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Mario Abad

Freelance Fashion Writer

Location icon United States

I'm a freelance fashion writer with experience in runway coverage, lookbook reviews and editorial analysis. I'm interested in writing about the business side of fashion and retail, new product launches and collaborations, in-depth fashion features and interviews/profiles of executives, designers and other notable fashion industry experts.

Contact: marioantonioabad@gmail.com

Portfolio
Men's Health
08/01/2018
The 14 Best Hair Products to Buy Now

Looking for the best hair products for men? Here's how to style your hair, including the best shampoos, conditioners, and pomades for guys.

Men's Health
09/05/2018
This Luxury Watch Line Is Super High-Tech

How much value are you actually getting out of your watch? Investing in the right luxury timepiece requires a fair amount of research. If you're going to spend that much money, you want everything to be right. That ardent research includes looking into things like magnetic fields, power reserves, and accuracy, all of which set the best models apart.

Men's Health
09/06/2018
Meet the Guys Paying More Than $4000 for Pec and Butt Implants

When he was 27, Al* had surgery to get an 8-pack. A former health care professional with a master's in health science and research, Al took his fitness seriously, and spent hours working out in the gym. But he wasn't achieving his desired results. "Abs developed in the gym disappear very quickly.

Forbes
04/19/2018
Why The RealReal And Stella McCartney Are Calling For Luxury Brands To Embrace Reselling

The past few weeks have been a particularly solemn reminder of the problems the fashion industry continues to face regarding its impact on the environment. Between the news of H&M sitting on $4.3 billion in unsold clothes and the five-year anniversary of the Rana Plaza factory disaster, demand for sustainable apparel continues to grow exponentially.

Forbes
06/12/2018
How Diane Dietz Turned Rodan & Fields Into The No. 1 Skincare Brand In North America

When Diane Dietz, an accomplished executive who spent 25 years managing global businesses like Procter & Gamble and Safeway, was first approached about a new job opportunity with a skincare company she never heard of, she decided it wouldn't hurt to meet with them, despite having been looking for roles at much larger public companies at the time.

Fashionista
04/30/2018
How Are Brands' In-House Teams Managing Transition Seasons Without Creative Directors?

When Vogue Runway's Luke Leitch visited Bally's showroom in February to review the brand's Fall 2018 collection, he was met by someone whom he calls a "super-charming" member of the company's "creative collective" - a hierarchy comprised of three separate design heads for different product categories - who was "not authorized to speak on the record."

NYU Pub Posts
06/12/2018
Glamour's New Editor Samantha Barry: Heart in Journalism, Head in Business

"If this was even six years ago, I would not have been considered at all to do this job," remarked Samantha Barry, Glamour's newly minted Editor-in-Chief about her current role, which she says has evolved considerably throughout the years. As the first keynote speaker for NYU's 2018 Summer Publishing Institute, Barry reflected on her professional...

Fashionista
01/11/2018
Digital-Only Magazine Covers Are Bringing Media Brands Into the Digital Age

As magazine publishers continue to evolve its business models beyond the core print medium, one media strategy in particular stands out: the digital-only magazine cover. So much of today's industry talk revolves around synergies across social platforms, or pivots-to-video, or mobile optimization - but producing a full-on digital cover is notable in that it looks to capture the print magazine's tangible essence.

TWELV Magazine
12/29/2017
Interview With Fashion Photographer Michel Nafziger

With a wealth of experience shooting some for some of fashion's most renowned clients (Yves Saint Laurent, Guy Laroche), Michel Nafziger's rise to the top can be traced back to his early days of hard work and perseverance.

TWELV Magazine
01/05/2018
New Type #28: The Design Duo Behind Maxime Hernandez

The streetwear phenomenon in the fashion establishment is not slowing down anytime soon. The demand for high impact, no-fuss clothes with an urban flair continues to hold its own and coexist amongst the megabrands and luxury stalwarts.

