Thursday, July 14, 2016

Day 3 NYFWM Spring 2017: Chillin'; Everything Is Copacetic at Thaddeus O'Neil, Thorsun, Nautica and Assembly New York, Which Is Also on Locsdown

From the Nautica S/S17 collection. Photo from Nautica Facebook page.


The players of Day 3: Passavant and Lee, Nick Graham, Kenneth Ning, John Elliott, Assembly New York, Deveaux, Rochambeau, Matiere, Nautica, Thaddeus O'Neil, Tommy Hilfiger, Feng Chen Wang, Zachary Prell, Thorsun, C.P. Company

DESIGNER Thaddeus O'Neil
is explaining his fascination with a Japanese knit from which a shirt in his latest collection is made.

His New York Fashion Week: Men's S/S 2017 presentation is in progress at Cadillac House. Listening, I am reminded of two important truths. More often than not, designers put a lot of thought into their collections. Of course, there is a fair amount of over-promising and under-delivering. But, still.

Second reminder: Regardless of one's milieu s/he often wants to be well-dressed, including TO's surfer audience ...

Whereas Day 2 of men's fashion week was taxing on the brain (Gypsy Sport, for instance), Day 3 is more laidback; easy like Sunday morning / it's summertime and the living is easy.

To that end, Assembly New York considers the notion of balance. Translation: Engaging loose-fitting garments that hang well and look comfortable. B&w and a few prints. Quality, understated silk, terry, organic cotton. Models, all sporting locs.

Going to / hanging out at the beach? Looking for something in subtle prints and/or solids? Well-constructed, well-sourced? Thorsun has you covered.

Elsewhere, there is a new Riviera, bursting with energy; Taittinger is flowing. Grab your passport, pack your rags (Nautica). Bon voyage.

Thaddeus O'Neil

Assembly New York


On deck today, Last Day, Day 4: Title of Work, David Hart x Hart Schaffner Marx, Landlord, Todd Snyder, Katama, Jeffrey Rudes, Palmiers du Mal, Devon Halfnight Leflufy, Parker & Ronen, Orley Timo Weiland, General Idea, Second/Layer, Siki Im, John Varvatos

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