Fear of God's ESSENTIALS FW19 Collection

Fear of God’s ESSENTIALS range has delivered its latest release of casual staples for Fall/Winter 2019, this time around serving up a photographic collection featuring artwork by Shaniqwa Jarvis. The assortment includes hoodies and crewnecks, offered in black and white, that have all been printed with floral imagery created by the photographer.

Each hoodie features a kangaroo pocket and an ESSENTIALS branding emblem on the front. The white edition is marked by pink flowers and a blue sky across the back for a softer palette, while the black version gets brightened up with orange and green blossoms. A rubberized logo patch on the hood finishes them off. Meanwhile, Jarvis’ artwork follows the same scheme for the crewneck silhouettes, which feature ribbed knitting at the collar, cuffs and hem for a classic construction.

The hoodies are priced at $100 USD, while the crewnecks are priced at $90 USD. All styles are available to shop now from SSENSE’s webstore.

Source:HypeBeast

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Swimwear Trends 2019

Summer means pool time, beaches and travel. Have you shopped for swimsuits yet? Let’s look at some of the latest swimwear trends that will keep you styling all summer long and maybe turn heads, in a good way! One (or two) of our favorite designer labels are Trina Turk and Mr. Turk for men - they bring the pop & chic to every collection season after season.

1-    The one piece is back! But did it really ever go away? Every major designer featured one piece bathing suits on the runway this year so now it’s your turn. They came in all colors, from nude to brights and featured interesting elements such as one-shoulder straps, lace-ups and cut-outs.

2-    Which brings us to another hot trend: cut-outs. A little peek-a-boo around the side, back or mid-section will keep you on trend this summer and let you have a little fun with your own personal style. It’s a great option for showing skin while sporting a one-piece.

3-    Animal prints (and all prints in general, like florals and paisley) are everywhere in fashion from ready-to-wear, couture and swim. Embrace prints!

4-    For MEN: go short or go home! Enough already with knee-length swim trunks. Tan those legs! (And remember that a little manscaping goes a long way.)

There are many looks and many wonderful styles to choose from this summer in swimwear. Other womenswear trends are high-waisted bottoms, 80s-90s vibes, ruffles and sleeves, yes sleeves… Don’t forget a good cover up too! When just lounging around a pool, it’s nice and classy to throw on a cover-up over your swimsuit. So many choices. Have fun with them and we suggest about three swim suits, men also, so that you have variety this summer.

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Father's Day Style for the Modern Gent

Calling all Dad’s - let’s upgrade your style this Father’s Day! Our friends at Monck Mason Clothiers and I have a few styling tips for you. Don’t worry, they’re easy!

First up and above everything, good style is about good fit. When shopping, buy your size. And even if the garment still feels a little too loose, or the pant or shorts are a little longer than you wish, you can have them tailored. (It’s not expensive!)

Pay attention to detail. Pocket squares, watches, no show socks vs. regular socks. Embrace them all to attain a modern look to your personal style.

Lastly, for now, consider bringing a “wow-factor” to any look with super cool shoes. Don’t be afraid to step out of your comfort zone, literally, and experiment. You may like the results.

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The Future of Fashion

The future of fashion is with Une Belle Revolution so, if our future is held within our youth, then I can firmly say that with the talent coming from UBR, the future will most certainly be stylish. UBR is lead by Ms. V. Kottavei Williams who works tirelessly and passionately harnessing the creative spirit of her young and ambitious students. This unique fashion design program was created eighteen years ago by fashionado’s E. Vincent Martinez and taken over by Ms. Williams in 2012.

So exactly what is Une Bell Revolution and what makes it so special? UBR is Grady High School’s fashion design program - yes, high school. Grady High School is a gem, the shining star within its school district, excelling in the arts: visual, music, photography and fashion.

With Ms. Williams at the helm of the fashion program, her students are operating at a college level. They are learning garment construction, pattern making, special sewing techniques and illustration. By their senior year, UBR students are designing, creating and producing cohesive capsule collections. The annual runway show is a awe-inspiring and energetic celebration of the vision, talent and creativity of our youth.

Since the beginning of the fashion program, graduating designers have gone off to notable fashion schools like the Art Institute of Atlanta, Scad and FIT to name a few.

DOTC -  Doggies on the Catwalk  founder, E. Vincent Martinez presented Ms. Williams with a donation for her program. DOTC was created by Martinez in his Grady High School classroom 12 years ago and in alignment with the DOTC Foundation’s mission of supporting arts programs and fashion schools, the SEAM Grant has been created. Une Belle Revolution is its first recipient.  SEAM - Supporting Education in Apparel Mastery .

DOTC - Doggies on the Catwalk founder, E. Vincent Martinez presented Ms. Williams with a donation for her program. DOTC was created by Martinez in his Grady High School classroom 12 years ago and in alignment with the DOTC Foundation’s mission of supporting arts programs and fashion schools, the SEAM Grant has been created. Une Belle Revolution is its first recipient. SEAM - Supporting Education in Apparel Mastery.

