New York Fashion Week: Men’s is a wrap! For the past couple of years menswear has veered in a decidedly dressed-up direction but for Spring/Summer ’17, at least in NYC, low-key was the way to be. The week featured a wide range of designers, but for most sweatshirts and simple suits provided a foundation for practical dressing. From khaki classics at Michael Kors, to avant-garde athleticism at Gypsy Sport, The Untitled Magazine, has the rundown of the top trends of the week.
For the past decade streetwear has put on its most flashy sneakers and jogged all over the runways. While hoodies and sweatpants are here to stay, high fashion street style seems to seesaw between the dressed-up details of last year’s athluxe and the laid-back off-duty-model aesthetic. This season, at least in menswear, it was definitely a return to the latter. From color-blocked tracksuits at Todd Snyder and Tommy Hilfiger to graphic windbreakers at Siki Im, athleisure reigned supreme during the week. The king of the crop? That would have to be Rio Uribe whose Gypsy Sport collection was the most talked about of the week.
The tropical prints just won’t quit! Although this season, designers turned down the volume. Complex patterning remained but from seasoned label, Perry Ellis, to surf god, Thaddeus O’Neill, vivid “look at me” brights were traded for a more camouflaged palette. Over at Hilfiger, Tommy presented head-to-toe exotic florals in his signature patriotic colors.
Across the board, from Milan to New York, this season’s menswear collections have been outerwear obsessed, despite that these are technically Spring/Summer clothes. Here, in the Big Apple, bomber jackets and windbreakers ruled the runways. Most designers kept colors minimal but bold. General Idea went decidedly disco with an oversized, metallic bomber.
Tailored garments in monochromatic neutral palettes added a dash of elegance to a week of cool and casual clothing. John Varvatos models appeared as dandy dudes in whites and creams, Michael Kors presented a head-to-to warm khaki look and US Army manager, Julian Woodhouse, showed a critically acclaimed collection that included gender neutral drapery in camel tones.
Shades of Blue
While denim was rarely seen on the runways during NYFW Men’s, its easy going hues were omnipresent. Matiere, David Hart, Wood House, and Michael Kors showed two piece looks in matching tones. Rebecca Minkoff co-founder, Uri Minkoff presented an all blue collection, that went from pale pastel to indigo and included a couple pairs of shorts whose length could possibly denote them as male hot pants.