I had a great time at New York Fashion Week Men’s. On the first day, I went to see NYMD at Dune Studios. Here is a recap of the afternoon F/W17 presentations entailed six designers starting with:

  1. David Naman
  2. Robert James
  3. Wood House
  4. Maiden Noir
  5. R.Swiader
  6. Private Policy New York

David Naman
The first collection encompassed a diversity of bold colors, neutral tones, prints, textures with a modern and fresh take on style. It underlaid personality and individuality while honing its dynamic tailoring and high attentiveness to detail.  A cohesive collection that owned its “elegance” while still maintaining coolness.

Robert James
The second collection (and the brand in general) is a line of jackets, coats, jeans, trousers, and craft knit-wear. Dark and edgy earth tones were inspired by a political theme and rendered a deeper consciousness for the environment.

Wood House
The third collection is of high-end urban wear with elements of comfort and versatility. Street style that is infused with simplicity but honed in on placement of details and balancing of colors.

Maiden Noir
The fourth collection is entitled “Traces of Warm Light” and are influenced by photographic works by Cy Twombly. Fabrics are a mixture of textures; warm wools in oversized coats, vibrant satin paired soft velvet, cotton blends with mohair sweaters and dyed fleece with rich wale cord. Designed by a Tokyo designer, the vision of this line as well as other collections, is executed through intricate details, premium Japanese fabrics and with very high standards of production.

The fifth collection is all about utilitarian lifestyle intended to give comfort and ease. Inspired by “suavity and functionality of the Parisian man and boundless curiosity of the Brooklyn native“,the tailoring is focused on unique touches of design and color. Classic lines, clean graphic shapes with unexpected structuring is what paves its mark in fashion.

Private Policy
The last collection embraces the rebellious heart and one’s color personality. Inspired by modern globalization, throughout the collection shows a reflecting set of elements.  Graphic patterns and the use of collaging, aesthetics such as chains, straps and harness promotes the idea of being interrelated and mixing fabrics (denim and velvet) in an unconventional way supporting opposites coming together. Militarism is denoted by quilting, nylon and heavy canvas grasping at social issues.

Hope you enjoyed the collections and comment below about which was your favorite line. Thanks for reading and stay tuned for the next recap on NYMD.