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. [...]

Sew it black

Posted on 09 Nov 2012 at 10:00am

When Jim Duran couldn’t find good menswear, he designed his own ARNOLD WAYNE JONES  | Life+Style Editor As a fashion-conscious gay man with a forward-looking sense of style, Jim Duran has always been on the lookout for the Next Big Thing in design. As a loyal Dallasite, he hoped to find it locally. He discovered [...]

Below the surface

Posted on 14 Sep 2012 at 8:15am

It’s what’s underneath that matters, as some sexy underwear proves Let’s face it: Gay men like their underwear. (Sure, they like taking it off, too, but that’s another story.) And Dallas is awash with many options, from stores in the gayborhood that offer the best and sexiest, to several retailers and designers based in the [...]

Diving in

Posted on 31 Aug 2012 at 8:15am

All those Olympic water sports got us excited about swimwear again We freely admit it: Seeing all those finely tuned male specimens at the Olympics swimming and diving in their technologically perfected briefs got us so hot, we felt like jumping into the pool with them. And while summer is trailing off throughout much of the [...]

DIFFA takes a drag

Posted on 29 Mar 2012 at 6:30pm

After years of denim designs, DIFFA mixes it up with a new concept: Smoking jackets  inspired by Yves St. Laurent ARNOLD WAYNE JONES  | Life+Style Editor ……………….. DIFFA ’12: SMOKING HAUTE Hilton Anatole, 2201 N. Stemmons Freeway. March 31 at 6 p.m. 214-748-8580. DIFFADallas.org. ……………….. Ever since the design community came together more than 25 years [...]