The Fashion follow up : Virgil Abloh : OFF-WHITE…

The Fashion follow up : Virgil Abloh : OFFWHITE…

Hello everyone out there as always it’s good to see you , I AM JMADDD STYLES , and I’m back once again with my latest blog post. Another installment in my ongoing series The Fashion follow up . For this latest Fashion follow up , I am revisiting the style of multifaceted designer , Virgil Abloh and his Street Lux Label , OFF-WHITE.

The reason that I call Virgil Abloh a multifaceted designer , is because his style influences are seen in so many different ways ,be it his own brand of Timberland boot , or his own special Nike Air Force one collaboration or his hard to find very limited edition Nike Air Jordan sneakers , and let’s not forget what he is doing over at Louie Vuitton putting his own touch on that classic iconic fashion label.

But we are going to talk about and take a look at ,today is his all new SS2020 OFF-WHITE collection , taking streetwear to another level and esthetic. Yet still giving it sometimes the classic logo heavy feel of vintage original streetwear from years ago when it first hit big on the fashion scene. Virgil Abloh seems to have mastered the technique of making a streetwear that also fits into the luxury high end category. How does he manage to that ? You may ask ? Well let’s have a look at some of the pieces from his latest collection now ready to wear already in retail . I also have my favorite picks from the new line that I will show you how to style and put together a little later in this blog post. So let’s get started with a look at his new OFF-WHITE womenswear line .

Womenswear:

When you take a look at the women’s line you will see how Abloh pushes the boundaries of streetwear with giving you luxury at the same time . He gives you classic elements of streetwear such as the look of airbrushing on what is one of his signature blazers for both men and women. Then you will also see a new take on working activewear into the line as well . Now let’s take an even closer look at the womenswear line with what I think are some of the more standout items.

All looks are styled and arranged by JMADDD STYLES.
All looks are styled and arranged by JMADDD STYLES.
All looks are styled and arranged by JMADDD STYLES.
All looks are styled and arranged by JMADDD STYLES.
All looks are styled and arranged by JMADDD STYLES.
All looks are styled and arranged by JMADDD STYLES.
All looks are styled and arranged by JMADDD STYLES.

As you can see Abloh covers all bases with his womenswear line , there are many different elements that make up the line , from denim to leather , activewear to casual blazers and form fitting dresses , there is something that can just about fit almost any woman’s style . In my fashionable opinion I favor the look of the womenswear over the menswear cause it offers a little more so far as style and variety goes. But let’s have a look at the menswear line now then I’ll let you decide.

Menswear :

As you can see from the menswear line , he uses some of the same characteristics of the womenswear line , such as the before mentioned airbrushed looking blazers. But with that he is also inculcating elements of classic streetwear with a 90s influence when it comes to the printed denim and the slightly oversized jeans purposely designed to puddle over your shoes a little. Something you have not seen much of since the tailored look became more popularized in the early to mid 2000’s . Which is more of a favorite for my own personal style, now that I’m at the stage that I am when it comes to my style and what works for me , but the slightly less tailored look may work better for you. Incase it does let’s have a closer look at the more standout pieces from the menswear collection.

All looks are styled and arranged by JMADDD STYLES.
All looks are styled and arranged by JMADDD STYLES.
All looks are styled and arranged by JMADDD STYLES.
All looks are styled and arranged by JMADDD STYLES.
All looks are styled and arranged by JMADDD STYLES.
All looks are styled and arranged by JMADDD STYLES.

Now that you have had a closer look , I’m sure you can definitely see the 90’s streetwear influence in all of the pieces, especially with the writings on the garments and the heavy airbrush effects also. But you get a new school feel in the way that he weaves in the activewear influence much like in the womenswear line. With the menswear looks I also gave you a look at branded sneakers and his special limited release Nike Air Force one sneaker. I’m not totally sold on the entire menswear line , but there are some pieces that I could definitely work into my own closet and personal style. www.off—white.com

Well there it is , we have once again come to the end of yet another blog post, I hope you have enjoyed reading it just as much as I enjoyed presenting it.

I AM JMADDD STYLES , and this has been The Fashion follow up : Virgil Abloh: OFF-WHITE . That’s it for now, so until the next time…IM GONE…!!!

The Fashion follow up : Carolina Herrera

The Fashion follow up : Carolina Herrera.

