Madisonpark Collective Runway Show Presents at STYLE Fashion Week Los Angeles For Spring 2013
Madisonpark Collective debut their Spring/Summer 2013 collection on the Runway at The Vibiana during LA Fashion Week. Madisonpark’s Designer Trey Alligood III, began his career in fashion nine years ago and has garnered expertise in many aspects of the industry. Before he stumbled into the fashion industry he was in the original cast of The Broadway Show “Blast” from ages 18-23. A back injury sent him back to Los Angeles for physical therapy where he fell in love with fashion and decided to launch Madisonpark Collective.
The collection is entitled “Breaking Free” and the runway show is like no other fashion show in Los Angeles! The inspiration stems from the hard times we have all faced in the last few years, and the hope that spring, will be the dawn of a new beginning. Supima cotton, open weave knits, fine gauge cashmere, lightweight chambray fabrics and soft pastel colors symbolize that hope. Geometric prints symbolize a new structure for the future, and heavily washed distressed denim symbolizes the hardships, pain, struggles we have endured, and the passion and determination it’s taken to get us where we are today.
Madisonpark Collective is designed and manufactured in Los Angeles, California using cutting edge fabrics and trims. We age the highest quality materials to achieve the look and feel of being worn, while others are crisp and new. Every garment is hand crafted ensuring that each piece is truly one of a kind.
Several celebrities including Zac Efron, Gavin Degraw, Kanye West, John Stamos, and Jaleel White have been spotted wearing the brand.
Madisonpark Collective is featured at Ron Herman, Fred Segal, Atrium NYC, Planet Blue, Halls, Bloomingdales, Nordstrom, Saks, and numerous boutiques worldwide as well as www.MadisonparkCollective.com.
What a Guy’s Underwear Says About Him
Men are Trading in their ‘Tighty Whities’ for Style and Personality
There was a time when specialty underwear was the domain of women. Not anymore! “It used to be that the old standby, ‘tighty-whities,’ was a man’s all-purpose underwear. They were worn with business attire, sweat pants for tooling about the house or shorts while playing a pick-up basketball game, but they weren’t ideal for each function,” says Darnell Jones, a sports-playing business professional and creator of TUKZ Undergarments, (www.TUKZ.com).
“Now, a man’s underwear says something about who he is, whether it’s a serious businessman, an athletic weekend warrior or a romantic. Let’s be honest – your grandfather’s underwear probably didn’t look the coolest, and it certainly didn’t say much about him.” Manufacturers are responding to men’s desire for products, including underwear, that cater to his lifestyle with style and functionality, Jones says.
He points to these hot new undies:
• Saxx: This brand debuted in 2006 as a very specific kind of athletic undergarment for men. The apparel features comfortable side panels, which create a hammock-like effect for genitalia. No more chafing!
• SPANX for men: The underwear famous for shaping women, including Oprah Winfrey and Gwyneth Paltrow, released its men’s version in 2010. Recognizing a burgeoning market for guys who want a GQ look, SPANX offers men the same comfortable firming and smoothing as women get.
• TUKZ: Like many of today’s specialty underwear, TUKZ features a 3-D pouch for comfort and an enhanced profile. But the primary defining innovation is how the underwear improves business attire, Jones says. The underwear is equipped with four elastic straps and clips to neatly secure tucked shirts for a crisp, professional appearance all day. “The idea came to me organically – by necessity,” Jones says. “I got so sick of having to tuck my shirt back in after sitting and standing dozens of times a day at the office.” When men let their tucked shirts flare, it makes their midsection look thicker, he says.
• $100-dollar underwear, various brands: Yep, it’s happened!
Brands like Calvin Klein, featuring the “Frigo,” are capitalizing on men’s desire to be just as sexy as the women in their lives – or almost. Consumers are routinely paying more than $50 for sexy men’s underwear at retail stores in malls nationwide.
Darnell Jones is the founder and president of TUKZ Undergarments, LLC, specializing in a unique functionality that prevents shirts from becoming un-tucked. He earned his bachelor’s in health with an emphasis in management at Mesa State College in Grand Junction, Colo. Jones’ vision is for TUKZ Underwear to reside in every household to improve appearance and build confidence in men and women of all ages. He currently serves as an investor and a Region Manager for Olive Medical Corp.
“Whether you want a clean silhouette at work or safety and comfort when you’re on the athletic fields, you can choose the proper undergarment for the purpose,” Jones says. Press Report by Ginny Grimsley.
Roberto Cavalli Spring Summer 2012 Menswear Collection
The menswear style profile is on Roberto Cavalli this summer. We love to see a man well dressed for any occasion. It’s all about color, style and comfort this July. Check out our favorite picks this month.
