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.
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“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.
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’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.
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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.
Ricardo Seco SS19: Balthier Corfi
Carlos Campos SS19: All Photos Courtesy of Carlos Campos
Victor Li SS19: All Photos Courtesy of Victor Li
Nick Graham SS19: Getty Images (Lane Lytle)
Swonne SS19: All Photos Courtesy of Swonne