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New York Fashion Week Men’s was short and sweet for me.  Two days only, I attended shows and presentations and none were any less of a disappointment. Each designer had their own unique aesthetic, which made their collections stand out in an impeccable way. I amassed a compilation of a few looks from each designer during NYFW SS19. Scroll down to read the inspirations for each collection.

New York Fashion Week Men’s Day 2

RICARDO SECO

“The collection reflects some original prints to enrich the message of my proposal, with another object of inspiration being the creation of my own urban icons, that I interpret as the street Olympics and the lifestyle today.” The Ricardo Seco SS19 collection is composed of street, sport, urban silhouettes, that when mixed show a positive and sophisticated man without fear of saying and doing what he feels, highlighting this style without excess, and reflecting an attitude empowered by his awareness of being in this world, in a responsible way.

CARLOS CAMPOS

The 25 look menswear collection is a return the brand’s early heritage of a clean, architectural silhouette, crisp tailoring in a bold color palette.  “I continually return to the heritage and DNA of my brand: expert hand tailoring with the clean, architectural lines and silhouettes that have been the benchmarks of the Carlos Campos collection.” For SS19 Campos partnered with emerging menswear jewelry designer, Felipe Sena of Sena New York.  Sena New York’s sterling silver, 18k vermeil “industrial chic” rings, bracelet, and necklaces were featured on several of the models.  Reebok sponsored the sneakers.

VICTOR LI

Victor Li’s debut collection, S/S19, features two patterns created from illustrations of the designers’ faces, hand-drawn by Victor. Signature silhouettes include elevated tees, casual jackets and modern suiting in fresh cuts, finished with idiosyncratic details and crafted for the customer who craves a smart yet easygoing alternative to streetwear. Thoughtfully made in New York from Italian, Japanese and French fabrics, VICTOR LI is designed by and for the new breed of gentlemen.

New York Fashion Week Men’s Day 3

NICK GRAHAM

Maverick designer Nick Graham, presented his Spring/Summer 2019 collection titled, “1969”. 1969 was one of most transformational years in our history, a year that had not only the first landing on the Moon by Apollo 11 and hosted Woodstock, both pretty pivotal events in our culture,” Graham said. The collection was inspired by many “1969” moments with models dressed in astronaut inspired bomber jackets, commander pants, and what Graham calls “space suits,” tailored clothing with updated trims for intergalactic journeys.

SWONNE

Katie Golinczak‘s vision is to create contemporary, seasonless, essential denim pieces designed for comfort, durability, and timelessness. She believes that denim is an ageless material that transcends generations and plays a significant role in every man’s lifestyle. Her debut collection for Spring/Summer 2019 is influenced by merging the opposing sensibilities of the Mods and the Rockers of London, Savile Row tailoring and motorcycle performance wear. The brand’s name SWONNE is derived from the London’s postcode “SW1” or “SW-ONE” where Katie grew up. 

Photo Credits:

Ricardo Seco SS19Balthier Corfi

Carlos Campos SS19: All Photos Courtesy of Carlos Campos

Victor Li SS19All Photos Courtesy of Victor Li

Nick Graham SS19: Getty Images (Lane Lytle)

Swonne SS19All Photos Courtesy of Swonne

On day 2 of NYFW Men’s, I attended EFM & Perry Ellis AW18‘ runway shows. It was my first time attending either of these designers’ fashion shows so it was a breath of fresh air to see the unexpected. So here is a compilation of a few looks from each designer. Scroll down to see more!

ENGINEERED FOR MOTION

EFM showcased his collection at the Pier 59 Studios. The show started in harmony with an orchestrated classic jazz band with unexpected acts in the duration. This collection was inspired by urban sounds and motion, keeping in mind of the modern man whose attire will move where ever he may go. The Jazz Age was in full effect throughout the collection. It was very wearable and had combinations of edgy, sporty and casual pieces with a mark of sophistication.

There was no hesitation of the mixture of textures and fabrics to accentuate contrast; an exaggeration on graphic prints and patterns with minimal silhouettes. Tailored blazers featured with a variety of prints and textures. Vinyl trenches, puffer coats; shiny and quilted, streamlined paneled hoodies and the classic moto jacket in conjunction with an oversized moto duster version left viewers with an ease of breathability, stretch, and mobility. The designer also didn’t shy away from including perhaps unisex pieces that women can also wear. In the midst of the runway show, there were a few dancers among the models who demonstrated motion in the clothing they modeled. It was most certainly an element of surprise and unexpected feature to add to a fashion show. Bravo!

PERRY ELLIS

Perry Ellis showcased his collection at the Hippodrome, a historic space in Times Square. Space was decorated with a rotating disco-ball and collection featured lots and lots of layering. The overlapping and casualness of high turtlenecks layered with button-down shirts or jackets paired pants with striped panels or comfy baggy trousers. Streetwear throwbacks decked the runway such as a saffron-hued windbreaker, fanny packs and bold, vibrant statement bomber jackets. “There’s old Perry and new Perry, work and play, bits of pointillism and then early-’90s parts.” Low-key but with a 90’s spin kicked it right out of the park. Well done Perry Ellis!

*All Photos Courtesy of EFM & Vogue