Men’s Grooming and Gift Retailer Fendrihan Introduces Two New Luxury Brands to its Product Line
Fendrihan, the popular Canadian online destination for men’s shaving and grooming supplies, is excited to announce that two new luxury brands have been added to its diverse selection of reputable gentleman’s personal care products. Both Kyoku for Men™ and the Alvarez Gomez line are now available at http://www.fendrihan.com
Kyoku for Men uses natural Japanese herbs from the small village of Yuzuri Hara — the ‘village of long life’. Combined with patented technologies, such as Kyoku for Men’s Micro-Particle Technology, they offer an award-winning line of men’s products. Kyoku’s international line includes face products, shave products, targeted skin treatment products and body products.
Alvarez Gomez is a Spanish family-owned company with over 100 years of success in the perfume industry. Alvarez Gomez uses essential plant oils and floral essences to produce a cologne with fresh citrus notes. Their product range covers cosmetics, elixirs and perfumes scented with their signature fragrance.
The newest lines offered at Fendrihan compliment an already diverse variety of luxury men’s grooming products available at the retailer. The luxury personal care lines at Fendrihan include shaving accessories, blades and creams; face and body grooming products and tools; and leather bags and cases.
Men’s personal care products at Fendrihan are the perfect gift for any man. Gift certificates are also available online. Fendrihan offers free shipping on Canadian orders over $65 and US orders over $95.
For more information or to purchase products please visit Fendrihan.com
Fendrihan is the premier Canadian online destination for shaving and grooming supplies for men. With a comprehensive product range that includes traditional grooming staples, hard-to-find products from around the globe and some of the most reputed names in gentlemen’s personal care, Fendrihan’s selection appeals to veteran wet-shavers and men of any age looking to elevate their daily grooming rituals. The Fendrihan catalog also includes European leather accessories that offer organization and clever convenience demanded and appreciated by their customers.
Fashion Forward Menswear Recipients
For the first time, four menswear designers have been awarded Fashion Forward sponsorship. The winners will receive access to business support provided by the BFC as well as a cash prize to assist in showing their SS13 collections at London Collections: Men. The Fashion Forward scheme is supported by the Mayor of London.
DESIGNER NAME: Christopher Shannon
DESIGN BACKGROUND: Christopher is a graduate of MA Menswear at Central Saint Martins. He first received NEWGEN MEN sponsorship in autumn/winter 2010.
DESIGN SIGNATURES: “They seem to evolve all the time. My collections feature performance fabrics, clean silhouettes and just the right amount of drama.”
HOW WOULD YOU DESCRIBE THE CHRISTOPHER SHANNON MAN? “I’m never quite sure… I don’t like to second-guess our customer, I think it is more important to keep the work interesting. Also, I think we have different men – some who like the mainline while others who will go for the jersey or collaborative pieces. I prefer not to know.”
CAREER HIGHLIGHT: “Seeing the label continue to grow internationally feels essential to moving forward, as well as very rewarding.”
TRADEMARK PIECE: “Hard to say… I suppose the sweatshirts and sweaters are always present in different forms. I love going back and working into ideas.”
THE COLLECTION: “I love the summer collection to always feel upbeat and a bit holiday. There were a few things I wanted to go back to and rework in better fabrics with a neater cut. There’s quite a lot of embellishment going on, that’s quite giddy for me. SS13 has touches of Peter Blake and British folk with quite boysy sports pieces.”
LONDON TIPS: “Shrimpy’s at the Filling Station in Kings Cross, Mishkins in Covent Garden and a walk along the Thames as long as your legs can take it.”
ON BRITISH MENSWEAR: “I think it has evolved because people have taken notice of it; it is odd in a recession to build a profitable business but that’s what we’ve done so there’s definitely a lot of interest around. I think what makes it unique are places like Central Saint Martins and also the mix of people that London attracts.”
FUTURE PLANS: “More collections, more stockists and more consultancies, then after all that, more holidays.”
SWIMS collaborates with Armani for Fall 2012
Norwegian lifestyle brand SWIMS is delighted to announce its collaboration with Armani for their Fall 2012 collection. Known for reinventing the galosh, SWIMS has created a bespoke collection of modern day galoshes aligned with the unique artistry of Armani shoes.
Milan Fashion Week Menswear Spring/Summer 2012 - Emporio Armani
This young man was among the hottest male models on the Emporio Armani runways. Our favorite pick for the month from the Emporio Armani collection for 2012 Spring/Summer.