Nihl Men’s Spring 2019

In his New York show, Neil Grotzinger of Nihl, the LVMH Prize finalist, broke traditional rules of masculinity with a collection that centered around bending the rules of those in authority.
He took police officers, football players and Wall Street brokers and turned their wardrobes on their head by “exploring the qualities of borderline ephemerality and downright queerness,” according to the liner notes.

A clear example was a pair of football pants made from fine white silk he paired with a handmade chain mail tank top. An authentic crinkled painter’s tarp — black on one side, green on the other with drawstrings included — was reinterpreted as pants and a top.

Grotzinger’s use of elaborate embroidery techniques appeared as embellishments on several pieces, including the sleeves of sheer tops and a sliced-open basketball short.

The use of revealing cutouts and jock straps throughout the collection added a level of eroticism while enhancing the masculinity of the offering.

“The concepts of masculinity can be very restrictive and I like to break the conformity of that,” Grotzinger said.

In this debut, Grotzinger gained a lot of attention by breaking the rules — in the right way.

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Jahnkoy Men’s Spring 2019

Maria Jahnkoy, whose real name is Maria Kazakova, is Siberian and studied at Central Saint Martins and Parsons, has received a lot of support from the industry with her brand narrative, which is centered on preserving traditional craftsmanship and reworking it for a new generation.
She was shortlisted for the 2017 LVMH Prize and has found fans in consultant Julie Gilhart and Bruce Pask, the men’s fashion director at Bergdorf Goodman and Neiman Marcus. Kazakova also has the support of Puma, Swarovski and the CFDA’s Elaine Gold Launch Pad program.
Her goal has always been to connect larger companies with local artisans, but with the extra help she’s been able to expand on that and bring more makers from Brooklyn and India into the mix. The show, which was more like a theatrical art project, was a collective effort as well. Titled “Deceived: No More,” the performance explored how the fashion industry impacts cultural identity. The presentation, which was choreographed by Nathan Trice, was broken up into three parts: chaos, unification and order. Much like her previous presentations, she made the runway mimic a chaotic city street that was dotted with orange cones and caution signs — one read “Separation is No

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N. Hoolywood Men’s Spring 2019

This season, the N. Hoolywood designer Daisuke Obana delivered a lineup inspired by Native American artist T.C. Cannon, whose work he discovered during a recent trip to Arizona.
“The lines and the bold colors in the artist’s paintings were what drew me to them,” he said backstage, pointing to an array of blanket-like pieces, often paired with matching oversize shorts. This graphic inspiration was seen in everything from cropped bomber jackets and knitwear with fringe across the chest to oversize pants.
An added surprise was Obana’s collaboration with sportswear brand Umbro. It spanned logo T-shirts, long-sleeved soccer jerseys and elongated coats adorned with oversize Umbro logos done up in bright colors with vertical lines that tied back to Cannon’s paintings.
With their mix of deconstruction and surprising proportions, Obana’s Japanese silhouettes seamlessly blended the worlds of artisanal and active sport.

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Abasi Rosborough Men’s Spring 2019

In their sophomore showing during New York Fashion Week: Men’s, Abdul Abasi and Greg Rosborough explored a desert phantom theme that referenced a variety of vanishing cultures and tribes.
The design duo paraded a diverse range, from kimono-inspired jackets and coats and fitted cargo pants to Navajo-printed parkas. The color palette included deep burgundies and burnt orange that brought an Eastern sensibility to the forefront, while a flowing white section telegraphed the desert inspiration. “We even looked at ‘Lawrence of Arabia,’” Rosborough noted.
A wrinkled cotton hybrid poncho with matching head scarf and an ethereal topcoat in the same fabric also drove the desert theme home. Likewise, a Tencel linen that was frayed to look old — employed for bomber jackets and coats — reinforced that worn-in traveler vibe.
With this effort, Abasi Rosborough continues to make its mark in men’s fashion. “We’ve seen an exodus of big designers this week, but we look at it as an opportunity for new designers to step forward,” Rosborough said.

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Head of State Men’s Spring 2019

For his first runway show, Nigerian-born designer Taofeek Abijako, took inspiration from Afrofuturism and paraded a lineup with a distinct Seventies feel. 
Cue an array of high-waisted cropped and flared pants, fitted sweatshirts and message T-shirts.
The standouts were the flared pants, worn with matching boots, which gave it a New York Seventies vibe. 
Head of State is now part of Groupe, a distribution umbrella formed by James and Gwendolyn Jurney of Seize sur Vingt, which manages and nurtures independent designers and brands. Abijako was the first brand chosen, allowing him to focus strictly on creating the collection while Groupe provides the funding for samples and production.     

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Bode Men’s Spring 2019

Aaron Aujla, owner of Green River Project, a furniture and interiors firm, was Emily Bode’s primary reference point this season. She met Aujla in New York and they’ve previously worked together on other projects. (He’s created all of the furniture for Bode’s presentations.)
For her collection, Bode drew from Aujla’s lineage. His family is from India, but he grew up in British Columbia. Bode has always outsourced her embroidery and embellishment work in India, but this season she worked with more Indian textiles that had historical significance. She made suits from Khadi towels, an Indian fabric and developed another suit from India’s government subsidized mill prints.
Bode said the Khadi fabric has a connection to Mahatma Gandhi’s self-reliance movement, which urged Indians to bring weaving back into the home as opposed to buying these goods from other countries.
Highlights included a white fringed button-up shirt made of chenille, a pair of floral print high-waisted pants constructed from curtain fabric, and a bright yellow matching set printed with a village motif that consisted of a crepe de chine shirt and duchesse-satin pants.
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Ricardo Seco Men’s Spring 2019

The 50th anniversary of the Mexico City Olympics served as the jumping off point for Ricardo Seco’s spring men’s collection.

The designer used stripes and optical illusions along with the late Sixties font and Olympics rings to pay homage to the 1968 Games. These graphics showed up in bombers, T-shirts and track pants that Seco reimagined in bright colors or vibrant black and white.

More contemporary visual elements such as cell phones and skates were used as accents inside jackets while the current immigration crisis was referenced by large DACA lettering on T-shirts and socks. Seco also went back to the beginning of the Black Power movement by using the now-famous fist symbol on tops.

The overall vibe of the collection felt upbeat despite the political references.

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Reconstruct Collective Men’s Spring 2019

Reconstruct Collective, consisting of five female designers, began out of necessity. After learning that the Willem de Kooning Academy wasn’t able to put on a fashion show for its graduating class, students banded together to organize their own show. And in order to raise money for the show, they needed to form a business with the chamber of commerce. Because they worked so well together, Laura Aanen, Alyssa Groeneveld, Kim Kivits, Michelle Lievaart and Sanne Verkleij decided to start a collective shortly after graduating. Now three collections in, the Amsterdam-based company opted to show in New York, which Groeneveld said made sense for the brand, which caters to the youth.
For spring the unisex line was based on a fictional place called Planet Re-4 and the fictional characters that live there. The lineup, which Groeneveld said falls between streetwear and couture, was made up of reconstructions of sporty pieces. They presented cropped bubble vests and matching miniskirts, wide-leg nylon pants decorated with multiple drawstrings or reflective material, cropped tank tops with the Re-4 logo and jackets made from strips of fabric. The waistbands displayed a graphic Reconstruct logo. They also reconfigured Converse tracksuits and pieces from The New Originals, an Amsterdam-based

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Public School Men’s Spring 2019

Call it Public School part two.
On the final night of New York Fashion Week: Men’s, the streetwear-skewed brand held a party and presentation at a space on Howard Street in Chinatown with its theme kept under wraps until the doors opened.
“This is our space,” said Dao-Yi Chow, who designs the label with Maxwell Osborne. “This will be our first retail store and this is a soft launch of the space.”
Throughout the location were mannequins dressed in the new collection — although Chow said the description “needs an asterisk by ‘new.’ Everything is recycled, upcycled or dead stock,” he said, and is intended to represent our new philosophy.”
While the philosophy may be new, the lineup revisited the duo’s greatest hits.
They revisited collaborations with like-minded brands including Eileen Fisher, whose dead-stock silks became striped pajama-inspired ensembles; Levi’s, whose vintage denim was reworked into cropped trucker jackets, and Alpha Industries military fabrics made into sleek outerwear.
“It’s very much the foundation and our past and then looking into the future,” Osborne added.
The collection reflected that with a clear example being a supersharp black suit with built-in cargo pockets and statement zippers. A short-sleeve jumpsuit — also part of their DNA — was so elegant

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Todd Snyder Men’s Spring 2019

Todd Snyder closed New York Fashion Week: Men’s on a high note, sending out a feel-good collection full of bright colors and a youthful attitude that he titled “The American Tourist.”
“I played a lot with a mix of sartorial and campy references,” he said backstage before the show, where truffle popcorn and beer was served.
The opening look set the tone for the collection: a yellow T-shirt with a photo of a Waffle House that was taken by folk rocker Gerry Beckley of the group America. A series, all shot by the musician, are to make their debut for spring.
Snyder, the king of collaborations, unveiled other partnerships at the show including a line of terry-cloth bucket hats with Kangol, high-top tie-dye sneakers with Novesta, and perhaps the most striking, archival Hawaiian prints from Reyn Spooner that he used most successfully on an updated suit. “It’s the modern leisure suit,” he said.
His longtime partnership with Champion was also on display in bomber jackets, paneled sweatshirts and underwear. It even appeared as a side stripe on a plaid patterned suit.
Another play on the Americana theme came with the introduction of a new logo — “Snyder’s” in retro block letters — that he used

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Eidos Men’s Spring 2019

It’s a new day for Eidos.
The “younger cousin” of Italian luxury brand Isaia showcased its first full spring collection designed by Simon Spurr, who named creative director of the line last November, at an event at its Madison Square office Tuesday night. The lineup was called — appropriately — Contrast, which spoke to Spurr’s seamless integration of the company’s Neapolitan tailoring roots with what he described as “undertones of British punk.”
The English-born Spurr said, “Each season there will be a tailoring spine and then I’ll wrap something around the tailoring.”
This time around, that translated into Hawaiian-printed short-sleeve shirts, pink fringed suede jackets, indigo tie-dye jean jackets and Breton striped linen sweaters. Even the windowpane patterned suits were modernized. “We’ve done them in a younger way, printed them, they’re a little more graphic,” he said. Ditto for the silhouette, which was slim and youthful.
Isaia launched Eidos as a stand-alone brand in 2013, but Spurr’s addition has managed to elevate the label with an international point of view.

