Category Archives: Men’s

Men’s fashion collections featured from around the world.

ERDEM x H&M

How’s your week going? Our is great, Friday is just around the corner and not to mention official images from the H&M and Erdem Collaboration are finally here and we had to show you guys what this collaboration is all about. This collaboration was first announced back in July 2017, London-Based designer Erdem Moralioglu brings his romantic silhouettes and beautiful prints to the fast-fashion retailer on November 2, 2017.

The collection includes both men’s, and women’s clothing as well as some amazing accessories. Erdem is officially the latest brand to team up with H&M. This London-based designer Erdem Moralıoğlu is bringing his romantic aesthetic to the fast-fashion retailer with new women’s apparel and his first-ever menswear collection. The capsule will “reinterpret the design themes from some of his most celebrated collections,” according to a press release.

“I am so happy to collaborate with H&M, and to explore my work on a whole new scale, including a menswear collection which I have never done before. It’s also such a thrill to work with Baz Luhrmann, one of the most important storytellers of our time,” the designer said in a release. Erdem is the newest addition to the slew of brands tapped by H&M, following Kenzo in 2016, Balmain in 2015, and Alexander Wang in 2014. The collaborations for this project aren’t only fashion-based. H&M also poached renowned filmmaker Baz Luhrmann (Moulin Rouge!, The Great Gatsby) to direct the campaign. The brand has plucked similar talent in the past last year’s ads were photographed by Jean-Paul Goude.

“For me, fashion is always about more than just clothing, it is a form of expression – a standalone art form,” Luhrmann said in a statement. Erdem x H&M will be premiere on November 2 at select H&M stores and online at hm.com.

We had to show you guys what this amazing collection is all about!

What do you think? We would love to hear your thoughts in the comments below!

Xx, B

 

 

Dolce Gabbana Runway Goes Rogue

The most expected/unexpected thing happened during Dolce & Gabbana’s Spring/Summer ’18 runway show this past Saturday at men’s fashion week in Milan: A millennial millennial’d and spoke his mind. Raury, Atlanta native and hippie soul singer, walked in D&G’s #millennial-themed fashion show, and then did what millennials do best and went rogue at the very end.

For the second season in a row, the Italian house brought in young social media influencers to wear their clothes down the runway. Dolce & Gabbana, who have dealt with controversy before after Dolce’s statements on gay parenthood, had taken fire recently for proudly dressing America’s first lady, Melania Trump. In reaction to the criticism, the design duo launched a tongue-in-cheek meta-campaign dubbed “Boycott Dolce & Gabbana” across the designer’s social channels. In addition to a T-shirt bearing the slogan, they produced a commercial featuring a bunch of kids joyously “protesting” Dolce & Gabbana with Domenico Dolce and Stefano Gabbana. As Dolce told Vogue before the show: “It’s irony! A joke! People use heavy words very easily these days. There is too much aggression.”

That was before Raury, walking in the finale, removed his Dolce & Gabbana bomber and hoodie to show words scrawled on his chest: PROTEST and DG GIVE ME FREEDOM and I AM NOT YOUR SCAPEGOAT. He disappeared immediately after leaving the runway, not joining the rest of the models for photos. A recent article with GQ spoke with the rogue millennial Saturday night (before he left Italy early the next morning) to understand why he chose to protest the campaign from the runway, and to briefly see the world of fashion and celebrity through the eyes of a 21-year-old.