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Staples Edition by Louis Vuitton Offers Accessible, Minimalist Wardrobe Essentials

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Virgil Abloh‘s conceptual Louis Vuitton collections have impressed critics and fans alike, though one could argue that they don’t cater to the average consumer; not everyone can wear harnesses and billowing cargo pants as part of a day-to-day wardrobe. Enter Staples Edition by Louis Vuitton.

The concise array of menswear pieces caters to those seeking premium essentials to round out their wardrobes. The goods themselves take the form of recognizable silhouettes, ranging from hoodies and denim jackets to tailored blazers and puffers, but feature subtle tweaks and lavish construction that befits Louis Vuittons luxury reputation.

Fabrication is key to the collection, with top-shelf textiles sourced for each item. Consider the buttery leather gloves, hat and backpack or the beige cashmere hoodie and coat, all replete with subtle details that include carabiner attachments, leather straps and LV-branded buttons. Similarly, the cotton for the denim jacket and jeans is sturdy, yet soft thanks to a special wash, with gold buckles and branded buttons reinforcing the luxurious motif.

A complete collection of items will launch in the debut Staples Edition by Louis Vuitton range, including field, track and leather jackets, a raincoat, polo and tonal utility shirts, flared trousers, cargo pants, cotton chinos and shorts. Classic LV bags, like the Keep-All and Tote, receive a thematic makeover that blends recognizable logos with utilitarian ease. Naturally, the range is rounded out by plentiful accessories, including sunglasses, bracelets, necklaces, a low-top sneaker, work boot and derby.

Staples Edition by Louis Vuitton is currently available for pre-order in select Louis Vuitton stores and will be launched in the house’s global outposts on May 3

Source: HYPEBEAST

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Malan Breton Fall 2019 Collection

Opening the doors to The House Of Malan Breton is like stepping through into an immersive theatrical fashion experience . Breton revolutionizes silhouettes in ways that express modern techniques with couture techniques of centuries past. Taiwanese embroidery techniques are deeply sewn and rooted into the seams as well his soul. Gowns are intensely hand-sequined in rich reds and bold burgundies. Leather adorned in Swarovski crystals and Japanese fresh water dying techniques are a few of the masterful formulas used to create the luxuries of this collection. The metaphor of the snake slithers through the collection as a symbol of rebirth, transformation, immortality, and healing.

Malan Breton on his inspiration…. “What if we could know the stories of the mad man, the other side of life as told by victims, what if we could know the pain, the suffering, the loss and abandon that bring the antagonists to madness? What if in this exploration of the psyche we learn that the evil, the unkind, were once pure? What if we knew their joys and could save them before their last moments. This season I try to tell a story of a Norma Desmond type character, before she loses her stability. Before she throws away her freedoms for unrequited love. Before the world knows her as a diva and a has been. A murderess. What if After Death we see the hearts of those who society drove to madness, before their utter demise. That is my vision this season for my AW19 collection.”

Malan Breton’s AW19 collection is a blissful reminder of better days – and the promise of the return of luxury.

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THE TURKISH GROUP SHOW – NYFW FALL/WINTER 2019

Photos: Elvia Gobbo

Photos: Elvia Gobbo

The snow falling outside couldn’t dampen the upbeat, celebratory spirits of those that braved the elements to support three Turkish designers who made their NYFW debut on the runway of Industria Studios in the heart of the West Village.  Under the simple moniker “The Turkish Group Show”, Buket Özkalfalar, Gökhan İldeniz & Firat Neziroglu, each showed strong visions that truly demonstrated their place in the show, which was sponsored by the Turkish Government as well as the Turkish Textile Council, was truly deserved

Buket Özkalfalar – Buket Ozkalfalar seemed to be channeling a Goth version of the Great Gatsby when her pen took to the sketch pad.  Inventive versions of flapper dresses mixed seamlessly with futuristic frocks, many finished off with red carpet worthy Black evening coats.  Feather accents softened the collection & provided an overtone of whimsy & added yet another dimension to the collection of this notable newcomer 

 Gökhan İldeniz – Gökhan İldeniz presented a casual vision of menswear for his Fall 2019 collection NYFW debut.  Based mostly in denim with a serious dose of hand hewn, artisanal detailing like whip-stitching, patch-work, & inventive dying techniques that gave a broken-in, pre-worn, comfortable feel.  The roughly cut, raw pelt-like furs added a rugged, almost costume like fee

Firat Neziroglu – Menswear designer Firat Neziroglu, presented a collection that was pleasantly conflicted between dressy suiting & artsy-craftsy handmade separates.  In some cases, the dichotomy coexisted on one piece such as the rope closures on suit jackets or the yarn-based details on jackets & at other times, the two worlds were artfully mixed in an ensemble like the heavy, hand woven scarves worn over tailored outerwear & giant, open gauge hand knit cardigans over suiting jackets & trousers.

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