The sophomore 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 bucked the system with a rock-n-roll fun house presentation that was part Tim Burton, part Alice Cooper, and all design. Designers Public School stood tall for New York with a collection that literally went out the door to the streets giving a chaotic large crowd outside of the venue a front row viewing of what was going on inside. Los Angeles based John Elliott delivered a smashing collection of streetwear blending designer wear that packed a punch while Joseph Abboud returned to the runway with both panache and tailoring.
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 FALL 2016.
BY KENNETH RICHARD | The Impressionist