Thankful for being able to share himself and his heart, founder and creator of MTHREEPROJECT, Marcel Coleman Jr. will bring some “Live Life Free” to Pins and Needles next August 10 at the Majorette. Drawn by the “life-changing opportunity,” Coleman Jr. got on the road to California just last week “with love, just to be in the presence of God” to get inspiration for this new collection.
“The opportunity is life-changing.” Coleman Jr. said. “It’s amazing to be a part of something that is a part of the shift in the culture here in St. Louis. The fashion scene is growing tremendously and this show, this experience is a part of the change and healing within our community.”
That’s how he describes the collection he will bring to life the night of the show. Coleman Jr. found inspiration during his road trip to California and his life:
“Got inspired by the mountains I saw, the colors, the freedom and the forms all related to what I’m creating,” he said. “I love challenges, this collection/series is inspired by where I am in my life—physically and mentally.” His collection is “an experience, created in love, with love and around love”.
Freedom is precisely what his garments offer to his clients; who enjoy the free feeling inside the garments they’re able to control and tell a story with it.
It is our pleasure to announce the emerging six who will lead the Pins and Needles X fashion show in a soirée full of glamour at the Boo Cat Club on Thursday October 4 2018. Carter's Pins and Needles continues to assist with the success of emerging designers—whether just completing their degree, recently graduated, working on their first collection for retail sale or preparing for their first market and to create a platform for the designers to get exposed to the St. Louis fashion scene. For this year’s Pin and Needles emerging designers competition, the designers are going to create one look using fabric provided by KDR Showrooms. The designers will compete for a $10,000 Grand Prize and a People's Choice Award worth $500 that will be announced the end of the night.
Valentine's Day is less than a few days away, but why wait for a special date when you can impress that special someone everyday? Along with prestigious menswear designer Shan Keith, we have prepared a guide to create your own night out ready office outfits for every occasion!
Owner and founder of Avenue 33, Rance Loftsgard, didn't need to move out of the Midwest area to chase his dreams and launch a successfully retailed men's accessories business. Avenue 33 is currently carried in 10 retail stores from Singapore, Springfield and all the way to NYC and will be featured in British GQ this winter. His products will be available at Dappermen, the first holiday market for men in St. Louis on Friday November 17th @6:30 at The Wheelhouse Downtown.
Barrel Beard and Tattoo will be offering barrel- aged oils for hair and skin to the gents of St. Louis next Friday November 17 at the Wheelhouse Downtown during Dappermen. Owner and founder Jeremy Allen Stanton launched his company to satisfy a need the market ignored for long enough.
May's Place will be set up with a variety of vintage tee's, shirts, jackets, coats, boots and accessories ideal for the gents of St. Louis at Dappermen, the first holiday market for men. Dappermen will take place next Nov. 17 at the Wheelhouse Downtown starting at 6:30 pm.
South Saint Louis- inspired Chatillon Lux carries handcrafted fragrances, aftershaves and balms that tell a history of their own and will be brought to you next November 17 at the first holiday market directed to men in St. Louis, Dappermen. All of the fragrances are inspired in the history of South Saint Louis. Owner and Creative Director, Shawn Maher takes pride in the quality and uniqueness of each fragrance.
If Christian Micheal's designs caught your eyes on our previous Gent! Menswear Fashion Designer Showcase, you'll love this news: Christian Micheal is ready to start designing more women's wear after success during the Kansas City Fashion Week.
The St. Louis fashion community, thus far, has been very kind and welcoming to me. It is really difficult to be noticed and remembered in a creative art based community. The Pins and Needles win has defiantly helped me in my career by getting noticed, connecting me with the right talented people, and overall throwing my name out into the world.
Next Friday September 8, The Rhythm The Rebel and many more local bands will bring YO! MTV Raps back to life at The Ready Room starting at 8pm. The tribute show will take you back to the 90's with local artists covering Public Enemy, Tribe Called Quest and many more rap legends who performed on Yo! MTV Raps.
The advent of YO! MTV Raps in the late 1980s was crucial to the spread of hip-hop around the world. Through MTV Europe, MTV Asia, and MTV Latino, African-American and Latino style and sound was instantly available to millions of people across the globe. This helped to create a worldwide appreciation and interest in the hip-hop scene.
Thursday, August 10th at the Majorette was the night emerging designers from across the country stepped into the spotlight when Charles Smith II and each of the Emerging 6 owned the runway like a boss. From the classic runway presentation to a live dance performance, each designer made time stop with each of their collections, with two of them being the winners of the night.