In line with their avant grade fashion, the Gucci brand has now launched an even more daring collection, this time with their new fragrance line, “The Alchemists Garden”. Creative director Alessandro Michele partnered with legendary perfumer Alberto Morillas to create distinguished scents that were inspired by special moments in Michele’s life.
The Statement Coat of Winter 2018
Photos by Katherine Hogan
When I arrived on the East Coast last year, I wasn’t really prepared for winter fashions. I have always been a Spring/Summer guy, drawn to vibrant colored fabrics, sequins, and rhinestones, but it wasn’t until this season where I started to pay more attention to winter gear. I was captivated my layers, mixing of patterns, but much more so, the resurgence of 80s fashion. In particular, one brand caught my eye and that was Marc Jacobs’ ode to 80’s haute couture. The Fall 2018 line was reminiscent of the bold silhouettes once seen at Lanvin, YSL, and Claude Montana. So, with credit card in hand and an eye set on investing in a warm coat, I headed down to Marc’s SoHo boutique and purchased the it-coat of the season (after multiple visits!).
The wool coat, which is the first exit from the MJ FW18 collection, comes in a deep vibrant red which looks so beautiful in person. With its powerful padded shoulders warmth and full-length silhouette, it is the ultimate coat to have in one’s closet. For styling, the coat makes it effortless as you can transition from day to night looks. For these photos, I wanted to do a little 80’s theme with satin overalls, an oversized dress shirt and tie, and statement glasses. But don’t fret, simple jeans and a shirt can easily go under the coat on any day out. Overall I’m pretty pleased with this new fashion staple in my wardrobe.
Music Through Fashion: Glam Rock
Directed by: Nick Holder
Fashion Editor: Ralph Macabitas
Music: “Don’t You Want Me (Baby) – The Human League
Inspired by the the Glam Rock movement in the 1970’s, the latest short film “Don’t You” explores the influences of the over the top, outrageous stage costumes that grew popular with the rock artists of that time. Set to the thumping beats of the 80’s hit “Don’t You Want Me (Baby) by The Human League, the short features full on looks by Gucci and Bob Mackey in a day dream like state in the heart of the Financial District in New York City.
Reminiscent of the glimmering lights of the stars and bright vibrant hues of the nebula, the trends of shimmer and silver this season have run rampant among street style. It’s the ultimat “seen or don’t be seen at all” look for the fall/winter.
Pretty in Pink - Going 80's for Fall 2017
I wanted to drop a little nugget of style inspiration for you all. This time, I wanted to take a page out of the retro playbook for this very vibrant look for fall. As we've all seen in the runways, and majorly for Gucci SS18, theres been a surge of period pieces- from broad shoulders, to track suits, and more.
As the summer sets into the bright and bustling NYC, I've been inspired to explore the city by Michele's eccentric and vibrant concept of travel. You see, you don't necessarily have to hop on a plane or boat, your environment can simply change with your imagination be it a book, a simple change to an environment, or in our case, articles of clothing.
Sightseeing the City with Copenax
I'm a big eyewear guy and always have a pair with me on the go. But when it comes on choosing the right pair, it may seem like a daunting task. One may be too over the top, or too basic. So what's my trick? I like choosing something in between for those moments when a look just needs that extra touch. I've recently discovered a Korean eyewear brand Copenax with it's modern yet classic inspired frames.
Top Picks for Accessories
So you’ve seen me peacockin’ these sunnies lately and they are by far phenomenal to wear. The Gucci Hollywood Forever collection is an impeccable trove of eyewear pieces designed and inspired by old Hollywood glam and Alessandro’s inspiration from costume design. In particular, the oversized frames in pink are my personal favorite as its a bold statement for the face. Embellished with hand applied crystals and a pink acetate frame, the glasses are a great addition to anyone’s wardrobe.
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Oh My Gucci! He's done it again. An exclusive look into the Gucci FW17 Collection
Cast into Alessandro Michele's world of mystery, nature, and fantasy, the Gucci FW17 collection takes us deeper into the realm of avant garde fashion than Gucci has ever gone before. The collection, which debuted on February 22 in Milan, was unveiled in Gucci's first ever show combining men's and women's looks...
Shot in the picturesque town of Freeport, TX, directors Nina Hawkins and Alan Ballesteros, along with photographer Caroline Fontenot collaborated with Hues of Man to create a stylized retelling of the story of the most notorious criminal duo in American history. “Bang Bang” re-imagines the story of Texas’s very own Bonnie and Clyde, a couple who went on an infamous spree of murders, robberies, and heists in the 1930s. Bang Bang reunites Hues of Man and Josh Robertson, as well as the models from the Revival of Gucci project. New York City fashion influencer and consultant Alyson Cafiero stars in the central role as the enigmatic Bonnie, and Hues of Man stars as her partner in crime. Pieces are from the Gucci FW16, Cruise 17, and Gucci Ghost Collections.
The Trouble Gang
The Trouble Gang, played by Josh Robertson, Joey Garcia, Erik Tjon, and Tucker May, rule the town dressed in Gucci’s and Trevor “Trouble” Andrew’s Gucci Ghost collaboration. The collection is a wild amalgamation of street and high fashion, bringing graffiti art influences to the Gucci brand. The men were styled to convey a rough, urban confidence.
Elias “Q” Aguilera Jr.
Alyson Cafiero as Bonnie
HuesofMan as Clyde
Josh Robertson as The Boss
Joey Garcia as Trouble Member #1
Erik Tjon as Trouble Member #2
Tucker May as Trouble Member #3
Tony Corona as Bartender
Carlos Philpot as Stunt Driver #1
Lee Lilley ay Stunt Driver #2
Special Thank you to:
Shannon Lilley, Owner of 1966 Mustang
Carlos Philpot, Owner 1986 Buick Grand National
Larry Mcdonald, Owner Kiki’s Tiki Cantina
Jennifer Hawkins, Freeport Economic Development Corporation
City of Freeport, Heritage Ballroom
Mingo Marquez Jr., Bridge Harbor Yacht Club
Donovan Backman, Black Diamond Detail
Captain Ken’s Port-O-Call, Catering
and last but not least…
Giuseppe B. of Gucci Sloane Street, U.K.
Ryan, Jony, and Shae of Gucci Houston