Earlier within the week, I forget to make an outfit post. Balance is essential in everyday life. I personally love to apply high fashion pieces with high street garments. Never wanna give myself the impression of being a frivolous label whore. A classic chambray shirt I got on sale from express pair with some 👖 slim cut #20jeans, this abstract raf by #rafsimons t shirt 👕, and my favorite black #maisonmartinmargiela leather and suede trainers 👟. Depending on the proportions, it can deliver either a laid back urban/grungy vibe.
Mondays have the stigma as the downfall of the new week. We turn up on weekends but turn down on Monday.. Personally, I’m trying look at it from a different point of view (may be temporary).Having our new edition (child) slowly approaching, I think to it’s best to be optimistic more frequently. A great way for me to express in stylish manner is with my outfit: 👕 – #balenciaga : 👖 – #oldnavy : 👟 – #maisonmartinmargiela : 👓 – #johnvarvatos .. The floral t shirt was a great way to reflect my optimistic spirit towards a bright week!
The Maison Martin Margiela fashion show featured an alternative twist in their menswear collection. There is no gray area when it comes to taking fashion risks. For example, they took the concept “opposites attract” on another level with the half business trouser/denim jeans. This is not necessarily different from some of the previous collection (particularly the H&M collection). Granted some of the pieces requires an acquired approach to style. You never have to worry about everyone rocking the collection. I love it!
#tbt one of the reasons why I love #maisonmartinmargiela is because of a similar design of the #nike boot from the first #batman movie. The unfathomable love for the Belgian designer’s aesthetic was almost like love at first sight.. I have no idea this was the inspiration but it only sufficed to think it was!!
This winter has been a beast. I am not sure how I can maintain to this madness. The best thing about the winter is the ability to layer up! For example, today I have decided to rock my something basic but let the colors do the talking. Spring and summer are not the only seasons to wear color. Wearing color during the cold months must be subtle. It’s alright to have a pop of color every now and again.
Ironically, color blocking weren’t my intentions. However, this azure blue peacoat from Asos heighten the color palette of the dark green shirt from Express finished off with my slim cut jeans from Old Navy and green suede trainers by Maison Martin Margiela. Blending high and low fashion is the best. It keeps you grounded!
My little family decided to make an attendance for my father’s graduation ceremony. My father graduated from the University of Louisville with his BSW (bachelors in social work). His determination derived from a place where opportunities were famished due to the surrounding of drug dealing and violence. Hustlers have to make a dollar by any means necessary. Fortunately, my father saw the light and took an exodus of that lifestyle years ago. I am not sure whether or not, this was because he became a father or the relentless effort to improve himself? I think it’s a blend of both. Now, he manages to dedicate himself to helps from similar situations with degree and pursuing his Masters. Good well done!
my son (rocking the Burberry) and I took a brief pit stop for a snap shot.. For my look, I wanted to go with an informal sophisticated look consisted of classical pieces with a touch of color. Mixture of high and low items from Polo (shirt and chinos), Target (navy blazer), Tie (vintage), and velvet brown oxfords (Maison Martin Margiela)
My lady and our son leaving the graduation in her Prabal Grung shirt dress, Louis Vuitton purse, and black suede wedges.
This past weekend, I met up with a colleague (my photographer) and one of my close martial arts friend whose modeling on a photoshoot for my upcoming t-shirt label, Xiaolin Lotus. I don’t want to give out too much information (Instead, there will be more material at the end); however, I must say it was a great success! All events does not go according to plan. One of the models was not able to show up. Besides on certain circumstances, I was not happy how unprofessional it was. Needless to say, it was a blessing in disguise because the shoot was in and out! Afterwards it was great to catch up with them and express my gratitude for helping out of the two things I am passionate about, martial arts and fashion!
I seriously love working with Renesha (the photographer). She is probably one of the most humble and open-minded people I have ever met. This is perhaps our 4th projekt together. Our artistic chemistry is always head on. It’s almost like finishing someone’s sentence. Challenging ones creativity in friendly competitive way. Her artistic ability is increasing at a progressive pace. Can’t wait to show everyone what is next!
Hip-Hop sensation of the moment, A$AP Rocky, has been on popular demand. With his anticipated album released early January, and making appearances to fashion, the harlem native is on his hustle! This time he graced his presence with the high fashion retailer, Oki-Ni, with some dope threads from Raf Simons, Maison Martin Margiela, Paul Smith and Rick Owens (my favorites labels). Sometimes I contemplate how people seriously gag over his sense of style. However, I seriously love his extreme interest and ideology when it comes to fashion. This guy certainly knows his shit and not afraid to show it. Are the clothes are going to get “weirder”? We shall find out?!
Always be on the move.. Never let anyone stop you from achieving your path towards being extraordinary. I have alot of things going on which its tough to balance blogging, parenting, working a 9 to 5, training, and focusing on future projects. Someone has to do it.
The ensemble: YSL t shirt, Raf by Raf Simons hoodie, William Rast Jeans, Maison Martin Margiela sneakers, Armani exchange dufflebag
Finally, there are images of H&M’s collaboration with Maison Martin Margiela has cracked the surface. During this campaign, the Belgian fashion house appear to execute their avant garde and futuristic designs in outerwear following a neutral color palette. Clearly these are statement pieces which will provide great use for those who seek to dress unconventional. Judging from the collection so far, I would not expect it to win every person (Americans mainly). Most of the time, consumers tend to take the conservative seat while the artist driven will be standing in lines for this highly anticipated collection next month!
Maison Martin Margiela‘s spring/summer collection became an all white party! When it comes to the spring/summer, you can not go wrong with all white everything. The contrast of the “all white” everything were every model were black. I must say I really don’t see this often on the runway; however, I think it’s a good thing. On the other hand, a bit of diversity would be nice. Sure it is very hard for Black models to gain acknowledgment in the industry, but it was too saturated. The correlation between hip hop artists began to mention “Margiela” is a form of thank you. Personally, I don’t know! Race was not an issue I really wanted to discuss about this collection presented. Being a black man, I am only curious what was the angle.. Despite my opinion, Maison Martin Margiela is one of my favorite designers!
Looks as if one of my favorite designers, Maison Martin Margiela will be next to capture his aesthetics with H&M’s upcoming fall 2012 collection. The Belgian designer (Parisian fashion house), who has never been photographed, will have an array of pieces for both men and women. At the moment, there has not been a lookbook as of yet for the November 15th launch date.
Far as the collection, I have no doubts. They did well with all of the collections, campaigns, etc. I questioned the Versace resort collection, but it was decent (women’s collection won it over). With Margiela, I am expecting something more European and a touch of avant grade pieces. The sneakers I will be anticipating to see whether they will make or not. If so, they are going to instantly selling to where people are going to fight over based on the low price; they are normally sold for $680.00
My only problem will be the hypebeast bragging about Margiela when they don’t know shit about him or his aesthetic besides hearing Kanye or Jay-Z mentioning him. The guy has never been seen nor photographed.. Hypebeast or not, we will have to wait and see what the lookbook is looking like really soon!