New York Men’s Day, a presentation showcase that has been around longer than New York Men’s Fashion Week, was held this morning at Dune Studios. Founded by Agentry PR, NYMD prides itself in providing a platform for emerging talent. This season was no exception. From NYMD veterans such as David Hart and Max ‘n Chester to NYMD rookies such as Bristol, each designer brought his own unique craftsmanship.
Once again, this season Max ‘n Chester featured both men’s and women’s ensembles in cohesive and complementary styles. Charcoal, black and white were the dominant hues however a camouflage print featured on his and her suits were definitely the standout looks. It was truly ready-to-wear, meaning that while the pieces were fresh and wearable, there weren’t any outstanding moments.
Uri Minkoff noted his inspiration as the urban commuter which was reflected through the men’s suits, puffer jackets and briefcases. As each model walked he checked his phone, his watch or rode his bicycle. Minkoff’s tailoring and use of zippers to provide structure was refreshing and incredibly modern. Again, the dominant hues were black and grey. This collection will surely be seen on the streets of New York and many other global cities next season.
David Hart’s collection titled “The Award Season Presentation” was explicitly red carpet ready. A step and repeat with David Hart’s logo and his collection name stood behind the models. Hart, a tried-and-true evening wear designer known for his tailoring, took a nod from the 1970s to refresh the traditional men’s red carpet looks. With ruffled dress shirts, plaid suits in reds, mustards and blues, as well as shiny red and pink suits, these evening wear ensembles will stand out. Whether it’s the Oscars or the Met Gala, David Hart’s suits will be present on the red carpet.
This season Bristol took inspiration from center court. Inspired by the designers’ “hoop idols,” such as Kobe Bryant and Tracy McGrady, the collection titled “Hoop Dreams” exuded an effortless swagger. From pieces of clothing that literally swayed with the model’s body movements to metallic sweatsuits and classic Adidas shoes, athletes and fashion lovers alike can translate this collection from the courts to the catwalk.
Kozaburo’s third season brings you the Adams’ Family chicer mansion. Juxtaposing deconstructed pieces with tailored coats and platform red shoes, the Kozaburo aesthetic is definitely one of a kind. The presentation room echoed the edgy vibe exuded by the clothes and the models themselves, who were adorned in metal accessories by Kota Okuda and Mizuki Ichinose.
Krammer & Stoudt
Finally, Krammer & Stoudt took us back the Wild West. Bandanas, jeans and flannel were dominant throughout the collection but the tailoring and styling brought a modern, deconstructed edge. Instead of classic jeans, models wore jean culottes and instead of flannel shirts they were tied around the waist as a belt. Every model wore at least two jackets and were topped with a beanie, further updating the Western vibe. However, a questionable aspect of the Krammer and Stoudt’s collection was the models’ dreadlocks which were reminiscent of Marc Jacobs’ culturally appropriating collection from last season.