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Romeo Hunte Men’s Spring 2019

Romeo Hunte didn’t make any friends in his men’s runway debut in New York. His choice of a site away from the other venues and the complete chaos in the lobby of the Dream Downtown Hotel with hundreds of people attempting to access elevators to get to the rooftop site was bad enough. The fact that his team couldn’t get its act together to start his show until nearly an hour after it was planned had everyone eyeing the exits before the first look came out.
Once the show finally started, it was clear that Hunte had an underwater sports adventure as his overriding theme. He used neoprene from diving wetsuits that he reimagined as performance vests in bright colors and cropped jackets with exaggerated necklines.

Camo prints in cargo pants and bombers and the use of safety orange enhanced the streetwear flair. But while the line showed some promise, there were several missteps, including poorly executed tailoring and some unfortunate sequined embellished sweatshirts. But apart from that, the collection was youthful and carefree.

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Death to Tennis Men’s Spring 2019

Summertime was the prevailing theme for William Watson and Vincent Oshin, the duo behind Death to Tennis. The designers, who are both British, were feeling nostalgic and a bit homesick so they looked to old beachside photographs to inform their lineup, which they said is one of their most colorful collections to date.
They leaned into the old and new, utilizing a color palette consisting of royal blue, purple, yellow, olive red and navy that brought to mind Ralph Lauren and Cross Colours from the Nineties.
These colors lent new life to core items such as graphic T-shirts, hoodies and the McCarthy jacket, which Justin Bieber popularized. They showed these signatures alongside cargo pants with minimal pockets, boxy button-up shirts, cotton parkas and shirt jackets. A long, hooded, colorblocked parka that grazed the ground was a standout.
The suit or matching set was another primary component. Models wore tracksuits, relaxed cotton suits and boxy shirts styled with slightly baggy pants. It was a nice take on tailored pieces that felt hip but not too trendy.
Death to Tennis is known for its original prints and this season it presented a camo pattern, a polo motif and a paint-splattered print.
Last season, the brand put on a

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Kenneth Nicholson Men’s Spring 2019

Kenneth Nicholson pulls from a varied bag of interests. The Houston native is as motivated by 18th-century dress as he is by outfits from “Soul Train” and military uniforms — after attending the Academy of Art in San Francisco, Nicholson spent a one-year stint in the Navy before he was honorably discharged. But his overall interest is in expanding the boundaries of men’s wear.
“Historically, men haven’t been restricted to just a shirt and pants. They’ve had more options,” Nicholson said. “I like to edify people and shake things up.”
He divided his collection into three chapters. The first chapter was a stark white, which Nicholson said was void of color to express sadness. Models wore cotton and linen long-sleeved shirtdresses with subtle swing hems, white lace shirts paired with cream high-waisted pants, and a brocade jacket with an exaggerated lapel coupled with a matching skirt. References to royalty were sprinkled throughout the lineup. Some models wore sashes, others wore crowns and a couple of the more structured, beaded looks with mock necks, nipped waists and peplums, which were highlights from the collection, brought to mind regalness.
The second chapter, which signaled better memories and featured more color, was the strongest. Nicholson doubled

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Men’s fashion week kicks off in New York

Menswear designers showcase their offerings for Spring 2019 in New York, including wearable art, pants with a twist. Elly Park reports.


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Damir Doma Men’s Spring 2019

Damir Doma changed his approach this season, eschewing the runway and homing in on the essentials: clothing for people, not editors and buyers. He’s been thinking a lot about how the fashion system isn’t working, like margins piling up at every stage of the process, blowing up the price for the end consumer.
Building on his aesthetic — poetic minimalist, in his description, which is apt — he offered a compact lineup of clever and functional pieces that introduced a breezy element to streetwear.
Doma recalled the patchwork pocket displays shown by Sheila Hicks in the Pompidou Center and put the idea to use. Crafting them out of a light, hot pink fabric — the perfect weight, not too loose, not too stiff — they added an extra dimension to the front of a jacket.
In contrast, he employed printed images of net fabric onto black to give the appearance of extra texture — the fabric was actually quite thin and lightweight.
White jeans were folded, and then printed in a peachy color, leaving patches of untouched cloth under the folds; he also applied a thin film of pink spray paint to an army green bomber jacket. Running shoes had chunky soles, offering a

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3.1 Phillip Lim Men’s Spring 2019

Phillip Lim is ready for a vacation.
The designer’s spring men’s wear collection offered everything for a well-needed break from the office — tropical print shirts, shorter shorts, high-waisted pants and a new silhouette in tunics that could double as a cover-up.
“This is all about taking time off,” he said.
Elongated shirt-jackets with utilitarian details were prominent throughout the line, as were washed pastels that he used in wrinkled cotton pajama shirts that blended effortlessly with the tropical prints — an effort that could have been over-the-top in another designer’s hands. Ditto for Lim’s masterful use of layering.
Interestingly, the collection also included a selection of leather pieces — from blazers and baseball shirts to a trench — all in cognac brown. Although heavier than the rest of the offering, it too seemed to work.
In contrast, Lim was especially proud of his white suit that he offered up in an unlined silhouette with a wider lapel, strong shoulder and slightly cropped pant.
To drive home his point for the season, he created a ribbon that read: Take Time Off, that he used on hats and the straps of bags. “It’s a subliminal cue to remind us that if we don’t refuel, nothing matters,” he

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Big Uncle Men’s Spring 2019

Sabino Lebba and Riccardo Moroni put the focus on uniform dressing to great effect in this contained collection of workwear separates with a twist.
There were shorts suits, some plain, others with checks, that came with shirt jackets piped in green flouro. Other button-front jackets had Mao collars, while Velcro strips at the wrists kept folded shirt cuffs in place.
The palette of neutrals included khaki, army green and faded clay blue. Plain cotton baseball caps – made to match the suits – topped off the looks.
Lebba loves the idea of the uniform for a variety of reasons: “The lines are clean, but there’s still a heart,” he said during the still-life presentation in a small Brera restaurant called Carminio.
He also appreciates the role of the uniform as an identity marker. “People express their individuality with clothing but, at the same time, the way they dress shows what group they belong to.”
This collection is still small, selling at about 15 stores worldwide, although the duo’s dreams are big with more international retail outlets on the drawing board, and plans to bulk up the current offer from 80 to 120 pieces.    

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Front Row at Prada Men’s Spring 2019

FIRST PRADA: “Any time spent in Italy is well spent,” said American actor Nick Robinson at his first Prada show, although for the moment his time in the country was limited to the Italian designer’s event. His summer included “traveling a couple of weeks in the Northwest [of the U.S.], a beautiful area, with as many adventures as I can, but I have no plans yet — I just want to be spontaneous.” Prada tapped Robinson for its most recent 365 campaign, and the actor, seen in Greg Berlanti’s 2018 film “Love, Simon,” said attending the show was “a rare, unique experience,” as he rarely attends fashion shows. “It’s such a fascinating world, and whenever I get the opportunity, I usually take it.”
American actor and singer Algee Smith, also in Prada’s campaign, was equally star-struck. “This is my first show, I’m super excited.” He said that shooting the campaign — his first ever — was “nothing like I expected, we were in a warehouse and there was such an adrenaline rush…” The artist said his next album is coming out, as well as the movie “The Hate U Give,” expected to be released in October. Directed by George Tillman Jr.

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Moschino Resort 2019 and Men’s Spring/Summer 2019

“Ladies and gentlemen of all ages, welcome to the Moschino circus!” boomed Jeremy Scott, who did his best P.T. Barnum as he strode into the ring of a giant blue-and-red-striped circus tent on Friday night.
Decked out in a black and gold skeleton suit and top hat, the designer literally took center stage before his combined resort 2019 and spring 2019 men’s runway show at the Los Angeles Equestrian Center, and he relished every moment of it.
“We have thrills and chills and plenty of frills tonight! You will witness death-defying acts of glamour! You will see beading and embroidery never before attempted in a setting like this! A kaleidoscope of colors will tantalize your eyes….So, without any further ado, let the show begin,” and with that, the crowd went wild before the first look had even hit the circular runway.
It was the third year in a row that the Moschino creative director elected to show these seasons in his hometown in June, and it was easy to see why. As guests pulled up to the gated grassy compound in Burbank (the horses were safely tucked into their stables for the night), they were greeted by a mini Ferris wheel, painted carts,

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Alive and Kicking: London Men’s Designers Setting the Fashion Agenda

LONDON — With a thinning calendar and the absence of big-name brands — from J.W. Anderson to Grace Wales Bonner and Craig Green, this season at least, while he shows at Pitti — some in the industry have been wondering whether London Fashion Week Men’s can hold its own for much longer.
The event, which this year has dwindled to three days from four, is not giving up and a small, yet noteworthy, group of young designers is moving to the forefront, moving the needle on men’s wear by approaching genderless dressing in new ways, and experimenting with silhouettes and sustainable fabrics.
Retailers are paying attention, too, and are looking to London, which kick-starts the European men’s fashion calendar, to set the mood of the season and act as a crucible for trends and ideas.
“London is the first to present its collections, so it sets the tone for us of what’s to come. Despite all the big name exits, the event is still relevant and it’s important for us to attend and support our home-grown talent,” said David Aquilina, head of men’s wear buying at Harvey Nichols.
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Canadian Activewear Brand Lolë to Open L.A. Headquarters, Release Men’s

When the women and men who wore Quiksilver and Roxy in their teens and 20s grow up, what do they wear? Former Quiksilver president Bernard Mariette, who’s been chief executive officer of Canadian activewear brand Lolë since leaving the surf giant in 2008, is betting that he knows.
“I know these ladies, I’ve followed them my whole career. The Roxy girl who was 15 to 25 years old 25 years ago is our customer now. They’re not teenagers anymore; fashion is not as important to them as style,” said Mariette.
His company is now in a position to cater to them even more, and that includes the men. Coalision Inc., the parent company of Lolë and Paradox, has secured $ 18 million in cash financing from existing backers and shareholders Simon Equity Partners and Pelican Investment Fund, a management-based fund owned by Mariette.
Mariette, a well-known yoga business guru who worked alongside Quiksilver founder Bob McKnight from 1993 to 2008, plans to break with conventional activewear brands with the recent injection of capital.

A look from Lolë’s spring outerwear collection. 

