Givenchy, Haider Ackerman, Thom Browne: JEFFREY MEN

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A couple days ago I "popped" over to the Jeffrey Atlanta Men's Pop Up Shop and walked away with everything... well, in my dreams! Jeffrey, Don Purcell and team did an excellent job of curating a menswear collection that is fitting to the stylish, fashion-forward Atlanta man. There is something for every guy, taste and budget - from Acne Studio sweaters to Givenchy wool coat with leather sleeves. The pop up shop ends on  Sunday, Oct. 11 but I strongly suggest you get there sooner or there may be nothing left. (Not that I was eavesdropping) but I may have "overheard" conversation about something big tomorrow night, Wednesday. Celebrities?? Maybe... may be worth popping over then!

If Jeffrey does well with menswear in Atlanta, and from the looks of it, he is, carrying mens labels may become a regular thing. BTW, you need to check out the Saint Laurent motorcycle jacket! It's difficult to choose a favorite Pop Up piece, but that jacket (look for it in the photos below) is badass!

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Haider Ackermann Fall 2015 Menswear

Haider Ackermann presented a show befitting an avant- garde collection. Rather than "runway" the models made their entrance to a standing-room filled space and then hung out in another room where guests could get up close to the models. I like the balance of scale and proportion within the looks, from fitted to over-sized. But what interests me most of the rocker meets bohemian-ish collection is Ackermann's delicious use of jewel toned fabrics. So rich.

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Haider Ackermann MEN Spring 2014

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, you had me at tattoos. The duchesse satins aren't bad either. This collection is like a collision between luxury and bad boy. The models look like cleaned up punk rockers with money. Or former punkers who grew up. Ackermann's skillful use of silks and satins, usually associated with womenswear, is cleverly masculine. Perfectly layered. And totally appealing. View photos: 

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Haider Ackermann 2012

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There is an aesthetic quality to the use of menswear elements in womenswear, but they have to be done right, subjectively speaking, of course.

The silhouette should always be feminine, alluring and sexy.

Fashion designer

Haider Ackermann

got it "right" with his edgy

Spring 2012

collection.

Boxy jackets and wider trousers set the menswear tone but were juxtaposed with draping silks in rich colors.

Ackermann was quoted as referencing a woman throwing on her "lover's" clothes as inspiration for the line.

I am attracted to the subtly futuristic character of the garments. And as

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ready-to-wear some of the presented looks are, at the same time, they allow room for personal creativity and expression when layering an ensemble.

Note, another indirect menswear element at play: all the models were in flats. Oxfords.

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Photos: Filippo Fior / GoRunway.com

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