In today’s world of smartphones and clocks on every digital interface, it’s almost pointless to own a wristwatch. However, a man of style understands a wristwatch represents much more than just a timepiece. A wristwatch showcases the owner’s personality and can convey his taste, sense of style, and even wealth. Unlike women, men don’t have many luxury accessories. Their choices are limited to watches and cufflinks.
It has been a while since a designer convinced the legendary Kate Moss to go back on the runway. Her last official walk was at Louis Vuitton‘s Fall 2013 women’s show. Five years later, the same fashion house got Moss up on the runway. The credit goes to Kim Jones, Louis Vuitton’s menswear designer, and Kate’s close friend. He invited the ’90s biggest runway stars Kate Moss and her supermodel friend Naomi Campbell on his last Louis Vuitton show. The designer is leaving the fashion house after 7 years of service. Kim Jones made sure to depart with a stellar show. Watching the iconic supermodel pals Naomi and Kate stroll down the runway was a moment to remember.
Although men’s fashion weeks attract way less audience than the women’s ones, die-hard fashionistas might be sorry If they missed this Paris Mens’ Fashion Week. Kim Jones closed his Fall/Winter 2018 Louis Vuitton fashion show holding hands with Naomi Campbell and Kate Moss. The two supermodels wore shiny matching monogrammed trench coats and edgy lace-up boots. As Kim Jones was taking his final bow, the heavily influential audience at Palais-Royal stood on their feet for a standing ovation. Kim Jones is truly one of the greatest menswear designers adored by designers, celebrities, and fashion obsessives. Victoria Beckham and her famous husband, Olivier Rousteing, Virgil Abloh, Craig Green, Humberto Leon, and Chitose Abe were the designers who watched the show from the front row.
Kim Jones used his last show to thank the man who got him the job as a menswear designer at Louis Vuitton. The designer shared photos from Naomi Campbell and Kate Moss with the caption:
“This was really a thank-you and reference to Marc Jacobs‘s early-2000s Vuitton and the fact that he was the one who gave me the opportunity to be [at] Louis Vuitton. Thank you all.’
Besides honoring Marc Jacobs’s era at Louis Vuitton, Kim Jones made s strong case for age-inclusivity on the runway. Naomi Campbell 47, and Kate Moss 44 proved that they still own the runway. Campbell was pretty present on the fashion scene lately. She helped Donatella Versace to pay tribute to her late brother Gianni Versace closing the fashion house’s Spring 2018 show together with other older supermodels such as Cindy Crawford, Claudia Schiffer, Carla Bruni and Helena Christensen. The model also joined her beloved Azzedine Alaia at his couture Fall 2017 show in July. That was his last show before he passed away in November.
We’ve finally come to a time when fashion accepted gender fluidity. There is less of the “women’s fashion is only for women, and men’s fashion is only for men’. These days most of the designs you will see on ladies, you might also notice on men. And this is probably the greatest thing that’s happened in years. Plaid coats are one of the must-have items that everyone needs in their closet for the season. Females will wear them in brighter and more vibrant colors, while males will probably stay in the comfort zone and rock shades such as black, gray, camel, burgundy, and olive green. GQ’s creative director Jim Moore leads gentlemen how to rock this statement piece of clothing in this video below.
Moore is already determined to make you crave for a plaid coat. The fashionista thinks that it will upgrade your style this season. According to him, you should treat it just like a camel coat. And for all the men out there who are afraid of this pattern he has an important message. The plaid coats are extremely versatile and will make a huge difference in your outfit.
“Be bold, or go home! This is the plaid coat. What I love about plaid coats, is that it’s going to become your signature for fall.’- Jim recommends.
Instead of going with the already safe choice such as parka or puffer, it is time to rock a good coat. The plaid coat will be a great addition to your closet for all possible occasions. The only place where you can’t wear plaid coats is in the gym. Office style will look much better thanks to a confident plaid coat. And if you want to update your casual style, this is the ideal piece. The best thing is that you can also rock it with sneakers and jeans.
Also, there are many options within the range of every budget. Zara is one of the affordable brands that offer high-quality clothing items. You can snatch a great coat under $200 during the holiday sales. And if you want to go with a high-end option, every single luxury brand offers stylish plaid coats. All you need to do is decide on the color and pattern that will fit your personal style. Just like with women’s fashion, the gentleman this season will be wearing fierce maximalist pieces. So step out of your comfort zone and buy a coat that stands out. In the sea of boring clothes, you don’t need to be another ordinary dressed person.
