The 10 Things You Need to Know from New York Fashion Week: Men's
From key colours to essential outerwear, here's what hit the runways.
BY Jian DeLeon | Feb 16, 2017 | Fashion
New York Fashion Week: Men's has wrapped up, bringing us gems like Raf Simons' first show in New York, Bill Nye the Science Guy and astronaut Buzz Aldrin making an appearance at Nick Graham, and of course, plenty of awesome clothes. The fall/winter shows tend to bring more excitement, as they feature plenty of covetable outerwear that we can't wait to put in our closets. Now that the dust has settled and everyone has filed out of the Amazon Fashion lounge and made their way back from the event's hub at Skylight Clarkson Square, we want to make sure you're prepared when everything finally hit the racks in a few months. Here's a look at the best trends we saw at NYFW: Men's.
FUR-COLLARED BOMBER JACKETS
You've probably got a bomber jacket or two in your closet, but you're going to want to get one of these for next fall. Designers like Patrik Ervell, Deveaux, and Robert Geller added a borg collar to the military-inspired wardrobe staple to give it a weather-appropriate warmth, and a little bit of vintage-inspired appeal. Think the guys in Top Gun instead of the average streetwear fiend on the sidewalk.
We were pretty surprised when we saw sportswear guru John Elliott make his foray into suiting this season. But he did it in his own way, styling his slim two- and three-button, peak-lapeled suits with his trademark hoodies and other athletic gear. He wasn't alone either: EFM showed designer Donrad Duncan also has serious chops when it comes to mixing plaid suits with technical details like taped seams.
Shown: John Elliott
Time to put the ratty half-zips you wore in college to rest. This season, Nautica, Boss, and Patrik Ervell have updated the outdoors-inspired fleece with a grown-up sensibility. Whether you want to channel some old-school prep or a bit of modern luxury, these upscale versions blow the other ones out of the water.
Proving everything old is truly new again, '90s sportswear staples were reborn on the New York runways. Patrik Ervell took inspiration from the Starter jackets kids salivated over in the '90s, and Nautica dipped into its archives for puffer jackets and all-over print anoraks that the Fresh Prince would have loved to wear. One of the standout pieces was Willy Chavarria's tracksuit, which flipped the classic colours of the Portland Trailblazers.
Shown: Patrik Ervell
Stampd dipped heavily into Americana for its latest collection, but the result is far from the kind of gear guys used to drool over in the mid-2000s. Flipping buffalo plaid shearlings and black watch trucker jackets into a streetwear context, the result is a welcome reinterpretation of time-honored menswear staples.
You want proof of Raf Simons' influence as a fashion designer? Look no further than the runways dripping with oversized sweaters. Sure, Simons showed a few of his own while making his NYFW: Men's debut, but there were also offerings from N. Hoolywood, Ovadia and Sons, and John Elliott too. This particular trend might not be for everybody, but hey, can you imagine how warm it's gotta be under one of those things?
Shown: Raf Simons
Camo and New York style go hand-in-hand. The surplus pattern is sold at plenty of the city's army-navy stores, and through that, it's been a staple in collections from cult labels like Supreme. At NYFW, Ovadia and Sons used the disruptive pattern material to give fatigue pants and bomber jackets a street-ready attitude. Meanwhile, Robert Geller used a bright camo print to give double-breasted overcoats and suits a welcome update.
Shown: Robert Geller
The big colour takeaway of NYFW:M? Real men wear pink. From dusty overcoats at Carlos Campos and Ovadia and Sons to full-on flamingo tuxes at David Hart, today's man is no longer afraid of a little blush. Sure, head-to-toe might be a bit aggressive, but one of Patrik Ervell's pink puffer jackets easily complements everything else in your wardrobe.
Shown: Carlos Campos
The DB continues its resurgence on the runways. Billy Reid offered up a loose interpretation that makes a strong case for winter whites. Joseph Abboud turned up the luxury factor with plenty of double-breasted suits made of plush velvet. And leave it to John Varvatos to inject just enough rock-and-roll attitude.
Shown: John Varvatos
Have you heard enough about oversized coats this season? Too bad, because the New York show confirmed this is menswear's erm...biggest trend of the season. Fashion legend Raf Simons displayed plenty of covetable oversized outerwear, some cinched with duct tape and some made of luxurious satin. N. Hoolywood and Willy Chavarria turn up the classic camel coat to 11 while taking out some of the structure so it elevates even your rarest streetwear.
Shown: N. Hoolywood
From: Esquire US