Selected: This Week’s Events – NYFW, Sanremo Music Festival and German Drama Premiere

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This week has just begun and there’s already so much in the works. Fashion Week is on top of the list and is by far the most looked-after event of February, and goes further into the beginning of March when it’s all over (for a while). The shows began in New York, which is the place to be this week, literally, with both Men and Women following one after another. Fall/Winter 2019 is the phrase to talk about, and it will be for a while.
Yesterday’s Shows: Todd Snyder, Joseph Abboud, and Palomo Spain, the latter being the epitome of colorfulness and vibrancy in Men’s fashion, so far.

Front Row faces: Zachary Quinto, Johannes Huebl, Drake Bell, Cody Simpson, Neil Patrick Harris and more.

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Next on our list is 69th edition of Sanremo Music Festival, officially starting today and ending on the 9th of February. Yesterday the Festival had a celebrity-infused red carpet event, with artists such as singer Arisa, Paola Turci, Enrico Nigiotti, rapper Ghemon, Einar and so many more. The contest is taking place at Teatro Ariston of Sanremo and is being broadcast by RAI.

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Last, Deutsche drama ‘Club Der Roten Baender – Wie Alles Begann’ had its premiere in Cologne at the beginning of this week. The movie is set for its official release on Valentine’s day, definitely not in tune with hearts with chocolate, but the cast is young and talented and besides, who’s not into German dramas! As a plot, ‘The club of red ribbons – How it all began’ (translated) tells the story of six youngsters, each living their own story, till events bring everyone under the same roof of Albertus Hospital. Expect a lot of current societal issues such as family drama, body-image issues and so on. The end promises to be a good one.

Cast: Tim Oliver Schultz, Damian Hardung, Luise Befort, Timur Bartels, Ivo Kortlang, Nick Julius Schuck.

Olivier Rousteing Brings Men In Black Down the Runway For Balmain at Paris Fashion Week

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Balmain show had a bunch of badass tracks to go with the flow of 90’s inspired looks from the Men’s collection for 19/20 Fall. Besides the ’90s theme, I’ve seen other influences mixed in, such as nautical elements and dorky, very laboratory looking glasses. The result of all these elements is a”bad boy and “bad” girl look, quite formidable, wearable and looking warm.
Lots of stripes, cool blazers, baggy leather looking pants worn with white sneakers or black shoes. Flat and newsboy caps are added to the majority of the look, worn on the side. It looks playful and almost naive. Carefree even. The jackets and blazers are quite experimental, some with uneven patterns or just plain casual. The “man in black” and the “Matrix” look is there, in the collection, tailored by Olivier Rousteing to be a great representation of the Balmain man and woman.

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Front row: the one and only J. Balvin, Caro Daur, Ming Hao, Jin Han, Regina Anikiy, Luca Fersko, Mariano Di Vaoi, Miles Richie. Love all the names on this list.

Queen Elizabeth Sits Front Row Next To Anna Wintour at London Fashion Week

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Not everybody knows who Richard Quinn is, but everybody knows the face and name of Queen Elizabeth. The monarch made a glamorous move and sat front row, right next to Anna Wintour, while attending London based designer Richard Quinn’s Fall Winter 18/19 collection. If you’re confused, I’ll explain. Richard Quinn is a relatively new designer in the high arena, who got awarded right after his fashion show with the inaugural Queen Elizabeth II Award for British Design, Quinn being the first recipient. Yet, the designer is no stranger to big moments. In 2017 he received the H&M Design Award, having the opportunity to create for the brand and have the clothes in the store (at least in South Korea). What a moment for the designer and for the monarch! Speaking of the Queen, she looks natural, as if moments like this were a regular date, however, we know that this is not the case. Fashion-wise, she wore a light blue costume and black gloves. Fancy!

On the show, Quinn is very bold and brave too. The collection does not lack in creative appearances, not to mention the richness of the prints, covering in some cases the entire silhouette, from head to toe. Colors are bright and noisy and in your face.

Best of London Fashion Week Mens 6 – 8 January – Glaibera’s Favorites

Today is Milan Fashion Week Men’s first day, which makes for a great opportunity to highlight the best shows from LFW, happened just last week.

John Lawrence Sullivan – This collection has a slight touch of the 90’s, With Matrix and Man in Black, but more so the first one mentioned. There’s also a hardcore biker feel to it, with a lot of black leather pieces, looking a tiny bit unpolished, but wonderfully presented and created too. Pants are high waisted, large and long, almost oversized, although it does not look this way. In fact, everything is well fitted, looking just right. There are a couple of short jackets, which I love next to high waist pants. Wide shoulders are often seen in this collection. Colorwise, there’s a lot of dark greys, dusty black, and some dark green.

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A Cold Wall – Worker rainy boots seemed to be the center of this collection, sealing the fate of all the other pieces, most of which fall in the same worker vibe, build to look street style-ish/urban and light. Colors are pastel, warm and inviting.

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Cottweiler – Another collection centered around the worker look, but softer, with fluffy tops here and there, matched with bits of aqua patterns, and shiny fabrics.

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Liam Hodges – A rebellious collection, but not against the norm, but rather playful. The punk look is given to us right from the beginning, but it’s a fun punk, with slime on the head, clown-inspired pieces, and happy colors. The tartan, pinstripes and plaid pattern bring movement and noise.

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Alex Mullins – Hypnotic colors, patterns with cut-out pictures and a generally happy vibe, these are dominant elements of this collection.

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Get Excited for London Fashion Week Mens, Starting 6th January

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And here we are, right at the door of a new set of fashion shows for Fall and Winter, which begins on 6th of January, with Men’s Fall/Winter 2018 London Fashion Week. Had a look at the three days of schedule and here’s a summary of it:

Saturday starts off with an official LFW Men’s opening, followed by John Lawrence Sullivan by Arashi Yanagawa presentation at 12 pm. Danish Menswear label Tonsure, Wood Wood, Oliver Spencer, Xander Zhou and Cottweiler are in the schedule till 20:30 pm when the day slowly closes itself.

Next day, on Sunday it’s J. JS Lee with the men’s collection, British menswear brand Kent & Curwen, Chalayan, the one and only Michiko Koshino, Astrid Andersen and few other more shows presenting.

Monday, last day of LFW Men’s Fall-Winter 2018 starts with Craig Green at 10 am, followed by Scandinavian designer Per Götesson, who’s having a two-hour presentation, from 10:30 am to 12:30 pm. British brand Belstaff is taking an hour show, followed by Vivienne Westwood at 2 pm. The schedule goes on with A-Cold-Wall, Jordanluca, D.GNAK by Kang.D and London based menswear designer Bobby Abley – the last show of LFW Men’s F/W 2018.

How is this schedule for you? Excited about your favorite designers? Come back for fashion reviews, once the Fashion Week is on.

Alexis Mabille Skips Classic Fashion Display, Assembles Couture Collection Into Exhibition Mode

Alexis Mabille skipped the classic fashion display and assembled its Couture collection for Fall-Winter 2018 into an exhibition, in parallel working a video presentation acting as a fashion show, in which the designer showcased its entire collection in the absence of an audience.

There’s only a handful of elements building this collection, yet the result is stunning, precisely thanks to how the designer worked with so little. The fabrics and colors are great but greater are the shape and style. Dense ruffles, embroidery and magnificent sleeves are used for making the long silhouettes look highly sophisticated.

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