A Freedom Movement 2019 - The Exhibition at Leman Locke, London

The lifestyle hotel in Aldgate East, continues to host worth seeing creative exhibitions. Leman Locke is now introducing Michelle Beatty and her new photographic series A Freedom Movement 2019.

Michelle is an Australian born Londoner who has spent a creative lifetime moving seamlessly from the carnival of catwalks and high fashion showrooms, to the subtle backdrops of fine art photography - landscapes, architecture and foreign, far-off lands. For the first time, Michelle has created a body of work that straddles these two parallel career tracks, and the contrasting sides of herself.

Leman Locke is proud to present her newest photographic series, where three talented subjects with backgrounds in ballet, modelling and choreography are captured in the prime of their lives; embodying strength, wisdom, and feminine beauty. The subjects are offset by strong skies, powerful waves and brooding clouds. The photography exhibition runs across all 22 floors of the East London lifestyle hotel, open to the public from 10th May until 31st July.

RSVP to see A Freedom Movement at Leman Locke here >

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FARAH: The SS19 collection

“For our High Summer collection, we took to the hedonistic shores of the Balearic Islands, namely Ibiza, to recapture the spirit of youthful mischief that was inherent in the so-called ‘White Isle’ in the 1990s” mentioned FARAH design team.

The SS19 Farah collection consists of all time classic essentials, beach-inspired piece, geometric-printed shirts, striped sweaters and basic tees mostly in pastel hues.

Throughout the collection you’ll find a range of timeless silhouettes that channel a true British feel. Informed by the Balearic coastline, the colour palette offers up sun-bleached pinks, greens, and blues, which are punctuated by neon accents that recall the bright lights of Ibiza’s famed super clubs, whilst highlighting key pieces with a pattern resembling the Terrazzo stone, a material used frequently in Balearic architecture.

Discover the collection on FARAH online.

HIS HANDS Short Film: a powerful erotic thriller

Directed by Arron Blake and Darius Shu, “HIS HANDS” comes to break your silence and speak to your soul.

Arron Blake also stars in the film and he plays an unnamed younger man who visits the flat of an older man, played by Philip Briseboise; the door to the flat resembles the bars of a prison cell, and Blake touching on the loud buzzer breaks the eerie silence. The action exclusively takes place within this darkened interior, which feels like a strange, disquieting bubble separate to the daytime cityscape outside.

An atmospheric psychological thriller which last as long as your tea break (13 minutes) but brings out themes of acceptance, loneliness and both gender and sexual identity; very important topics for the LGBTQ+ and the humanity in general.

After the thriumph in London in 2018, the film is set to premiere this April in Tribeca Film Festival and we can’t wait to see it screening in Europe.

‘‘HIS HANDS’’ has already won awards at the Oniros Film Awards and been screened at Perth’s International Queer Film Festival and The Lowry ahead of a wider release later this year.



WE LOVE: Rirchard Biedul's looks at London Fashion Week.

If you were around London Fashion Week Men’s last weekend ,you probably came across the super stylish model and influencer.

Posing for street style photographers or catching up with his fashionistas friends and followers, mr Richard Biedul always brings out a unique energy and image that you can’t ignore. He has been one of our favourites from day one and he made it once again this season with his notable looks.

Well-respected within the industry, with designer collaborations and guest appearances on runways and fashion events, the IMG model loves and supports London’s men fashion week from the very beggining as he has been part of it all the previous seasons too.

Dimitris Alexandrou x REY Magazine

Photographer Joey Leo

Art Direction & Styling Christos Christou

starring DIMITRIS ALEXANDROU

Grooming Christos Theophanous

Hair Yannis Kyriazos

Agency VN Models

Read Dimitris’ interview at THE GREEK ISSUE.

MONSIEUR BUTTERFLY

Photography & Art Direction Dimitris Theocharis

Styling Martina Ghia

Grooming Olga Van Der Hayden

Assistant Stylist Saik Gonzalez

starring Charly @ PRM London

JW Anderson is launching new Christmas collaboration

JW Anderson did it again and this time has collaborated with Gilbert & George in a new project for Christmas.

