NEW YORK MEN’S DAY: ANDROGYNY AND PASTELS REIGN SUPREME FOR 2020

Todd Hessert at NYMD, June 3rd, 2019. Photo by The Untitled Magazine.

Showcasing four menswear collections alongside five “All Star” sample collections, the afternoon session of the 2019 New York Men’s Day on Monday, June 3rd embraced the common themes of androgyny and color in men’s clothing.

The event showcased the 2020 spring/summer collections for designers Vasilis Loizides, Todd Hessert, Tanaka and Ka Wa Key, with featured designs from Private Policy, Lucio Castro, Krammer & Stoudt, WOOD HOUSE army and Descendant of Thieves. While most designers chose a standing presentation in the vast white rooms, others, like Ka Wa Key incorporated movement and dance into the presentation. Tanaka accompanied their presentation with a live DJ and neon strobe lights, embracing the acid wash theme of their clothing.  

Vasilis Loizides presented perhaps the most obviously androgynous collection, outfitting models in full bustiers and frequently mixing traditional button-up silhouettes with midriff cutouts. Voluminous sleeves and an intricately patterned overcoat were the main highlights of the presentation.

Vasilis Loizides at NYMD, June 3rd, 2019. Photo by The Untitled Magazine.

Aside from the unusual use of movement in the presentation, Ka Wa Key also created an interesting effect by having models continuously removing and adorning different outer layers. Featuring bold floral patterns and a few sheer dresses, Ka Wa Key introduced fresh ideas to traditionally structured men’s clothing.

Ka Wa Key at NYMD, June 3rd, 2019. Photo by The Untitled Magazine.

“All Star” designers showed mini-collections of 3-4 looks in a separate room, featuring everything from beachwear to fully tailored suits.  

“All Star” Collection by Private Policy at NYMD, June 3rd, 2019. Photo by The Untitled Magazine.
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