Monthly Archives: September 2011

Supplementaire Magazine Editorial “NY STATE OF MIND”

Recently we celebrated the 10th anniversary of 911, one of the most horrific events in the world’s history. Even though the city of New York was brought to its knees from these inhumane attacks resulting in the lives of thousands, today, it stands even taller than before. This city has resilience unlike no other and its patrons an unbreakable spirit reaffirming the saying “If you can make it here you can make it anywhere”. Supplementaire did an editorial spread entitled “NY State of Mind” photographed by Forte & Zachary and styled by Torian Lewin, capturing the true essence of NYC’s tough exterior known as the “Concrete Jungle”. Model Cole Mohr donned clothing from designer labels such as John Varvatos, Galliano and Levis creating an edgy presentation filled with NYC attitude and swagger. Using the American flag as an accessory in certain shots was genius on Lewin’s part to further display New Yorkers’ patriotism and love for their city and country.

Written by Curt Greenidge

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Sunshine Days

In this video designer Michael Bastian talks about his inspiration behind the Gant 2012 Spring/Summer line during New York Fashion Week. The title of this collection is “Sunshine Days” instigated by the beautiful island of Hawaii which ironically reminded Bastian of that 70’s show (no pun intended) “The Brady Bunch”.  I guess Bastian has a point if we reflect on those multicolored floral print garments worn by the Brandy family. Bright, vibrant colors were used making the designs youthful all awhile staying true to Gant’s “All American” reputation.

Written by: Curt Greenidge

Video courtesy of YouTube

Image: ELLE

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The Perfect Moment

Windsor 2011 Fall/Winter catalog is out and this spread consists of timeless, classic garments. Entitled “The Perfect Moment”, photographer Richard Phibbs managed to capture the true meaning with his candid shots of models Noah Mills and Tatyana Usova. The word “lifestyle” also comes to mind after reviewing theWindsor’s catalog. Each shot was taken in a realistic setting making the collection very relatable to the everyday man.  Not only is this presentation relatable it shows the garments’ versatility and a certain self-confidence that resonates from the person wearing these designs.

Written by: Curt Greenidge

Images: Clothes Before Hoes

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All Black Everything

Vogue Italia took it back to the 60’s era where the mod look made the color black a staple in everyone’s wardrobe. Photographer Phil Poynter shot this editorial for Vogue capturing the true essence of the mod style and culture during that era. By suiting these models in sleek black tailored garments thrown together with a few checkered patterns and dark sunglasses to create effortlessly cool looks.  Hats off to the wardrobe stylist for a job well done!

Written by: Curt Greenidge

Images: Photographer Phil Poynter

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Michael Bastian

James Dean aka “Rebel without a Cause” is an American icon known for his style and finesse. That is why it was a no-brainer for designer Michael Bastian to draw inspiration from this cultural idol for his Spring/Summer collection.  The line is masculine, edgy and strong with a commanding presence as each model walked the runaway, embodying everything that James Dean represented as a style icon.

Written by: Curt Greenidge

Images: Bengal Stripe

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Alfred Dunhill

Alfred Dunhill Fall/Winter collection is impeccable and clearly speaks for itself. There is no need to get into detail about the magnificent suiting which was crafted perfectly for a sartorial aesthetic. A very sharp, clean presentation that will leave you wanting more, so just sit back and enjoy!

Written by: Curt Greenidge

Images: Dunhill

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Wrangler Blue Bell

Wrangler has been steadily reemerging, regaining popularity amongst both young and old alike with its Blue Bell denim line. Once considered to be a brand that your dad would wear no longer holds that title since modernizing its appeal. Despite the brand being upgraded, Wrangler still maintains its high quality reputation with the use of high-tech treatments and top grade fabrics.

Written by: Curt Greenidge

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Made to Order

Massimo Dutti’s “Made to Order” campaign reinforces that self-awareness and individuality is what makes the man and from there everything else will follow. Without these two key elements he will lack confidence and style. Massimo Dutti took an old world approach by using vintage-esque photos for this campaign to bring to light how classic and manly this collection really is. The model, travelling salesman turned international model Bill Gentle fits the bill perfectly by donning these sharp tailored garments.

Written by: Curt Greenidge

Images: Massimo Dutti

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