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New York Fashion Week Men’s, New York City

The Couture Man, Harrington Lane, and Starbaby Enterprises presented A Fashion Affair: NYFW Men’s S/S 16 hosted in the DL’s Red Room. The soiree combined the prestige of an awards ceremony with a specially curated style presentation and philanthropy. The eclectic setting of the Lower East Side along the backdrop of a nice summer evening brought out a diverse group of people consisting of fashion industry veterans, designers, bloggers, and reality TV stars. The atmosphere was filled with the excited chatter of guests and clinking of cocktail glasses as they awaited the start of the ceremony, The Couture Man Excellence Award, which honored five amazing individuals who have greatly influenced and impacted the fashion industry, specifically in menswear.

  
After an energetic opening by the evening’s host, Chuck Lott, the start of the awards ceremony was graced with the kind words of Etophia Lane who said, “This wasn’t about getting them to come to the event, it was about sharing with others the efforts of living historic figures in the men’s fashion industry. These are the people who are not popularly talked about but make such a huge impact. People need to hear their bios. Their stories are amazing.” .The honorees included Jhanes Barnes, Fran Boller, David Chu, John Jones and Berny Martin.

  
As the awards ceremony wrapped up, guests including Stephen T. Byrd, April Jones of New Jersey City Fashion Week, Bravo TV’s Chantelle Fraser and Geneva S. Thomas of Blood Sweat and Heels, and Judith Davis took pictures and mingled with the crowd before the style presentation, “From Boys To Men” showcasing a range of stylish looks put together by LaMar “The Couture Man” Wright. He effortlessly illustrated the dynamic style range for men with pieces from Calvin Klein, Ralph Lauren, Zara, Cole Haan, Uniqlo, Joe, Premium Clothing, and Aldo. Of course, there is never an excuse not to gaze at handsome models.

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New York Fashion Week Men’s, New York City

John Acree solemnly closed the night with a presentation of his collection from IMPACT University IMU. Acree said, “This was an historical moment in my life where I was able to showcase me helping the homeless and helping victims of hardships through fashion.” Aside from the obvious allure of the fashion industry, it is even better with those involved in positive social responsibility efforts such as Acree.

Guests were treated to gifts and treats by the event’s sponsors Miss Jessie’s, Spadet, Elevee, PRZMAN, and Fortune V Water.

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