September 18, 2000 |
Fellas, get ready to explore a softer side of style next spring. At least, that's what menswear designers want you, Big Guy, to do. After all, so many of you embraced those cropped pants this summer. You know, the ones women call pedal pushers. Now, designers are hoping you'll go for the feminization of their spring 2001 menswear collections--softer silhouettes, fabrics and colors. These were the themes of just about every men's collection presented during the first few days of Fashion Week.
May 28, 1992 |
The next best thing to having a close relative in the men's apparel industry is to have the address of Steven Craig Wholesale Clothiers in your Rolodex. SCWC is a wholesale distributor of men's apparel that supplies several Southern California men's boutiques and men's stores throughout the West. Merchandise is current--no tired leftovers from last season on the racks here--and at prices that are just about half of current retail. In other words, the consumer pays wholesale.
October 12, 1991
Roger Forsythe, 36, head fashion designer for the Perry Ellis menswear company. Born in Missouri and raised in Texas, Forsythe was educated at the University of Houston and the Fashion Institute of Technology in New York. Asked to join the Ellis group in 1988 as vice president and men's design director, he was credited with turning around company profits, which had sagged since Ellis' death in 1986.
August 16, 1991 |
American menswear designers are joining their women's wear counterparts in unveiling less-expensive secondary collections that many Southern California stores will be banking on for fall. A stagnant economy and desire to appeal to a broader audience are motivating the move. Some of the biggest names in menswear--Andrew Fezza, Jhane Barnes, Joseph Abboud--are part of the trend.
April 12, 1985 |
Question: For men, is it appropriate to wear a navy suit with a foulard tie and a striped shirt, or is that too much pattern? What is the rule for shirts and ties with glen plaid suits?--D.A. Answer: Menswear designers have thrown out the rule books this season, putting pattern with pattern and print with print, as in this head-to-toe look by Kenzo.
January 4, 1985 |
Two well-known designers of menswear express varying opinions on what's right today in the following interviews reported by Fashion85 staff writers Betty Goodwin and Mary Rourke. At the opposite end of the men's fashion pendulum is Ermenegildo Zegna, whose design tastes are rich--as in $500 sport coats--but not gaudy. No fuchsia bikinis. No graphic sweaters. He shows subtle plaid jackets and contrasting plaid pants in tone-on-tone natural colors.
July 22, 1988 |
There was a heat wave in Milan during the recent menswear collections for spring 1989, not only on the street where temperatures hovered in the 90s but at the Fiera di Milano where the Byblos boys, Keith Varty and Alan Cleaver, showed their hot, hot, "heat wave"-themed collection.
March 28, 1996 |
The significant other in your life goes to his closet for his favorite blazer and slacks and they're not there. He sees you leaving the house in something that looks uncomfortably similar. What's going on? Beginning with Katharine Hepburn's tailored trousers and continuing with Donna Karan's so-called Boyfriend Jacket--inspired by a loose, structured blazer in her husband's wardrobe--the allure of men's haberdashery has been a not-so-well-kept secret.
March 17, 1989 |
To her right and left were rooms filled with fall menswear in delicious shades of honey, grape, cranberry, burnt orange and mustard--all of which prompted Elyse Kroll to think pink. "Ten years ago pink wasn't acceptable, color wasn't acceptable.
January 17, 1994 |
The recent turn of women's fashion toward the dark side--burlap dresses, exposed bosoms, tear-away shifts--has many people looking for light. The women's wear designers seem lost, but maybe the minds behind menswear have something to offer. That was the hope late last week at the Biltmore in downtown Los Angeles as the Fashion Assn. put on fashion shows, panel discussions and chalk talks about the glory of spring and summer menswear for the nation's fashion press.