New and Fashionably Noteworthy :

Hello out there as always it’s good to see you , for those not to familiar with me I AM JMADDD STYLES , and I would like to welcome you to my latest blog post. The third installment of New and Fashionably Noteworthy. Today’s topic once again covers the return of 90’s style streetwear to the fashion market of now. The brand that im showcasing today….(hint) (hint) , it’s at the top of the page. Still not sure what I mean , well in the words of Nas , Escobar Season has returned.

Nas started a rather under the radar streetwear line a little while ago , like a lot of his ventures, they are what I refer to as quite success stories. The name of his line is HSTRY.

But it doesn’t stop there , The brand has just released a limited run collection, collaborating with the one and only Karl Kani ,

the new collaboration is called Escobar Season. It consists of track jackets , joggers , special limited edition throw back Karl Kani , Escobar Season sweatshirts, T-shirts , and crewneck pullovers.

The line is a definite take off of the original Karl Kani line in the mid 90’s , when at the time Nas was the face of the brand and used in various campaigns.

Looking at the current climate of fashion right now , with the return to the 90’s and so many streetwear brands making a comeback ( But don’t call it a comeback) , it’s the perfect time for such a collaboration to hit the world of streetwear fashion.

This is one of the original Nas for Karl Kani adds from the 90’s , notice the sweat shirt , now look at the new Escobar Season sweatshirt below. It’s almost a direct throwback replica , well done with much of the classic 90’s details included for that authentic look and feel of the original Karl Kani sweatshirt. Now let’s take a look at a few more of the peices from the collection.

The Escobar Season sweatsuit is probably one of if not my favorite part of the collection it has a classic colorblock look to it and made much like a wind suit from an era gone by , but that’s what makes it classic.

As I was saying a little earlier the collection also has two signature Escobar Season pull overs once again with logo heavy branding this most definitely captures the look and feel of a classic streetwear line from an era gone by as well.

The collection also includes two signature classically styled Karl Kani/HSTRY collaborative T-shirts , for that authentic Karl Kani look and feel.

Also another of my Personal favorite peices from the collection is this classic styled satin bomber jacket , there are more parts to the collection , but these are my top pics from the Escobar Season line. The collection can be shopped on http://www.hstryclothing.com . The collection is moderately priced on the low end from 70.00$ up to a more higher end of 250.00$ . So what do you think? HSTRY x Karl Kani ,

are you hear for it ? As always I LET YOU TELL IT . Well there it is , we have reached the end of another blog post. That’s it for now , I AM JMADDD STYLES , this has been New and Fashionably Noteworthy , until the next time IM GONE….!!!

New and Fashionably Noteworthy :

Hello out there as always it’s good to see you. I AM JMADDD STYLES and I would like to welcome you to my latest blog post , New and Fashionably Noteworthy. So what is New and Fashionably Noteworthy? Well it’s a spin off from the JMADDD STYLES SEPTEMBER ISSUE , where I introduce you to a Fashionable Item that basically caught my eye enough to speak on it. So this will be a reoccurring blog segment on jmadddstyles.blog . The first subjects to kick off this new segment will be

The all new streetwear line from The Dipset , known as Dipset Couture and

New watch company MVMT , come join the movement. So now that I just broke that down for you , let’s get started.

DIPSET COUTURE :

As I said in a previous blog , The JMADDD STYLES SEPTEMBER ISSUE , this season 90s streetwear has made a major comeback , or the look and feel of 90s inspired streetwear is also making a major splash in the market as well. Members of the Hip Hop group The Diplomats or The Dip Set, has thrown their hats into the Streetwear Couture ring. That is streetwear with a higher quality and price point.

Dipset Couture will put you in the mindset of classic brands like Rocawear or Phat Pharm , but with a more modern fit and better cut.

Group members Jim Jones and Camron are the master minds behind the brand now being introduced on http://www.dipsetcouture.us . In my Fashionable Opinion , the brand has all the right streetwear elements to be a market success, especially if you are a fan of the group.

The line currently consists of jogging suits , T-shirts , and bomber jackets as well , in a variety of color ways .

Depending upon what your style esthetic is , or maybe .

