Archive for February, 2009

26
Feb
09

If Chanel Ruled the World.

So if Chanel hadn’t already taken everything and made it their own, they have recently designed their very own Segway. Yes, as in the thing we, as Howard students, see the wack campus police riding around on. Luckily, Chanel’s is nothing like the ones we see daily. Their Segway comes complete with the classic 2.55 handbag, with matching black quilted-leather mud flaps and handlebars. This special device can get up to 12 miles per hour lol. Just imagine seeing our campus security riding around so luxoriously. I personally would respect them a lot more lol. But if you’re saying to yourself, “Bump campus police, I wanna be stylin’ with that,” I’d advise you to start saving up because as I recall, the Chanel bike went for $12,000 and I’m sure they’d want more for this. But if this isn’t worth thousands of dollars, then I don’t know what is.

CoutureSteez Out!!!

25
Feb
09

Sneaker’s Alternative.

As i’ve said time and time again, I’d love for us, as men, to step our game up when it comes to our footwear. No longer should we spend hundreds of dollars on Nike’s, Adidas’, Supra’s and any other sneaker brand. There are so many more flattering choices, including moccasins, loafers, boots and now the new Clae Collection. Yes they are in the sneaker family but they have a chic twist and can be worn with a lot more than just your favorite pair of skinny jeans. Throw on a short sleeve button-up, cardigan vest, a sleek pair of chinos and some wayferers with a pair of Kennedy‘s and you’ll look stylish with a tad bit of sophistication. You can even throw on a rugby, some shorts, and a pair of Cousteau‘s for a fun, nautical look. You can pretty much pull off any pair of shoes from the collection and still exemplify a more “grown man” approach.

For more pictures of the collection, click here.

CoutureSteez Out!!!

23
Feb
09

It’s Hard “Running In Heels.”

Marie Claire has signed on with the Style network to bring us a fresh, new reality show about three interns living together in a loft located in New York’s Soho. The show is called ‘Running In Heels’ and isn’t just another reality show where people compete for a job title. It is said that the show is more along the lines of a documentary and you don’t have to worry about your favorite character eventually taking the boot. You can look out for the premiere on March 1. For more on the story and a look at some potential guest stars, click here.

CoutureSteez Out!!!

22
Feb
09

Couture From The Motherland

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This past Saturday, Howard University’s African Students’ Association held their annual fashion show in Cramton Auditorium. Being a part of DC Fashion Week, the show gave showgoers a look at collections from accross the country and the District (Corjor International, DC Fashion Week producer Ean Williams’s line) as well as collections from abroad (Cote Minou, OX LUNDEN, Arewa, amongst others). Here are few photos from the show, courtesy of one of Howard’s “unofficial official” photographers, Bryan “Blackbelt” Jones.

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What I did notice over the course of the show was that what was on the runway was worn by many in the audience. It’s something I can definitely say is very different from the typical European Couture runway shows we often hear and speak about. With them, only a tiny fraction of the world’s population can afford their wearable art (the last time I checked, I believe it was somewhere around 1% of the world’s people who can afford couture). However, on Saturday, not only did I see beautifully produced/crafted garments, but I was given a glimpse of couture that’s intertwined with life and pure vibrancy, as well as affordability. Exquisite!

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IN THE WORKS:

1. An interview with a fellow Howard entrepreneur/artist/designer Tamara Williams, creator of Tribal Immunity (featured in the ASA Fashion Show)

2. Photos/Thoughts from DC Fashion Week’s Menswear Collection(s) runway show

JoeCouture.

22
Feb
09

Who Should it Be?? You Tell Me!!!

As you may or may not know, Urban Couture has been bringing you Fashion Guru of the Week for a month now. We have decided to feature a Guru of the month but we need your help. There is a poll posted for you guys to let us know who you think it should be. The dates and names are listed and you can always check again to make sure you’re making the right choice. Please vote and encourage your friends to do the same. There will be a winner on Monday, March 2, 2009.

CoutureSteez Out!!!

22
Feb
09

Fashion Guru of The Week 02/23/09

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NAME: Ameshia Aadila

AGE: 19

HOMETOWN: PG County, MD

1. WHAT INSPIRES YOU WHEN CHOOSING YOUR CLOTHING?

Love… My attitude… The season… I just wear what I feel… Like my heart on my sleeve… In other words.

2.WHO ARE SOME OF YOUR FAVORITE LABELS/DESIGNERS AND WHY?

I don’t have favorites… I’m not a materialistic person… I just grab what I like… And I’m cheap.

3. NAME A FEW PIECES (CLOTHING, SHOES, ACCESSORIES, ETC.) THAT YOU CAN’T LIVE WITHOUT…

I can’t live with out my leather vest… But overall I can live without them all.  I’d rather be nude. LoL.

4. WHAT TRENDS ARE  YOU LOOKING FORWARD TO/PREDICTING FOR THE FUTURE (NEXT SEASON, NEXT YEAR…)?

I can’t wait until the spring. My sister and I are designing our whole spring wardrobe. I’m making some jewelry also… Out of wood and other raw natural materials.

JoeCouture.

20
Feb
09

Klum Confirms Season Six.

In early January I wrote about the legal battle going on between Project Runway and former host, NBC, Bravo’s parent company. After showing there collections at this mornings fashion week festitivities, the finalists and us loyal viewers have been reassured that there will be a season six. Heidi Klum, the show’s host, tells interviewers that it may take awhile but the show will be airing within the next few months. For more information go here.

CoutureSteez Out!!!




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