8/24/20 O&A NYC DANCE… AND MORE: Peace One Love- Bringing Brooklyn Together

By Walter Rutledge

Dance has always been a catalyst for change. In 1936 Martha Graham created her masterwork Chronicles as a weapon against the rising menace of fascism in Germany. In 1959 Donald McKayle’s Rainbow Round My Shoulder evoked the hopelessness and inequality of Black men on a southern prison chain gang. On Saturday August 29 Jamel Gaines Creative Outlet Dance Theatre of Brooklyn (also known as Creative Outlet or just C.O.) will also use the power of dance to heal a community with Peace One Love, an afternoon of the arts celebrating the spirit of the now internationally recognized Black Lives Matter movement.   Continue reading

3/21/20 O&A NYC ITS SATURDAY ANYTHING GOES: Ludovic de Saint Sernin Men’s Spring/Summer 2020

Wet’n’Wild broke the Internet by giving a youth nothing but a beige towel to wear to make his turn around the pool. “Oh, my goodness,” breathed a lady in the audience.

”Transparently obvious at first sight: first out, walking alongside a conceptual pool atop the Pompidou Centre was a completely see-through white organza suit, shown on a boy. Second, a lissome latter-day Kate Moss–alike in a white water-dampened spaghetti-strap slip dress. 

2/2/19 O&A NYC ITS SATURDAY- ANYTHING GOES EXTRA!: Marco Marco NYFW SS’19 Backstage Interviews

Designer, Marco Morante made history on September 8th by showcasing the first ever all trans model group during New York Fashion Week. Continue reading

11/10/18 O&A NYC IT’S SATURDAY- EXTRA!!! FASHION: Versace- Fall Winter 2018/2019

The Versace 2018- 2019 fall/winter collection featured old-but-new logo pins glinted on the outerwear. There was animalia aplenty in zebra- and tiger-stripe overcoats for men and women. Continue reading

4/17/18 O&A NYC WITH WaleStylez FASHION: Shayne Oliver Pushes Travel Accessories Forward With Longchamp Collaboration

By Adewale Adekanbi Jr

Longchamp by Shayne Oliver sees the eclectic designer apply his own avant-garde twists to travel goods, in a sense transforming functional carry all items into eye-catching high-fashion articles.Leather goods, footwear, ready-to- wear items and bags. 

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3/3/18 O&A NYC WITH WaleStylez FASHION: Simone Rocha On Femininity And Collaborating For Moncler Genius

By Adewale Adekanbi Jr

Simone Rocha is the epitome of romantic womenswear. Her designs, largely characterized by ruffles, lace, embroidery and sheer organza, exude an ostensible sense of femininity. But her bold silhouettes and courageous use of material are also what make her collections so strong. Continue reading

2/26/18 O&A NYC WITH WaleStylez FASHION: Dolce&Gabbana Fall Winter 2018/19 Fashion Show

By Adewale Adekanbi Jr

Dolce & Gabbana has decided to course correct its runway strategy. Instead of relying on a full cast of millennials, the luxury label opted for drones.D&G’s show ran almost an hour late.  Continue reading

2/10/18 O&A NYC ITS SATURDAY ANYTHING GOES- CELEBRATING BLACK HISTORY MONTH: Naomi Campbell Supermodel

naomi-campbell-makeup Naomi Elaine Campbell, an English-born model, of African Jamaican descent and Chinese Jamaican ancestry through her paternal grandmother, who carried the family name Ming. Recruited at the age of 15, she established herself among the top three most recognizable and in-demand models of the late 1980s and the 1990s, and she was one of six models of her generation declared supermodels by the fashion world. Continue reading