The Dallas-based Don Morphy the ready-to-wear menswear label announced its first ever pop-up brick and mortar store in Victory Park that will be running through April 12.
The fashion startup company has been a local success in Dallas. Daniel Mofor, founder of Dan Morphy, experience with management at Walmart helped him launch the company as a kickstart campaign in 2016. The suits and shoes are designed in the US but are handmade in Florence, Italy.
Don Morphy has notable clientele such as former Dallas Cowboys star Emmitt Smith, actor Morris Chestnut, mega-pastor T.D. Jakes, and NBA players Dwight Howard and Tyson Chandler. The label was also recently recognized by Fashion Group International of Dallas as one of the “Rising Stars” in men’s fashion.
In a New York Times profile last October, Dwight Howard said, “I have a stylist, J. Bolin, and he works with a manufacturer called Don Morphy. We sit down and go over the styles. I choose the lining, the material, the colors. It’s like a day’s worth of working on these suits before the season starts.”
“We are excited to debut the Don Morphy brand to the Victory Park community. Our Victory Park pop-up will allow our existing customers the opportunity to experience the brand in a new way, and will introduce our Italian quality and flair to a new audience,” said Don Morphy Chief Operation Officer Serge Laurent in a statement.
While the sports world influences and has one of the biggest effects on culture, Adidas has been the brand who has been keeping up with channeling that influence through their brand. The brand is driven by many creative types; artists, designers, musicians, and more, and have used celebrities of all types for their newest campaign titled, “Calling All Creators”. The new campaign brings creative minds from all different backgrounds together.
The new campaign is held together by some of the biggest influencers in this current year including: James Harden, Lionel Messi, Paul Pogba, Von Miller, Pharrell Williams, Kris Bryant, Carlos Correa, Candace Parker, DeAndre Hopkins, Pusha T, Damian Lillard, Karlie Kloss, David Beckham, Garbiñe Muguruza, Alexander Wang, Aaron Rodgers, PK Subban, Paige Tapp, Chiney Ogwumike, Brandon Ingram, Jeremy Lin, Kristaps Porzingis, Derrick Rose, Tracy McGrady, and Lindsey Horan. altogether, this group of talented creators have come together to make an interesting campaign video and a new load of amazing shoes.
‘Creativity is everything in today’s game. It’s about making a statement. I think what we’re trying to do is leave a mark so the game will never be the same,’ they say.
Google has released its Year in Search 2017 data and has highlighted the top ten most Google-searched brands in 2017. While there were still many of the top names on the list, some including Gucci, Louis Vuitton and Supreme, the fourth most searched fashion brand in the United States was Instagram fashion brand Fashion Nova. The affordable label beat out luxury brands like Chanel, Yves Saint Laurent, Christian Dior, and Dolce & Gabbana.
The brand could likely credit its success to some of the biggest names in all different categories sporting the brand, likely influencing their millions of followers. Some names such Cardi B, Nicki Minaj, Amber Rose, and Blac Chyna, have all posted the brand on their own Instagram feed, and even more recently, Toya Wright and Tammy Rivera were also spotted wearing the same dress from Fashion Nova. Most of the items on Fashion Nova’s site are all under the price of $100, making it significantly cheaper than bigger luxury brands.
The brand isn’t completely clean of dirt as it had its fair share of controversy over the past year, the brand was allegedly accused of using size 2 models to promote plus-size clothing.
If it’s good enough for the President of the United States, it’s good enough for us.
The Jorg Gray watch is more than just a stylish new accessory for men. It’s a tailored timepiece, unique to the lifestyle of your choosing. Don’t believe us? Just head on over to the Jorg Gray website and filter through their 25 different watch collections.
Highlights include the Presidential Collection, which features aviator-style instruments. Solid stainless steel casing protects the high precision Japanese chronograph movement, which was originally designed for pilots. The mineral crystal display is both scratch and waterproof for up to 100m. The watch also has an optional commemorative plate, featuring the 44th President of the United States title and his namesake.
Currently, Jorg Gray is selling a Limited Edition Collection which marries the functionality of a sport watch, with the class and style of a collectible. Just ask soccer phenom Clint Dempsey, who prefers to sport this dynamic Jorg Gray timepiece. Each piece has a racing dual layered dial, an integrated silicone strap and the same Japanese chronograph movement as the Presidential Collection.
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It’s limited for a reason, as Jorg Gray has only produced 1,000 of these special editions for circulation. Get your Clint Dempsey Limited Edition watch with the soccer star’s engraved signature while supplies last.
Need a watch for the lady in your life? Jorg Gray also has a Women’s Collection, which features the same specialized craftsmanship on a more petite frame. The collection combines mother-of-pearl dials with genuine Italian leather straps – offering a feminine take on Jorg Gray’s classic men’s style. Stainless steel bands are also available in both the men’s and women’s designs.
Celebrities have indulged in the Jorg Gray style, including Jennifer Love Hewitt, Dexter’s very own James Doakes, actor and American fitness expert Lou Ferrigno, Neil Patrick Harris and Anthony Anderson.
After President Obama received his Jorg Gray 6500 timepiece as a gift from his secret service detail in 2007, the watch has travelled with the president to the cover of TIME magazine as he was named Iconic Person of the Year in 2012. A trusty sidekick that has withstood not only the tests of time, but offered a second-to-minute update in the process.
Jorg Gray watches range from $295 to $895, offering a wide range of designs to fit to your tailored lifestyle. It is a timepiece that is timeless as the styles merge individuality with an overriding element of class.
You can find Jorg Gray globally. So, find a retailer or go online and decide how your lifestyle wishes to spend its time.
You may have noticed, in the past few years, a tendency by the leading celebrities and fashion designers to expand the wearing of jeans beyond their classic provenance as workwear and casual bottoms. In fact, denim has grown to almost become acceptable in formal situations. We say ‘almost’ because there is still a line that separates business and formal attire from more casual attire, and however much jeans have risen from their lowly origins, they simply are not meant to be worn as truly refined attire. Denim is too rugged and rough a fabric to pass muster in the unavoidably genteel setting of a formal dinner party or dress affair. However, the formalization of jeans does mean they have become an excellent option for evening occasions that are less dressy- occasions such as a first date, a house party, or parents’ night at your child’s school.
If you’re going to wear jeans as part of an evening ensemble, the first rule is to keep your jeans dark. Jeans in a dark blue wash, or even jeans colored black, are the best option after sunset, as their coloring fits the night well. Additionally, you should look for jeans in a close, but not skinny, fit. You will want a pair of jeans that flatters your legs without squeezing them, and below the knee they should either gently taper or fall straight to the hem. You may wish to invest in high-quality denim as well, something from one of the ancient selvedge mills in Japan or the United States. Not only will the denim hold its color longer, it will be easier to the touch, more fitting a dressed-up setting.
Wearing high-quality jeans in the evening should be an occasion for carefully calculated ‘smart casual’ dressing. You can get away with a sport coat in a dark color, perhaps also in a large pattern like windowpane plaid; failing that, a navy blazer works just as well. You might wear a necktie, though it may make your other pieces clash too much with your jeans. Opt for a shirt with a button-down collar, such as an oxford, perhaps in a solid color such as white or light blue. On your feet, dressing up jeans is the perfect occasion to wear monkstrap shoes, as they too straddle the line between casual and formal attire. Dressing up jeans in the evening is a matter of control- you want to go far, but not too far, in appearing elegant.
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