Copenhagen was a flutter with models, photographers and generally more important folk than ourselves, where VMAN partnered up with Copenhagen Fashion Week to celebrate the launch of VMAN18: A Scandinavian Summer. Catch the gallery here.
"Tuesday night we partnered up with Copenhagen Fashion Week to celebrate the launch of VMAN 18: A Scandinavian Summer. It was a major bash uptown at Good Units, the new venue on the lower level of the Hudson Hotel, with a lot of Belvedere Vodka to drink. Harking back to the way they did it in ‘80s and early ‘90s New York, a fashion show appeared out of nowhere smack in the middle of the party. Fashion from our favorite Scandinavians including Bjørg Jewellery, Bruuns Bazaar, Cheap Monday, David Andersen for Kopenhagen Studio, Day Birger et Mikkelsen, Georg Jensen, Henrik Vibskov, Hummel, Moonspoon Saloon, Oscar Magnuson, Shamballa Jewels, Soulland, Stærk, Stine Goya, Tiger of Sweden, and Vilsbøl de Arce paraded down the runway.
Through a little fancy lighting slight of hand, each model was transformed into another half way across the runway. The slim Michael W became the buff Brad Kroenig; Julia Hafstrom became Maggie Rizer; Georgina became Sessilee; Aiden became Rainer; Lady Fag became Daphne; and so on. Then to a roar of applause, the show closed with Anna Cleveland transforming into her legendary mother Pat Cleveland.
Accompanying the whole thing, the amazing disco’d-up gospel singer Cookie sang her hit anthem “Lola’s Theme.” After the show wrapped, the Scandis and a bunch of models moshed to a high energy performance by Danish rockers New Politics. Rumor has it that after the party, most of the Danish designers then decamped to the box for a long night of further celebration. But that’s just rumor."
Following a legion of design houses releasing high-top sneakers (Vuitton and Gucci just to name two) Marc Jacobs has released his own version. I think out of all that I've seen these are the nicest and most understated. Certainly a pair that would look great however you wore it. The neon straps from Vuitton, however nice are limiting.
In fact, Marc Jacobs has a history with the quilted effect as it carries into his menswear from the very popular quilted bags he designs for ladies-wear. The burgandy/blood red high tops were available last year for $600 but I imagine like those, the new ones will sell out fast too. They are however just a preview so keep your eyes peeled for a release date.
All-American shoe staple 'Converse' have teamed up with a variety of designers to come up with a classic shoe with a designer twist. These are just some of the looks but I expect many more to follow. Paul Smith in a stripe would be nice!
Who would you like to see design a pair of Chuck Taylors?
I am a huge fan of Brad Goreski. Having said that I haven't watched more than an episode of his show with Rachel Zoe. His style is fantastic and consistent. I like the bow-tie and glasses theme he keeps. Also I love the fact that he carries a folio or briefcase to formal events. He's one to watch for sure!
He was just shot by the famous Terry Richardson who also likes to appear alongside his subjects. His blog Terry's Diary is FANTASTIC and keeps me there for hours.
And of course if you have not already seen what it is he does, then take a gander at the following clip from Season 2 "The Rachel Zoe project"
Gentleman, you didn’t read wrong. Surely the thought of a man wearing make-up is absurb for some, but I’ll have you know not only is it’s popularity on the increase but it can be your little secret, too. In my Stylescoop article this week I discuss make-up for the man and how to execute it in a natural way, having you look like a Greek God in minutes.
When Fashion tells you to add a splash of colour, be mindful of how much. Appearing all over Summer 2010 in not only menswear by ladieswear too, one of the newer trends is paint. Used by designers, Thakoon, Alexander McQueen and BCBG to name just three, this paint theme is really making a splash!
Using paint in fashion has even made it's way to print campaigns such as Lanvin, and editorials like the one below in FHM with the black dipped hands. It goes to show that even a novice Fashionisto could take out a paint bucket and spruce up and old pair of jeans. But do so, cautiously.
Don't be surprised that a trend like this lands up in VOGUE HOMME, But on your underpants too? Well that's Fashion for you.