For those who don’t know the artistic duo Gilbert & George, they are renowned for their colorful photomontages. This time they gave their inspirational notes for a JW Anderson arty capsule collection.

Jonathan notes:

“For me, Gilbert & George are the ultimate British Modernists and I am obsessed with their work. I really appreciate both the sense of anarchy and order in what Gilbert & George do and in this way it works perfectly with JW Anderson – it’s a marriage of British eccentricities and traditions.”


Apostolos Mitropoulos Fall 2019: The REY edition

The Greek Designer Apostolos Mitropoulos admits that ‘‘Fashion has changed’’ and he proposes the new streetstyle - made in Greece. Our creative team has reviewed the Fall & Beyond 2019 collection and here it is the REY edition of it. Reviewed, Restyled, Reedited.

Photographer Nina Lass

Styling Christos Christou

Grooming Christos Theophanous

Models are Vasilis Amadasoun & Kostas Tripolitsiotis @ ACE Models

Bold quotes, loose lines and unisex sportswear are the main characteristics of Apostolos’ new collection, which is available online.

VÉHÉMENCE

Photographed by Edward Black

Styling Hope Morris

starring Paul Forman @ NEVS Models

5 Queer Models to follow on Instagram

They are proud of who they are, they support ‘queer’ in all its forms and they have been strong influencers for the LGBTQ community through the years. Activists and after all, BEAUTIFUL people inside and outside:

LAITH ASHLEY

The Transgender top model, singer and actor who has been one of our favourites in Ru Paul’s season 10 crew.

Check out his latest single Before You Go

CORY WADE

The first open gay man who has participated in America’s Next Top Model. Model, activist and great musician

( Check out his music album UNIFY).

CATHERINE McNEIL

Bisexual Top model from Australia who notes collaborations with Dior, Givenchy, Louis Vuitton, Hugo Boss and Jean Paul Gaultier.

SHAUN ROSS

The first albino model who has been featured in Vogue and GQ and with collaborations with Givenchy and Alexander McQueen. It is worth mentioning his latest project - his first capsule collection for American Apparel.

JACK MACKENROTH

Model and activist, Jack Mackenroth is HIV positive for 3 decades and he has been the main face for the HIV worldwide campaign for many years.

**WARNING: Before visiting his Instagram profile bare in mind that you will come across with some really HOT stuff.

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HERCULES

Photographed by Alan Román

Styling FranzCisco

Starring Pavel Hofman @ New Icon Models

WE LOVE: Harry Styles in the new men's Gucci Tailoring campaign

On set at a fish and chip shop in northern London, Harry Styles appears in the new GUCCI men’s Tailoring campaign.

Wearing the House’s suiting designed by Alessandro Michele for Fall Winter 2018, Harry Styles walks in a ‘chippy’—the traditional British fish and chip shop—with a chicken and a dog. In a wool mohair jacket with embroidered collar and a striped suit styled with a gingham dressing gown, Harry shares his battered cod and fried chips with his pets, in a sequence shot by Glen Luchford and art directed by Christopher Simmonds.


Agender

Photographer Jacob Sztor

Styling Martina Ghia

Models : Ashraf Ejjbair & Hannah Daykin

Mua & Grooming: Sergio Alvarez

Assistant Stylist: Saik Gonzalez

H&M embraces University style for Fall 2018 Studio Collection

H&M Studio takes us to university with its fall-winter 2018 men's collection. The Swedish brand enlists models Alpha Dia, Jegor Venned, and Salomon Diaz for the outing. Collegiate style reigns as H&M delivers a mix of smart and casual styles.

The lineup includes standouts such as tartan pants, a bouclé peacoat, and houndstooth coat. Additional must-have items range from graphic pullovers to sleek jackets.

A new Azzedine Alaïa exhibition is coming to Milan this month

After the huge success of the London’s Design Museum exhibition "Azzedine Alaïa: The Couturier", a new announcement confirmed the good news.

