For fall 2018, Honduran born and celebrity favored unisex designer – Mr. Carlos campos – inserted his own flavors on traditional mariachis musician attire. With his personal touch, Campos translated each garment into a refined version of that cultural feel by comfortable silks, loose fitted trousers and country-esk speared collars.
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While some of the fits I saw felt cozy enough for loungewear, the silhouettes were complementary enough to wear to a big event. In fact, at the 90th Golden Globes musician Miguel (whom recently released his album, War & Leisure) wore a sleek custom Carlos Campos suit for his performance of “Remember Me”, which won Best Original Song from the Animated Feature Film winner Coco.
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The choice of suiting in the line was pure perfection, as the minimal outlining lines and clean tailoring were surely what sold it. But the slightly oversized checkered shirt and solid blue hued head-to-toe looks are what stood out most from the show. Campos topped it off with bright whites and the use of subtle details, such as: adding loops to the sleeves and reworking shapes on the pockets.
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Campos, while tapping into latin based musical traditions, really knows how to capture current street fashion moods worldwide and in doing so, ever so whole heartedly. No question in my mind, as to if I will be coping a few pieces of my own this season. All I ask of you now is to help me decide!
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Tyler J. Drinnen, is the Founder and Editor in Chief of iTEM MAGAZINE,
a poet and freelance fashion writer, photographer and abstract visual content producer.
He holds a Bachelor of Arts in Communication and Media Studies from Sonoma State University, where he wrote a weekly Opinion Column For
The Star, dabbled with his own radio podcast format, titled Saturday Nite Scandal, and helped to create one of the first of 25 Professional Student Lead PR Firms in the USA.
From there on, he continued his work by interning with Sonoma Discoveries Magazine and then shortly after wrote and interned for Fashion School Daily, where he solidified his love for feature writing and working with emerging talents from around the world.
In December of 2016, he received an Honorary Master of Arts in Fashion Journalism from the Academy of Art University. And what an achievement that was, to be the first in his program to have graduated a full semester early. Bringing him to four degrees in a short five and a half years, nothing will stop him from bringing art to the eyes of many.
He has worked in the fashion industry for nearly a decade, from commercial retail management to corporate level ghost writing. Now - he the poet - T.J.D. takes his life public with the independent launch of the urban California lifestyle based fashion-art movement, iTEM MAGAZINE: A Platform For Rising Artists.