“Our priorities are developing in the U.S. market, launching men’s and developing internationally,” said Mariette. “It’s an exciting time because we have the financial resources for hiring new players

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L.A.-Based Mother Denim to Add Men’s Range in Ron Herman, Online

Mother denim, the eight-year-old Los Angeles-based premium denim brand, is adding men to the mix. Launching next week, the 10-piece collection ranges in price from $ 95 to $ 325 retail.
“Men’s has always been something we’ve wanted to do and it was more a matter of ‘when’ rather than ‘what if.’ After developing our women’s Mother Superior line, which is based loosely on men’s vintage fits and fabrics, launching men’s was a natural evolution,” said Tim Kaeding, cofounder and creative director of Mother.
The Made in L.A. line has long borrowed from the boys for its women’s designs, from the early boyfriend jeans and denim shirts, to the unisex Love Your Other collection to its most recent line, Mother Superior, which is known for oversize silhouettes. Keading’s extensive personal collection of men’s denim, as well as other men’s jeans, patterns and fabrics have figured into all of the pieces.
The men’s line includes three jean silhouettes in four washes, all inspired by libations and the bar scene: The Joint (a skinny jean), The Neat (tapered straight leg) and The Chaser (a universal straight). There’s also a denim jacket and shirt, a twill trouser, a graphic printed shirt, plain and logo T-shirts, and a zip

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The Best Men’s Colognes of Summer 2018

Maybe it’s absurd, but we like to think of your favorite men’s summer fragrances as seasoning. If you put on too much, or the wrong garnish altogether, you’ve compromised the integrity of the dish. And in this case, you’re the dish, and the fragrance you wear is your salt, pepper, and Sriracha sauce.

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The best men’s fragrances to warm up winter

Like your go-to cocktails and your go-to outerwear, the fragrance you wear in winter should harmonize with the weather.

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Most stylish men’s smartwatches of 2018

One of the easiest ways to look better instantly is to dress up your wrist with a timepiece that looks and performs like you do.

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The best men’s antiperspirants of 2018

It seems like we dudes are always sweating, whether we’re at the gym or just sitting at the office doing absolutely nothing rigorous. We sweat on the commute to work. We sweat when we step inside and our bodies adjust to cooler temps. We sweat when we accidentally run a red light, or when we’re cooking dinner over the stove.

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The best men’s shampoos of 2018

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Hermès Converts N.Y. Men’s Store Into Record Shop

NEW YORK — Hermès has gotten the memo.
The French luxury brand has taken the movement toward experiential retailing to the next level, completely transforming its men’s store here into a vinyl record store for 10 days.
On Thursday night, the Madison Avenue emporium debuted Silk Mix, an art installation centered around music that has already been showcased in Madrid and Rome and now makes its way into the U.S.
“It’s all about silk and music,” said Robert Chavez, chief executive officer of Hermès. The concept was the brainchild of Véronique Nichanian, artistic director of Hermès men’s wear, and Christophe Goineau, creative director of men’s silk. They worked with Thierry Planelle, who has curated music for the company’s men’s shows for the last 15 years, to bring the idea to life.
The main floor was reworked to replicate an old-fashioned record store with bins of albums on display and a bank of turntables to give them a spin. But these albums had an Hermès twist: each of the covers sported a different silk design from the men’s assortment. “There are 225 styles and 53 different patterns,” Chavez said. “And you can pick your favorite and then play it.”

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The Best Men’s Fragrances of Spring 2018

Every guy has a year-round go-to scent, but there’s no better season than spring to start fresh. Now is the time to stow any spicy, overly woody colognes that envelop you during the colder, dreary months—and replace them with something uplifting (and floral, and citrusy).

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If you’re looking to buck tradition and try a new hairstyle this year (besides the overdone high-and-tight), there are plenty of ways to mix up your style without steering too far from the norm.

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Nordstrom’s All Men’s Sale Is What You Need to Refresh Your Wardrobe

A gracious tip of the Men’s Journal golf cap to our buddies over at Dappered for turning us on to this one. Nordstrom’s All Men’s Sale offers no less than 27 pages of apparel, accessories, and generally cool stuff, much of it up to 50 percent off. By our admittedly high school–level math, that’s over 1,000 items slashed down. Check it out.

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Mistergentleman Men’s Fall 2018

After a two-year hiatus, Takeshi Osumi and Yuichi Yoshii returned to Tokyo’s fashion week with an effortlessly cool offering that mixed dandy with outdoorsy and streetwear with tailoring. A teal blue velour suit was worn with a funnel-neck shirt and sneakers, while a plush fleece pullover topped slick patent pants in pale pink.
In what was perhaps an acknowledgement of the fact that they already have some female customers, the designers also played with traditional gender norms, sending one woman down the runway and incorporating details normally only seen in women’s collections. Shirts and a trenchcoat that seemed relatively pedestrian from the front — aside from the fact that they had no openings — were shown to be completely backless. And card holder-sized patent leather pouches were worn as tiny, colorful cross-body bags.
Osumi and Yoshii, who style their collections themselves, are known for their clever layering, but this time they often did it in a single piece. Puffer jackets had a second, cropped layer on top, while cargo pocket arm bands and half vests were attached to sweatshirts and coats. Some suit jackets and down coats had exaggerated kangaroo pockets at the front.
In a season that has been lacking in strong men’s brands —

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EXCLUSIVE: Aquazzura to Launch Men’s Line, Lifestyle-Oriented Concept

DUBAI — Edgardo Osorio, creator of the luxury footwear brand Aquazzura, has big plans for his company. Here to celebrate the opening of his flagship in the region, he revealed that he aims to launch a men’s line within the next 18 months.
“It’s going to be modern, elegant leisure,” said Osorio. “I expect at least 50 percent will be sneakers. But sneakers you can wear to the office with a suit.”
Osorio said there is a gap in the market for men’s. “Men’s right now is either too fashion or too conservative; there isn’t a lot in between. As a man who travels for work all over the world, I find it difficult to find things I like. I end up getting one thing here, one thing there. But generally men don’t shop like that. They prefer a one-stop shop.” Osorio is confident he can fill that need. “If you have a brand that offers modern shoes at a competitive price point that feel comfortable and are young and have that elegance to them in a casual way, that will be a winning element.”
He said the brand also plans to launch a more “lifestyle-oriented project.” This, he said, will take priority over

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Sise Men’s Fall 2018

Name: Sise
Main message: Seishin Matsui went for a mix of cool and preppy, with biker jackets and long coats sharing the runway with cuffed jeans and button-downs worn under sweatshirts. Athletic influences were plentiful, with slim track pants, relaxed joggers, Windbreakers and loose-fitting shorts — some with legs of uneven lengths — making multiple appearances. While the majority of the collection was turned out in black, white or deep shades of green and burgundy, a few looks in the middle had an almost summery feel in pastels or yellow and blue checks. 
The result: While the silhouettes consisted of classic shapes and Matsui didn’t do much to put his own spin on them, it was a solid showing from a brand that hasn’t staged a runway show in over four years.

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Wewill Men’s Fall 2018

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Main message: A year after launching his brand, Hidetaka Fukuzono staged his first runway show in an underground nightclub, with the models walking through narrow corridors and square rooms. It was a collection heavy on outerwear, with a variety of coats in wool tweed, shearling, nylon, leather and more. Fukuzono employed unconventional layering, showing denim jackets under bombers or plush jackets, and pajamas under suit jackets or robe-like coats.
The result: While there wasn’t much originality in the shapes, Fukuzono added interest with his mix of rich, contrasting textures, resulting in slightly elevated basics that were casual and comfortable.

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Face Off: Which Men’s Anti-Aging Facial Cream Works Best?

The market is full of wrinkle-erasing treatments for men, and it’s getting more crowded by the day. But does the stuff work? And how can you tell which product to pick from a packed shelf? 

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Curling Champions! U.S. Men’s Curling Team Wins First Ever Team USA Gold In Huge Upset

The U.S. Men’s curling team may just be the newest representation of a “miracle on ice.” The team, led by John Shuster, became the first ever USA team to bring home an Olympic gold medal in Men’s C…


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Olympic hockey medal picks for the men’s and women’s tournaments

Do Jordan Greenway and the NHL-less U.S. men have enough firepower to fend off Canada, Finland and OAR? And will the American women gain revenge on their archrival and strike gold for the first time since 1988? Here’s who will take home the hardware.
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Players to watch in Olympic men’s hockey

The 2018 men’s Olympic hockey tournament gets underway Wednesday, but you might not recognize too many names on the Pyeongchang ice. Chris Peters looks at players to watch, including some intriguing prospects.
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Raf Simons Men’s Fall 2018

Raf Simons set up his own interpretation of a Flemish still-life painting — an opulent tableaux of fruits, red wine, loaves of bread and impressive flower arrangements — as the backdrop for his fall collection, titled “Youth in Motion.”
His inspiration this season was “Christiane F.,” the 1981 cult film directed by Uli Edel about the dangers and realities of drug addiction. “I thought he was going to put some pictures on T-shirts,” Edel said. “I didn’t realize the whole show was based on the film. It was a long time ago.”
Indeed. But Simons modernized the theatrical production by juxtaposing it with a driving techno soundtrack and colorful laser lights for that rave feel he loves so well.
The opening look — a boxy plaid coat with contrasting yellow lining over a deconstructed turtleneck with draping side panels and ultrafitted satin cargo pants — served to introduce his new silhouette.
The abundant tailored offering mirrored that silhouette with oversize blazers and skinny pants accessorized with elbow-high latex gloves.
While the theme of the show may have been dark, the use of bright colors including red, yellow, tangerine orange and purple helped to soften the mood.
Drug references surfaced both subtly, as patches on scarves and

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Nick Graham Men’s Fall 2018

Name: Nick Graham
Main message: Leave it to Nick Graham to break with the status quo. Instead of staging a traditional runway show or presentation, he took over The Manderley, a “small, dark and smoky” nightclub at the McKittrick Hotel for an intimate musical performance. As lead singer, Graham sang five self-penned songs from his upcoming album “Soundtracks From Films Never Made.” The band and staff were dressed in pieces from Graham’s fall collection, Metropolis, which featured lots of patterns including exploded windowpanes, graphic plaids and an overall retro sensibility. “It feels more dressed up,” he said. The brand’s new graphic underwear and hosiery were also on display.
The result: In a world in which experiential marketing is the new buzzword, Graham has been a master of the trend for years.

