12 Jackets to Have This Winter
Brrr! It just got really chilly this past weekend, so you might find yourself thinking of getting a new jacket for winter (or gifting one to someone this holiday). From a cozy neoprene bomber to a durable ski jacket that can be worn beyond the slopes, find a style for every style and winter climate below: Read the rest of this entry
Perry Ellis Men’s Spring 2016 Collection and Backstage Photos
The Perry Ellis Spring 2016 collection at New York Fashion Week: Men’s and backstage moments with models such as Oli Lacey, Christopher Moore, Michael Lockley, Clark Bockelman, Adonis Bosso, Baptiste Radufe, and more.
From an interview with Perry Ellis’ Creative Director Michael Maccari I did for AskMen.com, the designer shared that when it came time to design looks for the 2016 collection he looked to destinations such as Tel Aviv for inspiration.
“It was about the idea of beach cities,” he told me for AskMen while in the backstage area at New York Fashion Week: Men’s, as models walked by in leather sandals that helped further indicate that theme. “I thought [Tel Aviv] was a great mash-up of the two because you’ve got skyscrapers and it’s sort of an urban environment, but then you’re on the beach,” Maccari said.
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Shoes to Have: Lacoste Mortain 3 Sneaker
Whether it’s winter, spring or any of other season you can never go wrong with a pair of black sneakers. I enjoy Lacoste’s range of chic and sporty footwear, and a style that recently caught my eye is the Mortain 3 Sneaker. Read the rest of this entry
Backstage at Perry Ellis Fall / Winter 2015
Perry Ellis Creative Director Michael Maccari debuted his sophomore collection for the brand this week for the Fall/Winter 2015 season. Inspired by utilitarian clothing, the collection gave workwear styles a modern upgrade to look more functional and luxurious through use of unique wools, technical fabrics and artful suit layering. Olive, tan and navy filled the collection, but there was also a use of abstract and colorful graphic prints. I got a first look at the collection while snapping photos of the models backstage during hair and make up and a rehearsal walk.
See more backstage and collection photos below, and see some of celeb guests such as Joe Jonas and Victor Cruz: Read the rest of this entry
Outfit: The City Photographer
As another New York Fashion Week season approaches as does another round of street style shooting – so I figured I’d put together a photographer look. Functionally and flexibility are key for hunting street style, and blending in doesn’t hurt. With a neutral color palette of brown, black, grey and navy, it doesn’t hurt to add a little life to an overall look through accessories. Read the rest of this entry
A Ski Jacket for the Slopes and Park City Exploring
I’m excited for the upcoming adventures 2015 has to offer, and so glad I got to kick off a new year of travels with a visit to Park City, Utah with the St. Regis Deer Valley. The most important thing to pack when visiting Park City or any other snow town is a proper ski and snowboarding jacket. I wanted to bring one that would not only work on the slopes but also for exploring the area.
While in London this fall, I brought along Original Penguin‘s modern Paisley Printed Bomber to style for city exploring: Read the rest of this entry
Preppy Chic Style for City Exploring
Having some major Europe withdrawals as I put together this post! While in Budapest last month with the Corinthia Hotel Budapest for my AskMen.com article I had time to do some city exploring. For an afternoon’s outing across the Liberty Bridge over the Danube River, market shopping and afternoon of walking through the Pest side of town (where the market, Corinthia and the majority of the attractions and city life is) I went for a city preppy outfit that I styled up with a few statement accessories: Read the rest of this entry
8 Fall Essentials To Get Now
With fall here it’s time to pull out those sweaters, light jackets and other fall essentials and put them to use. Below are are eight of my fall essentials and styles you can get now from Original Penguin, Perry Ellis, Ben Minkoff and more:
Perry Ellis Spring 2015 Collection + The Models Backstage
Perry Ellis returned to New York Fashion Week this season under new Creative Director Michael Maccari to show hi debut collection. For inspiration for the collection, Maccari looked at the art of Sean Scully for color and overall direction. “We are calling it Changes and Horizontals. Linear groupings, color play, and a nod to ‘active’ with the repetition of lines in his work became the foundation for print and trim details,” the designer shared earlier with me for AskMen.com, adding that the overall look is graphic, neat and colorful. This resulted in well structured suits and graphics prints on sweatshirts, shorts and bomber jackets were in the collection, plus light and technical outwear that included anoraks and cropped summer parkas.
Perry Ellis Spring 2015 Fashion Show from Perry Ellis on Vimeo.
I’ll be picking my favorites shortly towards the end of fashion week, but I got a chance to go backstage to bring you a look behind the scenes as the models got their grooming on: Read the rest of this entry