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In stark contrast to the seemingly dire state of brick-and-mortar retail, rapidly growing business for Indochino motivated the made-to-measure menswear brand to open its second downtown showroom at 25 Broad Street. Its “Suits, Styles & Whisky” launch celebration was co-hosted by I.W. Harper and Bonne New York where guests were treated to styling consultations, whisky …

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Five years in the making, “Courting Kings” the book by men’s accessories designer Remo Tulliani was launched recently at Mastro’s Steakhouse (1285 Avenue of the Americas) to a select group of fashion, media, friends and associates of the author – including Steve Smith, Jimmy Gabriel, Jim Farrell, Robert Stock, Jason Jones, Cliff Lelonek, Jason Dasal, …

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The Art of Watches Grand Exhibition New York 2017 A two-story structure recently installed at Cipriani 42nd Street transforms the baronial space into a magnificent stage for the rarefied beauty of Patek Philippe timepieces. “The Art of Watches Grand Exhibition New York 2017” (through July 23) is a breathtaking journey not only through nearly two …

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Saks Fifth Avenue x The Emoji Movie Saks Fifth Avenue celebrated the upcoming opening of “The Emoji Movie” with a get together to unveil a limited-edition collection and emotive windows at the flagship store. On hand were some of the stars who voiced the picture including Maya Rudolph, Jake T. Austin, and Liam Aiken; pop …

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The New York Men’s Day (NYMD) showcase has made it a tradition to lead off menswear season into NYFWM proper.  As in previous seasons, several outstanding labels held simultaneous showings at centrally located studios downtown where media, stylists, and buyers were welcome to peruse each collection at their convenience during an allotted time frame. Here …

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Insouciant, though more precisely the air of it, is often the best description of the way the French dress, as though they just roll out of bed, throw on a scarf before declaring in front of a mirror “Ça marche.” Seeing what Daniel Hechter Paris had in store for its continued resurgence in the US …

PARKE & RONEN SPRING SUMMER 2018

PARKE & RONEN SPRING SUMMER 2018 Though many make the claim and certainly more aspire to it – rare are designers as viscerally attuned to their demographic as Parke & Ronen. For two decades, the brand has been supplying form flattering swim, underwear, and sporty menswear to the style savvy metropolitan male. That enviable feat …

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At this point it would be fair to say that David Hart has never half-assed a design concept for his eponymous label. And that consistency serves him well in his Spring Summer 2018 Collection “Tourism in Cuba” presented at New York Men’s Day. Mr. Hart’s irresistible confections are inspired by the dazzling ebullience and charm …

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Buzzy British resort wear label Kalita couldn’t have come up with a better name for its latest collection than “Muse” referencing the nine Greek goddesses of inspiration. Indeed, inspired and inspiring, the pieces drape with ethereal grace, billowing as you sip cocktails on a boat gliding across Caribbean waters, just right for hosting Hamptons brunches …

VILLA AZUR – SAVOR MIAMI’S SLICE OF THE FRENCH RIVIERA

SAVOR MIAMI’S SLICE OF THE FRENCH RIVIERA Decadence is right at home in South Beach. But in these predominantly Spanish inflected environs, nothing sparkles with such vivid French Mediterranean flavor than Villa Azur (309 23rd Avenue). Since its doors opened five years ago, this restaurant and lounge has become the dining destination for delivering decadence …

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THE V&A AND HARRODS SUMMER PARTY 2017 Across the pond, the Victoria & Albert Museum in London partnered with Harrods for this year’s V&A Summer Party at the John Madejski Garden in South Ken where countless A-listers gathered to welcome a sweltering new season with swigs of Harrods premier cru champagne and nibbles of Ladurée …

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Anna Yusim, MD, is shining a bright new light on healing with her book “Fulfilled”, which explores the role of spirituality in a person’s overall wellbeing. Her treatise provides a persuasive argument for this method by bringing together traditional wisdom, quantum physics, existentialism and psychodynamics into perspective while providing helpful tools in reaching new levels …

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The locket is believed to have evolved from the practice of wearing amulets, gaining popularity in the 16th century when rings or pendants held charms or squares of perfumed cloth. By the Victorian era, people started keeping locks of hair or miniature portraits of loved ones within its compartments. Today, Loquet London has reimagined this …

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The vast artistic legacy of Robert Rauschenberg (1925-2008) is being commemorated with an international museum tour launched last year at the Tate Modern, currently on view at the Museum of Modern Art (“Robert Rauschenberg: Among Friends” through September 4), and will move on to the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art (through Spring 2018). In …

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STEPHEN F MENSWEAR – STYLE TELLS THE STORY Once upon a time, a man from Sweden arrived in New York City to present a menswear line of such tactile eloquence that fascinating tales seem woven into its very textures and silhouettes. The suits are evocative of cinematic gestures or uncommon daring, the shirts of insouciant …

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TheaterMania presented the 62nd annual Drama Desk Awards via online streaming this past weekend, hosted by the irrepressible Michael Urie. While the venerable Tonys is accorded the attention of sturm und drang proportions, this affair has the good taste to remain circumscribed within the New York theater community. No less laudatory to be certain, but …