Obsessed with Grungy Gentlemen SS19
One of my favorite memories from this past New York Fashion Week: Men's is sitting front row at the Grungy Gentlemen fashion show. It was fabulous and not just because I'm a huge Jim Jones fan and he opened the show. Dr. Drewski was handling the music - and he definitely did his thing.
Here's some info on the show from the PR people who put the show on:
The Grungy Gentleman show celebrated New York City, and the fusion of contemporary culture and style, in sports, music, and entertainment, with Bronx-native hip-hop icon Jim Jones from Dipset opening the show, followed by Michael Beasley (NY Knicks), Tye Smith (Tennessee Titans) and Isaiah Pead, former NFL player who lost his leg in a car accident in 2016, who closed the show as guests cheered him on down the runway.
Check out the video below:
DJ Drewski of Hot 97 spinned as guests arrived to the Dream Downtown, including notable guests: London Brown (HBO Ballers), Brett Gray (Netflix’s On My Block), Jerome Lamaar (Fashion Influencer), Neville Hewitt (NY Jets), Mani Love (Harlem Globetrotters), Madelyn Burke (SI’s The Crossover Host), Josh Boone (Former NBA / Brooklyn Nets). As guests enjoyed Gentleman Jack Rare Tennessee Whiskey cocktails before the show kicked off, the New York Institute of Beauty was busy prepping models backstage, while the athletes recorded their Cameos (cameo.com) for fans. After the show, attendees left with their Nivea gift bags and headed down to The Electric Room for the after-party to celebrate another successful Grungy Gentleman show.
The Grungy Gentleman Spring/Summer 2019 Collection
Grungy Gentleman seamlessly fuses contemporary culture and style, capturing the core of men’s interests in sports, music, entertainment, art and technology. Each piece from the collection looks to suit and inspire the man who is bold, intelligent, and passionate with fierce taste.
See the campaign for Grungy Gentlemen below:
The line boasts everything from blazers to crewnecks, pants, outerwear, and leisurely sportswear. The collection experiments with garment structure and texture. Design is clean and non-traditional, yet made cohesive through a neutral palette and with the brand’s trademark six-stripe design incorporated throughout.
Quotes from designer and founder Jace Lipstein:
“Grungy Gentleman is an exciting, fresh take on urban style, athletic tailoring and menswear.”
“We debuted a six stripe wave last season and we're really taking that to the next level this season-- we’re doing mixed media with it, mashing up unique fabrics, for several silhouettes including a polo and hoodie.”
Check out some chic audience members here:
“My favorite fabric this season is our oatmeal fabric, which is a light french terry-- it doesn't stifle a man when approaching the rack. We want guys to feel like, hey this can elevate my style a little bit more than when I woke up this morning-- without taking them completely out of their comfort zone.”
Grungy Gentleman X New Era in partnership with MLB and NBA
This collection celebrates New York and the crossover of fashion and sports with the debut of the Grungy Gentleman X New Era collection in partnership with the National Basketball Association (NBA) and Major League Baseball (MLB). The show featured New York team hats (Yankees, Mets, Knicks and Nets) with models, including former NY Knick (free-agent) Michael Beasley and Bronx-native hip-hop icon Jim Jones from Dipset, ‘tipping their hats’ to their city.
Video and Photos Courtesy of alioop | athlete mktg + mgmt.