Hello everyone out there, as always it’s good to see you. For those that are new to this blog and not completely familiar with me , I AM JMADDD STYLES . Welcome to my latest blog post : The Fashion follow up : Carolina Herrera. Today I am going to revisit the style that is Carolina Herrera and take you on a fashionable journey through the SS2020 collection of one the best if not the best womenswear designers and brands for women. A designer whose collections just oozes regality as much as the woman who is the figure head and former designer behind the brand and behind the label that is Carolina Herrera .

Each season that the Carolina Herrera brand presents a collection, it is always something to look forward to , the silhouettes , the expert tailoring , the bold colors , each piece of clothing you see is undeniably Carolina Herrera. Each season I personally look forward to seeing just what the brand is going to do , because I know it’s going to be a perfect collection.

The clothing is always designed with women in mind , meaning each season the collections are well designed with the classy fashion forward woman in mind. Each time the brand puts out a new collection, it never strays away from the true signature look of the brand , managing to accomplish a look that is both sexy , classy , and as I said earlier regal at the same time. This brand knows the difference between making women look well dressed and still on trend without towing the fine line of being to trendy and especially is never no where near trashy.

The Carolina Herrera woman will be seen the moment that she steps in the room and that’s without being to overly revealing, or ill fitted . Not only will you see her enter the room , but you will want to know who she is , what she does , and why she’s there cause the clothing just plain speaks volumes when it comes to style.

Now that I have given you a quick glimpse at the SS2020 Carolina Herrera collection , I am once again going to put on my Fashion Stylist hat and style a few new looks from the collection using pieces from the SS2020 collection. So if you are ready , it’s time to get started.

All looks are both styled and arranged by JMADDD STYLES.
All looks are both styled and arranged by JMADDD STYLES.
All looks are both styled and arranged by JMADDD STYLES.

With this season’s collection , you will see the running theme of bold colors as well as patterns. You are also seeing the return of polka dots in this season’s looks with intricate detailing on each of these pieces

All looks are both styled and arranged by JMADDD STYLES.
All looks are both styled and arranged by JMADDD STYLES.
All looks are both styled and arranged by JMADDD STYLES.

If you are not informed of or not familiar with the Carolina Herrera brand , by the end of this presentation that is definitely going to change .

All looks are both styled and arranged by JMADDD STYLES.
All looks are both styled and arranged by JMADDD STYLES.

The last two looks above , show you the versatility of the Carolina Herrera brand. Using her well fitted dress trousers , as opposed to seeing her dresses , showing that the line is made to appeal to various styles of different types women.

All looks are both styled and arranged by JMADDD STYLES.

Something else you will notice in the above last two looks , is the classic white dress shirt that has truly become a major trademark of the Carolina Herrera collection , each season and this particular item is always apart of each of her collections, as it is a major staple of the brand.

All looks are both styled and arranged by JMADDD STYLES.

That is just a few my standout favorite looks from this season’s collection, hopefully I have both helped and inspired you with some ways to step up your SS2020 , style . For even more looks from this collection and to shop the collection , log onto (www.carolinaherrera.com) .

Well there it is, once again we have reached the end of yet another blog post. I hope you have enjoyed reading it , just as much as I have enjoyed presenting it. I AM JMADDD STYLES and this has been The Fashion follow up : Carolina Herrera. That’s it for now , so until the next time…IM GONE…!!!… See you next time.

The Fashion follow up : Tom Ford.

The Fashion follow up : Tom Ford.

Hello everyone out there, as always it’s good to see you. I AM JMADDD STYLES , and I would like to take this time out to welcome you to my latest blog post. The Fashion follow up : Tom Ford. For those not too familiar this fashion/style blog site , each time I continue the Fashion follow up series, I’m going back and revisiting a designer or brand that I may have spoken on , in a previous blog post, to give a fashionable update on what’s happening with their brand now and what the brands new looks are , for the upcoming season look like as well as I style looks from the collection, to show various ways to wear the clothing. With that said let’s get started.

