new york men’s day 2017

By Robert James

Maiden Noir

David Naman



The New York Fashion Week / Men started at Dune Studios with what they call New York Men’s Day where twelve designers showcased their collections at a two part day presentation, indeed a men’s day. The event presented by Agentry Pr opens up for the official men fashion week line up, I believe this is its third edition.

Overall the mood was political and of course the use of camouflage fabrics was very present. My interest was very much concentrated on Bristol, a Los Angeles brand , with its dusty palette and light refinement concepts. Back to the basics in a sharp and solid silhouette was the brand Uri Minkoff with his urban designers for the modern man.


Uri Minkoff


Private Policy


Freak Chic Gzelle Paulo

ca-rio-ca sunga co SS17 fashion show


Thiago Lusardi


Jordan Torres JT


Kyle Kriesel


Jordan Rodriquez


Timo Nunez


Bruno Carvalho


Kadu Giacomini


It was definitely a pleasure to style another CA-RIO-CA SUNGA CO fashion show this past week in Los Angeles. The fun Brazilian brand, created by Gil Even, brought to Style Fashion Week a very colorful and of course sexy collection. Mustache prints, happy faces, flags, solid colors, peace themes….it was all part of the CA-RIO-CA SUNGA CO SS17 which had 27 looks. With the exception of the first four “kafia” looks paired with swimsuits that carried this theme, the styling for this show was light with the mission to only complement the designs created by Gil which always embodies a good sense of humor while elevating the male body form. I used the new Havaianas Action sandals mixed with the more recognizable classic version of this label. Most of the 13 hand picked models wore the Spice Necklace sharp pieces by Johnathan Cardillo. Tahitians colorful “cangas” bought in the Moorea Island gave a flowy super hero cape movement to some looks, oversized Invicta watches added masculinity when matched to bags and arm band accessories from Gilson Martins. And for the over the top rich eccentric customer traveler, model Kyle Kriesel walked down the runway carrying a $27,000 bag by designer Farbod Barsum / Beverly Hills made for Universal Body  paired with the “Por Do Sol-sunset” CA-RIO-CA sunga. Sunglasses were few; Havaianas and two vintage retro round pieces from my personal archives, they perfect framed the faces and hair created by Samuel Rodriguez. The peaceful final walk had white flags created by Rogelio Perez.



Jonathan Campos


Andrew Biernat


Willie Gomez


Bryan Pearn


Bryce Howard


Bobby Penney


Gil Even and his models

ALL IMAGES above by Ken Alcazar


me backstage before the show started

Freak Chic by Gazelle Paulo

pat & aNNa cleveland rocks yazbukey at pfw


Pat Cleveland with Anna Cleveland


At the end of the Yazbukey presentation, the iconic photographer Ellen von Unewerth poses with the models.

Yazbukey, as always, puts up the coolest shows in the ultimate glamorous and intense scene during the fashion week in Paris. This time around the fabulous designer didn’t disappoint; mixing cars with girls, in Louboutins, in a very easy dancing garage mood  – did I say vintage Jaguars? – it was definitely a cool way to showcase again her bold accessories. Anna Cleveland was back again from the Dressed to Kill last season presentation, and her stunning iconic mother/model Pat Cleveland joined her in, perhaps, one of the most memorable scenes of #PFW, at least me and Patrick McDonald enjoyed every minute of it. You can watch some of it HERE !!


Dyna Dagger channeling Donna Jordan



FreakChic by Gazelle Paulo 

nyfw s/s 2017 shades of style


New York Fashion Week is finally over; this time around I didn’t commit to go to a lot of  shows. It so much easier to follow everything online, but nothing compares to the great energy of a fashion show. Also, all the great vibe you can feel during the fashion week is quite contagious. I did take a lot of photos and these are my favorite ones….

FreakChic by Gazelle Paulo

georgine s/s 2017 with gazeLLe paulo





There was a glamorous punk romantic mood in the Georgine S/S 2017, but make no mistakes, this is a strong girl who watched the Kiss of the Spider Woman on her first class seat from NY to London, after raiding her mom’s’ closets. A black fur top that tied in the back with D-rings was paired with loose sequined pants…so chic !!




FreakChic by Gazelle Paulo

miguel vieira s/s 2017 with gazeLLe paulo




Miguel Vieira collection had a relaxed and yet sophisticated vibe when one, men in this case, must not be afraid to mix prints. If you ask me, a chic suit paired with elegant sandals is a formidable look if done well as did this Portuguese born designer. The metallic details on the women’s pieces for sure made my favorite looks of this effortless and classy presentation.




Freak Chic by Gazelle Paulo

leaNNe marshaLL s/s 2017 with gazeLLe paulo




Leanne Marshall continues to follow her very feminine and beautiful vision; the already expected flowy silk dresses didn’t disappoint …with a light pallete that embraced pale rose, off white and celestite blue, Leanne, the Season 5 winner of “Project Runway”,  allowed herself the luxury to add structured and delicate coats to her S/S collection.



Freak Chic by Gazelle Paulo

the blonds s/s 2017 with gazeLLe paulo



To celebrate their 10th anniversary, The Blonds revised some of their favorite moments keeping “platinum” as the starting point; so it was all about heavy metal glamour galore meeting Venus & Aphrodite and Tina Turner’s portrayal of Auntie Entity in the thunderdome…perhaps one of my favorite collections of this amazing duo !!



Freak Chic by Gazelle Paulo

demOO parkchOOnmOO s/s 2017 with gazeLLe paulo




Simplicity was the center point at the Demoo Parkchoonmoo fashion show which was inspired by the concept of airiness and Demi’s own patchwork print paintings. As always, her industrial references comes wrapped in the functionality of a design. It felt easy, light, organic…and to be also simplistic, it was just beautiful !!




Freak Chic by Gazelle Paulo