Where some designers strive away from the denim on denim looks, others seem to move towards it. But theirs no complaints here! Designers like Dorian Stefano Tarantini’s of Milan-based M1992, had a thing or two in mind when he debut the monochromatic denim on denim pieces at Pitti Uomo. Tarantini did a bit of the late-80’s-early-90’s throwback here; referencing to the youth culture of Southern California, with the washed out solid-colored Moncler inspired puffer jackets.
And while – predominately the Fall/Winter 2018 collection has a manly touch with large belt buckles and graphic tee’s – there lies an element of a subtle softness, at the very core. There’s something pleasantly special to appreciate about those western shades of blue; the ones cured by natural treatments and acid washes. The worn-out hue of blue reminds us to tap into the primarily causal side of our wardrobes. And the formal suits made in that particular thick material, made the rounded-off sleeves and squared-up shoulders feel informal by default.
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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.