Male celebrities showed many amazing looks lately. Unlike in the past, today more men care about their style. They are not afraid to accept and try new trends. The guys who dare to wear bold outfits are the ones who stand out in a crowd.
David Beckham is probably on the top of the best-dressed celebrities. The football star is known for his distinctive taste in fashion, and his ability to make everything look good. David is a real style icon and many men turn to his outfits for inspiration. His oldest son Brooklyn is also following his example. Pharrell Williams, on the other hand, is popular for his unconventional style. The singer always manages to put together outfits that look everything but ordinary.
Zayn Malik is another young trendsetter. He and his popular girlfriend Gigi Hadid are among the best-dressed couples in Hollywood. The former One Direction singer loves to play with different styles. Harry Styles, who was also a part of One Direction developed his signature style as well. The singer is winning many hearts with his unique outfits.
For their street style, male influencers tend to wear laid-back outfits. Their favorite piece of clothing is a good pair of jeans. They match it with cool shirts, sweaters, and tees. Bold jackets and great shoes or sneakers are a must-have for every fashion-forward male out there. Here are some of the best street-style looks delivered by celebrities such as Ryan Reynolds, Jared Leto, Ryan Gosling, David Beckham and more.
Here are some of the best street-style looks delivered by celebrities such as Ryan Reynolds, Jared Leto, Ryan Gosling, David Beckham and more.
Milo Ventimiglia is a 40-year-old American actor who is taking over social media. He is playing the leading role in the ultra-popular TV series “This Is Us’. Milo’s first significant role was the one as Jess Mariano, which he played from 2002 to 2006 in “Gilmore Girls’. But his turning moment was Jack Pearson in “This Is Us’. Ventimiglia is nominated for Outstanding Lead Actor in Drama Series for this year’s Emmy Awards that will happen in September. Jack is a caring husband and a father of three. He is a lovable character that won the hearts of millions of viewers. Take a look at the short video to see all the amazing summer suits Milo Ventimiglia wore to beat the heat this summer.
“Look, I’ve played a superhero. But I think Jack Pearson is actually the most realistic hero possible. He’s a father who has influence over his children, who has an impact on his family, who can be a good husband if he really, truly tries. I think that just being a good man is something we all can strive for and achieve.’- Milo tells GQ.
Just recently he prepared an editorial with GQ, where he wears the coolest summer suits. Although the season is halfway through, there is still time to steal some of these amazing styles. In the video, you will see the actor rocking several different suits combined with bags, watches and an excellent choice of shoes.
One of the standouts is the amazing plaid suit in black, white and red by Zara. He wears it with a black polo shirt and gorgeous black loafers by Louis Vuitton. Ventimiglia finished his look with Tod’s belt, Emporio Armani watch and a bag by Smart Turnout.
In another shot, the actor wears a beautiful olive suit by Polo Ralph Lauren. The blue shirt is also by the same brand, while the grayish tie is by Paul Smith. Finally, the cream-hued shoes are from Grenson. The editorial is a great guide for modern and trendy males that love suits and love wearing them in a cool way. The summer might not be the best season to wear a suit, but if you have to, better make it look great!
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Supreme is probably the coolest streetwear brand. Back in 1994, Supreme’s founder James Jebbia established the brand to offer cool clothes to skaters. He even kept his first New York store more open so skaters could enter with their skateboards. Besides skaters, now the brand’s stores welcome celebrities on regular basis. A-listers are often spotted wearing Supreme pieces. Supreme had many extremely successful collaborations with high-end brands such as Undercover, Louis Vuitton, Thom Browne, Levi’s, Lacoste, Comme des Gar‚Äö√†√∂‚àö√ºons and more. Their recent collaboration with Louis Vuitton had fans of the brand from all around the world camp in front of Supreme’s stores just to put their hands on the pieces.
Supreme Fall/Winter 2017 collection is in the brand’s recognizable edgy style. The collection is dominated by cool outwear. Supreme got you covered for the cold days that are about to come. The collection features cozy coats, bombers, and printed denim jackets. As always, the Supreme pieces have a lot of graphics, bold prints, and the brand’s signature red color. Besides the red, there is a burned orange, and vibrant yellow color spotted in many of the designs.
