The third outing of NYFW: Men’s delivered with a cascade of collections showing more than the stereotypical commerciality that has become synonymous with the U.S. but designer chops as well.
Designer John Varvatos once again bucked the system with a rock-n-roll cavern intimate show that was part French bohemian bistro, part Los Angeles devils of the night and all cool. Designers John Elliott, Tim Coppens, Robert Geller paid homage to the streets, luxury and The Cure with collections that gave new meaning to American luxury. That luxury, with a healthy dose of Americana, was on display at Tommy Hilfiger which packed a punch of details from hand stitched tailoring to piped linings combining touches of hidden florals blended with Tommy’s iconic rugby stripes.
Cadet, David Hart, and Timo Weiland earn points for most improved season over season with their twist on suiting be it via luxurious fabrics and proportion at Cadet or california tailoring at David Hart and Timo Weiland. Joseph Abboud streamlined his presentation which offered a summer luxury we can’t wait to fall into while CFDA Award winners, Orley, stepped off the runway to present a collection with refined proportion and tailoring well beyond their collective years. Overall the collections proved that U.S. menswear has come a long way and deserves its place on the global stage. Here are THE IMPRESSION’S TOP 10 NEW YORK MEN’S SHOWS OF SPRING 2017
BY KENNETH RICHARD