THE 2018 GRAMMYS
January 28 | New York, New York
With the series of award shows for film and TV making headlines over the past few weeks, it was the music scene that stole the limelight with the Grammys the other weekend. Bruno Mars won big with 24K Magic winning Album of the Year, Best R&B Album, and Best Engineered Non Classical Album, and his track “That’s What I Like” hailed as Song of the Year, Best R&B Performance, and Best R&B Song.
Meanwhile, Kendrick Lamar’s “Humble.” music video was named Best Music Video, the soundtrack album of film La La Land became the Best Compilation Soundtrack and Best Score Soundtrack for Visual Media, Best New Artist went to Alessia Cara, and Ed Sheeran received the Best Pop Solo Performance for his record “Shape of You.” And no one else was happy about that last part.
To see the whole list of the overwhelmingly male winners (eye roll), click here.
BLACK PANTHER RED CARPET PREMIERE
January 29 | Los Angeles, California
Bucking the red carpet tradition for major entertainment events, the Black Panther global premiere chose to do a purple version, the better to roll out the cast’s African royalty-inspired looks.
Michael B. Jordan, while staying safe in a navy double-breasted Calvin Klein suit, made a subtle reference to the dress code through the embellished collar on his shirt. Black Panther lead actor Chadwick Boseman (whose style during the film’s promotional events we have broken down) arrived in a double-breasted jacquard Emporio Armani jacket and pants, and Donald Glover looked like total eye candy in his jewel-toned Dolce & Gabbana suit from the label’s spring/summer 2018 show.
BAJA EAST’S JOHN TARGON IN MARC JACOBS
Baja East’s co-founder and creative director John Targon is joining the Marc Jacobs team as “creative director for contemporary,” as reported by Business of Fashion. His hiring is part of the roll-out of changes that started sincen Marc Jacobs declared that he will be focusing on a lower-priced product line after his eponymous high fashion label merged with its lower end counterpart Marc by Marc Jacobs in 2015. The lower-priced product line is said to be Targon’s work-at-hand in the organization.
SM MEN PLUS REVEALS ITS NEW AMBASSADORS
PBA Player Greg Slaughter of team Barangay Ginebra San Miguel, chef and restaurateur Luigi Muhlach, and culinary microblogger and ForkSpoon Manila’s Alexis Deocaris were announced as the newest ambassadors of SM Men Plus as the brand celebrates its first year anniversary. They are joining international plus-sized model Zach Miko in SM Men Plus’ promotion of fashion for men of all shapes and sizes.
“Coming from a successful launch with the first male plus-sized model in the international modeling scene, we felt that SM Men Plus’ first anniversary is the right time to introduce real men [who are] known locally in their respective fields. They will serve as an example that whatever your lifestyle is, vertically or horizontally blessed men should enjoy expressing themselves through clothing,” SM Men’s Jeffrey Lo says in a statement.
To find menswear pieces for all kinds of sizes, drop by the SM Men section at any SM Store near you.