after Savile Row in London, where I’m from,” Amin explained. The store features Amin’s tailoring philosophy for custom-fitted suits as well as ready to wear. The store is quickly becoming a statement for style sophistication in a city that is not well known for its fashion sense.  The store is aiming to target the younger millennial market, while the store also caters to wide demographic, including plus-size males.

“Fashion for men is not very prominent here. Philadelphia guys just don’t care as much as guys in other cities,” Amin said. “There are places in the city where you can get custom suits but it just wasn’t what we wanted it to be and it became a lot of time wasted, making the purchase, getting alterations and it became very tiresome. So we just sat down and realized we had this opportunity to effectively create what people were looking for. Malcolm and I have completely different styles as well,” he added. “Malcolm is very outspoken with his dress and mine is very subtle. For me, less is more.”

“We’re definitely not a fashion company. Fashion comes and goes. We’re not the company that goes on the Internet to see what’s cool this month and try to replicate that. That’s not what we’re about. We really try to help men identify what their personal style actually is, because style isn’t something most men will take the time to think about. Identifying your style is key to moving in the right direction.”

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Tommy Hilfiger taking his “see now, buy now” show to Milan

Tommy Hilfiger is going on the road again, but this time he’s turning in his big-budget London set for a different scene farther southwest. On Tuesday, the American designer has announced his plans to bring his “see now, buy now” Spring 2018 runway show to Milan on February 25, at the end of Milan Fashion Week. Just like past seasons, the “TommyNow” show will include both women’s and men’s looks, as well as introducing his fourth Tommy x GIgi collaboration with stunning model Gigi Hadid.

“My vision for TommyNow was to create a global platform that we could take on tour to bring our show experience to new audiences around the world,” said Hilfiger in a statement. “It’s about the fusion of fashion, entertainment and pop culture with experiences, performances and inspiring interactions that are designed around our consumers. As one of the fashion capitals of the world, Milan is the perfect place to celebrate our next TommyNow show.”

Although the Spring 2018 venue has not been named yet, the brand will more than likely secure a space at no expense, and continuing to uphold their theme that’s as over the top as their previous seasons such as, “Tommy Pier” in New York, “Tommyland” in Los Angeles and “Rock Circus” in London. The London show took place at the Roundhouse, a famous concert venue that’s hosted many famous acts like Rolling Stones, The Beatles and Jimi Hendrix.

Just like the brands “see now, buy now” title states, all the men’s and women’s runway items will be instantly available in more than 70 countries across the label’s website, select wholesale partners, social media and a shoppable livestream, as well as their image recognition comer app called “TommyNow Snap”. The app includes augmented reality features to shop the runway, and has Facebook messenger bots called TMY.GRL and TMY.BOY.

Target to launch mens line

Target has recently geared up and is prepared to launch a men’s apparel line. Target has always been geared towards women because they make up 55 percent of the chain’s core customers. Target has decided to make this move in order to boost their revenue which has taken a substantial hit in recent months over a misguided food move, a hacker attack, and the competition Inc has been bringing.

“Target has always had this fashion-forward reputation for women — why not for men?” said Candace Corlett, president of WSL Strategic Retail in New York. “They’ve had men’s clothes before, but I don’t remember any of it being interesting. What have they been waiting for?”

the retailer has unveiled Goodfellow & co., a line of stylish everyday shirts, pants and shoes. The brand has prices way cheaper than J. Crew while their styles are up to par with fast fashion companies like H&M. More than 80 percent of the assortment is also available in big and tall sizes.

Target is beginning to reach out to men with ads in GQ magazine and during televised football and baseball games. They are hoping to lure guys like Andrew Hart,23, an analyst in Dallas, who shops at stores like J. Crew and Banana Republic and said he “would never buy clothes at Target,” damning it as “both less stylish and lower quality.” So far, the Goodfellow brand has had a positive impact on Target with sales more than 10 percent than previous Target men’s offering.

“The market has changed and so has the guest,” said Tritton, who joined Target in 2016 from high-end department store Nordstrom Inc. “More men are purchasing clothes and they are more discerning. So it was time for us to do something new.”

“These men grew up very differently from their fathers,” Corlett said. “Their moms had jobs and if they needed new jeans, they went and bought them. They are shoppers and they are getting married to women who expect them to be shoppers.”

