Menswear Fall 2012: Raf Simons

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By: Heather K. Martinez

Menswear has had minute changes year after year. Raf Simons attempted to change the shape of menswear in his fall 2012 collection. The oversized shapes, interesting styled mutli-layered looks, formal yet causal tailored shorts that can be easily worn with sneakers, and the colorful fabric choices were pretty superb. A stand out piece, for me, was the chesterfield coat in the cool vibrant blue which is a great staple for fall. Simons really took inspiration from what the younger generation is wearing today. Fashion is about reinvention and those above the knee shorts throughout  the collection reflected that, perfect for west coast weather. Simons did a great job in directing the reshape of menswear.

Source: Style.com

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Fashion: A$AP Rocky- Goldie

By: Heather K. Martinez

A$AP Rocky is an artist whose career is only continuing to get bigger. A New York native, who doesn’t quite like to publish that for his own reasons, and talented rapper. In his new video “Goldie” you can tell he really is becoming something producing a video at another level from his firsts. Directed by, conceptualized and stylized all by himself, A$AP truly is multitalented.

Even with the shots of nude women rolling around in silk sheets the whole video was truly tasteful and classy while still sticking to his style. Shot in Paris, I really thought it was a step up and even A$AP stated something similar in the behind the scenes video of “Goldie”. Alexander Wang provided the fashion throughout the video. A$AP has established a style for himself that is becoming noticed by some well-known designer names. He has had pretty sophisticated taste in fashion since the start of his career, impressive in my opinion. A$AP Rocky is a name that will only continue to get bigger with his talent and determination.

Take a look at his new video!

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Menswear Fall 2012: Lanvin

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By: Heather K. Martinez

Alber Elbaz and his designer Lucas Ossendrijver designed a fall collection dedicated to the reinvention of the suit. Elbaz wanted to create something more street yet still modern but not like what you would find your grandfather wearing. It is about being an individual and wearing this look a different way with more of an outerwear appeal to it. Throw on a pair of Nike Blazers, skinny trousers, white-collar shirt and top it off with a bow-tie and blazer and you are good to go. The puff long jackets with the down jacket inner lining are great for casual or formalwear in the fall. Elbaz and Ossendrijver did well on their interpretation of the suit.

Source: Style.com

Menswear Fall 2012: Givenchy


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By: Heather K. Martinez

Riccardo Tisci’s fall collection continued his reinvention of the Scottish kilt and introduced his obsession of the American flag. Tisci kept his man looking modern, masculine and strong. Tailored suits, collared shirts, masculine kilts, sweaters, tailored pants was polished but very goth keeping the color scheme predominantly in black with pops of color. His star embellishment detail throughout the collection was interesting; especially on the collared shirts with the continuation of this detail on the jackets symmetrically placed over. Individuality and confidence is also something evident in the Givenchy man. There was nothing feminine about this collection.  Riccardo Tisci has done a great job in continuing with his signature style.

Source: Style.com