Dries Van Noten

Celebrating 10 years raising funds and awareness for HIV/AIDS- and LGBTQ-related causes, Jeffrey Fashion Cares held its annual runway show and silent auction in NYC Tuesday night.

The evening brought out supportive celebs, the industry’s most in-demand models, and killer clothes from some of our favorite menswear designers—and most importantly, raised over $800,000 for an amazing cause. Jeffrey Kalinsky (the event’s founder as well as Nordstrom’s EVP of women’s designer—he’s pictured above in a pale-blue button-down and tie) had this to say: “I live for the day when there will be a cure for AIDS and equality for every man and woman in this country. Tonight is about gay rights, and in a greater context, human rights.”

Congrats to Jeffrey and everyone involved, and here’s to breaking a million at Jeffrey Fashion Cares 2014. Scroll down for a look backstage and on the runway—and pop over to our women’s blog, The Thread, for more.


Emmy Rossum, star of Showtime’s Shameless (as well as an enthusiast of opera and hotdogs), hosted the event.


Model Tip #1: Barring the opera and the Oscars, a leather jacket and T-shirt are usually all you need for a night out.


Model Tip #2: Lounge around in Lanvin and Valentino like it ain’t no thing (left).
Model Tip #3: Grow hair like this guy (right—easier said than done).


Model Tip #4: Rad eyebrows are a sign of virility. Thou shalt not tweeze.


The Lineup. Highlights included Jil Sander, Burberry, Dries Van Noten, and Givenchy.


Runway finale. Get psyched for bold colors and camo for spring/summer ’13.

 

[Photos by Patrick McMullan—except first group photo and runway lineup photo by Kevin Tachman. Individuals pictured do not endorse Nordstrom.]

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Last season, Dries Van Noten (alumnus of legendary Belgian design collective known as the Antwerp Six) turned his attention to the ubiquitous but clearly open-to-interpretation realm of camouflage—transforming the traditionally rugged pattern into incarnations that alternately skewed gruff or gossamer, vibrant or vicious. For Fall ’13, Van Noten’s eye is on a different pattern—paisley—and his mind is focused not on far-flung wilderness, but simply on facing daylight after an evening of untold depravity. ‘Clothes for a quick exit,’ as Style.com quotes the official press release; the bleary-eyed walk of shame has never looked better.


Seeing Sounds. What began with widening lapels has morphed into a full-on early-’70s homage across the menswear landscape this season. Van Noten’s embraced the insanity, with exploded paisley paying tribute to acid rock like Hendrix and The Doors.


Reality Check. Where some looks drove the hallucinatory aspect home head-to-toe, others were rooted in wardrobe staples like shawl-collar blazers, DB topcoats and shearling-lined biker jackets—and only hinted at insanity.


PJs for the PJ. These luxed-out iterations of derelict-chic (robes, peej pants, the wooly socks with sandals up top) are one part agoraphobe, two parts what you’d wear to roll out of bed and onto your private jet.

Dries Van Noten is available at selected Nordstrom stores.
For assistance, please contact a Designer Specialist at 1-877-543-7463.

Check out the full Fall/Winter 2013 slideshow at GQ.com.

 

[Instagram photos, clockwise from top left, via @fashiontv, @philip_manghisi, @hannahemslie, @mensfashionfix; individual looks via GQ.com. If your work appears here and you’d like it removed or credited differently, please contact us using the ‘Email the Editor’ link at right.]

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The second day of men’s shows in Paris was packed with too many insane moments to summarize—but we’ll do our best. Here are the highlights from our Men’s Fashion Director, who caught every minute up-close and in-person.

Dries Van Noten
“An extraordinary collection of the most considered fashion of the season.
Electrified Paris last night.”

 

Louis Vuitton
“An elegant collection that woke up the senses.”

 

Yohji Yamamoto
“Unexpected proportions made this collection a standout.”

 

Rick Owens
“Bold black and white.”

 

Nicole Farhi
“Clean and polished.”

 

Kolor
“Smart new look this season.”

 

3.1 Phillip Lim
“Easy summer clothes.”

 

Quotes by Tommy Fazio, Nordstrom Men’s Fashion Director.
In case you missed it, check out Tommy’s runway highlights from Paris Day One, plus exclusive iPhone shots from his favorite show so far.

 

[Photos courtesy of Style.com.]

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Our Men’s Fashion Director is calling it the best show of the season. Dries Van Noten just finished, and here are Tommy’s favorite pics, texted direct from Paris.

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