Men of style

Posted on 25 Oct 2013 at 8:30am

David and Lavarro Jackson-Hurley are 2 of Dallas’ best dressed — and they don’t need Stetsons and big hair to show off their fashion sense   ARNOLD WAYNE JONES  | Life+Style Editor Many gay guys like to think they are fashionistas with an inherent sense of style embedded right there on the Gay Gene. But [...]

A flair for fashion

Posted on 13 Sep 2013 at 8:15am

Swiss menswear designer Edo Popken first came to Dallas several years ago. A contribution to the DIFFA Collection and new retail store later, and it’s now his U.S. home   J. DENTON BRICKER Contributing Writer dentonbricker@gmail.com Purple pants, a fuchsia and plaid shirt, pink socks and green cufflinks. A supervillain costume for the new Spider-Man? No, just an [...]

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.