One of the most noticeable prints is the American dollar one. There is also an eye-catching orange jacket with license plates printed all over it.
Supreme used the camo print in a couple of its designs. This summer the camo print got back on the fashion scene and it seems that it will stay all fall and winter long.
The Fall/Winter 2017 collection features many cool T-shirts and hoodies with the brand’s logo in many variations.There are also some classic pieces such as the white hoodie with the recognizable red brand’s logo on the front. There is also a blue sweatshirt with Supreme all over it that counts as a classic.
Some of the pieces from the Fall/Winter 2017 collection feature artwork from the skater Mark Gonzales. The Playboy bunny emblem is also present in few of the designs.
Altogether the collection has eye catching bold pieces that aren’t made for the shy ones. But If you want more modest pieces, the Supreme’s latest collection still has something to offer. The collection drops on August 17 at Supreme’s NY, LA and Europian stores. Two days later the collection will be available in the brand’s store in Japan. Finally, the pieces will become available to purchase online on August 24.
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Trends come and go, but classic style never fades. Clean-cut, glamorous, feminine looks are always a fashion do.
In fashion, everything old is new again. If you get a chance to study fashion or look at old photos of Old Hollywood, you might just find your favorite dress looks a lot like something from the 60s, 50s, or 40s. Here are some of the greatest fashion do’s that made fashion timeless.
Diane von Furstenberg Wrap Dress
In 1974, the Belgium-born designer turned New York resident launched her legendary wrap dress. Within five years, she sold more than 5 million of them!
Ovadia & Sons is a brand created by the twin brothers Ariel and Shimon Ovadia as an homage to their heritage and their family. Although it is a fairly new brand, the brothers have already gained a lot of attention and popularity.
For their Spring 2018 collection, the young twins got inspired by a significant chapter in their lives. They reminisced about the times when the two of them worked at their father’s warehouse in Brooklyn. Their job was to load and unload boxes of clothes for children. Their father’s motto was to toughen up Shimon and Ariel, and that resulted in giving them the inspiration for this collection. For their show, the twins placed boxes as a part of their set. They even teamed up with D.S & Durga to create a special scent named Hot Factory, that gave the fresh smell on the set.
In the 90s, the two brothers were still very young and learning about fashion. That is why the collection carries a youthful vibe from those years. You can see it in the silk bomber jackets and a the athleisure wear.
“At that time, we were falling in love with fashion, street art, pop culture, sports, everything.’- Ariel and Shimon said.
The brothers presented a very creative collection, where bold colors dominated. A very noticeable moment was the print of a roaring tiger on several pieces including a bomber jacket and shirts. The jackets are all captivating and available in many colors and prints.
“All the cool kids in school wore baseball jackets, but we couldn’t afford one. So we’re doing them now.’- says Shimon.
Shimon and Ariel showcased an impressive diversity of men’s pants. All of them were in super fun colors, that are meant for bold gentlemen. Yellow, magenta, and pink were just a part of the fun colors. They paired the vibrant pants with printed shirts to make the outfits even more interesting.
The twins collaborated with the Ukrainian artist Interesni Kazki. Together they created the prints that remind of the work of the Dutch artist Bosch. But that was just a part of the bold elements in the collection. The duo finished off the looks with Vans sneakers.
Raf Simons is one of the most innovative menswear designers. His authenticity is the key to his success. He loves to tell stories and brings his inspirations to life. For the Spring 2018 Menswear show, he took his influential guests to New York’s Chinatown. He is known for his ability to take something old and remaster it for the present generations. For his latest collection, he was motivated from two different spheres of the everyday life: movies and music.
“There are a lot of things that go back to my early days and why we started doing the things we did. So there were strong music references from the past, as you can see. But there are juxtapositions in a different way taken out of context, basically; it’s about movies (about Blade Runner, clearly), it’s about cultures sliding together–that’s the most important message for me, Asian culture and the culture of the west coming together. And you know there was a bit of new wave, punk attitude, but not aesthetically, more in the attitude like taking a different kind of things‚Äö√Ñ√∂‚àö√ë¬¨‚àÇ Good Vibes‚Äö√Ñ√∂‚àö√ë¬¨‚àÇ I wanted it to be energetic.’- Raf explained.
