Back in Black Line

Posted on 06 Sep 2013 at 8:15am

Gay menswear designer Jim Duran returns with a splash for Collection 2.0 ARNOLD WAYNE JONES   Life+Style Editor When Jim Duran launched his inaugural menswear label, BLKLN (Black Line), last fall, the pallette of his collection truly reflected its name: Blacks, whites, silvers and shades of gray in fashion-forward cuts. “That was a more stoic collection,” [...]

LifeWalking the runway

Posted on 02 Aug 2013 at 8:15am

Designer Raul Torres launches inaugural fashion fundraiser for AIDS Arms   ARNOLD WAYNE JONES  | Life+Style Editor Almost everyone of the mother’s side of Raul Rulli Torres’ family pursued a career in the medical field — doctors, nurses, etc. But it was not in the cards for Torres. “I can’t handle the sight of blood,” he [...]

Trendspotting: The big and the bold

Posted on 24 May 2013 at 9:45am

Big watches are everywhere lately — from pools, pictured right, to clubs, pictured below — seen with both leather and metallic bands. There’s nothing wrong with bringing a little volume to your wrist — it allows for the normally minute detail lost on standard-sized faces to be all the more eye-catching and memorable. It only [...]

Trendspotting: Hightop and low-rise

Posted on 24 May 2013 at 9:30am

Did you get the memo? Cuz we sure didn’t — we had to discover it on our own. We’re talking about the new summer fashion trend for pool wear: Speedos (always in gay style) paired not with sandals or the ubiquitous flip-flops … but with hightop sneakers. And not just and ol’ ratting pair of [...]

Tailor made

Posted on 24 May 2013 at 8:30am

From prêt-a-porter menswear to haute couture red carpet gowns, Tre LaVoux has the drive — and talent — to be Dallas’ next big designer ARNOLD WAYNE JONES  | Life+Style Editor When Tre LaVoux was growing up in Shreveport, fashion wasn’t exactly the hot topic of conversation around the dinner table. Far from it. “The only [...]

In the closet

Posted on 24 May 2013 at 8:15am

Just 22, John Piermarini turned his nose for fashion into a family business with his cozy, eponymous Snider Plaza boutique J. DENTON BRICKER  | Contributing Writer dentonbricker@gmail.com When he was 17, a woman asked John Piermarini to design a wedding dress for her, and ever since then he has never stopped chasing his fashionable dreams. [...]

Fashion, in brief

Posted on 24 May 2013 at 8:00am

In love and underwear, Marek+Richard stick to the (nearly) bare necessities J. DENTON BRICKER  | Contributing Writer dentonbricker@gmail.com Partners in both love and business, Neil Marek and Robbie Richard are taking on the fashion world one themed collection at a time. Launched online in September 2011, the Marek+Richard underwear brand is already sold by stores [...]

Fashion roundup

Posted on 01 Apr 2013 at 9:37am

Thursday was Dallas’ most fashionable day of the week — perhaps the year. On the heels of DIFFA on Saturday, three fashion events spread throughout the day captured our imaginations — and monopolized our time.

Big D Fashion Week?

Posted on 22 Mar 2013 at 8:00am

From DIFFA to Fashion Cited, preparing for a stylist week March madness is upon us — not basketball, fashion! Here is a preview on several upcoming events this week in Dallas … all benefiting charitable causes. — J. Denton Bricker House of DIFFA Collection 2013 What it raises money for: HIV/AIDS service and education programs [...]

Back from REALITY

Posted on 08 Mar 2013 at 8:00am

Gay Dallas designers turn TV fame into a showcase for local fashions Evening gowns and men’s underwear might sound like unlikely combinations coming down a runway, but then again, Oscar Fierro and James Martinez are an unlikely combination themselves. Long-time friends, these local designers shot to the national spotlight as the result of reality TV. [...]