Fashion Editor and Celebrity Stylist James R. Sanders partnered with millennial driven brand ASOS and Americana heritage brand Wrangler for his newest column BIG in Fashion which appeared in The Huffington Post on Friday. In the column, James writes about Big and Tall menswear and how it has evolved through surges of energy from popular new designers and brands.
Like most fashion critics, James had some favorites from last nights Grammy Awards. It was music’s biggest night. Some artists rose to the occasion, while others fell by the side. Check out who James loved in his recent feature for The Huffington Post here.
James styled singer Kriss Mincey for the 59th Annual Grammy Awards, which aired yesterday on CBS live. Kriss wasn’t nominated, but she won the red carpet having appeared overnight on several Best Dressed Lists. Special thanks to Miri Couture for the gown, Aethon Ulyse for the shoes and NS by Noof for the stunning clutch. Check out Kiss on the red carpet below:
James recently wrote and styled an editorial around the Black Lives Matter Movement for Vogue Italia in Milan. The movement has become a global phenomenon with roots throughout pop culture, including and most recently, the fashion industry. James interviewed designers, included quotes from influential revolutionaries such as Malcolm X, Assata Shakur, and Gil Scott Heron for the written elements. For the styling, he partnered with Drake Murray, Kevin Spence, and MUA Debbie for an epic take on the blending of Black Lives Matter and Fashion. See the story here. And check out a few stills and the fashion film below:
Most recently James has been working with Jazz/R&B fusion chanteuse Kriss Mincey. To date, he’s styled her for appearances during New York Fashion Week, Forbes Magazine’s 30 Under 30, and last weekend, the Soul Train Awards. Hosted by Erykah Badu, the Soul Train Awards is one of those special weekends that brings together real singers with real voices. Kriss is one such singer who led the audience in a rendition of Brandy’s “I Wanna Be Down,” a performance that was made even more special because that night Brandy was being honored. Kriss is wearing a custom gown with crystal applique along the shoulder and a shawl one sleeve train.
Good Morning! Today starts New York Fashion Week and we are all uber-busy making sure that James gets to his meetings, appointments, and of course the shows. He’s styling one of the biggest ticket runway shows this season so there’s that too. But all things considered, we were extra excited when we woke up and found James featured on BuzzFeed’s list of 17 Guys Who Don’t Give a Shit about Gender Rules. Check out the article here.
James recently was approached by famed ballet photographer Rachel to style Lia a principal dancer in the ballet. The shoot took place in New York of course, and the photos are brilliant. Check out a few of our favorites from below:
Blavity.com is one of the most important websites on the internet. It’s quickly becoming a major force in the media industry and the best part about them – they use their power for good. Covering a range of topics from sports, news and lifestyle, they recently featured James as one of their big and tall fashion spotlights. Mentioned with other popular fashion personalities, James is in good company. Check out the feature here.
James recently completed a big project for The Huffington Post which involved him writing AND styling a feature around one of the biggest trends of the summer – Ankara. If you don’t know what Ankara is you should definitely check out this story. AND because the writing and the photos are awesome, you probably should read it anyway. James partnered with famed fashion photographer Mikhail Veter to produce the shoot and enlisted Sina Washington for hair and Irina Kravchenko for makeup. Check out the photos and read the story here.