New Men’s Boutique in L.A. Mixes Designer Fashion and Sex Toys

Joakim Andreasson, familiar in the fashion world for handling licensing for the Tom of Finland Foundation and for helping transition Helmut Lang into the art world, has opened a new by-appointment CultureEdit store in Hollywood geared to the LGBTQ community, mixing high-end designer fashion with sex toys, erotica and home decor.

Specializing in “queer and sex-positive designers,” the store is in the same space as the Tom of Finland Store website fulfillment. It’s an outgrowth of his Andreasson’s work, offering lots of Tom of Finland goods, including a recent display of $2,000 carpets, alongside Marilyn Minter art pillows, and his edit of apparel by Comme des Garçons Homme Plus, CDG Play, JW Anderson, MSGM, Walter Van Beirendonck, and Nigerian brand Orange Culture; Bernhard Wilhelm and Henrik Vibskov graphic knits, art books, gifts and hundreds of sex toys. The shop even has its own c–k ring “bar.”

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Men’s Resort Wear Line Commas Wins Australia’s National Designer Award

SYDNEY — Sydney-based men’s resort wear line Commas has won the 2021 National Designer Award, one of Australia’s leading emerging designer trophies.

Announced Thursday morning Melbourne time at the pre-launch of the Melbourne Fashion Festival, Commas founder and creative director Richard Jarman and his wife and business partner Emma Jarman have won a prize pool that includes 10,000 Australian dollars or $7,909 at current exchange in cash, marketing support and a mentorship program with event partner David Jones. Commas also won the award’s Honorable Mention for Sustainability.

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Jarman, a former property valuer who has no formal fashion training, launched Commas in 2016 as a line of swimming shorts made from recycled polyester and has since expanded into a full men’s resort wear offering. With sustainability a key focus of the company since Day One, the ready-to-wear features organic cottons and deadstock fabrics, all freight is now

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The Uruguayan designer who has championed sustainability from day one

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Having lived in Paris and New York as well as her native Uruguay, designer Gabriela Hearst started her namesake luxury fashion and accessories brand in 2015 in the US. Her star has risen steadily since she won the 2017 Woolmark International Prize for Womenswear. In January 2019, luxury giant LVMH invested in the brand, allowing Hearst’s label to push its presence more globally.

Most recently, Hearst made high-fashion headlines when she was named new artistic director of the French house Chloé. Hearst has had a sustainable approach to fashion since the early stages, which no doubt has much to do with growing up on her family’s sheep ranch in Uruguay, a property she still looks after today. Beautiful craftsmanship, sustainable practices and quality everlasting materials are as central to the label as the effortlessly cool look she’s nailed down.

Based in New York, the label

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Meet Designer Edvin Thompson of Theophilio

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Theophilio’s Spring/Summer 2021 collection will leave you inspired, craving a touch of island breeze, and wholeheartedly excited for the future of fashion. At least, that’s how it made me feel when I watched the streamed runway show this past September.

Titled “Migration,” the video features models and friends of Jamaica-born designer Edvin Theophilus Thompson wearing sustainably-made garments that channel the soul of the island. The looks appear over a video of a Jamaican highway — footage Thompson shot himself, on his way to the airport from his family’s home. From the clothing to the beauty choices to the format, “Migration” tells a visual story about Jamaican culture.

Thompson was born in Kingston but moved to America at the age of 9. He’s interested in capturing not just the spirit of Jamaica, but also

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