The peices are easy to style and have enough of a look to almost take you anywhere on a given Friday night when you want to step out but don’t want to be too overdressed or underdressed just somewhere inbetween with an effortless look.

So what do you think ? Are you here for it ? As always I LET YOU TELL IT. Me personally Im feeling the look of the brand and The Dipset fashion movement.

Join the movement : MVMT Watches.

MVMT Watches , is a fairley new independently operated watch company. The slogan includes the meaning of the name Join The Movement (MVMT) . Their nitch is creating a quality watch that competes with the lux brands but make it affordable. MVMT Watches , come in both women’s and men’s styles.

The company doesn’t just specialize in watches but they also do a line of signature sunglasses that complement the watches.

I come across a lot of new items and I have seen many upstart watch companies, but I have to say I am highly impressed by this brand and their being able to create a luxury watch at a price point between 150.00$ / 350.00$ U.S. currency.

For the look and style this company offers , they by far are one of the best independent watch companies I’ve come across. You can find the watches on their website http://www.mvmtwatches.com , and that is truly New and Fashionably Noteworthy. Well there it is we have come to the end of another blog post , I hope you have enjoyed it. But as always, I AM JMADDD STYLES and that’s it for now, so until the next time IM GONE.

A Night In NYC : Fashion Week.

Hello everyone out there, as always I would it’s good to see you . By the way for those not too familiar with me , I AM JMADDD STYLES , and I would like to take this time out to welcome you to my latest blog post , A Night In NYC : Fashion Week. It’s about that time of year again or as I call it The Fashionable Time Of Year. When all the fashion trade shows happen and Fashion Week kicks off shortly after. This happens twice a year in NYC both September and February, im in NY a lot longer in February , for Fashion Week cause that’s just when it seems to be twice as exciting. But usually a I breeze through the city in September, taking a major show or two. Well lastnight I was breezing through New York and took in the now very popular

Style Fashion Week presentation , which has really grown in popularity a great deal over the years . At this particular presentation you can usually catch the new up and coming or underground designers that are beginning to gain fanfare. So right now im about to take you inside of last night’s Fashionable night in NYC.

Let’s start with my look for lastnight, incase you are wondering yes I draw style inspiration from my own styling ideas and techniques that I come up with when working on someone’s image. I created this look a few weeks ago .

Ofcourse I made a few changes , added in a loafer and a cream blazer but the feel of the look is still the same. But enough about me , let’s go inside the show for a few highlights.

As all the fashionable people enter the venue , you can feel the anticipation in the air for what we’re about to see come down the runway. Like or dislike it’s always good to see what’s on the come up.

The night starts with a performance from this Hot new Australian performer simply called Chloe , im not usually a big fan of musical performances during a fashion show unless it fits , and in this case it did.

Shortly after the runway presentations began the first series of shows were a mix of club wear from designer Emma Altman

Followed by designer Father Akki , that gave you an eclectic mix of styles ranging from a little bit of street and nightlife looks for a modern approach to fashion forward style , not necessarily my style or taste but I see how it fits in the fashion spectrum.

Then the last of the presentations of the night came from a new street wear designer that kind of gave me a skate kid feel by the name of Smock Me , where you see a return to bold logos and somewhat oversized tailoring with the clothes but also a mix of street/swimwear.

Such as this bold look combination of a leather jacket with a thigh high boots and a swimsuit for streetwear to completely set the look off , the designer also had an interesting line of logo laced hoodies as well that once again were a return to the 90s fashion feel .

As I have been saying for a while now , we are really seeing a return to previous style era’s this season . Designers are really reaching back and borrowing from the 80s/90s fashion scene.

Since im from that era I completely get it , and there are some looks that I will fit back into my own Personal rotation as well as recommend to others style esthetic, but for the most part im now really into well fitted clothing with expert tailoring to complement my style the best . I also recommend that to others because it stands the test of Fashionable Time. But like always , it comes and goes so quickly and before you know it the runway goes quite and all the fashionable people including myself begin to exit the venue. In the words of Jay-Z , GRAND OPENING , GRAND CLOSING , and so the night ends but before I breeze back out of the NY streets , I always have time to stop and pose for a few post show photo opps.

to end the night right before I hop back on the train to end the night. There it is , time flies when your having fun , but we have reached the end once again of yet another blog post I AM JMADDD STYLES and this has been A Night In NYC : Fashion Week. So until the next time IM GONE. Be back here in February for more from Fashion Week in NYC.

