Kenneth Ning spring/summer 2017 embraced the utilitarian trend being featured in many other designer collections this season. A typically structured trend, Ning crafted his collection with deconstructed tailoring, reinventing this menswear classic. Camo, plaid, pinks, greens and black made for a fresh juxtaposition in the ensembles.
Pockets, zippers and buttons adorned the intricate outerwear, shirts and bottoms heightening the texture of each look. Some ensembles fell short such as the blue and white striped two piece set. The high-low cut and deconstructed tailoring made this outfit look more like a pair of botched pajamas rather than a high-fashion ready-to-wear look.
However other looks such as the green short sleeve shirt with a plaid vest attached were beautifully made and added an interesting depth to a favorite silhouette for men. Another statement piece was a navy jacket adorned with several large pockets placed symmetrically along the front and paired with skinny trousers made tighter with zippers.
In conclusion, Kenneth Ning spring/summer 2017 offered a new take on the utilitarian men’s trend in a masterfully crafted way.
Gabriella Bower is the Beauty and Style Editor. Email her at [email protected]