Friday, February 26, 2016

Black Fashion Designers - Clothing Evolution

It's Black History Month! I can't let this month end without bringing to your attention the fantastic work that's being done by people of African descent, no matter what part of the world they come from.

Quincy "Ouigi" Theodore,

 Quincy "Ouigi" Theodore founded Brooklyn Circus, a retro urban fashion boutique.  "My dream is to see guys hanging on the corner in suits" (  Quincy's website is
Ituen Basi,

Ituen Basi is a Nigerian who presented her first collection in 2009.  Her trade mark is using Ankara prints for her designs.  Ituen's website is www.

Stella Jean,

Stella Jean started her collection in 2012 . She is self-taught and works in Milan.  Her trade mark is Haitian prints (her mother is Haitian and father is Italian). Stella's website is

Maxwell Osborne,

Maxwell Osborne is part of a design duo called Public School NYC.  He and his fellow designer, Dao-Yi Chow, started this company in 2008.  They specialize in sportswear for men and women.  The website is

These four designers are making serious contributions to the clothing industry with their talent and progressive ideas.  Till next blog!

Monday, February 15, 2016

2016 Spring Clothing Scene

It's time to look at spring/summer designs for 2016. Especially since this is February, it's cold, and many are looking forward to warm weather.

What I chose to post are some of my favorite looks.  The looks are so varied, as well as the color schemes.  I thought some of the clothes were for fall.  No matter, anything goes for this spring!

Alice and Olivia dress,

Marni collection,

Hugo Boss collection,

Till next time, next blog.

Wednesday, February 3, 2016

The Hat Completes the Look

Hats are completing men's dress styles again. Remember the 20's to 40's, or 50's, when the hat was almost always part of the ensemble?  Well, looks like this accessory is back for men more that 60 years later.  The hat is now the exclamation point to a man's signature look.  Looking very trendy.

Till next blog!