10 Brands To Consider For Holiday Gifting A Fashion-Savvy Guy

In the realm of holiday gifting for the fashion-savvy gentleman, several brands stand out, offering a blend of style, innovation, and sustainability. Guys want to be comfortable but they dont want to dress sloppy or have a diminished appearance. The winter season is prime for things like anti-aging skincare, as much as staying warm.

Maybe you’re noticing the man in your life start to age, or their winter gear is starting to lose its luster, for how little they wear those items. It’s a critical move to purchase a fashionable item for a guy, but for the savvy man, it’s a compliment and upgrade.

Selecting items for fashion-savvy guys should emphasize comfort while upgrading their everyday appearance. This curated guide recognizes the importance of maintaining a fashionable and polished aesthetic for men,

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Gypsy Sport Designer Rio Uribe On LAFW, Fragrance And New Brand Name

One of the coolest, cult, underground labels today is Gypsy Sport.

Over the past decade, designer Rio Uribe has carved out a new space for a brand

With its logo, which looks like an astrological symbol, or perhaps an interpretation of the planet Jupiter, we’ve seen Gypsy Sport grow from an underground, genderless, streetwear-focused brand to something more sophisticated. Today, it fuses elements of high glamor with jersey chic.

Since his first collection launched in New York in 2013, we’ve seen his vision as a designer evolve over the past decade. He has transformed the way we look at basketball jerseys, numbers, logos and lace.

Now, Uribe launched his latest collection at Los Angeles Fashion Week. The new collection celebrates Chicano history

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Meet Zaldy Goco, the iconic Filipino designer who turned drag dreams into high fashion

At 6 years old, Zaldy Goco had an extraordinary ability to transform his simple blanket into a cape, a tent, a fort or even a gown.

While he’s now widely recognized as Zaldy, a Filipino American fashion designer, his career as a young artist was anything but fashion design. From modeling to drag, Goco’s open-mindedness has granted him an expansive life experience that informs his fashion today—a keen eye which has always seen the potential for ordinary things, like a childhood blanket, to become something extraordinary.

“My immediate instinct even as a little tiny baby was to wrap it around my head,” said Goco, who is currently 57 years old. “I was aware of its softness, and of its satin edge.”

Having grown up in Mountain Brook, Conn., Goco was one of the only Asians at school—the others being his sisters. His best friend was the only Black person

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Designer Brands Launches First-Ever Le TIGRE Brand Footwear Line

Company flexes power as brand-building engine, player in athleisure footwear category

COLUMBUS, Ohio, Aug. 14, 2023 /PRNewswire/ — Designer Brands Inc., one of the world’s largest designers, producers, and retailers of footwear and accessories, announced today the launch of the first-ever footwear line by Le TIGRE, an iconic New York City sportswear brand and disrupter of classic casual American style since 1977. Designer Brands is flexing its power as a brand-building engine with a bold foray into the athleisure footwear category.

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The addition of Le TIGRE, along with the recent acquisitions of Keds and Topo Athletic, enables Designer Brands to grow its brand portfolio in the increasingly important athletic and athleisure space, further expanding its branding capabilities, while leveraging an industry leading direct-to-consumer infrastructure of DSW Designer Shoe Warehouse and The Shoe Company stores in North America, a billion-dollar digital platform and a nearly 30-million-member VIP loyalty

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Laurence Carr Launches Eco Design Brand

MILAN — Laurence Carr’s sustainable epiphany occurred in 2014, while working with a top leading interior architecture and design firm in New York City. At a time when the fashion industry was largely viewed as the culprit of the ongoing environmental crisis, Carr realized her own peers were ignoring their industry’s contribution. Conversations about an ecological approach to designing interiors were nonexistent between her colleagues, manufacturing reps, architects and designers, she reminisced.

“As a global citizen who has lived on four continents, as a designer, and as a mother of three children, I wanted a career that had a more meaningful legacy than simply beautifully designed spaces and products. I wanted to be part of solving the problems these industries were creating and foster a positive impact that would live on much longer than my own efforts,” said French-born Carr, who is the founder and chief executive officer of her

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How ‘It Girl’ Vashtie Kola Embraced Her Trinidadian Roots and Found Her Style

  • Vashtie Kola directed music videos with Kendrick Lamar and Rihanna and is the first woman to design Air Jordans.
  • Named one of New York Magazine’s “It Girls,” Kola became famous for her monthly “1992” parties.
  • Kola spoke with Insider reporter Yoonji Han about embracing her Trinidadian roots and finding her style.

This is an as-told-to essay based on a conversation with Vashtie Kola, a music video director, filmmaker, artist, designer, and DJ. It has been edited for length and clarity.

My parents immigrated from Trinidad to upstate New York, where we lived in a predominantly Black American and Afro-Jamaican community. My dad is ethnically Indian and my mom is Indian and African, but growing up, I was confused because I didn’t understand how the cultures came

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Fashion Group International 27th Annual Rising Star Awards Celebrates Future Top Designers

Monday, May 8, 2023, The Fashion Group International (FGI) held its 27th Annual Rising Star Awards, which celebrated and honored this year’s finalists and emerging talent. On the heels of the Accessories Council Excellence Awards (ACE) black-tie gala on May 3, which took place at Cipriani 42nd Street in New York City, honoring Wolverine as the brand of the year, celebrating the 140th anniversary, the FGI award show also recognized new talent in fashion, beauty, and related

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7 Brooklyn Fashion Brands To Watch

Each part of New York City has its own distinct style in the cultural ethos, from stilettos in SoHo to hip hop in Harlem, there’s no doubt that Brooklyn is a prime part of New York City’s swag. Let’s face it, Brooklyn is much more than a borough, it’s a brand in itself. So it makes sense that fashion designers have caught on and incorporated their own voice in fashion. Here is a quick guide to some of the Brooklyn-born and Brooklyn-based talents creating fashion lines.

Spike’s Joint

Spike Lee is probably the most quintessential Brooklynite there is, and his legacy is not only in film, but fashion design. The Crooklyn director has created his own namesake fashion brand called Spike’s Joint, which

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Met Gala 2022: What happens inside the event and where do the funds go?

What can we expect?

Today is the second Monday in May, and anyone even remotely into fashion or pop culture knows that means it’s Met Gala day.

With Blake Lively, Ryan Reynolds and Lin-Manuel Miranda as co-chairs, In America: An Anthology of Fashion as the theme and an A-list celeb guest list, it’s set to be one hell of an event, as always.

Held in the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York City, the charity event aims to raise funds for the Costume Insitute. Tickets for the glamorous event cost $35,000 per person, and $200-300,000 for a table. With the price of tickets drastically rising since the 90s, not just anybody gets to go, only the most elite.

While it might cost an arm and a leg for us regular folk, it’s nothing for those who are invited by Vogue editor in chief Anna Wintour, and at the end

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Afterpay Offers Consumers the ‘Keys’ to Unlocking New York Fashion Week

For the third season in a row, Afterpay has partnered with IMG as the official presenting partner of New York.

With each season, Afterpay progresses in its goal of bringing fashion week to more consumers than ever and the company has announced fashion enthusiasts will be able to unlock access to NYFW through specially designed NFTs this September. These digital collectibles, or keys, will give owners an invitation to traditionally exclusive experiences and products and ownership of art created by designers.

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“NFT technology enables new connections between designers, brands and their audience through myriad applications, whether that’s unique and exclusive digital content through to proof of ownership and virtual garments,” said Geoff Seeley, chief marketing officer at Afterpay. “Our goal with New York Fashion Week has been to unlock greater access to fashion, and this season we are looking to eliminate more of the barriers to participation

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