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Sereine Magazine Featured in the TiesDotCom’s Gentle Manual Blog

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Two weeks ago, Leah and I had the pleasure to be part of a panel of experts for men’s fashion accessories online retailer TiesDotCom’s blog,  The Gentle Manual . The subject of our discussion was on “Breaking the Rules” when it comes to men’s fashion.  It was the first time that we were asked to give our opinion on men’s fashion, and we sincerely enjoyed doing it. Take a look at what we have to say below on this matter.

12. Rule to Break: Men Should Never Wear Pink

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For a long time I was against the idea of men wearing pink because of it’s long standing history as a girls’ color. Recently, men have been incorporating this color very effectively into their wardrobe. A pink tie/bow balanced with a darker suit does wonders for a man’s style. A nice pink shirt balanced once again with dark pants can also be easily pulled off as long as they stay within the limit.”

– Leah Hogan | Sereine Magazine | @SereineMagazine

13. Rule to Break: Only Wear Black, Grey and Navy Suits

“Suit colors: Will only charcoal gray, navy or black do? While these colors should be the foundation for a guy’s wardrobe, adding a brighter color always adds a nice element. For interviews, depending on the industry, you can opt for a tan or wheat colored fitted suit. For casual time, seersucker is a good look even a nice breathable cotton in a pastel color (think baby blue, soft green even peach). Of course, you want to use good judgment and find a color complimentary to your complexion.”

Leah HoganSereine Magazine | @SereineMagazine

14. Rule to Break: Don’t Wear Suspenders Because They Are Old Fashioned

I would love to see more men embracing them [suspenders]! Instead of treating them as an old relic reserved for grandfathers, men can turn suspenders into something they can dress up for work with a nice suit or dress down for play and add contrast with a nice pair of sneakers or casual top. Many of them come in a variety of colors so they can have fun with different looks that suit their fashion aesthetic (preppy, edgy, classic, etc..).

-Roberte | Sereine Magazine | @SereineMagazine

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FASHION WEEK · MENSWEAR · NEW YORK

Show Review: Edwing D’ Angelo Fall/Winter 2014 Collection

Edwing D' Angelo NYFW FallWinter 2014 Collection

What I like about Edwing D’ Angelo  above is how he is able to keep you excited about his clothes. There is always an element of surprise  and the man knows how to put up a good collection.

The Edwing D’ Angelo’s fall/winter 14 collection was inspired by old British aesthetics and aristocracy.  With this collection, the New York based designer explored with simplicity  by expressing and injecting his own point of view into his designs by revisiting colors, shapes and some of the fashion details that originated from that  period. The silhouettes were very modern  with riding attire, for both men and women  as part of the day wear, particularly the redingote made to appeal both genders (see photo below). Basically it is old British aristocracy meets the new 2014 era.

With that said, while waiting for official photos, here’s a few stills that you might enjoy.  Cell phones photos are not the best so excuse the quality of the images.

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EMERGING DESIGNERS · MEN'S FASHION · MENSWEAR

Emerging Designer News: A Sauvage Launches His First Eyewear Collection

A Sauvage Eyewear

British/Ghanaian fashion designer A Sauvage who made his menswear spring 14 debut collection during London Fashion week last September is ready to conquer the eyewear market. For his first foray into the business,  his line includes minimalist shades in a few select colors that will most likely please a few guys.

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 A Sauvage Eyewear

 A Sauvage Eyewear

 A Sauvage Eyewear

At any rate what do you think of this collection?

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Photos: ASauvage

EMERGING DESIGNERS · Fashion · MEN'S FASHION · MENSWEAR

Emerging Designers: Dao-Yi Chow and Maxwell Osborne of Public School Fall/Winter 2013 Lookbook

Public School Fall 13 collection

Congratulations to emerging fashion designers Dao-Yi Chow and Maxwell Osborne of Public School for winning the top prize of $300,000 at the CFDA 2013 Fashion Fund Award last night and a mentorship at an established fashion house. Public School is a menswear label that is all about producing and making garments in New York City with quality materials from Italy and Japan that will last a lifetime.

