New York Fashion Week: Men’s kicked off in the Big Apple on Tuesday, bringing with it four days of energetic shows and cutting-edge fashion. Editors, buyers, and street-style stars turned up in droves to New York’s show spaces to support some of their favorite menswear designers, including Landlord’s Ryohei Kawanishi, Feng Chen Wang, and Neil Grotzinger, who presented his debut collection for Nihl. Very noticeably missing was Raf Simons, who recently decided to relocate his show to Paris. Read on for some of the highlights from Men’s New York Fashion Week below.
He may have just presented his final Tommy x Gigi collection, but Tommy Hilfiger already has another celebrity collaboration underway with race car driver Lewis Hamilton. Featuring souvenir jackets, logo T-shirts, suede hiking boots, and checkered shirting, the capsule is set to make its runway debut in Shanghai, China, on September 4.
Designer Christopher Bevans sent out a line-up of “future nomads” wearing his signature sportswear-meets-streetwear aesthetic, which culminated in face masks, outerwear in candy-colored hues, mismatched socks, and floral prints.
Entitled “Be Nice To Nerds” (a Bill Gates quote), Ryohei Kawanishi’s Spring 2019 Menswear offering took inspiration from three different sources: Skate and surf culture met nerd culture in a 26-piece line-up of utilitarian pants and jackets, colorful T-shirts, and an Adventure Time collaboration.
Inspired by an anthology of poetry by the late Chilean writer Roberto Bolaño, Thaddeus O’Neil’s Spring 2019 menswear collection was punctuated with leopard spot-printed swimshorts and bucket hats, button-ups and blousons in mood-lifting hues, tie-dye T-shirts, and lumberjack flannel.
Feng Chen Wang
For her Spring 2019 menswear offering, designer Feng Chen Wang cut up a number of garments before splicing them back together in a bid to further explore the concept of “other half”. There were spare legs stitched onto jeans from her ongoing collaboration with Levi’s, stuffed gloves as oversized bags, and holographic trousers, jackets, and outerwear.