Designers

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8 SEPTEMBER 2013

N. Hoolywood at #NYFW

In a darkened ballroom during NYFW, the only light for the eager viewers hangs from the ceiling in the shape of rickety chandeliers. Like pre-schoolers unable to sit still, the crowd anticipates the runway collection of H. Hoolywood while a piecing harmonica echo’s through the room. Setting the mood for what is to come a [...]

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8 SEPTEMBER 2013

Mr. A #MSFW initiative

While New York Fashion Week is in full swing, on the other side of the world, the smell of men’s fragrances were wafting in the balmy evening air, as Melbourne Spring Fashion Festival followed suit with events like London Collections: Men – and launched Mr. With the men of Melbourne knowing more than a thing [...]

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5 SEPTEMBER 2013

Rag & Bone – Spring 2013 Men’s Collection

For Rag & Bone’s men’s SS13 collection, they display a love of taking the powerful military wear to the desert, and forming an undertone with the crazy sport of motocross. The desert military theme was derived from looking at old photos of army officers who had to withstand intense heat but still look smart with [...]

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2 SEPTEMBER 2013

Brian Wood ‘Blacktop Astronauts’ AW13

Brian Wood’s Blacktop Astronauts, is the final installment of his design trilogy, which was preceded by Beauty Awakened and opened with Reborn Suicide. Utilising hi-tech synthetic fabrics alongside hand bleached and dyed natural fibres, the collection benefits from pops of silver, fluoro orange and neon highlights, all combining to create an intergalactic triumph in style, function and [...]

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27 AUGUST 2013

Barneys New York ‘MAN UP’ Campaign

August 27 will showcase an evening with the creators of ‘Man Up’. A new initiative at Barneys New York Madison Avenue covering all things a guy needs for rockin’ an awesome wardrobe. Just to remind you of how incredibly innovative Barneys New York was, the company began in 1923, so this year is Barneys New [...]

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25 AUGUST 2013

Ombré Olay!

Who said ombré was just for the ladies? Some fashion designers proposed ombré menswear to be very much on trend last year. Fashion forward thinkers such as Ann Demeulemeester, Raf Simons, Phillip Lim 3:1 and Jonathan Saunders Fall/Winter 2013 all highlighted the latest gradient prints.I am not surprised that Z Zegna creative director Paul Surridge proposed ombré [...]

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5 AUGUST 2013

Emporio Armani SS14 Collection

Emporio Armani’s SS14 had over 80 looks in its latest collection. The key motif was a honeycomb pattern, suggestive of the digital hive of the Internet. It came printed, woven, or embossed, solid or sheer. In a similar vein was the three-dimensional mosaic tile effect that emphasized Armani’s skill with subtle surface interest. Absolute genius! [...]

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3 AUGUST 2013

The 12 Styles of American Men

The 12 Styles of the American Man – which one are you? The Powerhouse Also Known As: The master of the universe. Dress code: Power suits, seven-fold ties, black cap-toe oxfords. First known sighting: Drexel Burnham Lambert, 1984. Recent sighting: Testifying before Congress. Signature accessory: Deborah, his longtime personal assistant. Bragging rights: Record profits in [...]

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26 JULY 2013

A Day in the Life of: Tom Ford

If you know your designers, you would certainly know this man. He’s been designing your Gucci and Yves Saint Laurent suits for the last 20 years. (Ps: Yves Saint Laurent, YSL is now known as Saint Laurent as of this year. Please read the article written by Business of Fashion on this change as it [...]

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16 JULY 2013

3:1 Phillip Lim Fall 2013 Menswear

Phillip Lim’s latest Fall collection is black leather and biker chic. Inspired by the ‘cafe racer’ of the 1930′s, Lim’s dark, funkified garments melted the nuts and bots of the era with his signature design look. “I’m feeling this whole genre,” Lim said of biker style. “It was how to make that genre not so [...]

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2 JULY 2013

Gentlemen’s Only Flagships

Menstylepower could see this coming a mile away. The incredible demand for Men’s Only stores is the direct result of surging sales in the online and concession spaces. It’s plain to see that over the last four or so years, and with the help of menswear blogs and online magazines, Gents globally have gained confidence [...]

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18 JUNE 2013

J.J. Threads – Bespoke Dress Shirts

We all dream about having that bespoke wardrobe; where we know that each and every piece has been custom sewn to fit our physique. The clothes, they feel like a second skin, the shoes, were made to fit a King, the accessories, give us a feeling of uniqueness and the ‘look’ resonates with our character [...]

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1 JUNE 2013

A Great Feit: Men’s Shoes

Another stunning made to order service reaching out to the masses is the beautiful leather goods of Australian brand FEIT. Handmade is a phrase that gets thrown around a lot,  however FEIT products really do have the feel of being made with care by someone who truly knows their way around a piece of hide. So [...]

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15 MAY 2013

The Chic Designs of Tatsuro Horikawa

If you’ve been following MenStylePower for a while, you will note that we’re keen to offer information around the world of fashion, that styling is more than just a US$100 t-shirt. We are also keen to give you alternatives to the premium and exclusive products so that you can buy a more realistic priced item, [...]

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30 APRIL 2013

Watches of Steel

Watches and cars are two of the most highly talked about topics between men. All the advertising and association to power, masculinity and getting the girl will show the sheer force of owning a magnificent time piece or vehicle. Hey, and there’s nothing wrong with that. Take Stig for example. He loves his Ducati. You [...]

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27 APRIL 2013

DAAN you ANIMAALS you!

There’s fashion and then there’s style. And this next brand takes both into account. DAAN is the latest creation of Dan Single, famed founding member of Ksubi. It’s an opportunist collection combining multiple life experiences that have been thrown at him, then having fun with them, embracing them and celebrating them with style. “DAAN” is [...]

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26 APRIL 2013

The Majesty of Ermenegildo Zegna

Ever wanted to think you were sitting front row at Milan Fashion Week? Well over 1000 international and national media, VIPs, celebrities and friends of Zegna felt that this week when the prestigious brand held an experiential, extraordinary and historical event at the Royal Hall of Industries, Moore Park Australia. Imagine an installation with multimedia [...]

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25 APRIL 2013

Framing your MANscape

A mate said to me once in 1993, “I’ve just bought a pair of $500 Versace sunglasses. Is that too much?” And at the time I thought, “hell yes” but then I saw him wear them last week and they still looked brilliant. So would you say paying the price for quality and design pays [...]

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