Public School Fall 13 collection

Public School Fall 13 collection

Public School Fall 13 collection

Public School Fall 13 collection

This brand is very versatile and offers a wide range of garments for men that care about their image and are not afraid to experiment with their sartorial taste. From street wear to dapper chic, Public School is ready to bring their fashion revolution into the menswear market.

Public School Fall 13 collection

Public School Fall 13 collection

Public School Fall 13 collection

Public School Fall 13 collection

Public School Fall 13 collection

At any rate, what do you guys think of Public School Fall/winter 2013 collection?

EMERGING DESIGNERS · MEN'S FASHION · MENSWEAR

McMeka by Rodney Emeka Spring 2014 Show Review

McMeka S/S 14 Collection

It takes a whole lot of skills to be a menswear designer and Rodney Emeka showed that he has what it takes to compete in the same category as many of its American and European counterparts.

For his spring 2014 collection untitled “Man About Town” Emeka was all about showcasing stylish men on the go. Not too many men would wear  white, bold colored suits and prints but leave it to Meka to create an impeccably tailored  collection that will certainly help him built a following and brings the spotlight onto his work.  His internship at British fashion label EDUN will definitely help him take his brand to the next level.

McMeka S/S 14 Collection

McMeka S/S 14 Collection

McMeka S/S 14 Collection

McMeka S/S 14 Collection

EMERGING DESIGNERS · MENSWEAR

Emerging Designer Rodney Emeka Wins Lagos Fashion &Design Week Awards 2013 Edition

Rodney Emeka:Brand Name: McMeka winner of the lagos fashion&design week

Last month, I wrote about the finalists for the Lagos Fashion&Design Week Awards. The winner of the top prize of N4 million Naira (Nigerian money) and a six-month paid internship at established British fashion brand EDUN is menswear designer Rodney Emeka of the fashion brand   McMeka. Congratulations to the winner.

Photo Credit:Insigna Media

Acessory Designers · Fashion Brands · MEN'S FASHION · MENSWEAR · Shopping

Looney Tunes by Lazy Oaf of London

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 Lazy Oaf  of London is a sreetwear fashion label that creates bright bold clothing and accessories inspired by some of your favorite cartoon characters for men and women. Founded in  2001 by six friends, the brand has established itself in London, Paris and around the world as one of the coolest  fashion labels that ‘s all about having fun, making people laugh and having a good time.

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Lazy Oaf Designs

Lazy Oaf Designs

For their latest collection, once again, the brand opted to give  new life to some of our favorite Looney Tunes characters.

 Lazy Oaf Designs

Lazy Oaf Designs

Lazy Oaf Designs

At any rate, what do you guys think of Lazy Oaf Looney Tunes Characters’ latest collection? Share your thoughts with us in the comment section below.

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Photo credit: Lazy Oaf

EMERGING DESIGNERS · Fashion · FASHION WEEK · MENSWEAR · NEW YORK

Emerging Designers at NY Fashion Week: Kimberly Goldson, Jerome 5:31& Public School

If Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week is the event for la crème de la crème of the US most prestigious designers to showcase their collection, it also gives the opportunity to emerging designers to be seen and create buzz about their brand.

Kimberly Goldson

Remember Kimberly Goldson ? The Project Runway season 9 alumni known for making a mean power suit while on the show brought her tailoring skills to the forefront with a collection that showcased once again her impeccable skills. I am loving  her emerald green shinny suit below.

Kimberly Goldson spring 14 collection

Kimberly Goldson spring 14 collection

Jérôme 5:31 by Jerome Lamaar.

