This fall, menswear has moved in a new direction, entirely. Albeit, it’s sexy, chic, and dark. I like it, and New York has done a fantastic job showing this. These are my highlights for it:
It started with Yigal Azrouël, a man who possesses a personality so charming, it matches the clothes in the beauty of their creation. At the presentation in his showroom, I fell in love with chic leather jackets, sexy knits, and scarves that every man needs. It was beautiful.
DKNY for me is a personal favorite, and the presentation showed me why this is. It’s urban, sophisticated, but completely accessible. What gets me is the DKNY Pure line, as it’s chic, comfortable, memorable, and more importantly, collectable.
Another show which struck me was Number:Lab, this strong collection was inspired by mountain climbing, and boy did I love it. Outerwear was the key focus, but it was durable and colorful. Meant for the modern urban man when he leaves the city. I found it to be a grand success.
Simon Spurr. WOW. Okay, so he may actually be one of my all-time favorite menswear designers. So unbelievably talented, he produces incredible garments, and I just covet it all. The tailoring was phenomenal, and the colors were muted, yet vivid. The patterns were fun, as was the cape. And of course, what’s Simon without a SICK (or should I say, the sickest) bomber jacket.
So the cool kid, AKA Patrik Ervell sent a hip and urban collection down the runway. Unbelievably fun, and felt satisfied by it. It has an undeniable pulse, and I can see why he has such loyal fans. That said, I wish he had more looks to develop this!
There’s the menswear blogger’s wet dream: Michael Bastian. Michael, is unbelievably talented, and he always seems to create an individual and unique collection that is always breathtaking. He is a master of color, and his pants always manage to be the perfection of pantness. Also, there was a french bulldog. That may be why I love this collection so much…
If I ever need a robe again, I’m going to Antonio Azzulo. The man sent such awesome pieces down the runway, that I truly believe he’s going to be something huge one day. In the mean time, I’ll be cheering for him.
Robert Geller sent a very interesting collection through the forest that harkened to a different age. I felt that this collection had a strong identity to it, and it tended to be fun. Not entirely practical, this is fashion that is designed to create an idea. Otherwise, bravo.