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 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