For his debut collection Lamaar went in full force with embellished pants, sequined/ flirty skirts, sexy cut out dresses and tailored blazers. The silhouettes were clean, fresh and feminine. I expect him to get a wide following soon because this young man is very talented. I am so loving this femme sweater below it is so dope.

jerome 5:31 spring 14 collection

jerome 5:31 spring 14 collection

Public School

Dao-Yi Chow and Maxwell Osborne are the duo behind Public school. For their spring 14 collection, it was all about street wear and sports aesthetics. I pretty much love this collection especially the suit ensemble and leather jacket looks below.

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Photos: Essence Magazine, WWD& HypeBeast

Cape Town · EMERGING DESIGNERS · Fashion · FASHION WEEK · MEN'S FASHION · MENSWEAR

Mercedes-Benz Cape Town Fashion Week: Show Review: Adriaan Kuiters Spring/Summer 2014 Collection

Adriaan Kuiter

Emerging menswear designer Adriaan Kuiters presented his spring/summer 2014 collection that included pieces for both men and women. Kuiters kept his collection simple with a series of white sheer garments on the male models while covering up the females ones.

With a color palette of nude colors and black with the occasional prints, Kuiters was not afraid to show that sometimes less if more when it comes to fashion. To twist things up a notch, he added soft leather to some of his pieces to bring an edgy side to his collection. The fact that he incorporated leather into his collection is a sign that the spring/summer leather trend that is currently hot this season will last well into 2014. At any rate, what do you guys think of this collection?

Photos: Adriaan Kuiters Facebook, Haute Fashion Africa

AFRICAN FASHION WEEK NY · Designers · EMERGING DESIGNERS · MENSWEAR · Videos

AFWNY 2013: Emerging Designer: Bill Whiterspoon Models’ Finale Walk

Adiree African Fashion Week NY 2013

Bill Witherspoon took me back to Africa with his colorful, vibrant and energizing spring/fall 13 collection.

Adiree African Fashion Week NY 2013

Born in North Carolina, Harlem based Witherspoon is not your typical designer and does not make clothes for the fashionably timid. Based on the pieces I saw during his runway show, I would have to agree with him on that statement. It does take a certain type of man to wear his clothes. I was able to capture a few stills of his collection but you can also watch  the clothes on the runway in the video below.

At any rate, what do you guys think of his collection?

AFRICAN FASHION WEEK NY · EMERGING DESIGNERS · MENSWEAR

AAFW Show Review: Emerging Designer: Eaden Myles Fall13

Eaden Myles Fall 13 Collection

Born in Toronto, Canada from a Ghanaian background, Eaden Myles  is on mission to showcase his talent as an African designer to the world and to present the beauty of African textiles through his work.

Eaden Myles Fall 13 Collection

Eaden Myles is a menswear label known for providing customers fashion forward products with a European tailored look. This brand is for a man that wants to feel and look good in his s clothes. From casual wear above to business and and evening looks, Myles was able to show his range as a menswear designer that will most likely help him get a following in Canada but also in the US.

I have to say that I love a man in a suit so it was no surprise to me that some of my favorite looks of the evening were the impeccably made tailored suits shown below.

Eaden Myles Fall 13 Collection

Eaden Myles Fall 13 Collection

Eaden Myles Fall 13 Collection

Make sure you check them out on Facebook to get the latest info but also on Twitter and You Tube.

MEN'S FASHION · MENSWEAR

Show Review: Kenzo Spring 14 Men Ready To Wear

Kenzo Spring 14 Men Ready To Wear

For their men spring 14 ready to wear collection, American designers Humberto Leon and Carol Lim took us on a journey to their roots, Southern California where skateboarders, surfers, graffiti’s and streetwear are staples on the West Coast.

_Kenzo Spring 14 Men Ready To Wear

Kenzo Spring 14 Men Ready To Wear

_Kenzo Spring 14 Men Ready To Wear

_Kenzo Spring 14 Men Ready To Wear

_Kenzo Spring 14 Men Ready To Wear

_Kenzo Spring 14 Men Ready To Wear

If there is anything else to say about this collection is that it will certainly please a certain fan base that are into streetwear, cool, young and hip.