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Frye Expands Into Women’s and Men’s RTW

The Frye Company, the 155-year-old American leather goods brand known for its footwear and accessories, is expanding into ready-to-wear, launching full collections for men and women for fall 2018 retailing.
The collections reflect the all-American, workwear-based sensibility of the shoes — specifically the brand’s most popular boots styles, including the Harness, the Campus and the Engineer boots. The finishes and stitchwork of the boots is translated onto leather jackets and outerwear. The women’s line reflects a “modern bohemian” look, while the men’s muse is a “modern rebel.” There are marled, Western-inspired knits, prairie dresses, workwear pants and jeans, and rugged outerwear including Western leather jackets, distressed perfectos and parkas. The prices range from $ 48 to $ 698 and the collection will be carried in Frye stores and online, as well as wholesale partners which are yet to be determined.
The Frye Company is part of Authentic Brands Group’s portfolio. The ready-to-wear expansion is being done in partnership with Global Brands Group.
Jarrod Weber, executive vice president of grand at ABG, called the rtw foray “the natural next step for the brand,” adding that “the authenticity of Frye’s 155-year heritage translates very well in the apparel and outerwear categories.”

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Ovadia & Sons Men’s Fall 2018

The Irving Plaza nightclub served as the perfect backdrop for Ovadia & Sons’ nostalgia trip.
“We grew up in New York and came here for all the rock and punk shows,” said Shimon Ovadia, who designs the collection with his twin Ariel.
A mash-up of references that included punk, Western and Vegas casinos came with a heavy dose of thrift-store attitude. Heritage English plaids, retro rodeo graphics and Ovadia’s trademark leopard print on coats and sweaters injected high energy into this rock-‘n’-roll-tinged lineup. “It’s disheveled and rebellious,” Shimon said.
Although a black embroidered Western tuxedo seemed a bit costumey, a handknit sweater with a rodeo print over a silk pajama shirt and hound’s tooth pants — and a leather vest paired with an oversized plaid cardigan — seemed to bridge the seemingly incongruous aesthetics.
“There’s a lot of stress out there, but music always brings everyone together with a sense of inclusiveness,” Shimon said.
While elevating thrift-store treasures has worked for others, it’s not always the best route for building a brand.

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Todd Snyder Men’s Fall 2018

Everything old is new again. Just ask Todd Snyder.
The designer closed the first day of New York Fashion Week: Men’s with what was arguably his finest collection to date. Snyder seamlessly blended an old-school sensibility with a totally modern aesthetic in a lineup that had an overarching romantic feel.
The opening look of an ultrathin, belted tweed coat over a denim jacket and jeans set the tone for a collection that was soft and full of nostalgia.
What started last season with more billowy proportions continued this time with an array of pleated pants, sack suits and shrunken school-boy sweaters.
The collection was also more colorful this time around, with muted pinks, brighter blues and grandfatherly yellows breathing new life into the preppy cardigans and fleece hoodies that also provided a chic collegiate touch.
Snyder’s longstanding partnership with Champion also moved into new territory this season with an update of the Fifties-era “running man” logo the designer emblazoned on the front of herringbone sweatshirts with matching joggers.
“It’s really an eclectic mix of different styles,” Snyder said of the vibe described in the show notes as “part aesthete, part athlete, part Savile Row rebel.”
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Sharon Wauchob to Launch Men’s Wear, Stage Coed Shows From June

ONE FOR THE BOYS: The Irish designer Sharon Wauchob plans to launch men’s wear — and join the coed gang — starting with London Fashion Week Men’s in June, and in concert with the Savile Row tailor Norton & Sons.
“The idea of change started with my move from Paris to London, which opened up the possibility and benefit of new avenues and new methods of showing. There was also the timing issue with deliveries and the fact that since moving to London I’ve been fascinated with bespoke men’s tailoring,” Wauchob said.
She plans to host a women’s presentation to show her fall 2018 range during London Fashion Week on Feb. 18 and will show a new collections of women’s wear and menswear in June.
As for her collaboration with Norton & Sons, she said,“I like exploring the masculinity in men’s wear. As a designer it genuinely interests me. Norton & Sons offers a modern look and a willingness to have that dialogue with me. I like the classic look with a moment of surprise.”
The designer, who moved her show to London from Paris three seasons ago, said that designing for men requires a different approach. She said there are technical differences to

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John Varvatos Men’s Fall 2018

John Varvatos went “rogue” for his fall show, eschewing the official fashion calendar to present on the eve of Grammys weekend in New York.
He selected an old synagogue on the Lower East Side and filled the front row with musicians and executives in town for the big event at Madison Square Garden: all three Jonas brothers, Thomas Rhett, Young Paris and Rita Ora among them.
It was ironic then that this season, Varvatos showed less of a rock ’n’ roll aesthetic than in the past. “I never think of us as rock ’n’ roll,” the designer said backstage before the show. “That’s other people’s perception. But it does have an edge to it.”
Instead, the designer set out to “change it up,” with a show he titled “John Varvatos 2.0” that “explored the notion of looking back to look forward,” according to the show notes.
He turned to his greatest hits over the past 17 years — textured fabrics, handknit sweaters, hand-finished leathers and pumped-up trainers — modernized in terms of silhouette and materials — to offer his take on the street “and how we’re living today.”
Despite the slightly oversized proportions, the collection was not streetwear — intentionally. “I appreciate streetwear but I’m

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John Varvatos Men’s Fall 2018

John Varvatos went “rogue” for his fall show, eschewing the official fashion calendar to present on the eve of Grammys weekend in New York.
He selected an old synagogue on the Lower East Side and filled the front row with musicians and executives in town for the big event at Madison Square Garden: all three Jonas brothers, Thomas Rhett, Young Paris and Rita Ora among them.
It was ironic then that this season, Varvatos showed less of a rock ’n’ roll aesthetic than in the past. “I never think of us as rock ’n’ roll,” the designer said backstage before the show. “That’s other people’s perception. But it does have an edge to it.”
Instead, the designer set out to “change it up,” with a show he titled “John Varvatos 2.0” that “explored the notion of looking back to look forward,” according to the show notes.
He turned to his greatest hits over the past 17 years — textured fabrics, handknit sweaters, hand-finished leathers and pumped-up trainers — modernized in terms of silhouette and materials — to offer his take on the street “and how we’re living today.”
Despite the slightly oversized proportions, the collection was not streetwear — intentionally. “I appreciate streetwear but I’m

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Tom Ford to Show Men’s at New York Fashion Week

The mystery designer has been identified.
Tom Ford will take the final spot on the men’s portion of the New York Fashion Week calendar next month with a runway show on Feb. 6. The show will be held at 8 p.m. at the Park Avenue Armory, immediately following Joseph Abboud at 7 p.m.
Although Ford has shown his men’s wear in New York in the past, this will mark the first time the designer has shown his men’s collection alone during New York Fashion Week: Men’s. His most recent New York show was in September of 2017 when he kicked off New York Fashion Week with a women’s show at the Armory. His spring 2018 men’s line was shown in Milan.
Last month, the Council of Fashion Designers of America said that it had pushed back the dates of New York Fashion Week: Men’s slightly to Feb. 5 through Feb. 7, immediately preceding the women’s shows that start on Feb. 8 — and creating one big 10-day dual-gender event. At the time, Mark Beckham, vice president of marketing for CFDA, hinted that another “big-name designer” was about to jump onto the men’s calendar, but it took until Monday for Ford to be identified as

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Officine Générale Men’s Fall 2018

Pierre Mahéo is sticking to his guns. “I don’t need and don’t want mass,” he insisted in his show notes — a candid letter addressed to friends. He’s not having any of that forced-inspiration business either.
So the designer delivered a soothing lineup of his mainstay: smart, contemporary and handsome, easing his audience into a comfortable spot on a cold and dripping Sunday morning.
Outerwear came in layers. For the women: a thin, checked trench hung over a thicker, double-breasted coat in blue, of the same length, just below the knees — paired with a tight miniskirt and bare legs. A suit coat poked out from under a beige bomber jacket for men. The jackets also came in a lush dark olive and pale gray that leaned toward periwinkle — faithful to his color scheme, Mahéo tinkered with the hues and canceled the stitching on the sleeves. The label also focused on fabrics, studying the weave of vintage American military clothing from the Sixties and commissioning Japanese mills to make them.
Prints were notably absent but not for want of trying. “I tried really hard, but there was nothing that really caught my eyes,” explained Mahéo, with his trademark sincerity. The result was

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Balenciaga Shows First Men’s Pre-Collection

GIMME MORE: Having decided to go coed starting in March, Balenciaga was one of the notable absentees on this week’s Paris men’s wear runways.
The label made up for it with the presentation of its first pre-collection for men at its showroom, where a row of giant screens showed models walking in variations of the oversize man-on-the-street clothes that creative director Demna Gvasalia showed for spring, merged with the hybrid garments he designed for women.
“The two-way conversation between the ordinary and the extraordinary, between fashion and utility, emphasizes the Balenciaga priority of putting choice in the hands of the personality of the wearer,” the house said in a statement.
Shirts and T-shirts were fused together to be worn two ways, as in a fluorescent green T-shirt twinned with a brown-and-blue checked shirt. (And let’s face it, who doesn’t like two for the price of one?)
Patchwork was another central theme of the collection, from the tone-on-tone burgundy leather pants to a zipped top in bands of contrasting fleece and jersey fabrics.
Gvasalia updated his trademark down jacket with bold rugby stripes, cinching the bulky outerwear with nylon fanny packs that promise to become as coveted as the brand’s Triple S sneaker.

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Mackintosh 003 Men’s Fall 2018

For his third collection, Kiko Kostadinov plucked uniformed agents from the British railways of the last century and outfitted them for the future. Boxy jackets hailed from the Sixties, paired with straight trousers — not too snug — and thick-soled black shoes. Completing the look, a pen poked out of a front vest pocket.
Trousers of varying lengths and materials, including a soft, quilted pair in gray, had flapped pockets on the left thigh — a recurring theme throughout. Another lighter touch to the collection came in the form of a fanciful green faux-fur jacket. The same fabric turned up again but in the form of cropped pants.
Metropolitan police got a new cape, made with the rubberized cotton that is the house signature, and came in gray, orange and prune.
Influence came from Robert Morris, known for arranging industrial felt into pieces of art in the Sixties, inspiring a mottled gray flight coat.
Kostadinov used the softer elements to steer the brand into more interesting territory without betraying the label’s sparse, futuristic approach that veers on androgynous.

