What a week! Halloween earlier. Los Dios de los Muertos yesterday. Someone’s birthday Thursday (ahem!). But this past Monday night marked a marvelous milestone – the last MensWearNetwork event of 2013 and a full two years of gathering friends and industry execs for news sharing, knowledge imparting and industry-based narratives.
Highlighted by a great new crew of about 20 new faces, from youthful bloggers to established marketing and luxury clothing executives, the evening was peppered with kudus, as always, to The Lambs Club at The Chatwal Hotel, the most exquisitely elegant venue for our events, where the service is impeccable and the ambience divine.
Here, a visual recap, thanks to a multitude of generous photo captures, including Tom Julian, one of the co-founders of MWN, member Montgomery Frazier, a.k.a. The Image Guru, and Karin Kohlberg, professional photographer extraordinaire (Karin and I worked on many a photo shoot together back in the days of my DNR tenure). Okay, I threw in a few of mine, too, for good measure of face coverage. Don’t judge!
Photo by Karin Kohlberg. The MensWearNework at The Lambs Club at The Chatwal Hotel. Photo Karin Kohlberg.
The leading men of Hugo Boss and Macy’s – Richard Presser and Durand Guion. Photo Tom Julian.
Newbie welcome to publisher Kim Johnson Gross + consultant Wendy Gerber. Photo by Tom Julian.
Co-Founder Tom Julian and Bobby Taylor
Joanne Siff with founder Holly Adam.
Michael Arguello, me, Bobby Taylor and Mary Ellen. Photo Tom Julian.
Photographer Karin Kohlberg and Luna-C Clothing’s David Rose. Photo Montgomery Frazier.
Ben Mindich and Montgomery Frazer, aka The Image Guru
A warm welcome to Edina Sultanik, creator of “Capsule” trade shows, with Vicki Vasilopoulos, Lisa Wertheimer Wells and Mary Ellen Barone. Photo Tom Julian.
Greg McCarthy, Gaspar Saldanha and John Bartlett. Photo Tom Julian.
Host John Fowler + MR’s Karen Alberg-Grossman get the Parke + Ronen story fr the design duo, Parke Lutter and Ronen Jehezkel. Photo Tom Julian.
Another newcomer: Brooks Tietjen with the returning Johanne Siff illustrate global protocol for presenting business cards in Asia as well as share headlines on the Honor label…(part of Onward Luxury Group). Photo Tom Julian.
Yours truly with Gary R. Williams, Jeffrey Banks and David Rosenzweig.
Photo Tom Julian.
The lovelies: IMG’s Christina Neault with Lisa Silhanek. Photo Kim Cihlar.
Host Mary Ellen Barone and Jet Setter’s Mike Crooks. Photo by Kim Cihlar.
Mark Grischke-Men’s Wear Event 10.28.2013