By Joanna Barrios, March 30th, 2010
Zero, the number that Maria Cornejo describes as being a point of departure (and also the name of her store), is going back to its original mission. The usually women’s-only brand is departing in a new direction and introducing a line of menswear.
The architectural and minimal silhouettes of Zero + Maria Cornejo have been reinterpreted for the male client, with plenty of skewed lines, functional fabrics and opposing elements. The collection features cotton shirts of opposing shapes with one side slim and the other twice the volume.
By Joanna Barrios, March 26th, 2010
Most T-shirts couldn’t hold their own when paired with a tea-length skirt of full, cream-colored tulle. Not so for the creations of Moises de la Renta—the young New York-based designer lending his innovative tees to MANGO in an exclusive collection.
At the age of only 25, de la Renta is following in his father’s footsteps (yes, Oscar) and contributing to the fashion world with overtly feminine, romantic designs.
By Joanna Barrios, March 18th, 2010
Of the few things that are crucial necessities for every guy’s wardrobe, a Dior Homme Classic Polo is a must. The timeless cotton polo-shirt features a white or black edge on the sleeves and collars, topped with the signature Dior Homme Bee embroidered on the right breast. Welcome the warm weather with a Dior Homme Classic polo in bright blue, navy, white, deep red, beige, brown or black. The polos are available at Dior Homme NYC 212-421-6009 and priced at $150.
By Joanna Barrios, March 14th, 2010
For the past 14 years, Rebecca Taylor has captured the style of the evolving and chic woman. The modern designs of the Rebecca Taylor collection has added new jersey tees perfect to kick of the spring season. The new styles include leopard prints in dark and heather grey and a zebra novelty tee. The grey v-neck Zebra tee will be sold at Bloomingdale’s, the Watercolor Leopard Tank will be available at NeimanMarcus.com, the Watercolor Leopard t-shirt will be sold at Otte NYC and the Burnout Leopard t-shirt will be sold at the Rebecca Taylor flagship located at 260 Mott Street. All styles will retail for under $150.
By Joanna Barrios, March 12th, 2010
Accessories are bold statements that show the world our individuality with our personal style. Swatch, the ever so popular Swiss made watch, is embracing their roots with a new line of colorful plastic watches. The Color Codes Collection features hues inspired by exotic and majestic fresh fruits that will let you express yourself in a variety of colors. The Color Code watches are available in 10 bright solid colors with matching straps, dial and case. You can choose a shiny or matte plastic finish and are priced at $50.00. Express yourself with a Color Codes watch available at http://store.swatch.com
By Joanna Barrios, March 5th, 2010
A BlackBerry, wallet and keys are typical things a man might carry on a daily basis but sometimes a little more space is necessary to comply with changing lifestyles. In keeping up with the times, designer Damir Doma offers a collection of accessories for the new modern man. SILENT is the latest line directed by the designer combining leather and cotton in neutrals and blacks with asymmetrical oversized shapes. The weekend bag is made up of a sleek canvas with leather trim, perfect to store a laptop or netbook conveniently. The backpacks are made up of organic cotton and leather with simple shoulder straps, giving them a stylish edge. The line also includes leather pouch and pocket wallets. Break out of the routine and make a loud statement with a SILENT bag. Learn more about SILENT accessories at www.oki-ni.com
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By Joanna Barrios, March 2nd, 2010
Ultra chic and eye-catching are only a few words that describe the unmistakable design of Creative Recreation sneakers. The shoe that is known for making your entire outfit pop is releasing 3 new styles for men that will be sold exclusively at Barneys. The Testa, shining in black and gold will be available for $135 while the black and navy snakeskin Cesario and black and aqua Dicoco will be available for $130. The metallically bold men’s sneakers will hit Barneys this week.
By Joanna Barrios, February 26th, 2010
When it comes to bringing your fashion ideas and thoughts to life on a piece of paper, having the right resources is key to fully expressing your creativity. Fashionary is the latest fashion sketchbook from Hong Kong. It is designed to assist the modern day fashion designer featuring templates of figures, 10 basic patterns, and body measurement tools. Fashionary also includes textile information and a designer index along with fashion events. The world’s first fashion sketchbook can be yours for only $16 and is available on Etsy.com. Explore your creativity with all the right tools! Learn more at www.fashionary.org
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