March 13, 1992 |
DEAR MISS HOT: My boyfriend hates to shop but wants me to help him add more "presence" to his wardrobe. Where do we start? MISS HOT REPLIES: Start by suggesting that he dress as if heading for the beach. Smart guys tell me that wearing sandals, cutoffs and a T-shirt (all easy to slip on and off) is the only way to fly when trying on clothes. Next, head for Beverly Center, also known as the menswear mall. This place has 43 men's shops.
October 4, 1991 |
Lighten up and brighten up. That was the message from the menswear designers recently exhibiting spring, 1992, collections at SEHM, the annual fashion fair in Paris. SEHM attracts up-and-coming talents, and several designers are gaining international attention. Prime among them is Dominique Morlotti, who showed his first signature collection in February, after designing for Christian Dior for some time. He has also opened a boutique on the chic rue Saint-Sulpice on the city's Left Bank.
March 15, 1991 |
Kevin Costner easily might have directed the look in men's fashions for fall. The actor/director's "Dances With Wolves," which has sparked renewed interest in Westerns, is setting a precedent in menswear. Everything from Indian-printed wool melton stadium jackets to primitive-patterned shirts to richly textured sweaters reminiscent of a Montana landscape is leaving the prairie and settling in the big city.
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.