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In Loving Memory of Michael Mann

By Madison Smushkevich

Recently, notable fashion stylist, Michael Mann, sadly passed away. His cause of death is still unknown.

Michael has worked with 360 Magazine, Fashion Bomb Daily as well as Vogue Brasil.

Not long ago, model Draya Michele teamed up with Mann for her 360 Magazine cover. “You pushed for me. When they said I couldn’t be a fashion girl, you said I could,” asserts Draya (on a recent Instagram post). It’s evident that Mann made a sincere effort to see both his clients and loved ones reach their personal best.

Stylist Michael mann, draya michele, 360 MAGAZINE

“From the moment I first laid eyes on you I fell in love. One of the most captivating spirits I’ve ever met. Our journey together wasn’t perfect but it was worth it. I am in disbelief and pain writing this. Rest in Paradise my friend, I love you!,” stated Lil Mama.

Recently, a GoFundMe page was created to assist Mann’s family with costly funeral arrangements.


Check out on August 14-16, dfrntpigeon at POOLTRADESHOW. Dfrntpigeon’s teen designers recently launched their edgy inaugural collection: Identity, which will be exciting to look forward to at POOL this year.

Dfrntpigeon is a dynamic streetwear label launched by the nonprofit New Avenues for Youth. Based in Portland, dfrntpigeon is the result of a social enterprise that provides at-risk youth (many of which are LGBTQ) with a professional design mentorship from volunteers across the creative industry. They go from being kids who wear the brands they didn’t ask for, to concepting, creating, designing, and launching a line of clothing that directly challenges the negative perceptions of youth homelessness.

From shirts, pins, to tote bags, each and every design has a special message created by these designers. One incredible designs challenges the question of “who are you?” Seemingly ambiguous at first, the Collage Tee (pictured below) combines facial features and expressions to capture the complex spectrum of our emotional identity.


For more information and more designs, check dfrntpigeon at: dfrntpigeon Official.