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H&M Join Forces with Marni for Spring 2012

For the past couple of weeks H&M had a tremendous and positive response after its partnership with design powerhouse Versace. It can be arguably said that it was the stores’ most well received collaborations done thus far. Now there is a new alliance brewing on the horizon for spring 2012 with Italian label Marni. If we take a look back at Marni’s past collections you will notice the label’s love for color, collage-like prints and print-on-print combinations. Scheduled to hit stores worldwide on March 8th 2012 you will definitely see a contrast of prints and colors.

Designer Consuelo Castiglioni was quoted as saying “I wanted to create a true Marni wardrobe by revisiting all our favorite pieces in signature fabrics and prints. As always, I love juxtaposing prints and colors, mixing modern tribal with Bauhaus graphic adding sporty utilitarian elements”. If you’re axiously awaiting this collaboration take a peek at the behind the scenes video below released by H&M with a cameo from Style.com’s Tim Blanks.

Written by: Curt Greenidge

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Terry Richardson For Happy Socks Campaign

Hiring photographer Terry Richardson to shoot this campaign was definitely a no-brainer for the Swedish sock manufacturer Happy Socks. Known for the graphic sexual subject matter often found in his work along with awards won over the years from numerous campaigns, Richardson was indeed the right choice for this edgy spread. Entitled “Terry’s Take” this campaign is cool, playful, fun and not to mention very creative. You will find an array of colors and patterned socks, sometimes worn as accessories or fashioned together to make some funky ensembles.

Written by: Curt Greenidge

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Luigi Borrelli

Luigi Borrelli’s Fall/Winter presentation demonstrates versatility by alternating  different pieces to construct casual or formal ensembles. Just think of this collection as your mother laying out your outfits everyday before school.

Images: Luigi Borrelli

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H&M 2011 Winter Campaign

During any season you can always count on H&M to bring a fresh and exciting collection. For this winter, H&M has once again provided an array of fashionable knits, coats and layered pieces to keep us warm during the cold months ahead. By using a neutral colour palette as the base with an infusion of colour added life and vitality to the collection. I always look forward to what H&M has in store, their clothing always provide a certain edgy, not to mention comfort and most importantly style for the modern man.

Written by: Curt Greenidge

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Thank You

2010 is on its final leg and Stylus Mag has officially completed its freshman year! I would like to extend a heartfelt Thank You to everyone that has supported Stylus Mag during this past year. Even if you are a regular visitor or had just stumbled onto the site by accident, THANK YOU! To my dream team Andre Naraine of Copasetic Photography and my Editor B.A Thorne, Thank you for your creativity, great work ethic and support! We have lots of work to do come 2011 so don’t get too comfortable! Naa Dei, my graphic designer, creator of the Stylus Mag logo and business cards. You did an amazing job and I will be forever grateful. To designer Gregory Allen for taking the time out of your busy schedule to meet with me to become my first interview for Stylus Mag. Therefore creating a great business relationship that lead to me styling for a couple of your photo shoots and becoming the men’s head stylist for the Poetic Fashion Show. Thank you for recognizing and trusting in my talent so much to be granted those opportunities and I look forward to working with you in 2011. Thanks to Greg Morris owner of the Swagga Store, Balance Velasquez owner of Editorial Showroom and Elie Shermer of Paradigm Entertainment for inviting me into your worlds giving me the chance share them with my readers. To Tamara Thorpe, thank you for inviting me to be part of the Poetic Fashion Show. Not only was it a great experience, I had the opportunity to work with great people to create a wonderful event that gives back to the youth and community. Now Stylus Mag will to entering its sophomore year in 2011 and we have some new and exciting endeavors ahead and to you my readers will not be disappointed!! To Teca Cameron of Teca Cameron Image Management Agency, 2011 thank you in advance! If I forgot to mention anyone thank you for your support and wishing each and every one of you a Happy & Healthy New Year!!

Curt Greenidge, Stylus Mag Chief Editor.

Jim Moore Shares His Trend Report for Men’s Fall Fashion

Jim Moore, Creative Director for GQ magazine wrote his Fall Trend Report of the 21 things a man should have in his closet for this season. Everything from suits to fabrics, accessories to colors was featured on Moore’s “must have” list. We all should take note, Moore has an impeccable reputation from working with the most talented people within this industry to help create and develop the GQ brand for the past 29 years.  This man definitely knows what he is talking about. The thing that I like most about this article, similar to most GQ articles Moore managed to show variety between moderately priced brands and high end designer labels. Pieces from the H&M brand and designer label Salvatore Ferragamo were used to demonstrate that everyone can achieve these looks from all walks of life. You can visit GQ website for more pics and full story.
Modern Peacoat
Biker Jacket

 Double-breasted Coat

The Tux Jacket

Toggle Jacket

 Blue-Collar Plaid Shirt



Military Watch
 Blacked-Out Watch

 Shadow-Plaid Suit

Chunky Scarf

Dark Khaki

Camel (The Color)

Lace-up Boots

Tweed (The Fabric)
 
Lightweight Turtleneck

Chunky Turtleneck

Graphic Knit Sweater

Designer Sweats

The Odd Vest

Plaid Tie
Written by: Curt Greenidge
Images Courtesy of GQ.

Men Suiting Up For This 2010 Fall/Winter Season

I’m a firm believer in dressing for the season. Fall is here and winter is soon to follow, which means for a man who is stuck wearing a suit for 5 days out of the week can be somewhat of a challenge. We tend to wear our summer suits into the winter based solely on convenience and the urge not to go shopping. However as superficial as this may be, peoples’ first impression of you is always at first glance. Even though for most men it is not our natural urge to shop, we still need to upgrade our wardrobes every season. So don’t be alarmed gentlemen there are some fabrics and styles out this fall/winter season that will make your shopping experience much easier.
For the man that is more fashionably inclined velvet would be a great option. This fabric is perfect if you like to dress to impress which can be accomplished as a full suit, blazer or sports coat turning heads as you enter a room. If you are a more low key type of guy velvet is also used in other simplistic ways for example bow ties or as lapels on jackets. When worn in the most basic way can still be equally noticeable, adding a unique element to your outfit.

If your style is more conventional and velvet is not for you, a classic option could be tweed or wool suit. This season the Ralph Lauren label used these fabrics to recreate the “Sack Suit”. Originally the sack suit is largely unshaped jacket paired with fitted pant. Lauren kept the natural shoulders of the draped cut but instead of keeping the box shape he decided to use some clever tailoring to give the jacket a V shape. This style of suit adds comfort and can be worn by heavier set gentlemen, not having them to resort to slim fit suits for a more classic and tailored look. 

Written by: Curt Greenidge