The exhibition is travelling to Milan and it will be open on the 20th of September for four days only! 

Showcasing his creations from the early 1980s and following his creative path right up until his final Paris Couture show in July 2017, the retrospective is curated by fashion historian Olivier Saillard, who, it’s safe to say, knows the ‘King of Cling’ and his work like the back of his hand.

Saillard was also behind Alaïa retrospective Je Suis Couturier, which took place in Paris earlier this year. The exhibition brought together looks including the iconic purple hooded gown worn by Grace Jones in 1985 Bond film A View to a Kill and a series of dresses worn by the likes of Naomi Campbell, Linda Evangelista, and Helena Christensen.

Taking place in the Italian city’s Palazzo Clerici throughout fashion week, the exhibition runs from September 20-25. Book your flights now, fashion fans.

DownTown

Photographer Edward Black

Styling JEERA

Starring Chris Perceval @ NEVS Models

** Accessories Stylist's own

Fall Winter 2017 Most popular womenswear trends

As the season is changing and we are transitioning into Autumn/Winter a lot of new trends emerge. This is a rundown of what I’m personally loving and what we’ll be seeing a lot of in these coming months.

Total red looks (head to toe red)
From the legendary Karl Lagerfeld Fendi runway show to the MaxMara high fashion collection the head to toe red is s must. The Givenchy collection was predominantly entirely in this colour pallet making it super bold, feminine, sexy, and intriguing. Go for it you will not regret it!
 

MaxMara

MaxMara

FENDI

FENDI

Glitter, metallics
Metallics were seen in so many shows adding a fresh contemporary twist to classic quilted jackets to the spaced themed Chanel runway.
Isabel Marant and Dolce Gabbana were filled with sequences and sparkles whereas in JW Anderson the metallic in dresses and tops were given a chainmail take, reminiscent of the Paco Rabanne 60’s famous signature.
Glittery boots can be considered a must have of the season and have already spotted in so many runways. The glittery effect of the Chanel boots and the Swarovski shine sparkles of the Yves Saint Laurent will make the stare and the price worth the while.

CHANEL

CHANEL

JW Anderson

JW Anderson

Plaid
Plaid, check and houndstooth are very popular this season and although no pattern is the same with one another I’m grouping them together since they are originally based within the same contrasting colour tones.
This season we can also see them translated into brighter colours and designers have incorporated a variety of fabrics, from the classic grey plaid suits seen on the Calvin Klein runway to classic coats for the Prada runway collection.
Plaid was also used in Michael Kors dresses, Louis Vuitton jackets and check jumpsuit in Chanel.
Different patterns of plaid and different colours were included in the shows.

CHANEL

CHANEL

Velvet
Velvet will still be strong this season from velvet suits to bags and shoes it is a show stopper textile in different richer brighter colours, ochre yellow, emerald green, navy, burgundy and pink.
Velvet is synonymous with luxury and has been incorporated in many runways including Valentino,
Opening Ceremony, Philip Lim and Luisa Beccaria.

Luisa Beccaria

Luisa Beccaria

Valentino

Valentino

PRADA MILANO

PRADA MILANO


Belt bags
A new entry in accessories are belt bags and another ode to the 90’s I might add.  
Slowly being introduced last season and now a statement staple with some of my favourites being the Gucci velvet ones, the studded and to the more edgy, trunk Prada ones.
I’m already deciding which one will be mine.

 


Suits
Suits are a favourite go to investment piece and if you have not already given it a try now is the time, since suits have come a long way from the work wear appropriate attire.
From plaid to minimal monochrome suits, and lined straight cut designs to blazers that cinch in the waist for a more feminine look.
Combined with crispy white shirts and decorated bows will make a suit stand out and translate it for more formal outings or paired with a slogan t-shirt and some jewellery for every day.

Joseph

Joseph

Calvin Klein

Calvin Klein

Marques Almeida

Marques Almeida

 

 

 

Jeans on jeans
It seems that last year we didn’t get enough of the trend and this year is back on track. The double denim ootd is having a moment but this time the colours of the denim are the same giving it a true all American blue vibe..