Over the last two years or so Tom Ford has taken over as the new CFDA Chairman. NYFW has just ended a little over a week ago, but this year for the AW2020 season , as always Tom Ford kicked the week of shows off with a bang , a visually stunning runway presentation of both men’s and women’s looks for the upcoming season. However this year when he kicked off fashion week , in true Tom Ford fashion he came up with yet another innovative way to show his collection. Instead of kicking off NYFW in NY , Tom Ford decided he would do his runway presentation in LA instead of NY , something that no one has ever seen done before , and I’m almost certain that Anna Wintour probably wasn’t to pleased with his decision, but it’s Tom Ford , what can you do other than attend the show and enjoy it. The decision to have the show in LA was basically based around the fact that the Oscars was happening in LA at the exact same time meaning that all the celebrities would be where he was going to kick off fashion week at, so basically it was a very strategic and well calculated move despite the fact that he did not kick off the shows in NY. If you were in the audience then here are a few of the looks that you saw on the runway for AW2020.

As always Tom Ford never disappoints, he comes with rich fabrics, bold patterns and is one of those designers that does both a a great men’s and women’s line of clothes. He doesn’t shy away from the use of color in his collections either which in my fashionable opinion is always important.

His use of Suedes and leathers and velvets ,of the finest quality not only translate well on the runway but also when the pieces hit retail they look as good if not even better.

For this installment of the Fashion follow up , not only am I going to give you a glimpse at his AW2020 ( Autumn/ Winter ) collection , I’m also going to show you and style looks from SS20 (Spring/Summer) men’s and women’s collection as well.

The SS20 collection has many of the same ascetics as the upcoming Aw2020 collection , which in Tom Fords case is not a bad thing , in fact it’s a great thing, cause it shows the consistency of each of TF’s collections. He doesn’t stray away from his fashionable formula that makes the brand work. Weather it was TF designing fo Gucci years ago , or the current TF brand , he never strays to far from the look that is historically Tom Ford , keeping his core customer base intact all while continuing to gain a new fashionable fan fare in the process. Making it possible for Tom Ford to continue to thrive and be a anticipated line each year and season . Now as I often say , it’s time to put on my Fashion Stylist , hat and show you the now current ready to wear SS20 collection , giving it that JMADDD STYLES touch , showing you how to put what I think are the stand out looks from the collection , both men’s and womenswear together.

TF Menswear :

Now that you have decided to enter the big red TF SS20 door , let’s have a quick look first at the menswear collection from the runway perspective.

Now what you will notice from a runway perspective is that the TF SS20 menswear collection, is not just giving you basic colors or materials , the collection is giving you well done pastel color ways. The collection also showcases these color ways in not only cottons or linens or silk blends , but TF working heavy with pastel and earth tone colors with leather , and suede , both pants and jackets. That was the runway perspective, let’s now get it from the up close styling perspective.

All styling pics are arranged and put together by JMADDD STYLES…

Okay now that you have had an up close look at the TF SS20 menswear collection from the Fashion Stylist perspective, what do you think ? One thing that you have to notice upfront that simply can’t be missed is the undeniable quality and richness put into each garment. But as always… I LET YOU TELL IT… You ready to take a look at the TF SS20 womenswear collection ? Of course you are , let’s have a look back inside of the big red TF SS20 door to get a look at both the runway perspective and the Fashion Stylist perspective.

TF Womenswear :

Good to see that you decided to stay with me , and take a look back inside the TF SS20 door to get a runway perspective of the womenswear collection , and much like the menswear collection, you can’t miss the undeniable quality and richness of each garment. Another thing that you can’t miss is the fact that although a lot of Tom Fords women’s clothing is indeed sexy , but he knows how to keep the look of the clothing sexy but also maintain a level of class with his designs and that’s one thing that a lot of women miss the mark on. Just because it’s sexy does not mean that it’s good fashion and should be worn. TF knows how to put both the sexy and the classy into all of his garments and stay on trend all at the same time. That’s the runway perspective now let’s once again get the Fashion Stylist perspective and a closer look at the collection.

All styling pics are arranged and put together by JMADDD STYLES.

That was once again an up close Fashion Stylist look at the TF SS20 collection but this time I gave you womenswear. You had to notice as I was saying a little earlier , first and foremost the quality of each garment. But also as was said earlier , TF makes womenswear both sexy and classy at the same time , never trashy and always sustainable, so each article of clothing is like an investment in quality and that’s another important thing to understand when purchasing clothing. Quality always beats quantity, just because you can get a lot of something for cheap does not mean that it’s the best way to go. Always invest in more quality pieces that are a little more expensive that will stand the test of time. Not saying that you have to break the bank but always pay attention to quality and that is dependably what each TF collection gives you.