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Wooyoungmi Men’s Fall 2018

An edge emerged in Katie Chung’s first solo show. “There’s a lot of big change of our muse,” she said backstage before the display, explaining he no longer is a classical artist but one of today — with multifaceted pursuits.
“They’re interested in sports. At the same time they are interested in vintage,” continued Chung, ticking off, as well, the likes of suiting, tailoring and streetwear, calling these guys — and the collection — “the new romantic bohemians.” “I tried to mix them altogether.”
Still, Wooyoungmi’s aesthetic remained consistent. Chung maintained the label’s traditional slouchy silhouettes for some fall looks, including the opener — an oversize sartorial suit — plus topcoats, blazers and shirting. On the other end of the spectrum were the leather trousers and jeans, creating a healthy tension between what’s refined and rougher.
Much was on trend, such as the retro tracksuit worn over an oversize flannel shirt and paired with pointy white cowboy boots.
Though maybe a tad bipolar, this collection was fun and of the moment overall.

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John Galliano Men’s Fall 2018

For fall, Bill Gaytten wove touches of Asia into a sleek and fanciful offering for a cosmopolitan crowd.
“It’s a little bit Asian, but not literally so,” said Gaytten, pointing to details like modified versions of cheongsam fastenings. From the past, he borrowed mainstays like the snug, quilted coat relied on for generations and reinterpreted it for modern city life — in silky orange with flower-print panels. Suit jackets were double-breasted, with blanket stitching to soften the look.
Noble fabrics included a tapestry jacquard in bronze and black, which he used to make a series of ultrachic overcoats, jackets and even cargo pants. For woman’s pre-fall, he embellished one jacket with a row of long, black tassels. Kimono references in pieces for women came in multiple forms, with a thick, camel cashmere coat serving as lush outerwear, while a flowing, black jacket in a turquoise, pale pink and orange flower motif offered a sensual alternative to the tuxedo blazer.
Inspiration came from the craftsmanship of the Tibetan plateau as well as Anna May Wong, the glamorous Hollywood actress who recast the image of Chinese Americans in the Thirties.
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Four Brands Selected for NYFW Men’s China Day

HONG KONG–Changes are coming fast to New York Fashion Week with the discussion of brands shifting to a June/December format while others depart for alternative cities. Attendees can add at least one more change to the list: four Chinese labels are to show in February during men’s under the banner of a China Day.
The chosen brands are: affordable chain Peacebird; Li-Ning, the leading sportswear giant founded by the Olympic champion of the same name; the designer Chen Peng, known for his cocoon-like puffer jackets; and streetwear brand CLOT, founded by Hong Kong entrepreneur Kevin Poon and former actor-musician Edison Chen.
“China Day allows us to further expand the scope of NYFW: Men’s by showcasing the most exciting Chinese fashion talent to the American fashion community,” said CFDA president and chief executive officer Steven Kolb. The initiative is part of CFDA’s overall strategy to build international ties, which will in turn help us strengthen the impact of American fashion globally.”
“Both sides come from the common goal of promoting exchange between Chinese and American fashion industries,” said Jessica Liu, president of Tmall Fashion. “We want to help outstanding Chinese designers gain more recognition in the international fashion community, while also supporting commercial labels to build their brand

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Sean Suen Men’s Fall 2018

Beijing-born Sean Suen — who studied graphic design and fine arts before veering off into fashion — presented a cinematic collection that tapped into the doomed fate of one of its most famous inhabitants, China’s last emperor Puyi. During a preview, the designer mentioned that he had recently seen the 1987 Bertolucci film and that the generational perception of the man seemed to evolve from a semi-villainous focal point, to a remote historical figure.
In keeping with the Chinese designer’s previous efforts, the lineup focused on tailored shapes, silhouettes retained a monastic “East-meets-West” sensibility by borrowing indiscriminately from martial outfits, classic tailoring and workwear.
Suen’s painterly sensibilities come to express themselves through his sartorial work, and lend themselves to this kind of implicit storytelling. But even without knowing the igniting thought, the slow descent from the imperial throne to a form of layman anonymity was clear, say, in the gradual softening of the shoulders — from the stricture of a shoulder cape to the roundness of the natural articulation — as it was in textures. Suen went from the richness of a wool embossed with an astrakhan pattern on a voluminous fur-collared blouson, to the bareness of a black suit. One mottled

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Heron Preston Men’s Fall 2018

Heron Preston’s fall collection included a collaboration with NASA, fulfilling a longstanding dream for the buzzy streetwear designer.
The space agency’s vintage logo was plastered across items including sweatshirts, a silver-coated denim jacket, a reflective white nylon top and a convertible backpack inspired by the jet packs astronauts use for space walks.
By contrast, his tie-up with Carhartt channeled a workaday vibe, with washed khaki separates that were casually splattered with white paint.
Neither of the collaborations quite fit into this season’s theme of influencer culture, which translated into a slogan, Public Figure, and a black T-shirt featuring a crystal-studded globe and a list of hotspots under the heading Influencer Jet Stream.
“You see everyone everywhere: from Coachella, Miami Art Basel, to fashion weeks, Burning Man, Grammys weekend in Los Angeles, Caviar Kaspia in Paris, the Oscars, Malibu, SoHo. I just noticed this whole influencer culture, an explosion of it,” Preston explained.
He might have added his own presentations to the list. Among the friends who dropped by this time were Virgil Abloh, Marcelo Burlon and Bella Hadid, who caused a minor commotion on the street as she arrived in an oversized two-tone blazer worn over a sheer crystal-embellished mesh dress from the collection.
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Dallas Novelty Profiled in Men’s Health Magazine

Dallas Novelty, the online adult toy retail store with the motto “Sex is For Everybody,” has been profiled in Men’s Health, in an article called, “Meet the Paralyzed Man Making Sex Toys for People With Disabilities.”
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Palomo Spain Men’s Fall 2018

What better start to Paris Men’s Fashion Week? And to the year, while we’re at it.
Horns tooting, Alejandro Gómez Palomo this season put the conservative country set and hunting world through his madcap spinner. In an altogether more masculine and commercial collection, relatively speaking, the designer opened with bottle green Dickens-esque capelet coats and skinny pants in a dark, cool, wool-striped fabric, tricked with foxtails and ring belts with S&M undertones.
The Elizabethan-style period dressing bit — think guys in doublets with slash sleeves, pleated brocade tunics and onion-shaped hose like puffed shorts — was where it all exploded.
The silver sequin chainmail dress with green capelet was a real head-turning moment. As were the silk brocade chaps. Other looks, like the stately black cape dusted with crystals, had a turn-of-the-century, woman-in-mourning feel, with the designer’s work recalling early John Galliano, pulling from a lot of different source material.
But for all the camping around, the craftsmanship was exquisite, especially the intricate shoulder constructions. Hunting hats with splays of feathers and fringed leather bags finished off the looks.
A drapey camel trenchcoat with a pale blue shirt with ruffles on the collar had the perfect balance.
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Rossignol Men’s Fall 2018

For Rossignol’s Studio collection, Andrea Pompilio showed respect for the history of the brand and said he wished to “telegraph the precision and technicality” of the company’s expertise in the mountains for “daily, performing city pieces.”
The designer highlighted Rossignol’s down jackets, rendering them season-less and ultralight. Pompilio layered the pieces, designed to be combined freely. A standout look comprised a padded corduroy jacket with knitwear intarsia and a removable ecological shearling collar, worn over comfortable and loose pied-de-poule pants.
Functional details, such as snap-hooks and ski-lift badges, became decorative elements for the city, as did mesh pockets, applied on the sleeves of a checkered shirt in vivid and contrasting orange and blue.

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EXCLUSIVE: Maison Margiela to Present First Men’s Collection Under John Galliano

MAN UP: With Paris Men’s Fashion Week set to kick off Tuesday, management at Maison Margiela has confirmed that the house on Friday will present the first men’s collection entirely created and developed under the direction of John Galliano.
The show will take place in the Salle Turenne of the Musée de l’Armée in the Hôtel des Invalides, a complex of buildings in the city’s 7th arrondissement containing museums and monuments relating to the military history of France.
Since joining the OTB-owned house in October 2014, Galliano has had no official involvement in the men’s collection, according to Riccardo Bellini, the house’s chief executive officer. It’s been a step-by-step process for the designer.
“Creating a new aesthetic language rooted in the maison’s couture spirit has always been at the core of Mr. Galliano’s creative vision for the future of the house. Rather than curating the past we have chosen to look at the future and John Galliano’s vision represents a forward-thinking view on the maison and its DNA,” he said. “This collection will offer an elevated and powerful new foundation for men’s wear, strongly positioned within the luxury arena.”
For men’s, the brand counts about 60 direct stores and around 400 multibrand and department stores worldwide.

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Gosha Rubchinskiy Men’s Fall 2018

The Nineties, Gosha Rubchinskiy’s fetish decade, is a vast and rich period to mine, especially if you embrace the whole of Russia and its topsy-turvy history, its prickly rapport with the United States, and its homegrown music culture.
For his third show in his native land, the designer summoned the fashion pack — or at least the few that didn’t have obligations at Milan Men’s Fashion Week — to remote and frigid Yekaterinburg, also known as the unofficial capital of Russian Constructivism and the cradle of late Soviet Rock music.
This was the strongest of his Russian trilogy, fueled by the energy of rock and the archetypes he constructs and dresses. Here were rockers, skinheads, nerds, “gopniki” — Russian chavs — and druzhinniki, Soviet-era civilians who helped the police.
The show, staged at the Boris Yeltsin Presidential Center, stirred nostalgia for the politician who helped close the door on the U.S.S.R. and open a new chapter as the first head of the Russian Federation. The word plastered above the runway, “Svoboda,” the Russian word for freedom, recalled the promise of that period and broadcast the freewheeling collection Rubchinskiy would send forth. It included new collaborations with Levi’s and Dr. Martens, and continued tie-ups with Adidas

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Moschino Men’s Fall 2018

“A tug of war for the clothes, taking suit jackets and suiting and pinstripes and bankers’ garb and trying to render it new in a more exciting, aggressive, unexpected way,” said Jeremy Scott, who sent out an all-in-black celebration of inclusiveness and bonding. Or make that bondage – as in an all-out hardcore affair but with a soft touch.
Everybody had their role to play, mixing men, women, and creatures of different sexual orientation, with everyone on equal footing — and, of course, that footing was in thick-heeled biker boots or lace-up patent leather thigh-high ones.
Incorporating corseting and S&M bondage material, it was all about being constricted but being liberated through that constriction.
A run of velvet and sheer chiffon dresses sported prints based on photos that Turinese architect Carlo Mollino took in secret of “women of ill repute,” that came out after he passed away. “They were pictures that he labored over and sometimes retouched and I love these images,” said Scott.
With the body often completely covered in patent leather, you couldn’t tell the men from the women and vice versa, with the men wearing things that were feminine and the women wearing things that were tough. The casting included “Bel

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Mr & Mrs Italy Men’s Fall 2018

Italian aviator and aeronautical engineer Umberto Nobile, who created the first aircraft to reach the North Pole in the Twenties, served as inspiration for the Mr & Mrs Italy’s fall men’s collection.
“Having the parka as our core product, our brand is definitely influenced by a military inspiration, but this season I wanted to focus more on the figure of an explorer rather than a soldier,” said James Woldron, who is the head of the label’s design team.
A sense of adventure and functionality were injected into the collection, which included a range of the brand’s signature parkas. They included a gray camouflage style lined with shaved fox fur, as well as another number crafted from a technical performance fabric and embellished with retro military-inspired patches.
Hybrid silhouettes included a jacket combining an aviator bomber with a puffer, as well as another style mixing the shapes of a coat and a down jacket.
Urban references were introduced via graffiti-inspired decors appearing on the back of a shearling bomber jacket, while a long-hair shearling coat channeled a bold hip-hop look.