Puffy Padded jackets
Oversized puffy jackets are here to make a statement for the Balenciaga bright red jacket to the Tory Burch quilted dresses seem like there are here to stay.
The collections have re-designed and transcended the puffer jackets for 2017 by adding more volume, and more details as well as also using in some cases a more matte fabric instead of the glossy materials we were used to before.
Invest in bright colours for maximum impact.

SACAI

SACAI

Jil Sanders

Jil Sanders

Vinyl- matrix
Vinyl started making a comeback.
From vinyl trousers, in reds and black, to vinyl coats and skirts.
Glossy vinyl or either patent vinyl combined with brighter or deeper colours can give that effortless cool vibe.  The futuristic look that vinyl has to offers gives a sling sexy appearance and you can opt for a full on matrix-looking coat or outfit or if you want to dip your toes in this trend go for trousers or a vinyl looking jacket.

SAINT LAURENT

SAINT LAURENT

MARNI

MARNI

Words by Elena Apostolou [ Fashionmegawatts ]
Pictures: Pinterest

How to keep your skin and face fresh every day by CLARINS products

There is more for being ‘’good-looking’’ than just applying a few products on your face and skin. The key is to search and getting to know better these overlooked male products, which offer benefits, without having to spend more than a few minutes in front of the mirror. Here are few of my favourite additions to my everyday grooming routine, which I believe they can considerably develop the way you look and help you adopt them in your daily routine.

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Clarins Men Super Moisture Balm

Discover an innovation in men's moisturising and hydration care. Clarins Super Moisture Balm helps revitalise and firm skin on contact and protect against pollution.
How to use: Apply in the morning. Also apply at night when skin is dehydrated due to air conditioning, pollution, the sun or cold weather.

 

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 Clarins Men Active Face Wash

Clarins men foaming face wash has a refreshing gel texture, which washes away dirt, pollution and excess oil without drying skin. It is suitable for all skin types.

 


 

 

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Clarins Men Anti Fatigue Eye Serum

A lightweight and non-oily, refreshing serum that helps eliminate signs of fatigue, dark circles and puffiness around the eyes. Ingredients like Ginkgo Biloba, detoxify and reduce puffiness and dark circles whilst Ginseng, Bison Grass and Chinese Ginger energizes and firms the skin.


 





Clarins Men After Shave Soother 75ml

The after Shave soother it is an ultra-light post-shave balm that gently soothes skin after the aggressions of shaving. The excracts of Shea Butter and Marula oil  moisturises and heals sensitive skin.

 

 

Words by Nicholas Papantoniou [ Fashionmegawatts ]

REY Exclusive: ADAM AND STEVE

Photography : Nina Lass
Grooming : Christos Theophanous

 

Models :
Dimitris Tatarakis at Ace Models ,
Thanos Adamopoulos at VN Models

Beauty Products for face:
Stay Matte Foundation , Shine Killer Primmer , HD Concealer
Lips : Clear Gloss
Eyes : Black Eye Pencil & Clear Gloss
@nyxcosmetics_greece

Must Have Fragrance this winter: NOIR Anthracite

 

World-renowned designer Tom Ford has created a true luxury brand for the 21st Century. 
He is also well known for turning out fragrances that are as sleek as his tailoring. 
The house of Tom Ford has the ability to create very special, original scents that are depraved by the traditions of mainstream fragrances.
Tom ford introduces the new Noir fragrance, Noir Anthracite.
The latest icon of seduction, Tom Ford Noir Anthracite reflects the light in the dark. 
It's deeply, softly dark, without so much of the apparently intentional style of many of the brand’s other releases.

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The brand-new Tom Ford Anthracite has notes of ground citrus blended with a masculine oak moss base.
A mixture of bergamot sandalwood and ginger make for a statement scent. I believe it makes the perfect scent for fall.

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Words by Nicholas Papantoniou [ Fashionmegawatts ]