Thursday, September 23, 2010

Mercedes-Benz New York Fashion Week: Men's Round Up (Part 1 of 3)

As the $385 million dollar revenue maker for New York city, also known as the Mercedes Benz fashion week, came to a close. Fashionistos and fashionistas alike were left to ponder what they have seen from the stellar line up on the coveted event as they all made their way home, to dream about the spring/ summer, only to wake up to realize warm weather is still months and months away.

But, alas, the vanguards of fashion should be prepared months before editorial for the season even starts and that's that.

September 8, 2010

Siki Im's collection featured a lot of asymmetrical cuts and shapes, which he is known for, afterall he was  an architect. there was a whole post-apocalyptic, dark feel to the collection. I love the sleeveless trench and deconstructed tops and the continuation of the harem pants as well.

John Barlett's spring/summer collection was quite interesting because most of the pieces featured a tiny tim (his three legged dog) camo in different colors and several scales where it be a shirt, shorts, pants, tunic, shoes or belt. Interesting to say the least.

September 9, 2010

For Nicholas K, the brother/sister duo showcased a military inspired collection but done with an earthy,  modern, urban feel to it. They managed to soften these military looks, done so with puckered and stone washed cotton with intricate seaming.

Number:Lab's collection featured an exhibition game of bike polo, where Luis Fernandez, got his inspiration from. The collection featured a colorful, preppy sportswear that is completely wearable and yet very editorial as well.

Gilded Age's Stefan Miljanic got his inspiration from the Pan Am clipper voyages. The collection featured Leather jackets and rolled up jeans with aloha shirts. Think Indiana Jones goes on a vacation.

Billy Reid's collection was inspired by his home state of Louisiana. It's charming and exudes southern opulence. Even though it seemed like a period collection it was brought to the now by teaming it up with K-Swiss kicks.

September 10, 2010

The 3.1 Philip Lim shows has always been a push in the boundaries of femininity vs. masculinity. This is no difference, It is definitely modern day dandy. The collection featured a lot of embroidery and lace appliques on traditional elements of mens wear.

Keanan Duffty's tongue-in-cheek presentation/protest was interesting to say the least. The collection itself featured some military inspired outerwear and gave it a punk rock twist with the skinny jeans, which is Duffty's aesthetic.

Duckie Brown's Steven Cox and Daniel Silver utilized what they do best simplicity and minimalism. But minimalism didn't translate boring since the duo used bold, and loud colors and prints and patterns that translated for a more global feel for this collection.

Steven Alan's show was a collection of very wearable, casual and laid back pieces. period.

Buckler by Andrew Buckler is probably one of my favorite collection from New York fashion week. It has the touch of prep-punk feel to it that I love. It's loud but very relaxed.

N.Hoolywood's show is definitely hands down one of the more creative collection/show of the season. The collection featured recreations of mug shots from the 20's and 30's.

Tim Hamilton Redux which is the secondary, cheaper counterpart of Tim Hamilton line. the collection consisted of soft layering, elongated soft pieces. Most of the models had the drop crotch sweats that I have seen in this year's presentations.

Rag & Bone went back to their denim origins and dropped the british influence and went right straight to American workwear. The outcome? Interesting denim collection that is hard and yet not stiff.

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