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Ermenegildo Zegna Couture Men’s Fall 2018

The show space was striking: a snowy runway set by Swiss artist Thomas Flechtner in a Brutalist university faculty building in Milan’s Université Bocconi designed by Grafton Architects.
But the collection’s strength was in the detail and the process, with Alessandro Sartori plucking from the “natural reserves” of Oasi Zegna, the family’s natural park in northern Italy, to expand the definition of luxury.
“One of [Flechtner’s] works is exactly about a modern vision of snow landscapes….This idea of presenting a juxtaposition of craft and technical, handmade and sharp in a Brutalist architecture to me is the same type of philosophy,” said the designer during a preview of the collection.
A new fabric — Oasi Cashmere — came dipped in natural dyes made from flowers, herbs, wood, leaves and roots, developed by Lanificio Zegna over 12 years and using an entirely chemical-free process involving a multilayer deep dyeing process. A small revolution, producing even fluorescent and black tones. (It ain’t called couture for nothing.)
Experimental fabrics — courtesy of Bonotto SpA, the high-end textile manufacturer that Ermenegildo Zegna Group acquired last year — included a matte cotton and wool-blend corduroy used for jackets, and a new woven leather fabric best showcased on a tennis-bag-style, single-strap backpack.
The innovation

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Brooks Brothers Men’s Fall 2018

Brooks Brothers presented an impressive array of its greatest hits during its first runway show that celebrated the roots of American men’s wear.
The company, which turns 200 years old in 2018, kicked off the party with a special event at the Pitti Uomo show in Florence. The brand borrowed the spectacular Palazzo Vecchio for a multipronged event that opened with the runway show and transitioned to a retrospective and private dinner hosted by Brooks’ owner Claudio Del Vecchio.
The show, which featured 51 looks — 43 men’s and eight women’s — was a nod to founder Henry Sands Brooks’ roots as a disruptor. With a live performance by the Orchestra Filarmonica Italiana as the backdrop — playing “Empire State of Mind” as a nod to its New York history — the company presented modern interpretations of the button-down shirt, repp tie and other innovations that have since become men’s wear classics.
Suit jackets tucked into pants so they doubled as shirts, trench coats worn inside out and seersucker suits worn under tweed blazers were all featured during the show. Among the standouts were head-turning topcoats, madras shirts and shorts and lush shearling in the season-less collection.
There were also subtle references to some

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Nicholas Daley Men’s Fall 2018

Nicholas Daley’s collection for fall was an ode to the jazz culture, drawing inspiration from likes of Miles Daves, Thelonious Monk, John Coltrane as well as “Red Clay” — one of his favorite jazz albums by Freddie Hubbard. Daley, who has a strong affinity for textiles, also delved into the history of tweed.
Linking the two together, Daley referenced photos of a Scottish Shetland farmer wearing a tweed baker boy hat and images of Davis donning the same style. Daley took cues from the musical genre and tweed fabrications in an abstract and literal sense.
The designer’s fascination with tweed and jazz resulted in a well-constructed and colorful lineup of separates and suiting full of supple textures and fabrics. Daley made elements of an older gentleman’s wardrobe young, cool and relevant and reused classic craftsmanship in a more contemporary way.
His presentation held at the Swiss Church felt more like a concert with jazz musicians such as Yussef Dayes, Mansur Brown, Alfa Mist and Shabaka Hutchings playing a live set for the crowd — all donned in his fall range.
He developed a custom herringbone tweed employed on coats, jackets and trousers and created knitwear styles that came in the rich hues of Blue

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EXCLUSIVE: Stella McCartney Takes the Plunge Into Men’s Swimwear

STAR OF THE SEA: Stella McCartney is plunging into men’s swimwear with a debut collection that launches Tuesday in partnership ISA SpA, the Italian textile manufacturer, WWD has learned.
Animal and tropical prints — including a jaunty parrot one — from the ready-to-wear collection, star embroidery and a geometric pattern have been cast onto boxers, briefs, rash guards, cover-ups, towels and sustainable beach totes made in Kenya. The color palette includes lavender, yellow, blush pink and bottle green for the organic cotton and recycled nylon fabrics.
McCartney said because she designs swimwear for women, it was only right that she should do the same for men, and that launching the collection felt like a natural progression.
“It’s a fantastic opportunity to broaden the men’s collection. I wanted to explore an area of a man’s wardrobe that is important and is perhaps slightly under-designed at times. And I wanted to bring the personality of the man into swimwear, so the relationship of the man and the woman on the beach has consistency.”
The collection will drop at the designer’s boutiques and on her web site and will also be stocked at stores including Harrods, Matchesfashion.com and Mr Porter. Prices range from 155 pounds to 255 pounds for

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Bobby Abley Men’s Fall 2018

Bobby Abley often turns to popular culture for inspiration — everyone from the Teletubbies to the Power Rangers have made appearances in his high-energy shows.
For fall, he teamed with Warner Bros. and made the Looney Tunes characters the focal point of his collection: Tweety was embroidered on a bright yellow marabou sweater, a pair of fluffy gray dungarees paid homage to Bugs Bunny and intarsia knits featured everyone from Sylvester to Daffy Duck.
Muppet-like faux fur also played a key role, splashed all over roomy parkas and bomber jackets.
Even though this was familiar territory for Abley, the collection didn’t feel old. His fun, light-hearted approach to dressing was welcome at a time of all-round uncertainty.
The designer also played with contrasts, adding crystal embellishments or lace panels on baggy tracksuits and oversize outerwear.
“I’m not here to show a gender-neutral collection but blurring the lines a little bit is always good,” Abley said after the show.

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Kent & Curwen Men’s Fall 2018

Kent & Curwen staged a presentation at its new London store in Covent Garden and tapped the British photographer and filmmaker Perry Ogden to shoot young London sportsmen and creative types wearing some of the new fall pieces on the football pitch, beside the boxing ring and in an artist’s studio.
Creative director Daniel Kearns said he chose Ogden for his ability to capture “the realness and rawness of British culture,” which he said feels relevant to the brand, which is about cutting across generations, cultures and subcultures.
Ogden’s 34 photographs of young boxers, footballers, models, musicians, artists and writers are on display next door to the Floral Street flagship. They are accompanied by a vintage-looking film shot on a Super 8 camera that shows the young men — from different walks of life — training and honing their skills.
“It’s all about the preparation — you always have to prepare. It’s in everything — the way you eat, the way you sleep the night before a game. You always have to prepare well,” said the brand’s co-owner David Beckham on the sidelines of the presentation. “Perry has really captured that in his pictures of the kids boxing, and the kids in the band. He

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Damir Doma to Show Men’s, Women’s Fall Collections in Berlin

BERLIN — Damir Doma has been chosen to launch a new initiative, Fashion HAB, during Berlin Fashion Week in January.
In co-operation with the Camera Nazionale della Moda Italiana (CNMI), the Milan-based designer will present his men’s and women’s fall 2018 collections exclusively in Berlin this season.
Hosted by The Fashion Council Germany (FCG) in partnership with Mercedes-Benz, Fashion HAB will be the closing event on Jan. 17. The event takes its name from its venue, Halle am Berghain, Berlin’s most famous techno club.
It is a Berlin catwalk debut for Doma, though in 2010, the designer staged a Fashion Week happening at another of the capital’s techno clubs, E-Werk. In an interesting twist, E-Werk is this season’s new venue for the Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week runway shows.
“I grew up in Germany and lived in Germany most of my life, so I still consider it as one of my home markets,” Doma told WWD. “I believe the situation is actually quite interesting as there is a new generation of followers and clients coming up. (It’s) a new generation that is much more sensitive to fashion and to global trends, and therefore I think that Germany will become one of the most important markets for

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London College of Fashion Spotlights MA Men’s Wear Collections

FRESH TALENT: London College of Fashion’s graduating MA men’s wear students showcased their collections on Friday with a runway show ahead of London Fashion Week Men’s.
Ten students from the fashion design technology men’s wear course presented their ranges at St John’s Smith Square in Westminster, in the show styled by Adele Cany. The strongest lineups came from Hanni Yang, Ying Yi Lu, Hengmin Lu, Sohyeon Park and Xu Bo.
Yang, who has worked with Teatum Jones and Céline, explored pattern-cutting and worked scarves onto the garments. She sent out a range of tailored-yet-relaxed looks and draped burgundy and cream silk scarves over a white men’s wear shirt and burgundy trousers.
Ying Yi Lu looked to young boys of the Victorian era and focused on tailoring, as in a cropped blue pinstripe suit. Lu topped off the looks with sailor style hats done in collaboration with Atelier Millinery.
Hengmin Lu — who has worked with Ports 1961 — was inspired by the architecture of the Chairman Mao era. Lu explored functionality and pattern cutting as seen on a long brown coat, worn over a white shirt with a mandarin collar and white knee-length shorts. The student teamed with JKJY Handcraft Fashion Ltd. Shanghai on

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Tourne De Transmission Men’s Fall 2018

Graeme Gaughan, Tourne de Transmission’s creative director, returned to foreign cultures for fall 2018, the inspiration material that fueled his rise on the men’s wear scene. “I got a bit distracted in the last few seasons,” he told WWD, explaining that this season it was images in photographer Lee Gordon’s book, “Kanaval: Vodou, Politics and Revolution on the Streets of Haiti,” that galvanized his return to form.
Gordon’s images of the carnival in Jacmel, Haiti, in the Nineties depict men smeared in paint or mud wearing dresses, and children in ill-fitting suits gathered to reenact a grisly story from their history.
Gaughan reinterpreted Gordon’s otherworldly characters through a refined collection predominantly in black . Tailored coats skewed longer on one side, with asymmetrically applied pockets, while lace T-shirts were a subtle reminder of the spectacle and gender fluidity of the collection’s inspiration.
A baby pink check lifted the mood and looked especially good for a hooded parka with a dipped hem that was paired with a zip-front sweat and raw denim jeans.

