Category Archives: Men

MAN TIME RETURNS FOR SPRING/SUMMER 2013

Northern Ireland’s first and only menswear fashion showcase, MAN TIME is set to return on Sunday June 9th in the modern and luxurious surroundings of the Radisson Blu Hotel. Situated in the heart of Belfast’s City Centre in the revitalized Gasworks area, the Radisson Blu is the perfect venue for a manpacked Spring/Summer catwalk event.

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Now in its third season following a sold out debut show in conjunction with London Collections: Men last year and a successful Autumn/Winter follow up for a monumental Movember show at Belfast’s City Hall, MAN TIME is well on its way to cementing itself among the fashion calendar of Northern Ireland’s trend savvy gents and gentlewomen alike.

“Our Events NI are delighted to be taking the Man Time experience to the new and stylish venue of the Filini Restaurant. We are all about supporting local businesses and we can’t wait to see our Man Time models strut their stuff in Northern Ireland’s finest menswear collections at this top, stylish, City Centre location.”  – Kerrie Man (Our Events NI Director)

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Opening the very first MAN TIME to phenomenal response last year was Belfast’s very own luxury designer hotspot CRUISE. Returning to the MAN TIME runway this Spring/Summer with nothing but the very finest apparel in premium, high-end menswear. Recently refreshed and rejuvenated for the ultimate luxury fashion experience at their Victoria Square ground floor store, CRUISE house the definitive and essential styles for the modern man. From Gucci to Dolce & Gabbana, to Lanvin and Vivienne Westwood, CRUISE  prep Northern Ireland’s style savvy guys in the world’s leading and most sought after fashion collections. A personal must-see for any fashion forward gent this Spring/Summer.

Other leading retailers on board include MAN TIME favourites GUESS and CLOCKWORK with welcomed newcomers from Portadown based STATEMENT MENSWEAR, Sprucefield’s flagship M&S store and the Newtonards run STREETLIFE. Bringing together top trends and looks from an assortment of exciting and imaginative brands, displaying formalwear, casual wear, street wear and urban wear in all shades and styles.

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MAN TIME will also play host to some of Northern Ireland’s most talented and vibrant individual creatives. Local designers Roseanna McReynolds and Sean Henry will be showcasing. Roseanna launches a bone structured collection of unisex designs from her independent and home-grown GOOD CREATURES label. With Sean Henry mixing jersey and fine knits for his VAN DER SIMON VDS menswear designs. Stylist and FashionCREEP! founder Jamie Russell will craft ten looks for the modern man as Lewis Cameron, the Editor of Beyond Man (Northern Ireland’s First and Only Men’s Style website) will also be creating ten looks. Expect catwalk translated trends packed full of sheer, monochrome, studs, heavy prints and androgynous themes throughout.

Doors will open at 7.30pm. Catwalk will start at 8.30pm. All Man Time models will be groomed and trimmed by Hair & Grooming Sponsor Unique Hair. All guests will be treated to live music from performers and DJ’s and will receive a man packed goodie bag.

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Tickets for MAN TIME SS13 are priced at £10 and can be purchased online at www.oureventsni.com. Limited Front Row packages are available per request.

For all Press enquiries please contact press@oureventsni.com.

For all other enquiries please contact Kerrie at business@oureventsni.com

The Lord Mayor of Belfast supports: MOVEMBER

Northern Ireland’s debut men’s fashion show MAN TIME is back and this time it’s brought an entire men’s movement along for the ride. The Lord Mayor of Belfast’s official charity event for the monumental cause that is MOVEMBER.

The aim: To grow a moustache throughout the month of November and raise funds and awareness for men’s health, specifically prostate and testicular cancer.

The rules: Guys go clean shaven on November 1st. Then they must grow and groom a moustache for the remainder of the month. No sideburns. No goatees. No beards of any kind.  A true gent.  The Mo Bro will be a walking, talking, moustache baring billboard for the Movember cause.

On Thursday, November 22nd  at 7pm the Lord Mayor of Belfast Alderman Gavin Robinson will host a grand evening of cutting edge men’s fashion and exciting entertainment at the prestigious and historical venue of epic proportions, Belfast City Hall, to celebrate the Mo Bros Movember journey and to usher in the Autumn/Winter season with Man Time’s trend setting catwalk show.   The Lord Mayor said “Whilst Movember raises tremendous awareness for Men’s Health on a global scale the Fashion industry in Northern Ireland contributes immensely to Belfast’s economy and growing creative sector. I am extremely proud to support both by opening the City Hall to such a prestigious men’s event.”

Men’s seasonal looks will be provided from the House of Fraser as one of the main sponsors alongside a range of local stores, whilst our talented pool of young and established fashion designers David Henderson and Nor Lisa display their latest A/W collections.  The talented trio of FashionCREEP! will also be creating an exclusive range of reworked and customised Autumn/Winter jackets.

Celebrity groomer and male icon Jason Shankey, as host of several Movember events over the past few years, is on board to give all male-models the necessary Mo Bro treatment. Jason’s team will be grooming the guys for the catwalk whilst also offering tips on how to sustain, trim and tailor a moustache in the correct manner.   Jason said “This will be the most prestigious men’s event in the 2012 calendar.”

