Mario Abad

Freelance Fashion Writer/Editor

United States

I'm a freelance journalist with 8 years of experience editing and writing about fashion. I'm interested in covering the business side of fashion and retail, fashion's crossover with pop culture, new product launches and collaborations, in-depth fashion features, and interviews/profiles of executives, designers, and other notable fashion industry experts.

I've written for Vogue, W, ELLE, Robb Report, Forbes, Footwear News, PAPER, Fashionista, and more.

Contact: [email protected]

How the Pyer Moss Team Pulled Off Its Postponed Couture Show

As with any outdoor event planned months in advance, the risk of inclement weather is always something organizers are mindful of. But the unusual circumstances at Pyer Moss' first couture show last Thursday — held in the front lawn of Madam C.J. Walker's Villa Lewaro estate — took many by surprise.

The Messy Dynamics of Fashion Clubhouse

When news of Alexander Wang's sexual assault allegations first spread on social media, hundreds of users flocked to Clubhouse to weigh in on the firestorm surrounding the designer, which evolved into heated discussions around fashion's power imbalances, party culture and predatory behavior.

Inside the 2023 We Are All Human Gala

Tequila shots, reggaeton performances, ruffled ball gowns, and some juicy chisme over dinner? It had to be a Latino function. Indeed, last night’s We Are All Human Gala, a splashy event at Gotham Hall in New York City celebrating outstanding Latino contributions, was as much a fiesta as it was a charity fundraiser for a good cause.

Men's Health
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
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
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.

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.

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.

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
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...

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.

Man of the Hour
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
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
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
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
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.