New York Fashion Week Men FW18
There is so much to see and take in at New York Fashion Week (Men’s), it’s easy to get swept up in the sea of innovation and creativity. Setting the trends for the season, the shows are usually an indication of what we’ll see the style set rocking on the streets of the worlds fashion hubs.
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Generally, I think the bomber jackets were a little tighter and shorter, and the trousers – when they weren’t turn ups and shorts – were wider and looser, almost dragging on the ground.
And it’s always great to see innovation in the sustainable fashion department. Portland, Oragan-based eco-label, DYNE (the inaugural winners of the 2017/2018 International Woolmark Prize Innovation Award) collaborated with Italian animal cruelty-free factory, Save the Duck to create some fab faux fur coats and synthetic down jackets and flak vests designed by founder and designer Christopher Bevans.
Also, on the sustainable spectrum, rising star Emily Bode showed her latest collection made entirely from repurposed vintage fabrics.
Her blouses with little embroidered details so reminded me of my mother’s handkerchiefs, and I loved her great patchwork suits and signature quilting on coats – obviously as a nod to Homer, the quilt dealer who inspired her work.
Finally, NYFW wouldn’t be complete without a touch of the spectacular, as seen at RAF Simons’ Christiana F inspired collection – his third one since being stateside.
A beautiful parade of coats accessorised with long shiny gloves and the skinniest of silk cargo pants. Models walked on a bacchanal feast organised for press and guests.
And then of course there was Tom Ford, with pink evening jackets and the bevy of models finishing the show in an array of boxer shorts that matched the jackets and the prints. Can there be anything to beat that?