HighSnobiety | 10 Do's and Dont's of Denim with PRPS's Donwan Harrell

We’ve been a fan of Donwan Harrell’s PRPS brand since its start back in 2002. Having broken his teeth at Donna Karan and Nike, the diehard denim fanatic with his etched cherub logo has built a cult classic handcrafted in Japan. The New York-based brand is stocked at the likes of Bergdorf Goodman, colette, Bloomingdale’s and Nordstrom. With over a decade of experience at his own brand, the self-proclaimed “jean hunter” and co-founder of Akademiks is a bit of a historian of denim, so much so that Lee requested him to design something for their 125th anniversary.
With summer on its way, we took a few minutes to chat with the North Carolina-born and Virginia-raised designer about the Do’s and Don’ts of the fabric he loves: denim. Check them out over at Green Label.

*note: This piece was written for HighSnobiety who used it to license out to Green Label.


Fashionista | How LVMH Prize finalist Chris Gelinas is Making It In Fashion

Two collections in and Canadian-born Chris Gelinas, 29, has already captured the attention of mega-conglomerate LVMH, having been named one of 12 finalists from a pool of 1,221 in this year’s inaugural LVMH prize. To win the prize would be a boon to his career, no doubt, but it wouldn't be his first big award: the Parson’s alum already scored the Made For Peroni Young Award in September for his debut spring collection.


StyleBlazer | Beyonce Surprises Coachella Fans, Performs with Solange!

Day two of Coachella– April 12th– was one to remember. Of course, as we all know by now, Alexander Wang took the night as a prime opportunity to announce his collaboration with H&M during his Coachella party with the brand. But in addition to that, BeyoncĂ©– fresh off of her world tour and Out magazine cover– popped up onstage with her sister Solange.

See Solange's look and read more on StyleBlazer.


DETAILS | 3 Ways Brooks Brothers' Harris Tweed Blazers are Sustainable

Both Harris Tweed and Brooks Brothers are decidedly old-school menswear institutions, so it might be surprising to hear that the clothes they create together are way ahead of the curve when it comes to sustainable fashion. Representatives from the two firms joined each other on stage this week at Glasgow Caledonian University to discuss, among other things, just how environmentally-friendly the clothes they've been producing for over the past 80 years really are.

 Read the 3 things at Details.

StyleBlazer | Supreme NYC announces Brooks Brothers, drops Dead Kennedys collabs

It seems that every week we are talking about street wear brand Supreme , and justly so. Just this week that have announced a collaboration with iconic American brand Brooks Brothers and will also be dropping their Dead Kennedys collaboration online today.

See the Dead Kennedys collaboration and read about the Brooks Brothers collab on StyleBlazer.

StyleBlazer | Unfortunately this "American Blogger" Trailer is Not a Joke

When the trailer for the upcoming independent documentary “American Blogger” hit the Twittersphere, it was as if the world–at least through the lens of the people we follow–collectively pursed its lips; IE: it was a catastrophe. And that reaction wasn’t entirely unwarranted.

Read the reactions and see the synopsis on StyleBlazer.

StyleBlazer | Snoopy is Back! The New BAPE Peanut Collection out Soon

Do you remember sitting in front of the TV watching Saturday morning cartoons? Watching Charlie Brown in his trademark yellow zig zag shirt listen to his teachers drone on in class “wah, wah, wah?” Well A Bathing Ape aka BAPE wants to bring those memories back with their latest collection.

See pieces from the collection on StyleBlazer.


StyleBlazer | Marie Claire names Fresh Faces Including Lupita Nyong'o, Kate Mara, Elle Fanning

Decked out in a hot pink Christopher Kane dress, her perfect skin shimmering with the lack of shoulder straps, Lupita Nyong’o is one of five actresses who received a May cover for Marie Claire‘s Fresh Faces issue. The Oscar-winning Mexican-born, Kenyan-raised actress is joined by Elizabeth Olsen, Elle Fanning, Emilia Clarke, and Kate Mara.

Read quotes and see the covers on StyleBlazer.

StyleBlazer | 10 Ways The Beckham Family is Building a Fashion Empire

If the rumor mill can be believed–and we tend to take rumors from fashion trade journal Women’s Wear Daily as very likely–then the Beckham family might be adding yet another stone to the fashion fortress they currently inhabit. According to WWD, David Beckham, former soccer player and father of the family, might be in talks to create a casual sportswear brand.

With the possibility of a Beckham sportswear brand in mind, as well as the recent activity of his sons and ongoing business of his wife, Victoria Beckham, you might start to wonder if the Beckhams are building an empire in the fashion business.

See the 10 ways on StyleBlazer.


StyleBlazer | The 10 Best Tips from GQ's Style Bible

Navigating the waters of men’s style can be a little tricky, so this month GQ magazine gave us the GQ100. Highlighting the top people, places, and labels, the style guide appears in the April issue of the publication and takes a bit to get through completely.

Of course, we went through all 100 tips with a fine-tooth comb, and though we’re not sure that we agree with every single idea (I’m not quite sure that I’ll be rushing out to snag a blouse from The Limited), we did pull out 10 points from the “Style Bible” that you should definitely take note of.

Check out all 10 on StyleBlazer.