The clothes you saw at the Fall 2014 shows were only part of the look. We went backstage and got the details—plus products and pro tips—on how the hairstylists and makeup artists brought the total concept together for top designers like Public School, Patrik Ervell, Robert Geller, Tim Coppens, and more.
Watching a designer’s latest paraded down a runway. Spotting A-listers mingle in the front row. Throwing back a few drinks at an exclusive after-party. These things, for many style watchers, are the most exciting parts of New York Fashion Week. But I’m not one of those people. For me, the real thrill comes from hanging out backstage before a show. Watching how a guy gets transformed — from bare-faced to whatever the hair and makeup team have dreamed up — reinforces why I’m so passionate about men’s grooming. That it doesn’t take much to transform a look from classic and predictable to trendsetting and visionary is what endlessly fascinates me about the process. Here, I share five grooming trends that you should watch out for and try yourself.
From restaurants to bicycle-pushed carts, purveyors all over Paris are embracing the humble food, elevating it to something original and unexpectedly stylish.
Can a free modern art museum and profit-turning hotel coexist? 21C Museum Hotels is proving that this new business model is a perfect match.
The CFDA/Vogue Fashion Fund-nominated menswear designer takes us behind his designs and shares when it’s worth spending $5,000 on a track suit, why he doesn’t consider walking exercise, and what he works early mornings, late nights, and weekends to achieve.
The former architecture student may have only recently launched his first menswear collection (for Fall 2011), but already Todd Snyder has established himself as an industry mainstay, creating wardrobe classics with expertly crafted details. We stopped by his studio to talk about how the landscape of menswear is changing, the challenges he faced while launching his line, and why, when it comes to certain things, size really does matter.
Nairobi is vibrant, bustling and like many places of cultural interest, a spirited mix of stark contrasts. It’s a metropolis where cultures and classes co-exist, and more importantly, co-mingle, so it should come as no surprise that the local dining scene is equally exciting and diverse. Whether you’re visiting for work – Nairobi is the African continent’s hub for many businesses, banks and NGOs – or passing through before or after safari, take time to explore the city’s crop of restaurants. From Kenyan steaks to grilled ox balls and seriously solid Thai noodles, here are five places to eat incredibly well in Kenya’s capital.
The CFDA award-winning menswear designer gives us a glimpse into his process and shares why consistency is key, what the self-professed “king of collaborations” has up his sleeve, and why baby animals are not just totally cute, but his gateway to mental clarity.
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