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The Jonas Brothers reunite for fashion show

Joe, Kevin and Nick Jonas all attended the John Varvatos fashion show on Friday, Jan. 26 in New York City. The boys were seen enjoying a guy’s night out while wearing matching leather jackets. Kevin and Nick, 30 and 25 respectively, who have a limited-edition collection with the menswear brand, were spotted on the front row of the show.

The Boys

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Joe, 28, shared a photo after the show of the three of them posing and captioned it “The Boys,” while Kevin posted the same photo soon after in black and white. Fans quickly jumped to conclusions about the band reuniting. They commented things such as, “REUNION TOUR PLSSSSS.” Another wrote, “IF THEY DO A REUNION … MY 2008 SELF WILL SOB.” One simply wrote, “Quit playing games with my heart.”

There was a previous report about the brothers getting the band back together when, on Jan. 15, photos of the band’s original Instagram page reappeared for the first time in four years. None of them have commented on the rumor.

The brothers first opened up about their decision to end the band in an interview with Good Morning America back in October 2013. “We feel like it’s time that the Jonas Brothers comes to an end,” Kevin said. Nick added to his brother’s statement:

“We’re family first and that’s always been our main priority and so honesty within what we do as a group was really important. I came to the table with the guys … and shared my heart with them and my feelings. I said, ‘Look, I feel like we’ve had some complications within the group for a long time [and] without addressing them I think this train will fall off the tracks. It was a tough conversation. It was the first time we really had that real conversation.”

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 star2.com, 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.

John Varvatos – Milan Fall/Winter 2014-15 Review

Clothing fit for your inner rock star is how this collection was portrayed. Especially when you see some of the models wearing “Kiss” face makeup and get to see the band “Kiss” walk down the runway at the end of the show with John Varvatos himself. The collection was inspired by the inner rock star of Varvatos by utilizing the three main colors of rock and “Kiss.” Black, white and silver. Tones which were the primary and predominately displayed colors of the night. Silver stole the show though, accenting and dominating every look it was part of. Starting first and foremost with the first piece that was shown which was a silver crocodile motorcycle jacket with a rear neck accent zipper. The silver crocodile skin was also used in a black motorcycle jacket with the crocodile shoulder trim and full length sleeves with the tote and weekender bags also made from the same material. Having a rock star look is not complete without the boots and wallet chain. These were all part of the look and theme of the show where every model usually had one of the two if not both. The silver wallet chain accented all the black leather looks and there were plenty of them. Both leather pants and jackets were used in collaboration with the silver tones. Distressing the jackets to give them a wrinkled and worn pattern was also a staple tonight. Not stopping there, it continued with a collection of white pieces that gave brightness and showed us that black is not the only color of rock.

By pairing a white double breasted fur shearling coat with silver buttons and wrist epaulets, white trousers and black monk strap shoes we got to see what the other side of rock star status looks like on their days off. There were three standout items that completely out-shined everything else. The first was a gray three piece suit with silver streaks throughout with the ever so popular silver crocodile folio bag. The next standout look of the collection was a purple dual lapel dinner blazer with silver leopard style prints and silk besom pockets. The lapels themselves were a combination of a silk peak lapel and a leather outlined notch lapel right on top contrasting each other in a complimentary style however. The main look which was the look of the night was a black overcoat with black raven type feathers on the shoulders and back. Of course the model had “Kiss” face makeup and did the signature Gene Simmons tongue routine completing the look and feel of the design. Even though the clothes were what everyone went to see, what truly amazed and surprised was the actual band “Kiss” coming out at the end. The show seemed like it was themed after them but the question was why? That was quickly answered once the band walked the runway making the crowd rock with excitement.