“Live like a rebel, dress like a prince” is the motto of the soon-to-be launched young men’s fashion magazine Prince. The online publication is the work of three FIT students looking for greater representation of urban fashion. “I never felt there was a magazine that spoke to my background as a young man,” says Matthew Grimsley, fabric styling student and editor-in-chief of the new start-up. “I want to create one that fills that void.”
- Prince — online, urban, men’s fashion magazine
“The concept of the Prince style is something Matthew developed, but this is a cooperative effort with each student contributing a special talent in his area of expertise,” says Grimsley’s fabric styling professor Sara Petitt.
Prince was conceived on campus. Grimsley says he was eager to start his styling career; managing editor, Tyler Hill (advertising major) was looking to write for a publication. The magazine’s graphic designer, Bryant Littrean (communication design) wanted to design a website. In addition to a magazine that flaunts urban style, “we’re showcasing our talents, most of which we learned from FIT, to help us land internships and jobs,” says Hill.
It’s an uncommon talent mix. What other school has majors in publication design, fashion design and PR?
The first issue will offer instruction in dressing like a prince. “Our mission is to bring readers a wealth of practical advice on high and low, budget friendly fashion for the metropolitan young man,” says Grimsley.
For a free subscription go to: Princemagazine.com. Follow Prince on Twitter: @Prince_Magazine, and Facebook.com/Princemagazine
Photo credit: Amanda Chu, FIT Photography alumna