The Forum Shops Fashion Briefs – June 2011

June 2011

DAD DESERVES THE BEST FOR FATHER’S DAY: What better way to show Dad you care than with a special gift from one of the many distinguished retailers at The Forum Shops? For the technology-savvy Dad, Longchamp offers an iPad case or laptop case in either cognac or black. Wine aficionados will surely love any one of the three different styles of Tip Top Bottle Stoppers from Baccarat. Thomas Pink has an amazing array of shirts, ties and accessories including eye-catching socks that are sure to turn heads. For the sporty Dad with a casually-stylish sense of fashion, Lacoste has the perfect outfit with lightweight trousers, a variety of woven shirts and fashionable matte leather belts. Or, help Dad start his day off the gentlemanly way with Tommy Bahama Vintage Paradise Shave Cream. This Father’s Day, show him that time is of the essence; Tourneau has numerous men’s watches that go with anything. Spice up Dad’s closet with trendy men’s fashions from Stash Clothing where you’ll find the latest styles from Rock Revival, Wet Cement, Affliction and many more.

M·A·C COSMETICS’ SURF’S UP: Grab your board and head to the shore! Or just head to MAC to kick off summer with M·A·C’s new Surf, Baby! Collection. To introduce the summer line, the widely-popular cosmetics giant is hosting an elaborate two-day event featuring music, makeovers and more on June 3rd and June 4th from 1 p.m. to 8 p.m. The lure of an endless summer starts at M·A·C with a colour and bronzing collection for beach bums and surf chicks. Stop by the surf shack during the kick-off event where surfer dudes show you how to stencil on surfboards, a “T” or anything you bring up. Bikini beach babes will strut their Surf, Baby! glow and DJs will be spinning the sounds of summer. Hang Ten! Guests can leave looking “beach ready” from M·A·C artists providing complimentary makeovers highlighting the M·A·C Surf, Baby! Collection.

DESIGNER SPOTLIGHT – JOHN VARVATOS: Music has long-inspired world-renowned menswear designer John Varvatos. How could it not? He grew up in Detroit – the music melting pot of America – where Motown, rock & roll, blues, jazz, and punk melded together in unforgettable period of music history. At an early age John was exposed to defining musicians including The Who, Led Zeppelin, Detroit’s own MC5, Alice Cooper, Bob Seger, and The Stooges. The creative spirit, electricity and edginess intrinsic in the personal style of these rock ‘n’ roll icons inspired John at an early age, and influenced the evolution of his eclectic sensibility. This season, the design icon continues his inspired men’s fashions with a true rock ‘n’ roll flair. The collection reflects the quality and attention to detail inherent in old world tailoring, while creating luxurious, comfortable clothing for a modern lifestyle. For Spring 2011, Varvatos fittingly chose musician Dave Matthews, lead vocalist and guitar player of the leading touring act of this millennium – the Dave Matthews Band, to feature in the ad campaign in support of the season’s collection.

MEET SPORTS LEGENDS AT FIELD OF DREAMS: NFL Hall of Famer Dick Butkus is set to appear at Field of Dreams, the ultimate sports and memorabilia store. Catch the eight-time Pro Bowl selection and former Chicago Bear linebacker this month: June 2-5; 16-19; 23-26 and 30th.

FORUM FASHION FORWARD TIP: This month, make sure the men and boys in your life are beach and pool ready with fashionable and functional swimwear. For the finest in casual luxury, Vilebrequin gives new meaning to the term “like father, like son” with custom swimwear. Specializing in father-son matching swim trunks, Vilebrequin has the perfect beach and swimwear to keep the men and boys looking cool in the summer heat. For an Island-inspired look, there’s a variety of styles at Tommy Bahama – our pick, the Pineapple Hustle swim trunk by Tommy Bahama Relax. Sporty swimwear in plaid, stripes and colorful patterns for men and for boys can be found at H&M at The Forum Shops. For casual and classic All-American men’s swim wear, Abercrombie & Fitch has a variety of looks.

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