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Emerging talent the focus of London Fashion Week Men’s

The men’s only fashion week opens with a mix of traditional catwalk shows and a variety of other events including digital presentations. Jayson Mansaray reports.


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London Fashion Week Men’s Fall 2018: Inspirations

From skiing to winning the lottery, London men’s wear designers looked to a wide range of subjects for inspiration for their fall collections. Here, some of the topics that sparked their creativity ahead of the shows, which begin on Saturday.
“This season we celebrate the 70th  anniversary of the Trialmaster jacket, which gave me an opportunity to revisit our British roots and present our Made in U.K. collection. Looking through our Trialmaster history led me to explore English youth subcultures and how our jackets have been adopted and customized since the Fifties. The iconic silhouettes from this era including the field, parka and biker jackets have been updated this season with added functionality and modern fabrications. The hero piece of the collection is the anniversary Trialmaster, which is entirely manufactured in the U.K., in a new tumbled coated cotton and reflective tape with badges, celebrating our heritage.” — Delphine Ninous, creative director, Belstaff
“A deep dive into the big blue. The collection stands as a creative call to arms and focuses on responsible design and sourcing to protect both planet and wearer.” — Christopher Raeburn
“It’s about escaping life, going to Noel’s house party and the adventures of kids’ coloring books.” — Liam Hodges
“This season’s collection explores

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10 Men’s Halloween Costumes That Are Already in Your Closet

Most adults who plan on celebrating Halloween will likely do it this coming weekend, when it’ll be slightly more acceptable to walk around dressed like a cartoon character under the influence of alcohol than it would be, say, next Tuesday night.

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Men’s Spring 2018 Trend: White Accessories

You can never go wrong with white and this season is no different, as fashion houses showcased white accessories once again, ranging from sunglasses to fanny packs and sneakers.

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J.W. Anderson Nixes London Men’s Show to Pursue Coed Model

HIS AND HERS: The coed juggernaut keeps gathering steam.
One of London’s most anticipated men’s shows, J.W. Anderson, will vacate that calendar from January and shift to a coed display timed with the British capital’s fashion week for women in February.
The fall 2018 collections are to be paraded jointly on Feb. 17, and the London-based brand will stage two shows a year and not four.
In the past month alone, Balenciaga and Salvatore Ferragamo are among brands shifting to a combined women’s and men’s format from next season.
Etro, Dsquared2, Calvin Klein, Burberry, Kenzo, Moschino, Vivienne Westwood, Tom Ford and Cédric Charlier are among others to have already jumped on the bandwagon.
Generally, having one display instead of two per season allows brands to reduce costs, while presenting a cohesive fashion message that works for many labels in an increasingly gender-blurry world — and one increasingly thin on men’s fashion publications.
Prized for his fast-paced shows and daring designs, Anderson was recently honored by the British Fashion Council as British Designer of the Year for Women’s Wear for his J.W. Anderson collection and Accessories Designer of the Year for Loewe during a gala event at Royal Albert Hall.

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Stella McCartney Men’s Spring 2018

For her third see-now-buy-now men’s collection, Stella McCartney took Ibiza as her muse, dressing her man in loose-fitting trousers and breezy knits, hippie fringes and parrot prints.
“It’s a celebration of summer with lightness and unexpected colors — and there’s a hippy-trippy side, too,” said the designer who whipped up a pastel lilac suit with loose, pooling trousers. Based on one of her father Paul McCartney’s suits it has a tighter fit with buttons that are set closer together.
Other standout pieces included a chunky cardigan with deep patch pockets and sun setting on the back, an oversize faux suede jacket with fringes, and lineup of boxy cotton shirts, some with the Stella McCartney logo, others done in fluorescent green and others still covered in parrots.
In keeping with her sustainability efforts, cashmere sweaters were made from recycled bits that would otherwise have ended up on the cutting room floor, while the fringed jacket was made from Alter Suede, which McCartney also uses for her women’s collections.
The collection wasn’t all sea, sand and Seventies sunsets, though. McCartney also drew inspiration from the artwork of Pater Sato, the Japanese airbrush artist. His bright colors and otherworldly ladies appeared on shirts or the linings of

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Vetements Joins Paris Men’s Week

Demna Gvasalia continues to shake up the Paris fashion calendar — and experiment with new runway timetables for his Vetements brand.
WWD has learned that Vetements plans to stage its next coed show, for the fall 2018 season, on Jan. 19 during Men’s Fashion Week in the French capital. Details about the timing and venue could not immediately be learned.
Previously, Vetements paraded its women’s and men’s collections during the couture shows, while last season it skipped the runway in favor of a showroom presentation.
Founded in Paris in 2014, Vetements catapulted onto the fashion scene with brash, urgent shows staged in offbeat locations: the basement darkrooms of a seedy gay club one season; a shabby Chinese restaurant the next. It helped ignite the streetwear trend and brought forth a mold-breaking approach to fashion based on garments rather than seasonal themes or narratives.
Last year the brand shifted its show from the ready-to-wear schedule to couture week as a guest member of the Chambre Syndicale de la Haute Couture, forging a path that American brands Proenza Schouler and Rodarte followed. Vetements declined to elaborate on its rationale for the shift, however it tends to spring from Gvasalia’s creative intent. Men’s Fashion Week in Paris is

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EXCLUSIVE: Chambre Syndicale Releases New Additions to Paris Men’s Week

MAN UP: The dates and times are yet to be confirmed, but the Fédération de la Haute Couture et de la Mode on Monday released the list of new additions to the official runway schedule for Paris Men’s Fashion Week in January, with Vetements among the headlining acts.
As reported, the maverick fashion label plans to stage its next coed show — for the fall 2018 season — on Jan. 19 in the French capital. Other names joining the official lineup include France’s Nïuku, Germany’s GmbH, Sweden’s Acne Studios and Britain’s Dunhill London, which in June presented the debut collection from ex-Burberry alum and new creative director Mark Weston on its home turf.
His approach may be full-on gender fluid, but Palomo Spain’s Alejandro Gomez Palomo will also be joining the men’s runway ranks this season. Off-White will be returning to Paris after showing in Florence in June as a special guest of the 92nd edition of international men’s wear trade show Pitti Uomo.
New highlights on the official presentation lineup, meanwhile, include Myar, the solo project of Andrea Rosso, son of entrepreneur Renzo Rosso and the creative director of Diesel licenses, as well as cult Japanese label Takahiromiyashita the Soloist, which earlier

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Will you care about men’s Olympic hockey if neither NHL nor KHL take part?

The NHL has already decided to skip the 2018 Games. The KHL’s potential absence in light of the IOC’s ruling could drain the talent pool further, but hard-core hockey fans will still find compelling action and storylines to savor.
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Discovered Men’s Spring 2018

Tatsuya Kimura and Sanae Yoshida went grungy for spring, layering hooded sweatshirts, coats and loose-fitting pants in mixed plaids, denim, tie-dye and patchwork. Interspersed were a few more elegant looks of tailored black pants and jackets with flame motifs embroidered above the hems. And — likely due to the brand winning last season’s DHL Designer Award — there were also DHL branded T-shirts and bandages worn over nose bridges, which felt forced and over the top.

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Men’s Activewear Trend: Pump Day

Compression garments with graphic elements, ultrathin outerwear in color-blocked designs and bolder logos throughout are helping to achieve the best performance without compromising style.

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Takahiromiyashita the Soloist Men’s Spring 2018

For his first show during Tokyo fashion week, Takahiro Miyashita turned out an impactful collection of hard-edged black-and-white streetwear complemented by tailoring and outdoor influences. Models — many of their faces almost completely obscured by masks — wore layers of graffiti printed sheer T-shirts, studded shirts, and suits with embroidered sleeves and pant legs. Miyashita designs for men, but his clothes have a unisex appeal to them, as evidenced by the females who shared the runway.

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Next Management New York Launches Men’s Division

Next Management New York is introducing a men’s division.
According to Kyle Hagler, the president of Next NY, the company has thought about launching a men’s business for a few years, but believes now is the right time.
“We feel like the possibilities in men’s modeling at this point are expansive and there’s the possibility to build out superstars who have long-lasting careers that are just as impactful as their female counterparts,” said Hagler. “I think, with careful strategy and a point of view, we will be able to have men command the same attention and money as the women do. For a long time men’s has been regarded as accessories to a women’s conversation, and that’s changing.”
Next Management New York has tapped Gaspard Lokote Lukali, who previously started Request Model Management, to lead the division.
“Sometimes managers just do what the market commands, and what Gaspard and his team have been great about doing is setting the standard as opposed to follow the trend,” said Hagler.
Prior to launching the division, Next Management NY represented musicians Travis Scott and Diplo. Additions to the men’s roster include Dylan Brosnan, son of Pierce Brosnan; Liam Daniels, son of Lee Daniels, and Skylar Penn, grandson of

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Exclusive: Tommy Hilfiger Taps Shawn Yue as Men’s Ambassador in Asia

