GQ’s officially announced that Beyoncé will grace the cover of the magazine’s February 2013 issue. The issue is special for not only having Queen B on the cover but also because it’s dubbed “The 100 Sexiest Women of the 21st Century” issue, bringing praise to some of the most beautiful women to have walked God’s Green Earth. Expect Meghan Fox, Kate Upton, Mila Kunis and many others. This is just the cover shot but tomorrow, GQ‘s releasing ALL of their photos of Beyoncé, the first of their 100 Sexiest Women of the 21st Century.
GQ’s 2012 Best New Menswear Designers in America have been tapped to craft capsule collections with American giant Gap and we’ve now got first looks at the offerings. Ian Velardi, Todd Snyder, Saturdays Surf, BLK DNM, Ovadia & Sons, and Mark McNairy New Amsterdam will drop their own offerings for this limited-edition drop that’s set to release on September 27th. Look for the collection at select Gap stores and Gap.com. Video preview below.
Nordstrom and GQ have teamed up for a pop-up shop in New York during MBFW. The store will feature GQ Selects: a selection of apparel, accessories, gifts, and more, curated by the editors of GQ, along with Tommy Fazio, men’s fashion director, Nordstrom. In addition to carrying more than 50+ brands, the shop will also include a Warby Parker shop, complimentary shaves by Freeman’s Sporting Club, a Stumptown coffee bar, and more.
GQ & Nordstrom Men’s Shop is located at the Nordstrom owned Treasure & Bond store at 350 West Broadway between Grand and Broome. The pop up shop will be open Monday through Saturday from 10am to 8pm and on Sunday from 11am to 7pm. There are some great events taking place at the shop, all of which we’ve listed for your below. Things kick off with the Launch Party on Fashion’s Night Out tonight, September 6th.
Terry Richardson was commissioned by the folks at GQ to shoot Kate Upton for their July 2012 issue. Ah, Kate Upton. What can be said about here that we or any other publication out there hasn’t already. Bottom line is that she’s owning 2012 and will own our visual memories for quite sometime as well after we look this spread over in its entirety. There’s a July 4th theme flowing throughout the feature by way of Kate’s bathing suit. Check out more of the shots below.
GQ has announced the creative geniuses up for this year’s Best New Designers in America Award. “In our sixth annual search for the future of menswear, as selected by editor-in-chief Jim Nelson, creative director Jim Moore, and GQ’s fashion team, we present the six designers you need to know. Prepare to start salivating over the limited-edition collection they’ll be creating in conjunction with Gap.” The six designers include current WWM creative head Mark McNairy, Todd Snyder, Ovadia & Sons, Ian Velardi, Saturdays NYC, and BLK DNM.
Famed Street Style photographer Tommy Ton looks to switch it up with the introduction of “The Retailers,” a new segment where he goes behind the scenes of some of the best boutiques known to man, highlighting the people that make them as successful as they are. “I wanted to focus on teams at these stores that have such an amazing eye for detail,” says Ton. “Shops that continue to change people’s views and inspire.” First up is Union Los Angeles. (via GQ)
Yesterday marked the opening of the GQ at Park & Bond Holiday pop-up shop. The two have been working together through GQ’s shop on the Park & Bond site but this is the first time you’ll see both GQ and Park & Bond commanding a brick and mortar space. So what can you expect in terms of products? Well, there’s a lot to cover including “GQ Selects,” a selection of products handpicked from the pages of the magazine by the editors; GQ’s “Best Stuff of the Year,” as featured in the December issue; and a specially curated selection of products from Park & Bond, including the best designer brands for outerwear, apparel, denim, accessories, footwear, watches (new and vintage), tech, grooming products, and much more.
There’s a wide selection of impulse buys as well, all of which are priced under $50. The holiday shopping season is definitely in full effect. And beyond all this goodness, you can also expect to see a lot of what can be found through Park & Bond’s online site. It’s a diverse bunch with brands like A.P.C., Filson, GANT, Jack Spade, Mackintosh, Thom Browne and many more in the fold.
Presented in partnership with American Express, the temporary retail experience will be open through December 18, though it will be closed this coming Monday and Tuesday. Open from 11am to 6pm Wednesday to Friday, 11am to 7pm Saturday and 11am to 5pm on Sunday. More looks of the space below.
We’d like to think that Jay-Z’s had one heck of a 2011. He launched a digital magazine, launched a collaborative effort that’s unmatched by any hip-hop duo from the last twenty years if not ever and is now about to be a father with Beyonce by his side. He’s been crowned King and is one of 2011′s GQ Men of the Year. Now, he sits down with GQ’s Alex Pappademas to talk about Kanye, Basquiat, and fitting the car seat in the Maybach.
Enjoy the full read on GQ and look for the article alongside those with other GQ MOTY in the December 2011 issue.
As part of their Music Issue, GQ Magazine has released some really amazing content as part of The Survivors series. The feature highlights music legends and legends in the making. The list is pretty reputable with the likes of Keith Richards, Eminem, Lil’ Wayne, and a few other selects making the list. The content is rich and is available now online ahead of the spread in GQ’s November 2011 issue. Check the teaser below.
The Fall 2011 GQ Best New Menswear Designers in America X Dockers Collection marks the first time that each of the nominated designers has contributed to the larger GQ Best New Menswear Designers in America collection. This season also marks the first time Dockers has teamed with GQ to develop this special range.
We continue to showcase Dockers‘ partnership with GQ’s Best New Menswear Designers in America program with looks at the offerings from Riviera Club. The details on these pieces are what set it apart from the rest as the pieces feature some much welcomed lining. The salmon finish shirt features two chest pockets and is fitted with oxford cloth lining that has a hint of salmon as well.