The September Issue….

Introduction : This is my annual take on the ever so popular yearly Fashion Journal known as the September Issue. Be it from Gq , Vogue , Elle , or Harper’s Bazaar , fashion heads alike look forward to seeing what’s going to be hot for the upcoming fall season. By the way just incase you are not familiar with me I AM JMADDD STYLES….

and last year I began doing my own take on this fashion tradition on my original site , the now defunct jmadddstyles.com.

This is a Fashion Flashback of how I created a more editorial version of The September Issue and yes I did all this work myself. This year it’s going to be a little more Fashion Stylist tutorial , giving you a closer more personal view of the looks that will show you more how to wear the fashion. So with that said, let’s get started with a little Menswear…

One of the hottest colors of the season is purple , one of the hottest color combinations of the season is purple and pink , this menswear look takes both of those elements and puts them together. This look also shows that corduroy is back stronger than ever especially with the right fit and color wash.

Here I am showing you another alternative way to add a variety of looks for the same pair of corduroy pants….so if someone tells you no one is wearing corduroy anymore refer them to this page , to show them that you MOST DEFINITELY want to invest in a pair for the upcoming season. This year menswear is looking more exciting and noteworthy than ever , im going to show you more , but in the JMADDD STYLES SEPTEMBER ISSUE, im going to cover both , so let’s jump into it a little Womenswear for a moment.

Didn’t see this coming did you ? Keeping with the corduroy fashion theme , I wanted you to see how the look with corduroy not only works with Menswear but is equally on trend for Womenswear as well.

As Always in true JMADDD STYLES fashion , I like to show you more than one way to wear an item , here is how to flip the look , using white corduroys and floral prints. Remember floral print is not just for summer anymore , by the way , incase you missed out on this small but very note worthy fashionable detail , that is a floral pocket square for the blazer to further highlight the look. Often when it comes to fashion , things seem to go full circle and everything seems to find it’s way back , one way or the other.

Return to the 90s : Streetwear .

This season we are seeing a major return to the 90s in fashion , we are seeing the return of many brands that you thought were forgotten unless you from that era. Infact 90s fashion is making such a big return that UBM FASHION or The Magic Market Place , at it’s annual fashion convention in Vegas had a panel of 90s streetwear pioneers or designers that helped start the movement but are currently on the comeback, bringing back new versions of their vintage pieces.

Such as this designer whom made his debut in the 90s and made a major splash in streetwear, Maurice Malone. Now he’s back and you will see a reboot of the brand and some of his classic pieces.

Such as his signature hoodies , jumpsuits, and shirts.

But it’s not just streetwear designers that have made a return to their vintage looks , but high end designers as well see the need to reach back and bring you their signature 90s looks this season as well.

Such as Fendi , that has brought back their signature FF print with brown and black color scheme as can be seen on this classic dress from the luxury brand.

Which is essentially easy to style , now to have this look you don’t necessarily have to go this high end , but im just showing you how 90s style is making a serious comeback.

When it comes to both men’s and women’s wear as you can see from the classic Fendi print on both styles.

For both men’s and women’s wear , for the fall season it’s going to be all about the comeback , but don’t call it a comeback , it’s been here for years. Ok so now it’s time to show you how to step up your dress up game for the fall season.

Dressing up your style.

To dress up your style doesn’t mean , to just add a blazer to a pair of your favorite jeans and calling it a day , that’s just dressy casualizing your style , or finding the tightest most ill fitting dress you can find and going out the door , that’s just trying to be sexy but still not looking of fashion forward. Dressing up your style means knowing how to put on a well tailored suit and accessorizing it perfectly. This season Saint Laurent is showing you that velvet is here to stay , but I am showing you how to put it together to make it stay. Dressing up your style also means being able to put on a well tailored dress as well and accessorizing it perfectly too .

This season Michael Kors is still showing you that fashionable glamour and perfect tailoring not only beat out just plain sex appeal but also encompasses it as well. While im showing you how to put it all together , with the right accessories and this seasons hot color combo , purple and pink.

