Todd Snyder FALL 2019 Menswear

Sometime in 2017 Todd Snyder gave up big seasonal inspirations and started mining his own personal history. The strategy has worked swimmingly, leading Snyder to one of his best collections ever for Fall 2019. Boiled down, the lineup was a ’90s-does-’70s rendition of Midwestern Americana, with lemon and sky striped grungy sweaters, wood-paneling-color grandpa cardigans, rock star shearlings, Western shirts in dusty azure and pale rose, and an Iowa State sweatshirt (his alma mater).

Snyder’s own life story is so richly intertwined with that of America’s sportswear obsessions; since he started by producing smart menswear at Polo Ralph Lauren and then The Gap many years ago, each piece here felt like a walk down memory lane. Only rather than sepia-toned, this bit of nostalgia was in Technicolor: On the runway it was a rainbow of fluorescent lights to evoke a suburban basement, in the clothes it was a rich palette of jewel box colors.

In addition to these clever twists on menswear staples, Snyder also offered some more challenging ideas. Will dudes come around on superwide-wale corduroy trousers or an amazing technicolor puffer? On the runway, the collection was optimized for Insta-appeal. That’s a pro for the lethally suave gents that dotted Snyder’s front row, snapping away on their phones like dandy paparazzi. But for the consumer not familiar with the fact that underneath that street style coat is a pair of plaid trousers that evokes an Iowan fall made with tender love and care? Well, maybe they’ll never know. The high gloss of a fashion show has a purpose, but Snyder could benefit from being a little scruffier, a little more soulful around the edges.

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Saks Fifth Avenue Just Got into the Insanely-Hyped Shoe Game

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Saks Fifth Avenue’s flagship store in New York (as in, the one on Fifth Avenue), as part of its “Grand Renovation,” just cut the ribbon on a new 8,000 square foot space dedicated exclusively to things for your feet. Specifically, all the very, very stylish, rare, and expensive men’s shoes you have ever pined after, stood in line for, or whimsically added to your virtual cart without any intention of purchasing. We’re talking the dirty Guccis, the glitter Zanottis, those sold out FOG jams.

There are over 2,000 SKUs, 160 exclusives, shoe repair stations, a “lace personalization” bar, multilingual advisors—literally everything you could ever want in a brick-and-mortar shoe shopping ,experience short of alcoholic beverages (although, who knows, that might be there too) all under one roof, all on one floor. If a trip to New York isn't in the cards for you, there’s a silver lining: the internet. Because along with its major retail upgrade, the men’s shoe selection on Saks.com also recently got stacked with new styles and will continue to enjoy footwear greatness as a result of this flagship upgrade.

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Ka Wa Key Spring/Summer 2020 Collection

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KA WA KEY presented SS20 collection titled "What happens in grandpa's closet stays in grandpa's closet" at the NYMD during NYFW: Men's. The collection is inspired and is interpretation of old sailor wear and clothes our grand parents would have worn when they were young.

The collection is a story of "my" grandpa who sailed the seas and experienced the world with all of his senses. This is his secrets and his future, past and present.  This is grandpa's closet.

For this romantic and artisanal collection, KA WA KEY used their signature treatments: devore for distressed sheer effect, original dreamy watercolor handprinted prints and knitted fabrics. Collection is defined by sheer, floaty and layered constructions and pastel colors.

"Wind blowing in my face, sun rays warming up my body. I hear the call of youth. I can taste it.  I am floating, the waves take me away, back to my memories."

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Metro Look Bridal Fashion Week

At New York Bridal Fashion Week F/W 2017 the Metro Look hair team, lead by hairstylist, T. Cooper, were sponsored by ECRU New York and ISA Professional to create fun, yet elegant hair for the Fabulous Philippines show for Bridal Fashion Week at the beautiful Central Park venue, Landmark on the Park. Fabulous Philippines: A Perfect Wedding Destination, is a collaboration between two of the country’s most respected and internationally recognized fashion designers, Albert Andrada and Barge Romas. The talented Filipino designers have consistently brought pride and created significant contributions the fashion industry.

Barge Ramos’ models where styled in textured ponytails using ECRU New York products: Setting Spray, Sunlight Styling Spray, and Texture Spray. The style was named the “Piecey Pony” for its effortless appearance. “Barge wanted something classic, but he also wanted to keep it youthful” said Cooper. The hairdo was created by making a deep side part and spraying the hair with Setting Spray to smooth it, before securing the hair into a ponytail. The ponytail was sprayed with Sunlight Styling Spray, and then loose waves were made with an ISA Professional 1” flat iron by bending the hair in alternate directions, leaving the ends straight. The look was finished by using Texture Spray and fingers to create a fun, undone texture.

Albert Andrada wanted his models to look classic and regal. The designer’s collection was complimented by beautiful headpieces, so the models were given large buns using ECRU New York products: Setting Spray, Acacia Protein Oil, and Dry Wax. The hairstyle was called the “Crowned Queen”. The style was created by securing the hair into a ponytail with a side part, and spray omg the hair with Setting Spray. The hair in the ponytail was then curled with a ISA Professional 1” flat iron, and Acacia Protein Oil was used to smooth the hair and create shine. Next, the curls were brushed out, and their hair was shaped into a large bun. This style was finished by using Dry Wax to tame baby hairs and flyaways, and placing a headpiece on top. “Beyond gorgeous” Cooper says of the look.

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Brandon Maxwell Fall 2017 Ready-to-Wear

Brandon Maxwell Fall 2017 Ready-to-Wear

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Public School Fall 2017 Ready-to-Wear

Public School Fall 2017 Ready-to-Wear

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