TWELV Magazine
12/06/2017
Artist-Activist Francesca Galliani Brings Her Messages of Empowerment to Fashion

Modern day social activism can be found and utilized everywhere from social media to organized protests. With so many different mediums to express one's values, virtually anyone can have a voice. Such is the case for Francesca Galliani, an established Italian artist and photographer who expresses her principles of liberation, human rights, and empowerment through her photographs.

TWELV Magazine
12/06/2017
Helmut Lang Ads Now Atop of NYC Taxis As New Capsule Collection Is Released

This year has been a transformative period for Helmut Lang, a brand so inextricably tied with its enigmatic founder who left his label in 2005 and whose influence still manifests in fashion today. The appointment of Dazed editor Isabella Burley as the label's first ever editor-in-residence marked a series of creative projects that would revitalize the brand by introducing its storied legacy to a modern consumer.

TWELV Magazine
09/28/2017
All:One, the Skate Brand Promoting Inclusivity

The hyper-connected, instantly gratifying world of social media has given people a platform to express their viewpoints and make their voices heard. While many noble gestures have played out on these platforms, social media has also produced many negative side effects.

TWELV Magazine
10/03/2017
Stella McCartney S/S18 PFW Ready-to-Wear

Stella McCartney's longstanding commitment to maintain a business model with environmental impact in mind was employed way before the word "sustainability" became permanently fixed in the fashion industry's conscience. Eco-friendly sourcing and business practices aside, she manages to create practical yet desirable clothes grounded in a soulful and feminine sensibility.

TWELV Magazine
09/29/2017
New Type #26: Interview with Herman's Raif Andelberg

Authenticity. It seems to be a lost virtue, the lack of which has caused many aspects of fashion, from campaigns to castings to runways, to have a formulaic approach with no sense of uniqueness. It is also the foundation of HERMAN, a gender-neutral clothing brand founded by Canadian artist and designer Raif Adelberg.

Man of the Hour
09/25/2017
Prada Spring/Summer 2018

It was classic Prada in the sense of extraordinary ideas transfixed through ordinary clothes. Timeless topcoats and trousers in traditional men's fabrics - herringbone, tweed and gabardine - reimagined with forward-thinking stylistic elements and plays on cut and proportion. Ms. Prada was ke

Man of the Hour
09/13/2017
Off-White Spring/Summer 2018

Streetwear sensation Virgil Abloh continues to explore new ways of urban dressing for his legion of fans who look to Abloh for what's new and what's next.

Man of the Hour
07/18/2017
Alexander McQueen Spring/Summer 2018

For a collection slated to be in stores during the warmer spring and summer months, there was an unusual amount of leather, outerwear and heavy materials present in Sarah Burton's Spring/Summer 2018 collection for Alexander McQueen. And yet, there is still the familiar, which remains season

Nylon Guys
01/20/2015
Matiere Takes an International Approach for SS15

Elevated basics take on a whole new meaning this season. By now we're all familiar with the essentials: those foolproof classics that make up the foundation of your wardrobe. Quite often though, such timeless pieces call for a much needed revamp. As new fashion trends continuously emerge, upgrades cannot be overlooked.

Nylon Guys
01/15/2015
Swatch Releases Sporty, "Gran Turismo" Collection

Get ready to shift gears and hit the gas. Swatch, the stylish swiss-based watch company known for its trendy appeal and bold designs, has come out with a new race-car inspired collection perfect for the guy on the go.

Marie Claire
12/31/2014
The Most Improved Celebrity Style of 2014

Kylie Jenner One might think having a newly-turned, mega-successful high-fashion model as a sister could be tough, but Kylie Jenner didn't let Kendall's spotlight affect her own style journey. The younger sibling added a whole new element to her wardrobe this year, deviating from the teenage rocker vibe and shifting into the style of a more elegant, refined young woman.

Marie Claire
12/25/2014
The 10 Best Fashion Moments on Instagram This Year

Stylist and fashion editor Giovanna Battaglia captured a rare moment during the Met Gala this year. We always see the fabulous shots from the red carpet, but what we don't get to witness are the likes of Alexa Chung, Cara Delevingne, and Nicole Richie primping inside a crammed ladies' room...until this photo happened.

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