Tickets are priced £15 and can be purchased online from www.oureventsni.com or at Jason Shankey Male Grooming in both Ballyhackamore and Lisburn Road.

Further details on the event and updates can be found at www.oureventsni.com, For further information contact Kerrie Mann on 07834370006.  For press enquiries please contact Lewis Cameron at press@oureventsni.com

 

 

 

The Boys are back in town!

The Boys Are Back in Town

 Up until now, I’ve only ever covered styling mostly for the fairer sex …… now it’s time to address the male side of styling.

Thanks to the like of David Beckham men have taken a step out of the dark and are embracing grooming with open arms and may I say it’s very much welcomed by us Girlies!!

Men’s hair trends, unlike Women’s, don’t evolve that quickly you find they stay around for two or three seasons changing reasonably slowly. So if you pluck up the courage to change can settle with it for a few seasons

THE BRIT ROCK

 

This style is kicked back and relaxed; it almost comes with a swagger! It is championed by a lot of the Brit rockers and Brit designers such as, Burberry. It’s a great style as it suits most hair types from fine straight to wavy.

The only rule to this style is that it be swept forward on the top with a slight tousled feel. For the sides and back, there are no hard and fast rules is really down to want ever suits you best ………. making this a versatile style to suit nearly everyone.

HERO PRODUCT: The perfect product for the Brit rock is Sebastian Craft Clay. It gives restyle texture with a matte finish hold.

 SESSION STYLIST TIP:  Emulsify a 5p size of product well into both hands, rub into hair moving hair back forth to get product well through hair then start moving hair into desired shape.

SHORT BACK & SIDES

This is an expression I’m sure we are familiar with and it has made a revival in 2012. With the likes of television programmes such as Boardwalk Empire the 1920’s look is back.

The traditional barbered style has a slight modern edge to it. This is keeping with tradition in the sides and back is neatly clippered in but the twist is a longer top. It is styled with a sharp side parting slicked smoothed for that complete groomed look.

HERO PRODUCT for that firm gel hold Sebastian Liquid Steel applied to damp hair combed in to place will give you seriously strong hold. For that softer feel to the style Sebastian Moulding Mud on damp hair will give you a shiny moulded street chic style.

SESSION STYLIST TIP with a gel work always on damp hair swiftly to avoid having to over load with product.

And finally………

MOP TOP

This is for our curly haired guys out there.

This is an Indie Rock look hair verging nearly on boho. It’s a curly style with heaps of confidence and a slight 70’s vibe, perfected by Gucci on the runway.

It’s not curly enough to be an afro but more a styled look. The main secret behind this trend is to have a good shaped cut in the hair then when styling it with fall into shape effortlessly.

HERO PRODUCT Sebastian Microweb Fibre a restyler with silky web fibres that produces killer looks on any length of hair.

SESSION STYLIST TIP when applying product take sections and twist around your finger into a curl this will give a defined fizz free result.

With these hints and tips ……. the boys will most definitely be back in town!!!

To buy any of the mentioned Hero Products from this article please pop over to http://www.sebastianprofessional.co.uk

ITS MAN-TIME!

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What a beautiful morning to be invited to the press release for Northern Ireland’s most exciting event for men this year, ‘Man Time’.

The sun was shining on the roof top bar, The Ivory in Belfast’s extravagant Victoria Square. Between the beautiful views of Belfast on a summers day and being surrounded by handsome male models , draped in some very stylish pieces from Christian Dior, YSL and Hugo Boss; Our Events Ni gave us just a taster of what is to come in the main event, which will take place in The Ivory this coming Fathers day (June 17th). We were enticed with enough to rest in the knowledge that this event is not to be missed.

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Clothes at the event will be from both worldwide designers such as Pepe Jeans, Clockwork Orange,  Cruise, Christian Dior and Hugo Boss. our Events NI never forget the talent we have right here on our door step so expect to see some fantastic creations from  local Northern Ireland designers such as Van Der Simon Knitwear, Dave Henderson and Nor Lisa fashion. Three University of Ulsters Design Students have also landed themselves with the opportunity to have their newest creative and innovative Menswear pieces make their début on the contemporary catwalk.

It’s not all about the clothes though, we will see a range of stylish footwear by Dune. Meanwhile The Watch Store will be showcasing some of their best designs from Gucci to Calvin Klein.

Women shouldn’t be afraid to go along to this show with their men, the clothes might be all man, but Jason Shankey Male grooming will ensure that us women will have something to look at too.  Brenda Shankey said ” It’s very exciting for Belfast to host the very first Men’s show. We are looking forward to being part of such a prestigious event”.

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Catching up with Our Events NI’s Managing Director and event organiser Kerrie Mann she tells us ” Its been a long time coming and we are beyond excited to be involved in providing Belfast with its first Men Only fashion based event. An exciting event, which will undoubtedly draw attention for the fashion conscious guys of Northern Ireland”.

The exciting new show commence at 7pm. Guests will arrive via the red carpet to a stylish drinks reception and will be treated to a goodie bag on arrival appropriately named, the man bag. Guests will be entertained by DJ’s and carefully selected guest performers. With the catwalk starting at 9pm. Tickets are priced at £10 and can be bought online at www.oureventsni.com