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 [...]

His ‘World’ and welcome to it

Posted on 09 Feb 2012 at 5:06pm

French fashion designer Jean Paul Gaultier talks one-on-one about his Dallas exhibition, celebrities and the most beautiful clothing a gay man can wear (hint: it’s not couture) RICHARD BURNETT  | Contributing Writer lifestyle@dallasvoice.com Jean Paul Gaultier loves a fabulous rack. While he was in Montreal, he let slip that one artifact scheduled for display in [...]

Size does matter

Posted on 19 Jan 2012 at 5:03pm

Dallas graphic designer John March turned his eye toward apparel with Big Ol’ Boy, his clothing line for bearish gents RICH LOPEZ  | Staff Writer lopez@dallasvoice.com When John March wants something done right, he does it himself — or rather, if he wants it to fit right, he makes it himself. March was frustrated that comfortable [...]

SEX… in a fashion

Posted on 17 Nov 2011 at 5:03pm

The DMA’s exhibit on the fashions of Jean Paul Gaultier exudes sex appeal with a big dose of flamboyance   ARNOLD WAYNE JONES  | Life+Style Editor jones@dallasvoice.com For a man best known for creating the Valkyrie-like conical breastplate that shot Madonna into the pop culture stratosphere, Jean Paul Gaultier is a surprisingly humble person. While he’s [...]