As it is only 10 days until London Fashion Week Mens, I thought I would recap what happened last season!
I enjoy the way that menswear is changing and is getting brighter and more innovative. I am all for this change. I hope to see more of that in the next 10 days and throughout the whole of this Menswear season from June – July.
Even though I am over 3400 miles away from NYC, I can still provide you with the NYFWM news.
Here are my highlights:
Last season in New York, Oxford Fashion Studio opened in such a bold way. I will be running through my favourite fashion moments of NYFW.
Starting with Sabina Saga, (Below) her SS17 Dynasty collection was absolutely show-stopping.
In an Instagram post, Sabina Saga wrote about her latest collection:
“I am so happy to announce the official release of my new collection inspired by my Ethnic Roots, made in honor of the country where I was born-Kazakhstan. This is a great honor, but also a huge responsibility to represent my Homeland at international contests. Thanks everyone for the love and support! ❤️”
Sabina Saga’s talent, passion and sheer creativity makes her designs even more captivating. Her use of 3D printing is highly commendable and I look forward to seeing more of her work in the future.
I loved writing for Urban Zulu but most of all, I love what they stand for.
In the interview I conducted with Papy Kaluw, he said:
“Urban Zulu as a brand actually has a mandate, I am a little bit religious, I believe that God has assigned me to do this, to bring positivity back to being black. Every time black is mentioned, it is always to do with negative stuff, if Africa is mentioned, it’s almost always something negative. For me, New York Fashion Week is one of the greatest platforms, we’re bringing down Black Angels. When we talk about Angels, it is positive and anytime black is mentioned it is almost always negative. So the Black Angels is to show the positivity of being black which is Africa. That is the inspiration!”
And lastly one of my favourites was Deanna Michel!
It was a pleasure to be able to interview Deanna M. Laster who creates sophisticated and minimalist designs.
Deanna described the Deanna Michel Woman as:
“The DeannaMichel Woman is mature yet fun-loving, professional yet free-spirited, bohemian yet chic. She is a trendsetter who loves to make a bold statement when entering a room.”
I am extremely excited to see what Oxford Fashion Studio has to offer this season.
Internet Superstar Cameron Dallas, Menswear Vlogger extraordinaire, Jim Chapman and YouTube funny man, Marcus Butler will all be walking in tomorrow’s Dolce and Gabbana show.
This is a HUGE deal!
This fantastic trio will be walking alongside some of the Male Supermodels who are ruling the scene. If you haven’t at least heard of their names, you definitely will do by tomorrow!
This is by far my favourite picture of Cameron. The blue light along with the sensational suit is a perfect combination. Also, Congratulations to Cameron Dallas for Chasing Cameron!
So London Fashion Week Men’s is over – I know I a few days behind, I didn’t realise how much Jet Lag would affect me. Obviously, I did not enjoy every last piece shown at LFWM, however, I enjoyed the way that menswear is changing and is getting brighter and more innovative.
I hope you enjoyed it as much as I did. Next up is Milano Moda Uomo FW 17/18 (Milan Fashion Week Men’s) starts today on 13th January through till Tuesday 17th January showcasing more of the best in men’s fashion.
The Fashion Awards are back! Tonight will see some of the biggest names in fashion be commended for all they have done within their industry in front of their peers. Let’s take a look back to the winners of last year:
Emerging Womenswear Designer: Thomas Tait
Emerging Menswear Designer: Grace Wales Bonner
Emerging Accessory Designer: Jordan Askill
Presented by Nick Grimshaw and Rosie Huntington-Whiteley
Red Carpet: Tom Ford
Presented by Lucky Blue
Model: Jourdan Dunn
Presented by Olivier Rousteing
Outstanding Achievement: Karl Lagerfeld
Presented by Anna Wintour OBE
Creative Campaign: Burberry
Presented by Naomi Campbell
International Designer: Alessandro Michele for Gucci
Presented by Tim Blanks and Georgia May Jagger
New Establishment Designer: Mary Katrantzou
Presented by Elisa Sednaoui
Establishment Designer: Erdem
Presented by Alexa Chung
Brand: Stella McCartney
Presented by Jennifer Saunders and Joanna Lumley in character from Absolutely Fabulous
Isabella Blow Award For Fashion Creator: Nick Knight OBE
Presented by Karlie Kloss
British Style – Fashion Innovator: FKA Twigs
Presented by Jefferson Hack
British Style – Red Carpet Ambassador: Gwendoline Christie
Presented by Kate Bosworth
Accessory Designer: Charlotte Olympia
Presented by Olga Kurylenko
Menswear Designer: JW Anderson
Presented by Orlando Bloom
Womenswear Designer: JW Anderson
Presented by Noomi Rapace
So some amazing winners, I wonder who will be winning this year? Here are the Nominees:
And look at the amazing Trophies for this year:
I hope everyone who attends has a lovely time and the right people win.
