Sunday, September 27, 2015

Fashion meets Interior Design featuring Kalan Laws

When it comes to men’s fashion, Kalan Laws really knows his stuff!  Today I’ve collaborated with Kalan to bring you the male perspective on Interiors by Jacquin’s very own series, Fashion meets Design.  I provided Kalan with a colorful interior design for inspiration and he came up with this fantastic look!  Kalan shares his fashion interpretation of this color-rich design…


Who is Kalan? Well I’m the fun loving, life living southern gentleman with big city dreams! I’m from a one high school town outside of Dallas, TX who is in love with Faith, family, fitness and fashion. My journey in fashion began in middle school. I loved wearing my suits to school on game day. That was a requirement by all of my coaches because we meant business! This quickly turned into a staple in my weekly wardrobe. As a preacher’s kid I had a lot of suits and was eager to wear them every chance I could.

Fast forward 20 years and through many iterations of my personal style (Cross Colors and Guess ruled my closet in the 90’s) and we land in 2012 when I launched my blog Senor Guapo 713. The name is translated as Mr. Handsome. I started the blog in an effort to establish a voice in the fashion world so that I can transition my expertise into design. The blog is a showcase of my personal style, menswear style and grooming tips, and stylish lifestyle events!


Designed by Suysel dePedro Cunningham & Anne Maxwell Foster of NYC firm Tilton Fenwick

When asked about my “style-spirations” it’s always difficult. I tend to pull elements from many different persons…most of whom are not famous or in the industry. My current aesthetic is European street style. I’m a SUCKER for harem pants, extended tees, and the freshest walking sneakers or cross trainers you can find. However, I will never abandon a more dapper look. As is the case with the ensemble built based on my design choice.

When I looked at the pieces from the room design I focused on the essence of the room. The room spoke class and fun! I love how the sofa is very traditional in yet funky. This perfectly describes my style aesthetic! The blue and yellow draw the eyes but the muted brick calms the scene as well! I love how the blues and yellows are on opposite sides of the room creating a symmetrical balance.  I wanted to mirror this complete sentiment exactly when choosing my ensemble.

The cap toe oxfords shoes by JD Fisk was my starting point. Such a bold color can be a challenge but if done correctly will be a win! Next was the blue. I knew the blue could touch the yellow because it would be too much so I opted to break them up with a sea foam green denim and rolled them up too keep it fun. To add texture, which is an essential element to a strong outfit, I put a striped tank under the blazer. A splash of maize on the pocket square with a butter hued lapel flower rounds off the look. A perfectly placed gold timepiece and beachy wrist candy adds the right amount of class and playfulness.

I tried to capture the comfort, modernness, classicism, and edginess that I saw in the design frame and put it in a sartorial masterpiece.
¡Espero que disfrutes!
~SG

To find these looks, check the link below:
·        Royal Blue Blazer | Express Men: www.express.com
·        Denim | Levi’s: www.macys.com
·        Oxfords | JD Fisk: www.nordstrom.com
·        Tank| Pac Sun: www.pacsun.com
·        Lapel Pin | www.harrisonblakeapparel.com
·        Pocket Square | www.nordstromrack.com
·        Time piece | Diesel | www.norstrom.com
·        Wrist candy | Aldo Accessories | www.aldo.com

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