New York celebrates its first fashion week for men← Back
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This week New York jumped on the menswear bandwagon, as the city hosted its first men’s fashion week for Spring/Summer 2016. The schedule consisted of established names in luxury fashion such as Calvin Klein and Coach, as well as a substantial list of emerging designers.
Billy Reid was all about relaxed shapes and a neutral colour palette interspersed with some foliage motifs, resulting in a luxury fashion collection that was infused with summery softness.
Public School was one of the first labels to show, with a presentation that caught the attention of the public. Models appeared against a backdrop that referenced police mugshots. The duo behind Public School have really burst onto the fashion scene recently, not least because they were recently appointed the new creative directors of DKNY.
Perry Ellis’s show consisted of tailoring alternated with classic pieces, for a well-rounded wardrobe. The collection was certainly colourful, with bright reds, yellows and blues, however it was all stripped right back for the end, with the show closing on three full-white looks.
Duckie Brown presented a collection that played with the boundaries of gender: flowing tops that were sheer or made of silk, wide-legged trousers that cascaded down from the waist. Silhouettes were kept simple, whilst an injection of neon yellow added zest to the Spring/Summer 16 colllection.
John Varvatos closed the week last night, showing in New York for the first time in eight years. The show had stripes running throughout, and echoed the rocker feel of the seventies with tailoring, leather jackets and round-framed sunglasses.
New York Fashion Week: Men’s truly celebrated the names that have and continue to shape American menswear. With the first edition now over, we’ll have to wait and see just how successful the event turns out to be...can it take off like London Collections: Men?