Here’s a final flashback to last year’s amazing red carpet:
Just in case you aren’t aware who won what, here’s a quick rundown of the winners:
Artist of the Year: Ariana Grande
New Artist of the Year award (Unleashed by T-Mobile): ZAYN
Collaboration of the Year: Fifth Harmony Featuring Ty Dolla $ign, “Work From Home”
Tour of the Year: Beyoncé – Lemonade
Video of the Year: Justin Bieber “Sorry”
Favourite Male artist (Pop/Rock): Justin Bieber
Favourite Female artist (Pop/Rock): Selena Gomez
Favourite Group (Pop/Rock): Twenty One Pilots
Favourite Album (Pop/Rock): Justin Bieber, Purpose
Favourite Song (Pop/Rock): Justin Bieber, “Love Yourself”
Favourite Male Country artist: Blake Shelton
Favourite Female Country artist: Carrie Underwood
Favourite Country group: Florida Georgia Line
Favourite Country Album: Carrie Underwood, Storyteller
Favourite Country song: Tim McGraw, “Humble And Kind”
Favourite Rap/Hip-hop Artist: Drake
Favourite Rap/Hip-Hop Album: Drake, Views
Favourite Rap/Hip-Hop song: Drake, “Hotline Bling”
Favourite Male Soul/ R& B artist: Chris Brown
Favourite Female Soul/R&B artist: Rihanna
Favourite Soul/R&B Album: Rihanna, Anti
Favourite Soul/R&B song: Rihanna Featuring Drake, “Work”
Favourite Alternative rock artist: Twenty One Pilots
Favourite Adult Contemporary artist: Adele
Favourite Latin artist: Enrique Iglesias
Favourite Contemporary Inspirational artist: Hillsong UNITED
Favourite EDM artist: The Chainsmokers
Top Soundtrack: Purple Rain
And that is the full rundown of all of the winners. Do you agree with everyone who won? Do you think someone else deserved that Award? Let me know below.
Check out Gigi Hadid’s amazing outfits from Last night’s AMAs :
Which look is your favourite?
Let me know below.
I am so excited. Thank you, Jesus, for this opportunity and blessing!
Contrary to the name, the camouflage trend is more about standing out than blending in. I enjoy playing around with militant tones and street style to create something aesthetically pleasing.
The base of this look is a khaki PU spliced T-shirt of side zips from Boohoo Man. It was quite a versatile piece that is better to wear in the winter as the PU panel can keep you quite warm.
The khaki Utility sleeveless shirt from Forever 21 Men creates the perfect layer. I simply did the top button up and added my diamanté collar clips from Topman. This small detail adds a different dimension to this outfit.
The key to getting a creative camouflage look is making sure the colours are similar but not the same. This adds some multi-tonality. The camouflage print cargo joggers from Forever 21 Men contrast well with my grey high tops from M&M direct.
Accessorising an outfit is extremely important!
My black ring and chain bracelet pick up on the darker tones of the outfit. The silver rim of my sunglasses picks up the grey of the shoes. And the orange of the snap back adds a touch of neon.
This is a simple outfit to recreate and I hope when you recreate it, you’ll add your own unique features to it.
If you want to find out about my thoughts whilst doing this photoshoot, head to Victoryforu!