Well there it is we have just reached the end of yet another blog post, I AM JMADDD STYLES and this has been The Fashion follow up : Tom Ford. I AM JMADDD STYLES and that’s it for now , so until the next time IM GONE…!!!… See you next time.

www.tomford.com

A night in New York City : Part 4 : NYC Fashion Week.

A Night in New York City : Part 4 : NYC Fashion Week :

Hello everyone out there , as always it’s good to see you. I AM JMADDD STYLES and it’s about that time of year again . What time you maybe asking ? Well it’s one of my favorite times and comes around twice a year in a span from New York to Paris. Still don’t know what I’m talking about ? I’m talking about The Fashionable Time of Year , basically Fashion Week , NYC Fashion Week to be exact , where all the fashionable people ascend upon the city to go from venue to venue in order to get a glimpse at what’s new , what’s hot , what’s trending , and what’s next. This time for part four of my ongoing fashion week series A night in New York City, I’m going to do this article or blog a little differently. This time I’m going to give you a step by step so to speak Vlog , taking you into one of the shows with me. The show I’m taking you to is the Art Heart’s Fashion presentation. So if you are ready , we can get started and take a look inside NYC Fashion Week…..

Since you are currently already logged on , you are in the right place, now let’s continue…Just incase you are just joining me , you currently taking a look at A Night in New York City: Part 4 : NYC Fashion Week. Well there it is , we have just come to the end of yet another blog post, I hope you have enjoyed looking at this vlog as much as I enjoyed presenting it. This has been A Night in New York City : Part 4 : NYC Fashion Week and I AM JMADDD STYLES. That’s it for now so until the next time… IM GONE…!!!…

The Fashion follow up: Zac Posen

The Fashion follow up: Zac Posen

Hello everyone out there as always it’s good to see you. I AM JMADDD STYLES and this is another installment of The Fashion follow up. Today’s designer or brand that I am highlighting is the one and only Zac Posen. The Zac Posen brand as well as the designer himself has been a celebrity and red carpet favorite. His gowns and dresses that are known for their dramatic as well as perfectly fit and tailored quality has been greatly revered by fashion critics and magazines alike. You have seen him on Project Runway as a guest judge for several seasons, and his Fashion Week presentations have been one of the hottest tickets in town , because everyone wanted to be there to see what Zac Posen was going to present for the upcoming season.

However Zac Posen is also a prime example of how tough the Fashion Industry is , and often enough as I say when it comes to this industry you have to really love it to remain in it. Because if you don’t than you will not stick around. From the outset it seemed that Zac made all the right moves , at the very beginning of his career he was the winner of The Vogue CFDA Fashion Fund , and was endorsed by American Vogue and Anna Wintour.

Zac Posen pretty much hit the ground 100 miles and running. His name and brand became synonymous with the word Couture and has or was running what seemed to be one of the most successful labels in the game.

You couldn’t have a red carpet, be it The Met Gala, The Oscars, The Cannes film festival so on and so on without someone mentioning his name as the designer that they were wearing. But even the most successful of designers can hit a snag , in this industry funding is everything and to certain extent he managed to have the backing needed.

Up until recently when he needed a new investor or backer to carry the label on , but could not find one , causing him and his board of managers to make the difficult decision to shut the brand down laying off well over 60 employees. Now that’s the reason why I say if you are going to be in this industry then you really have to love it , because often enough it’s full of ups and downs and it seems from my own standpoint that the lows can outnumber the highs. But it’s those highs that you experience that make this all worthwhile.

Im pretty certain that Zac Posen would tell you exactly the same. Now it’s about that time when I take off my Fashion Blogger hat and put on my Fashion Stylist hat to show you a few pieces from Zac Posen’s collection and the way I put my own personal styling touch on them.

Zac Posen was one of the best when it came to the Couture gown , he had a way of making each piece as though it was specifically made for the person that was wearing it.

Each of his gowns had their own individuality about them , their own style that could basically fit the personality of almost any of their wearers , if you could afford to own one or were fortunate enough to be styled in one for a particular event.

Even though the Zac Posen brand has closed it’s doors for now , im almost certain that we have not seen the last of the designer or his signature red carpet style and clothes after all im sure he loved the fashion game enough not to leave it completely and he probably couldn’t leave even if he tried , I would bet good money that it’s just apart of him that will never go away.

Well there it is we have once again come to the end of yet another blog post. I AM JMADDD STYLES and this has been The Fashion follow up: Zac Posen. That’s it for now so until the next time…IM GONE…!!!