GQ asked: Let’s start at square one. What did Dolce & Gabbana do that you felt was wrong?
Raury: The “Boycott Dolce & Gabbana” T-shirt they created completely makes a mockery of what “boycotting” is. Boycotting is the people’s voice. A protest is the people’s voice. It has power. It changes things. When I came out to Milan for my first time walking on a fashion runway, ever. I was excited. I’m a stylish-ass young kid but I don’t know everything about fashion. I knew nothing about the T-shirt until I was here. I had already agreed to walk for them. [The day before the show] I googled “Dolce & Gabbana” so that I could know who was who when I finally met them. I didn’t want to be disrespectful to either one of them by calling them the wrong name. When I typed up their names the first thing I saw was a headline on Fortune.com, “Dolce & Gabbana Is Trolling Melania Trump Critics With This $245 T-shirt.” National Post, AOL, etc. And then I saw a commercial featuring the boycott T-shirt and it looked playful and light hearted—it was a joke. It was a troll. Me, as a young man from Stone Mountain, Georgia, the birth place of the Klu Klux Klan, I really felt this mockery of boycotting. Who knows if boycotts didn’t happen, if Rosa Parks and M.L.K. didn’t step up… who knows if I would even exists. Boycotting matters. Boycotting is real. Dolce’s entire campaign says it’s not real. I know that if I walk out there and support or endorse anything that sits next to Trump—or support someone who even makes dinner for Trump or whatever—then that means that I support Trump also. I don’t support Trump. So I’m trapped and I have to let people know that I don’t support Trump and I don’t support those who are trying to undermine the voice of the people.

Raury went on to talk about other issues that he believes our society is facing today, and how the fashion industry is influenced through political movements. The model does not think he will be walking with DG anymore, yet believes that he will still be booked regardless of his actions on the runway.

We want to hear what you think? Give us some of your feedback in the comments below!

Xx, B

Black Friday & Cyber Monday: Where are the best deals?

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This year, more than ever, holiday shoppers are gearing up for the fantastic deals Black Friday and Cyber Monday bring. However, one question remains…Which will have better deals? We’ve compiled a list of some of the best deals high-end retailers have to offer this year and it looks like it’s going to be pretty even. But what do you think? Are you pumped up for Black Friday or cooling your jets for Cyber Monday?

Let’s take a look at some great sales happening this Holiday season.

 

BLACK FRIDAY-Brick & Mortar

Nordstrom

Starting Thursday, November 27th, select brands will be on sale in stores. Then on Friday, the 28th, an extra 20% off will be added to the already marked down sale items. That means double savings!! In addition, Nordstrom is offering free shipping and free returns.

Macys

This Friday, handbags and accessories will be getting an extra percentage off! The exact number has not been confirmed (the anticipation is killing us!) but be on the look out for designer brands such as Dooney and Bourke, COACH, and Michael Kors.

*New York Specials*

Carlo Pazolini

All four NYC locations will have 40% off ALL in-store items. This includes, Italian lifestyle women’s and men’s shoes and accessories. Very rarely do designer items go on sale, so be sure to take advantage of this amazing sale.

NYGARD

If you needed a reason to head over to Times Square this Black Friday, now you have one. Get an extra 25% off their Holiday collection and enjoy a designer sample sale. Women’s tops starting at $10, sweaters at $20, and dresses & coats at $30.

Bird

All three NYC locations will be offering 30-40% off select merchandise. This includes items from designers such as Alexander Wang, Rachel Comey, and Band of Outsiders, As well as accessories from Pamela Love, Proenza Schouler, and more.

 

CYBER MONDAY- Online

Kate Spade

Kate Spade is actually in the midst of a sale they are calling “Surprise Sale” that includes handbags and other small accessories up to 75% off. This sale is good through Sunday, November 29th.

Ralph Lauren

High quality basics will be receiving an additional 25% off items previously marked down on Black Friday. Again this is double savings on designer items-this almost never happens! Sale items will include “winter-ready outerwear” and shoes.

Tommy Hilfiger

This is another clothing store expected to have their best sales on Monday rather than Friday. A percentage is yet to be announced, but if it’s anything like last year where prices were cut in half, we will definitely be there.

Michael Kors

Starting now, there is 50% off all bags-yes, ALL bags. In addition, some retailers such as Nordstrom, will be offering 50% off apparel and select outlets will offer up to 70% off! In addition, all online orders will receive free shipping, no minimum required.

*Sneak Peek of Online Sales (Select retailers)*

Uggs 50% off

COACH 66% off

Louis Vuitton 50% off

North Face 62% off

 

Now, this is just a little taste of some of the amazing deals happening in the next few days. Unfortunately for us, many sales will not be announced until the morning of, but that makes it all the more exciting right!? For those of you unable to make the Black Friday and Cyber Monday deals, not to worry! Many retailers will continue their sales though December so there will be plenty of time to snag those Holiday treats!

 

Enjoy!!