EYE CANDY

Orthodox Style

La Cambre Belgium
La Cambre Belgium

Men’s fashion has become a new place for designers to experiment with ideas, as men have torn away tradition for more daring looks. Riccardo Tisci for Givenchy has been able to turn men’s fashion into a playground of experimentation. Thom Browne has remixed men’s classics into abstract art, but Tisci has been able to mix mens wear with feminine aesthetics, yet masculine and commercial successful. Only John Paul Gaultier has come almost as close to his success in deconstructed men’s fashion.

La Cambre Belgium
La Cambre Belgium
La Cambre Belgium
La Cambre Belgium
La Cambre Belgium
La Cambre Belgium

Why the lengthy discussion about men’s fashion and emerging trends of the genre? The real question is where is men’s fashion going?

La Cambre Belgium
La Cambre Belgium
La Cambre Belgium
La Cambre Belgium
La Cambre Belgium
La Cambre Belgium

With fashion bloggers, street photographers, and personal style taking over fashion, we have to find new voices. No longer are trends overpowering the main stage of fashion. Experimentation with non-sexist clothing has become the norm. Not only a mix use of fabrications and silhouette , but a new idea of masculine fashion.

La Cambre Belgium
La Cambre Belgium
La Cambre Belgium
La Cambre Belgium
La Cambre Belgium
La Cambre Belgium

Where is this wave taking place? Belgium, of course!! I was privy to the school of La Cambre’s latest designer collections of their graduating class. We see a new male take centre stage: confident and experimental with a new orthodox.

La Cambre Belgium
La Cambre Belgium
La Cambre Belgium
La Cambre Belgium
La Cambre Belgium
La Cambre Belgium
La Cambre Belgium
La Cambre Belgium
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D.I.Y. Style: The New Denim

Denim Flare 

Flare If You Dare
Flare If You Dare

Denim has been a part of our closet since the 1800s. In that time denim has gone from working class basic, to high-end staple. Fashion, film, and iconic symbols have kept denim at the forefront of all trends.

Amanda Bynes
Amanda Bynes
Rihanna
Rihanna

Today, denim influences can be seen on every level. The biggest recent change-up has been the look. For almost fifteen years denim has been ruled by low-rise waist lines. The pendulum has swung in our cultural landscape, as Manhattan has moved to other conquest, and Brooklyn has taken back the street symbol. No other venue has taken back denim more than television.

Skinny Chic
Skinny Chic

 

The Folded Jean
The Folded Jean
80' Hair Band
80′ Hair Band

In the early part of the 21st century Sex And The City created fashion rules. Now, Girls! The influence of this new show, now in its third season, can be seen on its lead character Hannah, played by show creator Lena Dunham. She is in charge, and with that, demanding her own style. The low-rise pant hits you in the widest part of your body, so staying slim means a lot. In the high waist, the eye is drawn to the smallest part of your body, while accentuating your curves. Therefore the high waist line has become a hit!

Brooklyn Girl
Brooklyn Girl

Now  the flare. Skinny vs. Flare has been the debate for a few seasons now. It has not caught on the way fashion would like to, as street style seems to still be holding onto the skinny leg. That may change seasons forward, but for now I would say play with the trend. The flare is always a flattering shape for any size. Here are a few suggestions to make the flare your own. Not brave enough. Keep the skinny and pull up your pants. It maybe the first time you get a compliment from your mom!

Fashion Girl
Fashion Girl
Street Flare
Street Flare