The setting at the venue was a recreation of Ridley Scott’s iconic movie “Blade Runner’ from 1982. The show happened under a Manhattan Bridge in the heart of Chinatown. The whole appearance of the set was a very close replica to some of the scenes of the movie. It was almost like Harrison Ford’s character Deckard came to life. And this was not only because of the scene but also because of the designs. Simons took over an alley of Chinatown and decorated the open space with neon signs and eye-catching large lanterns. One of the neon signs even featured the word “Replicants’, giving a strong hint to the humanoids in the film. The lanterns, on the other hand, paid homage to the work of the band New Order. This was probably the right time to feature this movie, since the “Blade Runner: 2049′ is scheduled to be released later this year.
The impressive crowd included many fashion editors, influencers, musicians, and designers. Marc Jacobs, who is Raf’s very good friend was there to follow the unique show. The rapper A$AP Rocky is a huge fan of the designer and didn’t miss the chance to attend. Among others, you could notice Julianne Moore, Ashton Sanders, Hanne Gaby Odiele, Aleali May, Jake Gyllenhaal and more. The guests were treated with Tsingtao beer and Fiji water to make to whole experience even more realistic.
The models wore umbrellas, raincoats and trench coats. Simons celebrates the famous movie costume designer Michael Kaplan in some of his creations. Michael is the mastermind behind the famous costumes in the Blade Runner movie. Some of the looks made the models look very much like the Replicants.
Raf’s rubber rain coats and wellies will have you covered for the cold autumn days. Among the wide variety of warm coats, you could notice long plaid ones, shorter rain jackets, and rubber trench coats. The baggy and oversized clothes that Simons is known for were also present in the collection. Oversized pants, sweatshirts, and V-neck knitted sweaters were the standout pieces in the line.
Most of the looks were finished with black wellies. There were models who held large lanterns in their arms as accessories. This was just another proof that Raf Simons creativity knows no bounds.
Raf once again collaborated with his good friend, the artist, and graphic designer Peter Saville. He took a peek in Peter’s archives and used his graphics from several album covers. You could notice printed T-shirts and sweatshirts with interesting graphics that come from New Order’s and Joy Division’s album covers.
Simons also had several female models on the runway, all of them wearing oversized pieces. Among them were Issa Lish, Sarah Brannon, and Vanessa Axente. This is actually the second show for the Raf Simons label and both shows featured female models. The Belgium designer debuted his first collection this year at the New York Fashion Week in February.
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David Hart takes the modern gentleman on a tropical trip with his Spring 2018 collection. This time, the fun trip is to Cuba. This is a destination that David has always dreamed of visiting but never got the chance. So instead, he took the positive vibe of this island and transformed it into super fun designs.
He used bright, vivid colors and cool prints to bring Cuba in his collection. Lime green, bright yellow and muted orange are the most impactful colors in the collection. The first thing you will notice is the banana print. David has this amusing pattern on two of his short-sleeved shirts. One of them is matched with bright yellow khaki pants. The other one is a part of a very stylish but bold green ensemble. Thanks to the prints the collection has a retro vibe. David obviously keeps in pace with the biggest trends, considering that retro summer prints are all over the runways.
“I love color. So I took great earth tones and put them together with muted colors.’- Hart explains.
David presented a little bit of everything. Starting from his recognizable, well-tailored suits, to polo shirts and shorts. Hart has a passion for accessories, so he added neck scarfs, straw hats, and pocket squares. Several of the suits and shorts are made of linen, that perfectly fits the island theme of the line.
The designer added two women’s looks in the collection. The ladies are dressed in high-waisted pants and colorful shirts. They have the Hawaiian style shirts tied-off on the waist.
“My background was in women’s wear, so it was fun to show [a complement] to the David Hart guy.’- He added.
A very fun fact about his presentation is that the models that wore his designs are a part of the group Anti. This is a group that was established by former Trump employees that quit his modeling agency. His Cuban-themed collection might be understood as a protest against Trump’s restrictions on tourism.
David Hart launched his eponymous brand in 2009. Before that he worked in several popular fashion houses such as Ana Sui and Tommy Hilfiger. Hart is known for his perfectly tailored men’s suits. This collection is a proof that the American designer knows how to play with colors and different styles. Spring 2018 is a bit different from what everyone is used to seeing from David, but it is a good refreshment.
Photo Courtesy: David Hart