Monday, March 18, 2013

We the people: RUlers of the fashion world

Kanye West and Kim Kardashian front row at Marchesa
The times when the runways of Paris and Milan controlled the streets of New York and every other urban city in America are over. When urban hipsters simply stopped following trends set overseas, the fashion editors and designers picked up camp and followed the hipsters. And now hipsters, bloggers and everyday folk are the inspirational food for those who run the fashion world. 

By this long trail of inspiration, the urban youth stand on top of the fashion pyramid, a position where timeless fashion houses and their creative directors like Riccardo Tisci, Gianni Versace and Hedi Slimane once found themselves. This prosperous time has also allowed rappers like Kanye West and A$AP Rocky to occupy the coveted front row seats at some of Fashion Week’s most high profile shows.


“Rappers are the new rock stars!” says Eric Cano, former fashion director of XXL Magazine. In the last century, rock stars were the musicians who influenced the minds of the designers, but again a new age has come.
For example, the fashion trend of tying a jacket around your waist returned from the early ’90s. Kanye West recently revived this trend, and Givenchy featured it as a focal point of 13 looks for its Fall/Winter 2013 Collection.
So now is the time to take pride in your individualism. Wear only what you please, and let no trend define you. Take advantage of these prosperous times when the rulers of the free fashion world are looking to the public for guidance. Take heed to the importance of the public fashion opinion. It’s funny how the fashion world nailed a perfect democracy on the head before the free world; isn’t it?

Friday, January 25, 2013

MCMXCIII

Alexander-Julian Gibbson circa 1994

WOW. 

This was the best birthday I've ever had! Thank you to everybody that played a part. From the billions of shoutouts on Instagram and randomly all over campus, to the people who came and cooked me meal after meal, and then to the people who put together a surprise party, I Thank God for you all. 

As God has been more than awesome in my life, so shall he be in yours, in Jesus name.


XX.

Wednesday, January 16, 2013

Belstaff Fall 2013 : Milan Fashion Week


I won't lie to you guys, when doing my Fashion Week check-up, going down the list of designers I scrolled straight past Belstaff, not knowing I was scrolling past life.

 Ok, that's a bit of an exaggeration. But seriously... 

This collection was fire, definitely one of my favorites from MFW! The cuts and cinched waists create almost sketch-like silhouettes. I love the Gauntlet gloves and over-sized boots. They take me back to my anime days of Dragonball Z. The entire collection looks like a sketchbook come to life, one worth drooling over.

Belstaff is at the very tip-top of my A-list now.


Tuesday, December 4, 2012

A$AP F**kin' Problems Video


Really liked this video reminded me of the classic late 90s-early 2000s rap music videos.
- Simple background
- In your face-all over the place camera angles
- Video girls doing routines instead of just staring awkwardly at the camera
- Everybody dressed cohesively, yet to their own taste. 


 Well done.

Friday, October 26, 2012

Eva Simons for Elektro Magazine



Photoshoot that I styled this summer that came with a serious lesson.
"Be careful what you put on the internet..."

Monday, October 22, 2012

Sunday, October 21, 2012

Saturday, September 22, 2012

The Luxury League x Suited Lifestyle


It's the first day of Fall and in the holiday spirit The Luxury League and Suited Lifestyle present the Fall Suited Breakdown. The newest trends for the suited gentlemen is paid homage to the suited gentlemen of the past --"Geezer Style." Take inspiration from gramp's old tweed blazers, wide brimmed hats, and worn briefcases. The Double-Breasted suit has passed the level of retro trend to an official suit staple. The same goes for the respect-demanding 3-Piece Suit. On top of the suit trends of Fall 2012 we incorporated our personal breakdown of the season's trends.

You ready for Fall2012?

Wednesday, September 19, 2012

The Luxury League x Nouveau Riché 2012



In any and everything that we do one must strive for excellence. That standard is no different for The Luxury League. Serena, Alexander-Julian and I all set out a goal to be part of the production that is the Homecoming Fashion Show 2012: Nouveau and luckily enough we all made it. I was beyond excited, it's like forced bonding time with the team. Who doesn't want to spend over ten hours a week with me?

Model: Jayde Stuckey

Oct 18,2012 is the official night of the show, we have already  picked  models. I hate rejection so I can only imagine how much it sucks to hear that you haven't made it to the next round. But I mean that's life. Some of the models couldn't deal with rejection and tried out AGAIN and AGAIN and AGAIN. I believe that the models we have chosen have potential to be fierce and command the stage. Some of the guys look like they walked off a page of GQ with their amazingly sculpted bodies. Some need more work then others...

It really is just a blessing to be part of such an amazing team. I get to work with my closest friends and build new relationships with people while working on an amazingly produced show by Khala Jones! Let us all strive to be LEGENDARY.