New and Noteworthy

New and noteworthy this season , as it was initially introduced and launched a little over a few months ago , Serena Williams new clothing line , called Serena . The line carries a price point from 35$ to 250.00$ , and is composed of a mixture of active wear and casual sportswear

One of my personal favorite pics from the line is this signature varsity zipper dress , which gives you the look and feel of a classic designer sweater dress .

The dress is also a very easy peice to style , just a few jewelry accents and the perfect ankle boot , you are ready to go almost anywhere with this look that is just plain cool and effortless.

The Serena collection is composed of a few more pieces with more pieces to be introduced in the near future. It can be purchased on her website ( http://www.serenawilliams.com) here is a look at few more styles from the collection.

So there it is my pic for whats New and Fashionably Noteworthy , for the upcoming fall season the new Serena Williams collection ,

and just like that , we have reached the end of this years JMADDD STYLES SEPTEMBER ISSUE. Also the end of yet another blog post. As always that’s it for now , so until the next time I AM JMADDD STYLES and IM GONE .

The Project Show….

Hello everyone out there as always it’s good to see you. I would like to take this time out to welcome you to my latest blog post , The Project Show 2018 . By the way just incase you are not familiar with me , I AM JMADDD STYLES . Now that we have been introduced , for all my first time readers, let’s get right to it.

Today was kind of my return to the Fashion Trade Show circuit , for the first time in a little while. I use to attend every trade show from NY to LV , but I began to slack on them as I began being invited to more and more shows for NY Fashion Week . However im back and I realize today the importance of being at all the shows be it NY Fashion Week or any of the many conventions from or put on by UBM Fashion . Better known as MAGIC , PROJECT , POOL , or FAME .

The difference when you attend the trade shows you connect with the brand a little more and the people that are behind the brand. Such as these two , that are the founders and designers of this new luxery leather goods line of bags , and wallets called LAJOIE MONTREAL, (www.chezlajoie.com) . Offering you the same luxuries of bag repair and care , that the larger companies offer. The reason this caught my eye is because I know it’s a difficult market to crack in fashion.

The same way this line of ecofriendly bags and accessories caught my eye from this young designer Hamilton Perkins , ( http://www.hamiltonperkins.com) whom designs his bags to be made from recycled materials, once again finding a unique way to crack into this aspect of the Fashion industry.

Now usually at these trade shows and the same for the runway often enough women’s wear tends to generate more excitement than menswear. But I got to say for the upcoming season menswear has really stepped up.

Such as this new line of menswear to the U.S. called SELECTED HOMME , giving you a unique approach to casual wear with a tailored look , also offering their own private label sneaker and shoe line .

Also in menswear this season , it looks like stepping up your suit game is an absolute must , PEERLESS CLOTHING, gave you a good look at how some of your old favorites are back with superior tailoring when it comes to their line of suits and separates , such as this incredible Great Gatsby inspired peice that is bold in pink from Robert Graham. After all real men wear pink.

Basically if you haven’t done so yet , it’s time to step your grown man fashion game all the way up from your top gear

all the way down to your shoe game , no man should be with out a good quality pair or four of shoes.

and companies like Barker are offering new looks to old classics as well as putting out still original classic men’s dress shoes.

Also coming this season and being introduced into the menswear market for the first time is well known womenswear designer Vince Camuto , so be sure to keep your eyes open for that as well.

Then there is those that just take a whole different approach to men’s fashion , and zero in on quality accessories, that just bring the best out of any look , like this company that I connected with known as 40 Colori from Italy. This season more than ever im seeing a huge push on men’s accessories , which is still virtually an untapped peice of the market.

Then there is womenswear , actually not as exciting as usual , but there were some standout break out peices that really caught my eye such as this unique approach to a womenswear top being displayed in the pictures , from Letters to Juliet (LTJ) for short. The top is actually made from a foam type of material, but very functional.

Im always drawn to new underground brands , that have a cool following , such as this brand of women’s denim called JUST BLACK DENIM. Very well made and fitted peices. Now here are also a few more brands and looks that caught my eye in womenswear.

So there it is my return to the Fashion trade show circuit. All in all it felt good to return to this side of the industry, to connect with various companies and brands.

