All of us fashionistas know what time it’s: it is time for New York Fashion Week! (This easily translates to spending hours in front of a laptop watching event recaps… at least for me!) This year, the CFDA or Council of Fashion Designers of America (essentially the driving force behind every fashion event) launched the first men-only New York Fashion Week. . What a time for fashionistas to be alive! This historic fashion event started on July 13th and ended on July 16th and didn’t disappoint!
With renowned designers such as Ralph Lauren, Calvin Klein, Michael Kors, and Tommy Hilfiger, come the refreshing newcomers of Public School, Michael Bastian and Tim Coppens. A personal favourite is the N. Holywood SS16 line. A minimalist look can easily translate to a ready-to-wear look and can be worn for many types of events. Using mainly shades of black and white with splashes of red and blue, the lines look very cohesive and flow well. The look is resembling a Rick Owens type style with dark colours and large silhouettes and it all comes together amazingly.
Another line that needs attention is the SS16 Public School line. Designers Dao-Yi Chow and Maxwell Osborne never fail to impress, but they really outperform the competition with this line. Both Chow and Osborne hail from New York City so it is no surprise that they perfectly capture the vibe and culture of New York City street style with their lines. What makes their line so trendy is the undeniable fact that they took a classic silhouette and adjusted it for a newer and modern and updated one for today. For example, in their new line, they paired a custom zipped blazer over the shorts and topped it off with a baseball cap, all in white. They finished off the look with a pair of mid-calf socks and balanced the all-white look with a pair of black sneakers. This is the refreshing thing about Public School: that they’re taking neater and tidier cuts and dressing them up, showing men they can look professional on the street or even bringing the street wear look to a more professional environment.
Overall, a really big show trend, seen in just about all designer pieces is minimalist coloring. Many all white and all black looks are seen and this has become an enormous trend this time of year, seen on celebrities everywhere. Also lots of mixing of the crisp cut with the dress cut like Public Schools do with their lines seen throughout the event.
News with regard to greater New York Fashion broke this weekend after Men’s Fashion week. Riccardo Tisci, creative director of Givenchy, decided to present his collection in New York for New York Fashion Week rather than Paris. This comes after the news that Givenchy’s New York flagship store will open on Madison Ave in September, so it is no surprise that Tisci is aiming to create a stir about the new line in New York. This will only be Givenchy’s third US store with others located in Miami and Las Vegas, but CEO Philippe Fortunato stated that locations in Florida and California were being discussed. This will most likely be the only season that Givenchy decides to air in New York rather than Paris as the brand is known to perform in Paris every year.
New York Men’s Fashion Week will go down in history as New York’s first all-men’s fashion week and if the previous is any indication, this is great news for the fashion community. And how could it not be extraordinary when the CFDA spent two years trying to bring it to life? New York Fashion Week: Men’s Fashion Week will be held twice a year in July and January and will be a major event for men’s fashion and designers all over the world!