The players of Day 1: Garciavelez, Plac, Max ‘N Chester, Krammer & Stoudt, Dave Hart, Edmund Ooi, Concept Korea, Uri Minkoff, Loris Diran, Suitsupply, Deveaux, Chapter, Hvrminn, Matiere, Lucio Castro, Robert James, CWST, Stephen F, Moment of Silence
That is the overarching impression of the looks shown on Day 1, Edition 2 (FW 2016) of the fledging New York Fashion Week: Men’s.
From the Plac FW Spring 2015 collection.
The collections take as references the Vince Vaughn film, “Swingers” and German painter Markus Lupertz. From dandified jazz musicians from the ‘50s and ‘60s, the Russian Revolution. From relationship angst and so on. Ensembles, even those with a casual bent, possess a relaxed, confident quality.
The designers don’t seem to be trying too hard, though a few might have put their backs into it a bit more. No one went over the top, staying well within in the bounds of accessibility. It should be noted, too, that the offerings are generally well-made.
More specifics and parsing are forthcoming. For now, enjoy the photos and videos.
On deck today, Day 2: Joseph Abboud, Stampd, Duckie Brown, Wood House, General Idea, EFM, Robert Geller, Nautica, Carlos Campos, Zachary Prell, Ovadia & Sons, Brett Johnson, John Varvatos, N. Hoolywood
LUCIO A CASTRO
Visit http://www.cfda.com/programs/new-york-mens-week to learn more about New York Fashion Week: Men’s, including shows and show times.