At The Project Show , where new brands are discovered and old familiar brands connect with a different more underground audience. But wait before I completely go , I attended another show on this day known as The Custom Tailors & Designers Association Forum. Where I come upon a new accessory brand that is completely custom and made to order

Known as A Stylish Way of Life , by James A. Williams. The brand specializes in Pocket squares , neck wear and soon a limited edition collection of shoes.

This is in my opinion is so new and fashionably noteworthy that I had to fit it in , the look and quality that this brand offers is simply in a word INCREDIBLE. Well there it is , we have reached the end of another blog post. This has been The Project Show NY 2018 and I AM JMADDD STYLES. That’s it for now, so until the next time IM GONE.

It’s a Beyonce/Balmain Thang…

Hello everyone out there as always it’s good to see you. I AM JMADDD STYLES, just incase you are not familiar with me , and I would like to take this time out to welcome you to my latest blog post It’s a Beyonce/Balmain Thang. So if you are ready , let’s get right to it. On tomorrow Friday July 13th , we are about to see the latest Fashionable collabo , and if you’ve been following me for awhile then you know I like a good fashionable collabo. This one is most definitely on the high end side , and not for the fashionably faint of heart. Beyonce and Oliver Rousting head designer of fashion house Balmain are releasing a limited edition streetwear collection. It will consist of the iconic hoodies and T-shirts worn by Beyonce during her ground breaking performance at Coachella this past year.

The price point comes in the range of 290.00$ up to 1,790.00$ , however the upside to this high end price tag is that 100% of the proceeds will be donated to charity. So if you decide to ball out and spend the money to own a novelty peice of this limited edition collection, at least you know it’s going to a good cause and you can have a little bit of Beyonce ‘s style.

The line will be available at the Balmain flagship store in Paris , as well as Balmain.com and Beyonce.com . You will also find peices on Farfetch.com , The Outnet , and Net-a-porter.

So there it is , the Beyonce x Balmain collection , are you here for it ? Of course you are , but as always I LET YOU TELL IT . Well we have reached the end of yet another blog post , hope you have enjoyed reading it. This has been It’s a Beyonce/balmain Thang and I AM JMADDD STYLES. That’s it for now , so until the next time IM GONE.

The Sneaker Mask….

Hello out there as always it’s good to see you. I AM JMADDD STYLES and I would like to welcome you to my latest blog post, The Sneaker Mask. So if you are ready , we can jump right in and get started.

Every now and again I come across something that absolutely grabs my attention and holds on to the point where I have to find out more about it . In this case I was looking at a new Netflix series called Social Fabric , where different aspects of fashion and trends are explored . Then the segement came up on The Sneaker Mask by artist Free Hand Profit . This had to be one of the most innovative and fashionably creative ideas I’ve seen in quite sometime. This artist came with the concept of using usually hard to find sneakers and turning them into artistic mask creations. The demand created for this has captured the attention of celebrities and sneaker heads alike.

This is in my opinion, shear creativity at it’s finest , to come up with a way to create wearable art out of a sneaker , creating basically a new age sneaker accessory. Case and point above is a whole concept creation of Marvel comics character War Machine , complete with matching hand glove to give you the authentic War Machine look and feel.

Now let’s take that concept a little further and you get the Iron Man sneaker mask and glove , created from a special Iron Man limited edition Back to the Future Nike sneaker.

Here we have a sneaker mask created from the classic Chuck Taylor sneaker , of course with each of these sneaker masks, I had to show you a creative way to fit fashion into it and create a look that goes with the mask.

Of course these peices of wearable art don’t come cheap, they usually range somewhere between 1500.00$ to 3000.00$ , so if you want to own one of these one of kind works of art , be prepared to pay or you can start a payment plan as well , but if your into artistic collector’s items then it’s well worth the investment.

So there it is , Fashionable and sneaker community alike , The Sneaker Mask , undoubtedly one of the most creative ideas I’ve seen in some time , but before I go let’s take a look at a few more peices of this wearable art.

So there it is , we have reached the end of another blog post , I hope you have enjoyed reading it , as much as I enjoyed writing it. I AM JMADDD STYLES and this has been The Sneaker Mask. That’s it for now , so until the next time IM GONE.