Models wearing East African designer wear prepare for a runway show in Kampala. May 17, 2014. (Hilary Heuler / VOA News) By Hilary Heuler KAMPALA — When it comes to locally-made clothes, East Africa lags behind other regions, hamstrung by the ubiquity of cheap foreign-made castoffs. But now the producers of New York Fashion Week […]
Only two Black fashion designers had runway shows during New York’s fashion week this month, but ten others were featured off-runway in a special exhibit at New York’s Pratt Institute Museum. VOA correspondent Bernard Shusman reports. Source: VOA
Missing Fashion Designer Found Dead In Hudson River By Nathan James In a horrifying postscript to New York Fashion week, a renowned designer who had gone missing early Thursday, was found dead in the icy Hudson River at 1 PM this afternoon, NYPD detectives said. The body of Michele Savoia, 55, a Fashion Institute of […]
A Gay Man’s Right to Shoes By Walter Reed, Stylist and Fashion Editor www.walterscloset.com Gay bashings, a mutant strain of hatred causing malaise in any milieu—made its return to Russia most recently. A minefield for gays, who were identified and targeted based on what they wore. Lest we forget in New York City, America’s symbolic […]
Our nation’s capitol has been known for a lot of things lately: assault charges for Chris Brown, government shutdowns, and a mass shooting downtown. From furloughs to food stamps, Washington, DC received the spotlight for fashion as well. As a Washingtonian, who sashayed down the street, long before Olivia Pope popularized the white Burberry trench, I can appreciate that Andrew Nowell has been cultivating a clientele with his captivating menswear for several years.
COUTURE FASHION WEEK kicked off in Paris last week. Some consider couture as Paris’ greatest showing long before Paris was burning, where the supreme designers showcase their most extravagant designs—often good, bad or indifferent. Oh the agony and ecstasy of creating couture, where towering prices collocated with euphoric expectations. At GBM News, we took a closer look at the collections and ultimate confections.
Demarco Majors is so major that he was featured by Out Magazine for their OUT100 list of “most compelling people” in 2008. Born and raised in Evansville, Indiana, “I spent my days trying to smile on the inside, living as a young black male, figuring out his place in the world,” he said. He turned his poor past from a funny looking kid to a bonafide sex symbol with a rich future.
As the Arctic winds twirl us all into winter, there is a particular wintry accessory, we all seem to take for granted, just picking a pair up and putting them on. However, just because the temperature has dropped does not mean one has to lose his sense of style.
PARIS FASHION WEEK—the pinnacle of the fashion industry, where the world’s best designers come together to showcase what we wish to wear in the future. It’s also the place where retailers like Zara and H&M go to poach ideas to produce their fast fashion, which is as ubiquitous as food stamps. Here at GBMNews, we took a look at the best and worst ideas from fall 2014. However, you may have realized that there was more reflection on the past than new ideas for the future.
By Kirk Shannon-Butts Men have been on the go for years. However, only recently and with much fanfare and celebrity metrosexualism has the utility of a man bag come into its own. Beyond the obvious staples in man’s original wardrobe of a briefcase for the office, a duffle bag for athletics and for younger […]