The store is still said to be aiming towards the women since they do make up the majority of their sales but they are definitely making a bigger push towards menswear. Target has also said they are aiming to come out with an additional adult beverage that go beyond craft beer, more specifically tequila or Bourbon.

GQ reveals its best and worst dressed men

Fashion can be confusing and difficult to keep up with at times. What’s hot and up and coming one minute is out the next, with almost no reasoning behind any of it. Even with this, there are still mass amounts of people out there who dedicate their lives to fashion and always seem to look perfect. There are also mass amounts of people who could care less about what is on their body.

For both groups, there always seems to be a list, a list that is always new every year to praise and highlight the best dressers. The list is published in GQ’s January edition annually, but it can always change every year. 12 months is a long time in fashion terms.

GQ’s top editorial staff help decides who made the cut for both, after all, they’re a men’s fashion magazine who constantly write about the fashion world for a living. However, they are not the only ones casting votes. There are also top names in the fashion industry doing the voting. These names include Giorgio Armani, Christopher Bailey, Tommy Hilfiger, Michael Kors, and Sir Paul Smith.

Those who made the top ten best-dressed lists contain; Famous English actor Matt Smith, critically acclaimed rapper A$AP Rocky, Oscar-nominated actor Jeff Goldblum, recent solo artist Harry Styles, The Amazing Spider-Man 2 actor Andrew Garfield, grime artist Skepta, Rogue One actor Riz Ahmed, infamous actor Ryan Reynolds, son of the one of the England’s best soccer player Brooklyn Beckham, and Gucci creative director Alessandro Michele.

Those who made the list of worst dressed contains; Game of Thrones actor Kit Harington, famous writer Paul Merton, supercar driver/youtuber Shmee150, British politician Jacob Rees-mogg, Singer Morrissey, most subscribed youtuber PewDiePie, filmmaker Louis Theroux, musician Marshmello, Tesla founder Elon Musk, and British fitness trainer Joe Wicks.

Unless you spend your whole life studying fashion it is quite hard what to make of the list in terms of conclusions. Bottom line from the best dressed is that they all have their own unique style that also somewhat fits their personality.

When it came to the worst dressed list, you can easily tell that all of the men on that list dress in the most basic attire with not a lot of personality behind it. There are jumpers over shirts, plain suits, or in the case of British fitness coach Joe Wicks, all gym shorts. These men are not dressing to impress but just dressing to get the job done.

One big conclusion that can be drawn is that all the top ten on the “best dressed” list are mostly actors and singers with the exception of Brooklyn Beckham and Alessandro Michele but those two are heavily tied with the menswear fashion world. The top ten from the “worst dressed” list are from all different types of fields like politics, business, fitness, and non-scripted television like YouTube.

Tom Ford teams up with Mr. Porter

When it comes to fabricating a wardrobe that functions as both fashionable and dependable through multiple seasons, the ultimate power comes from being able to formulate an impeccable foundation is crucial. With that being said it is sometimes challenging to find a good foundation to construct a valuable wardrobe. But when Tom Ford drops in with a capsule collection of his wardrobe must-haves, he will singlehandedly make the task a lot easier.

Ford created a capsule exclusively for Mr. Porter. The capsule collection is the first ever one done by the brand, it is made up of six of Tom Ford’s most iconic designs, each being specifically rendered to certain colors and fabrics that somewhat mirror the same items in Ford’s own personal closet. The collection will range from refined looks to the must rugged. It will include some stand-out pieces including a sumptuous emerald green velvet tuxedo jacket (retail price around $3,650) and even includes a western-inspired suede field jacket (retail price $7,960) both striking just in-between of trendy and classic.

The capsule was released in time to celebrate Tom Ford’s 10th anniversary. The collection features the pieces that have come to form the core of the brand. The slim-cut Shelton suit ($5,070) has been redone in a luxe grain de poudre wool and Ford has turned the classic white poplin shirt ($610) into a subtly sexy shirt thanks to a barely their gold bar designed to keep the structures collar in place.

The collection, which was launched on earlier this fall, is rounded out by a sleek pair of chocolate brown leather boots ($1,790) that have been hand-polished and designed to be paired perfectly with everything from suits to jeans and even with a shawl-collared cashmere cardigan ($2,390).

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