Wednesday, December 10, 2008

Ike Ude and "Style File"

Photo courtesy of New York Social Diary

The Nigerian-born Ike Ude is just everything. He is a filmmaker. He is a photographer. He is a writer. He is an artist. He is a publisher (aRude Magazine) and all in all, author of a new book titled Style File: The World's Most Elegantly Dressed published by Collins Design and on deck for sixty-five bucks. Ude compiled fifty-five impressive lists of style makers he adores or admires. Among the list includes Oscar de la Renta, John Galliano, Frederic Malle, Isabella Ferrari, Mark Pullin, Dita Von Teese, Diane von Furstenberg, Seydou Keita, Leon Tally and Francesco Clemente.

Ude writes about image and how looks make a statement.

"The creative possibilities of dress as a personally expressive medium are available to us all... Because even a gesture suggesting an inattention to fashion -- say, pulling on an unwashed T-shirt with sweat pants and flip-flops to pick up the Sunday morning paper -- is a statement of attitude and identity. Nuanced narratives are articulated through dress and position us in relation to others."

Keep jamming the Big Apple; and keep looking good, my man!
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