AVENUE Magazine March 2012
March is for MEN. With Menswear Fashion Week just around the corner, AVENUE would like to celebrate the much anticipated fashions with a homage to MEN. We introduce you to the newest design team to hit the grid, Entente, with a candid up close interview on the powerhouse design team. Join the AVENUE Stylists with their androgynous inspired styles. Featured Designer Adjunct, Fashion Icon Chiaki Xue, Menswear Fashion Week's Lexie Jansma, For the Love of with the Giant Snail Race's Racerx Nitely, DJ of the Month Anubis Darkwatch and Featured Artist Quika Basevi.
A Fun with Fashion Tied Up by Vixie Rayna A ndrogyny was our theme for March, inspired by the upcoming Menswear Fashion Week 2012. All of AVENUE Magazine columnists were instructed to find their inner androgynous style. I tried to breakdown the idea into the basic theme of a tie. A tie is an integral part of every man’s wardrobe. Often, when a woman adds this accessory, it adds an air of sex appeal, and I found this a challenge to make the look androgynous. I chose monochromatic black styling to help add edge to the style. To me, the key to androgyny is embracing items that are traditionally associated with the opposite sex. Adding a key element like a tie or slicked back hair gives the look a bit of mysterious masculinity. You too can find inspiration from the opposite sex; if you are a male, try to incorporate hair that may at first glance be feminine as it can soften your masculine look. For ladies, men’s’ hair can add a toughness and edge that you may be missing. Take chances and you’ll find a way to truly stand out! And, remember…Fashion is FUN!