Friday, June 06, 2008

Style Icon – Mark Ronson

This week I'd like to turn my attention to upcoming style icon Mark Ronson. With a Brit award for Best British Male Artist for his stylised ‘Versions’ album and a 2008 Grammy Award for Producer of the Year for his work with Amy Winehouse on the multi-award winning album ‘Back To Black’ behind him, you'd think that this man had enough strings to his bow already.

Increasingly however, his distinctive 60's-esque button down suits that - like his music - are an updated version of Motown cool and reminiscent of Bob Dylan with a knowing nod to the mod scene, are attracting as much praise as his music.

Ronson has recently been featured in The Independent’s fashion supplement and in a March photo shoot for the Daily Mail. In the March shoot, he sported a three-button, single-breasted, peak lapel gold lamé Dolce & Gabbana suit. It is clear from this bold step into the breach of outlandish colour that Ronson has indeed developed a distinctive sound and now a style all of his own.

Featured as a signature cut in the latest Dolce & Gabbana collection, this suit can either include Ronson-style lapels or the more popular notch look. Not for the faint-hearted (or for the office) this bespoke suit is truly one to get you noticed and demonstrates a faith in the current popular style with an unusual twist on fabric and colour.

Reflective (in more ways than one) of the popular pencil-slim suit styles seen in all the top designer shows this season, Ronson's suits are at the cutting edge of the younger man's style. And having been voted the 30th Best Dressed Male of 2008 by GQ, this man is one to watch if you are looking to expand your wardrobe of bespoke suits to a more casual and cool look.

Often associated with the term 'metrosexual' and with top fashion designer Charlotte Ronson as his sister, the time that Ronson spends in the upper echelons of fashion has done much to inform his current taste in bespoke suits. Whether wearing a dark plaid skinny cut at the MTV awards, or a shiny fabric with a nod to Motown at the Grammies, this man is ahead of the crowd - and he knows it.

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