_Kenzo Spring 14 Men Ready To Wear

_Kenzo Spring 14 Men Ready To Wear

_Kenzo Spring 14 Men Ready To Wear

_Kenzo Spring 14 Men Ready To Wear

_Kenzo Spring 14 Men Ready To Wear

At any rate are you feeling this collection?

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MEN'S FASHION · MENSWEAR

Show Review: DSquared2 Spring 14 Men Ready To Wear

Dsquared Spring 14 Men Ready To Wear

There is nothing like starting you fashion show with a bang, and that is exactly what brothers Dean and Dan Caten did with a trio of sexy models in boykini lost on a tropical island. Soon after a model (above) wearing a leather sleeve denim jacket, olive pants and boots walking on the wood-chip-laid catwalk laid the mood for what the rest of the collection would be.

Dsquared Spring 14 Men Ready To Wear

Dsquared Spring 14 Men Ready To Wear

Dsquared Spring 14 Men Ready To Wear

Dsquared Spring 14 Men Ready To Wear

Despite the castaways mood of the collection, the pieces ( Jackets, leathers, denim, pants) were well tailored, looked good and very appropriate not only for a younger customer market but also for men that want to get look hip, young and just wanna have fun .

Dsquared Spring 14 Men Ready To Wear

Dsquared Spring 14 Men Ready To Wear

Dsquared Spring 14 Men Ready To Wear

Dsquared Spring 14 Men Ready To Wear

Dsquared Spring 14 Men Ready To Wear

Dsquared Spring 14 Men Ready To Wear

What do you guys think of these looks and which celebrity (ies) do you see wearing any of these pieces?

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MEN'S FASHION · MENSWEAR

Show Review: Trussardi 2014 Men Ready to Wear

Trussardi  Spring 2014 Men  Ready to Wear

Gaia Trussardi, ex-model and creative director for Italian fashion brand Trussardi gave us an expedition into a desert in the city, if such a place existed. The line included a soft palette of camels, whites, grays and blues, understated and very wearable. I love the easiest of this collection and seems ideal for travel and in addition, many of these pieces can be mixed to create a great vacation wardrobe.

Trussardi  Spring 2014 Men  Ready to Wear

Trussardi  Spring 2014 Men  Ready to Wear

Trussardi  Spring 2014 Men  Ready to Wear

Trussardi  Spring 2014 Men  Ready to Wear

Trussardi  Spring 2014 Men  Ready to Wear

Trussardi  Spring 2014 Men  Ready to Wear

Trussardi  Spring 2014 Men  Ready to Wear

I love that more women are designing menswear, I think that they bring a great perspective and creative eye. Weigh in with your thoughts below!

MEN'S FASHION · MENSWEAR

Show Review: Pringle Of Scotland Spring 14 Men Ready To Wear

PringleOfScotlandSpring 14 Collection

For Pringle of Scotland Spring 14 collection, Italian designer Massimo Nicosia is paying homage to Scotland’s Tartan’s motif by mixing and matching patterns.

PringleOfScotlandSpring 14 Collection

PringleOfScotlandSpring 14 Collection

PringleOfScotlandSpring 14 Collection

PringleOfScotlandSpring 14 Collection

I am not a big fan of matching my wardrobe but in this scenario, although it is matchy-matchy it works.

PringleOfScotlandSpring 14 Collection

PringleOfScotlandSpring 14 Collection

PringleOfScotlandSpring 14 Collection

PringleOfScotlandSpring 14 Collection

This collection gives me the whole country boy club/ golfer vibe.

PringleOfScotlandSpring 14 Collection

PringleOfScotlandSpring 14 Collection

PringleOfScotlandSpring 14 Collection

PringleOfScotlandSpring 14 Collection

PringleOfScotlandSpring 14 Collection

PringleOfScotlandSpring 14 Collection

Your thoughts on this collection.

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