The second installment of New York Fashion Week: Men’s wrapped up only a few days ago on February 4th after days of presentations, runway shows and events showcasing the all the latest menswear designs for next year’s fall/winter season. The CFDA hosts the event at Skylight Clarkson North with the help of sponsors like Amazon, Loews Regency Hotel, The New York Times Company, Tumblr and Shinola. It’s an incredibly inspiring and exciting four-day long event that we were looking forward to— and it did not disappoint!
All the heavy hitters were out, of course— Michael Kors, Perry Ellis, Coach, Tommy Hilfiger, Nautica, Theory and Calvin Klein (to name a few) but as usual, our eyes were on the indie labels and emerging designers pushing boundaries and making a name for themselves.
Deveaux had some incredibly luxe coats; bomber jackets in pebbled shearling and car coats made from the most sumptuous suede made us want to cozy up inside them immediately. EFM, or Engineered For Motion, lived up to its name with some seriously tech-y fabrics to get you through all kinds of weather and activities. The puffer vest with a blazer collar was particularly intriguing; half activewear and half formal wear, it strides the line between playful and functional in the best way.
Ricardo Seco channeled his Mexican roots once again with his RTW Fall 2016 collection. No one does a bright print for a man better than Seco and we are still dreaming of that vibrant blue fur vest and colorful striped poncho to add a bit of color to our otherwise monochromatic winter wardrobes.
All in all, outerwear really won this year, with so many amazing fabrics and cuts of coats and jackets, it makes us happy its still cold outside (even if just for a few weeks longer!).