Posts Tagged menswear

Oh, the Oscars.

Two words: Lupita Nyong’o. How absolutely stunning was she?! She looked like a goddess in her pale pastel blue Prada gown and plunging neckline. All award season she’s been nailing red carpet looks and quite frankly putting many of her comrades to shame. What I love about her style is the bold color!  It’s so easy to go the traditional route with black or navy, but I like that Lupita choses to make a statement and stand out from the crowd!

Now that I’ve given Lupita the attention she well deserved, I can’t help but gush about the GUYS’ style on the red carpet. Best Actor and Best Supporting Actor winners Matthew McConaughey and Jared Leto (swoon) killed it at the oscars in their white tuxedo blazers.  Whites and nudes proved to be a popular trend for both men and women alike.  Ryan Seacrest was seen sporting the all white trend and Best Actress Winner Kate Blanchett stunned in a nude Armani Prive number.  This Oscar palette of pale blues, nudes and whites are sure to be favorites with the spring season fast approaching!

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Fall into Line with the Boys

Ok, so we already steal our boyfriend’s watches, t-s;  I mean who doesn’t love an oversized gym workout or sleep shirt?! Well this season you can snag his suits while you’re at it!  This season “suiting fabrics like herringbone, houndstooth, Glen plaid, and tweed were tailored for the ladies” (elle.com).  Designers like Dries Van Noten, Stella McCartney, and Lanvin (below) have given women a whole new perspective to these fabrics.  What I love most about this trend is that the classic patterns are tailored to create the feminine lines of a female’s body.  With bias-cuts and peplum silhouettes, and even feather details, the menswear patterns perfectly balance femininity and masculinity for a great Fall staple piece or a classic wear to work option.  Try a plaid pant or a tweed jacket for an easy way to integrate the trend into your Fall wardrobe!

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Versace and H&M Team Up for a Collection

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Coming this fall Versace will add its name to a long list of designers who have collaborated with the Swedish fast-fashion chain. The looks will appear in 300 H&M stores beginning November 19th. When speaking about the collection, Donatella Versace said that “The collection will be quintessential Versace” ( dailyfrontrow.com). The anticipated collection will include menswear and womenswear featuring bold prints, leather, silk, and other classic touches of Versace.

Not only is she collaborating with the brand, but she is also designing a pre-spring line available January 19th, 2012 on H&M e-commerce sites. Donatella will also be the first designer to feature bedding and home decor. The in-store collection will also feature shoes and costume jewelry for women, along with jewelry and belts for men. Of the collection,  H&M creative advisor Margareta van den Bosch said “Versace is sharing with us iconic designs from the archives. This is such a celebratory collaboration”(dailyfrontrow.com). Only one question remains…how many months until November?

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Paul Helbers to be Replaced by Kim Jones at Louis Vuitton

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Kim Jones is entering the Louis Vuitton family by replacing Paul Helbers as men’s studio and style director at the label. Also a part of his job is being Marc Jacobs’ right hand man for menswear.

Before his new gig at Louis Vuitton, Jones was the creative director of Alfred Dunhill menswear and accessories divisions. Jones has also worked with Alexander McQueen, Hugo Boss,  Uniqlo and Topman before Dunhill.

By leaving Louis Vuitton, Paul Helbers plans to “takes back his freedom in order to realize new projects” reports The Daily Front Row via press release.

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Lanvin Pairs Up with H&M

Lanvin is the newest high-end fashion designer to partner with H&M. The Lanvin line will consist of menswear and womenswear, and will be unveiled on Nov. 20 in North America and on Nov. 23 everywhere else H&M is located.

This partnership will create a larger client base for Lanvin since their clothes will be sold at a much cheaper price in an everyday store. Lanvin is not the only designer in recent history to form a partnership with H&M in order to widen their client base; previous designers consist of Karl Lagerfeld and Stella McCartney.

H&M will preview the new Lanvin line on November 1 on hm.com. Read the full article from The Huffington Post.

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