The fashion world is something that moves at the speed of light. Trying to figure out what’s hot and what’s not is a job that requires your attention 24/7. Trends come and go and keeping up with the Joneses can leave even the biggest fashionisto mentally drained. This is a task that Marquis McNeil knows all to well. As the creator of MynORity Apparel & Co. it’s his job to keep his ear to the streets in hopes of turning heads on the runway. What started as a simple idea to create custom t-shirts to match a sneaker heads collection has spawned into a full-blown clothing line. MynORity Apparel & Co. is a company that designs everything from custom accessories to sweatshirts for both men and woman and everything in between. What makes the line unique is it’s flare for the dramatic in terms of design, and the Pacific Northwest vibe the collections exudes. Marquis McNeil, a native Oregonian gave birth to the brand while in college on the east coast. With a keen eye for fashion and the business savvy to boot he decided to launch his line back in his hometown. No slight to New York but if you can make it in Portland you can make it anywhere. When people think of fashion Portland might not be the first place that comes to mind but young designers are hoping to change that. Following in the footsteps of successful Portland designer Marquis Ramone MynORity Apparel hopes to have an impact that reaches further than the confines of the Pacific Northwest. In life there are people that taste and tastemakers, if your one of the latter visit http://Mynorityapparel.com. The site launches Jan.28 and is sure to become a fan favorite in the streets and on the runway.
It seems like the concept of what’s fresh these days is open to interpretation. Here at Pegasus Weekly we feel like you wear the brand the brand doesn’t wear you. A person’s unique sense of style or fashion is shown in a variety ways, and stamping Gucci on everything you rock doesn’t make it fly, sorry people. Few fashion tastemakers have the flavor of Taz Arnold. He is probably best known for his consulting and design work with hip-hop heavyweight Kanye West. Recently Taz has been spotted sporting a brand best known for its impact in the 80’s. Michael Cromer Munchen (MCM) is best known for his high-end handbags during the 80’s but as of late with the help of Taz Arnold the brand is back in full effect. From Collette on Rue Saint-Honoré to Barneys on Madison Ave. the brand has underwent a revival of epic proportion. Bringing the once heralded brand back in vogue might seem like a daunting task for some but not for Taz. With his help the high end 80’s brand has experienced an explosion of new designs. The black letterman jacket with pigskin sleeves (MCM trademark material) was spotted by the press and received rave reviews in the blogosphere. Although most of the pieces seen have been samples it’s safe to say this joint venture will be a win for the fashion world. Be on the look out for MCM in 2011 you can check out their website http://www.mcmworldwide.com/en/ but if your really looking for the collaborative work of MCM and Taz your best bet is Barneys or other luxury boutiques.
Before Drake born Aubrey Graham was popping bottles and screaming Young Money the Canadian rapper was still representing for his clique. October’s Very Own is the creative team behind the product that is now know as Drizzy Drake. The crew includes Drake, Oliver El-Khatib, and Noah “40″ Shebib. You could say that theses are some of the Drake’s best friends and also the fuel that made the flame that would go on to burn so hot on stage. With the help of Canada Goose, October’s Very Own has just release one of the flyest jackets in the market place. Canada Goose has been a company that the members wore for so long that it only seem natural that the two companies would eventually collaborate. With Drakes visibility at an all-time high it was a marriage that was meant to be. October’s Very Own and Canada Goose give you the Chilliwack Jacket, a must have for any true jacket connoisseur. For more information or to purchase this jacket check out www.nomadshop.net/index.php/special In the words of Drizzy “I’m on new things/OVO clique/ Red wing boot gang”
Sometimes good music and fashion just blend perfectly. When it comes to R&B soul singer John Legend the two have a beautiful marriage. John Legend is an ivy league educated musical virtuoso with a knack for hit songs and tailored suits. His sense of fashion sense seems to fits his musical style in a way that makes his art very unique. His voice is a throw back to a time when musical taste in our country was very different. His songs lack catchy hooks and overt sexuality, but instead focus on the nuances that make love so special. In a day and age of auto-tune and hit singles John Legend cruises at god speed within his own lane. His affiliation with Grammy award winning artist and producer Kanye West is just the cherry on top. He’s signed to Kanye’s G.O.O.D music imprint, which afforded him the platform to display his unique ability. Gotham Magazine recently checked in the Mr. Legend and his model girlfriend Christine Teigen for an update on his “Wake up” album. The photo shoot displayed his keen sense of style and will surely make men across the globe jealous when they get a look at his girl. This would be a good time to grab a pen and take notes.
When it comes to iconic American fashion not to many do it like Ralph Lauren. His brand is as American as apple pie and his logo is one of the most recognizable logos in fashion. Living in the Pacific Northwest there are few things that you must own, a fresh jacket and a few warm hats. With temperatures on the down swing Ralph Lauren’s signature trapper hat is on the top of my list of must have items. When you look at this hat it screams Northwest fashion, it can keep you warm while keeping you styling at the same time. When purchasing a brand I’m not sure how much more you can ask for. You wont find this hat on the clearance rack this season though, you can find it on Ralph Lauren’s web site www.ralphlauren.com for $200. I said it was fresh not cheap, with fashion often you get what you pay for. As previously stated it’s a must for a true fashionisto to keep a few stylish jackets. If you’re in the market check out Ralph Laurens new Blackwatch Academy wool Pea coat. It’s a classic Ralph Lauren piece that displays style and sensibility. If you want to stay warm yet look professional it’s right up your alley. It’s also available at www.ralphlauren.com for $695. If you want it this season be prepared to cut the check, it might just pay off for you in the long run.
No label watches have started popping up all over your favorite stars wrist as of late. I like to look at this time piece as the anti G-shock movement. Nothing against G-shock I actually think their watches are fly I just don’t want to rock something that the whole world is rockin. The No label watch is perfect for your trend setter not so much for your trend followers. When people see you with one more than likely you’ll be asked where you got it. The name says it all ” No label”, cop it cause there’s game on it not for the name on it.