Ezra Brooks Presents: GENT FASHION WEEK

Men's Fashion!!   I started out this blog with the idea that I would be able to share my style and taste for Women's clothing.  What I wasn't expecting was for men to reach out and want to hear my thoughts on men's fashion.  And, can I tell you, that I am FLATTERED!!  It has made me feel special, and at the same time I shouldn't be too surprised 'cause if I love clothes and styling, it doesn't matter if it's women or men's clothes.  But my humble side, is extremely appreciative!! The universe must want me to step into this space because I was on track to write a blog about men's fashion, and I wanted to share a few tips on some items that men should buy to update their wardrobe and to stay on trend.    Well, before I could finish this blog, Gent Menswear fashion show reached out to me and invited me to be a guest VIP blogger for the event.  I am so excited to share about all of the events that will take place during this fashion week.  As a relatively new fashion blogger, it makes me feel validated and valued in the St. Louis fashion scene.  LET'S GO!!!!!!

Below, you can learn detailed information about the key players associated with the fashion week, a summary of all the events taking place, where they are located, and if you need tickets in advance.  YOU DO NOT WANT TO MISS THE FASHION SHOW ON FRIDAY, MARCH 2nd!!!  I attached a link for you to purchase tickets if you want to attend.  If you are in the STL area, you want to make sure you add this to your calendar.  The fashion scene in St. Louis is growing and it will be a great time to be inspired, to connect with other fashion lovers, and to enjoy a great night out!!


This is the fourth annual Gent Menswear Fashion Show, and its produced by Brainchild Events.  Gent was created to connect menswear designers with retail, shoppers and media. This event showcases local, regional and national designers, a Pop Up Shop for men and a Barber Battle. Past designers have been Casanova (NYC), Christian Michael (KC), Shan Keith (STL), Paulie Gibson (STL) and Skif International (STL) 

This fashion week will expand to 4 days this year (it was only 3 days last year), and it will officially launch Ezra Books presents: Gent Fashion Week with new partners Max Magazine”, says event founder and producer Dwight Carter.  “Major fashion markets such as LA  and London started dedicating a week of men’s fashion in 2012.  Additionally, New York, Milan and Vancouver have all started their own Men’s Fashion Week events.  St. Louis can now be added  to this list. “

DAY 1: Kick Off Party at Ruth’s Chris
Date: Thursday, March 1, 2018
Location: Ruth's Chris, 315 Chestnut St St. Louis 63102
Time: 6 pm
Admission: Suggested $5 donation to Stevens — The Institute of Business and Arts (SIBA) Scholarship

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Presentation Show at Encore
Date: Friday, March 2, 2018
Location: Encore 5700 Highlands Plaza Dr, St. Louis, MO 63110
Time: Doors open 6pm / Show 7pm
Admission: $50

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Paulie Gibson (STL)
- St. Louis Native that has had runway shows in LA, St. Louis, Cincinnati, Omaha and Phoenix Fashion Week. He was also featured on America’s Next Top Model. Paul is a contemporary menswear designer brand sold in higher-end retailers around the world.  His line offers fashion to men on their late 20s -late 40s:   “creative professionals who are active, travelers who express themselves through their apparel”

Shan Keith (STL) - Shan was a finalist on Season 1 of Project Runway: Under the Gunn where he received raved reviews, showcased his work in numerous fashion shows and Expo’s, first place winner of 2008’s Pronto Fashion designer, 2008’s Project Design of St. Louis Fashion Week and has been featured in many articles across the Midwest and countless of blogs.  FashionInsider.com Alexander T. Thompson has named him “…St. Louis’s next big project to hit the runway in the fashion industry and says that he captivates the audience’s attention with his designs…” 

OSO (STL) - OSO style lab is an exploratory retail space that welcomes the curious customer with its unique selection of awesome clothing, accessories, gifts + gear. “East Coast meets West Coast” and “a mix of high and low culture.” This is how co-owner Jen Rieger describes the shop. OSO is a lifestyle  store that sells “smaller brands that you won’t find in major department stores.” Some of the brands are local, while others are from Los Angeles, New York, Europe and Japan. 

DAY 3: Men's Pop Up Boutique
Date: Saturday, March 3, 2018
Location: Urban Chestnut 3229 Washington Ave, St. Louis, MO 63103
Time: 1-4 pm
Admission: Free

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DAY 4: Gent! Barber Battle
Date: Sunday, March 4, 2018
Location: The Ready Room, 4195 Manchester Ave, St. Louis, MO 63110    Time: 6 pm
Tickets: $15 Advanced tickets - $20 Door Price
Donations from all three shows benefit Stevens - Institute of Business and Arts Scholarship Fund.

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