Actor Shawn Yue will appear as the first local brand ambassador for Tommy Hilfiger men’s wear in China, Hong Kong, Macau and Taiwan for fall 2017 and spring 2018.
The exclusive partnership reflects Hilfiger’s continued commitment to expand in Asia, its fastest-growing region. The campaign goes live Friday.
“We’ve seen exciting growth in both the overall business and brand awareness in China over the past few years. Our partnership with Shawn will solidify our position in the market and introduce our men’s wear business to a new consumer,” Tommy Hilfiger said Wednesday.
“He is at the center of pop culture in China, known for his incredible talent and is celebrated by young fashion followers across Asia for his cool, sophisticated style. He truly is a reflection of today’s Tommy Guy,” he added.
Asia is a key market for Hilfiger, which it entered in 2002 as one of the first premium designer brands. The company’s overall business in China, including e-commerce and stores, increased 14 percent in 2016. The brand has expanded its current store count to 357 from 100 stores in 2011. By year-end, Hilfiger expects to have 405 stores. Having launched e-commerce in China in 2012, Hilfiger became one of the first international

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DDUOGOFF Men’s Spring 2018

Daniel DuGoff used a trip to Taipei with the CFDA Incubator program to form the foundation of his men’s collection.
DuGoff, who studied architecture before working for Patrik Ervell and Marc Jacobs, said on the trip he was able to experience the urban grit of Taipei along with the tropical landscapes of Yangmingshan National Park, which is located outside of the city.
DuGoff used those contrasts to present a minimal lineup of classic men’s sportswear energized with color — green, mustard, white and navy — and prints including plaid, an abstracted window pane and a hazy leaf print.
High notes from the collection included the short shorts, which mimicked the silhouette of a swim trunk but were made from shirting material, the Fifties-inspired knot polos with embroidery on the chest, and the hooded jacket made from cotton and nylon grosgrain.
DuGoff has said his primary goal is to produce easy clothes that men will want to wear on an everyday basis. He accomplished that goal with this lineup and also introduced some new pieces into his customer’s wardrobe.
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Parke & Ronen Men’s Spring 2018

Young fashion brands can learn a thing or two from Parke & Ronen.
The men’s swimwear label celebrated its 20th anniversary on Wednesday with a heartwarming — and mildly nostalgic — runway show that showcased exactly how sticking to one aesthetic — and nailing it — can lead to a long life.
The brand seamlessly mixed some of its greatest hits with an assortment of new styles of swimsuits and casual sportswear to the strains of John Denver’s “Rocky Mountain High,” the inspiration for the season for designers Parke Lutter and Ronen Jehezkel.
“We’ve done beaches and pools, now it’s off to the lake,” said Lutter.
The soft colors, wildflowers and pristine backdrop of the mountains were showcased in a variety of lightweight jackets, mesh tanks and drawstring linen pants.
The casual sportswear component of the collection also worked well in cotton twill shorts, breezy chambray shirts and knit tops. Lutter pointed to the mint double-face linen trouser and the lamb-suede camp shorts as his favorites.
And then there was the swimwear.
Everything from tiny bikinis to the two-, three-, four- and even five-inch trunks in a variety of prints and patterns turned heads.
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Matiere Men’s Spring 2018

For its first runway show, Matiere took a step in the right direction this season with a spring collection titled “Reflections.”
“It was about taking a step back and reflecting on what was working for us as an emerging brand and what the market wants,” said the designer Scot Shandalove backstage.
Bringing a bit of shape into the mix, he offered up more voluminous silhouettes this time around, in elongated shorts, wide-tailored bombers and an anorak with a dropped shoulder for a roomier fit — all of which succeeded in creating a cleaner look.
True mavens when it comes to fabric selection, the lineup consisted of a combination of true athleti wear and luxe loungewear by utilizing Italian reflective fabrics in outerwear, crinkled water-resistant elongated jackets and a Japanese high-shine, short-sleeved anorak with paneled technical mesh.
By offering up a true California vibe, Matiere is really propelling the ethos of the brand to a cool yet functional tech lounge-y aesthetic.
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Deveaux Men’s Spring 2018

“Nothingness is just as important as things that are there,” Andrea Tsao, one-third of Deveaux’s design team, posited ahead of the brand’s fourth outing. That philosophical outlook was taken from Japanese architect Tadao Ando’s design M.O. — whose use of muted palettes, clean lines and leanings toward raw materials parallel design elements in the Deveaux world.
The tether to Ando was light, bearing conceptual details that made minimal silhouettes feel special. An “architect” car coat that opened the show, for example, played with the idea of spacing and exposure, featuring pockets that wove in and out. “What you see and what you can’t see is a large part of his architecture,” Tsao continued. Other details like pockets-within-pockets and belts weaving through cutouts teetered on modern and luxurious design.
The overall tone was more relaxed than previous efforts, featuring an experimentation with oversize fits and vintage sensibilities. Roomy, A-line coats in black washed nylon and glen plaid erred on the side of sophistication, while color-blocked knitwear, khaki-and-white top combos, and chunky sneakers were retro and retail-friendly propositions.
The team also showed a few women’s looks, which showcased architectural references with more freedom. Standouts included a sharp tailored blazer and offbeat olive cotton shirt. It

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Landlord Men’s Spring 2018

Ryohei Kawanishi is drawn to cultural melting pots.
Before the Japanese designer moved to Harlem, he spent seven years living in Dalston, a neighborhood in East London that was known for its Caribbean community. Kawanishi said the main premise for Landlord is to take what he sees on the streets and translate it into fashion. This is a strategy practiced by many, if not most, designers, but there’s something different about his interpretations, which err on the side of homage rather than appropriation.
Reggae formed the foundation for his spring collection, and sometimes the references were quite literal but still clever. One sweater read “Bob” — as in Bob Marley — and other oversize knits were covered with “Jerk Chicken” and marijuana leaves. Then there was the Rastafarian-influenced color palette of red, green and yellow, which looked particularly fresh on color-blocked pants and jackets made from nylon.
Kawanishi said visual references from street markets also crept into the collection. This was evident with the camo prints placed to obscure a faux Burberry plaid along with the leather sneakers and sandals worn without socks. Other highlights included a satin parka, a matte leather jacket and the cuffed, baggy denim.
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Willy Chavarria Men’s Spring 2018

Willy Chavarria used The Eagle, New York’s iconic leather bar, as a setting for his spring collection. But he juxtaposed the gritty gay subculture scene by filling the bar with fragrant flowers and parking two pristine Lowrider cars outside the venue.
“I wanted to show two cultures that don’t co-exist,” Chavarria said.
The oversize leather outerwear pieces, baggy pants and caps had a clear Robert Mapplethorpe influence, while striped polos and slouchy cropped khakis had a strong Chollo vibe.
Plays on renowned American logos such as Coors and Marlboro were reinvented as graphic adornments on sweatshirts, shorts and pants. The show pieces were hand-painted by Chavarria’s friend and collaborator, Brian Calvin. The one-of-a-kind-pieces will be sold at galleries as artwork and turned into prints for the commercial collection.
Other graphic slogans included “Silence Still Equals Death,” a play on the AIDS-related mantra from the Eighties. “That now applies to all things in these highly political times,” he said.
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Thorsun Men’s Spring 2018

George Sotelo’s spring collection for Thorsun reflected a recent trip he took to Bali, mashed together with his Mexican heritage, which served as his primary inspiration over the past three seasons.
On 100 percent recycled French polyester for his men’s offering and Italian polyester for the women’s, he splashed playful Indonesian-inspired graphics including a toucan print and tropical florals.
He also revisited more familiar territory — geometric fish prints and abstract paisley.
The brand’s women’s range has been expanded this season, spanning bikinis and one-pieces to long-sleeve rash guards.
Sotelo revealed that while he’s already begun designing some T-shirts to complement his men’s swimwear, “I’m going full-on ready-to-wear for next season.” He said the line will start out as men’s only and will be centered around tops that work well with the bathing suits, such as sport shirts, sweaters and a larger assortment of T-shirts.
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Ovadia & Sons Men’s Spring 2018

Continuing the “narrative of last season,” Ovadia & Sons once again fueled a sporty lifestyle in its spring collection.
The trend-conscious lineup showcased an array of silk souvenir jackets, retro Fifties rayon shirts and geeky-cool pastel-colored suits.
“All the cool kids in school wore baseball jackets, but we couldn’t afford one,” said Shimon Ovadia, who designs the line with his brother Ariel. “So we’re doing them now.”
The less-predictable print that appeared on a coach’s jacket, a pop-over and a track pant was the first peek at a capsule with Interesni Kazki artists from the Ukraine that the twins discovered in their travels.
Their affinity for animal prints worked hand-in-hand with the tribal references they used to update their signature tracksuits.
The jewel tones employed in key pieces such as car coats and track pants added a sense of sophistication to the casual lineup. And the use of cross-body bags and bucket hats served as a reminder that the Ovadia brothers have once again embraced the trends of the season and brought their own twist to it.
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Sanchez-Kane Men’s Spring 2018

On the “about” section of her web site, Barbara Sanchez-Kane defines her label as a “Mexican clothing brand curated by emotional chaos.”
What that means is that instead of sourcing ideas from an artist, location or concept, she lets her feelings lead the way.
This season Sanchez-Kane, who launched her brand in 2015 after working for Bernhard Willhelm, parsed the sensations that come along with stereotypes and societal standards, which she mainly portrayed through constrictive design details.

Sanchez-Kane, who is known for her tailored pieces, used the curls in a pinwheel, her favorite toy as a child, as appendages on blazers, denim jackets and pants. These curls, which were buttoned to garments, sometimes connected pieces of a suit or wrapped around the looks to relay the idea of restriction. Sanchez-Kane also utilized ties, straps and metal wire — one piece sat stiffly on a model like a T-shirt — to underscore this message.

According to Sanchez-Kane, the restrictions created by social norms lead to hiding one’s feelings and this translated to pieces that were stuffed with fabric or pants that were dotted with three-dimensional boxes. She incorporated messages from her journal entries onto pieces — one T-shirt read “Freelance Lover” — along with Mexican

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Palmiers du Mal Men’s Spring 2018

“The young pope goes on safari” read the show notes from Wednesday night’s presentation for Palmiers du Mal’s spring collection.
Designer Shane Fonner has quite the love for luxe loungewear and, in what seems a progression from last season, there were numerous new shapes in the lineup such as high-waisted sweatpants, zebra-printed caftans and even a dalmatian-print robe with a hint of floral for contrast.
“I like to think of this collection as gender-agnostic,” said Fonner backstage, pointing to  many of the styles that were a bit decadent with a hint of a rock star vibe.
Despite showing the collection at the Rose Bar at the Gramercy Park Hotel — a space adorned with images of photographer David Lachapelle on its walls — the chic location was better suited for a party than a fashion presentation as seeing the clothes up close proved quite challenging.
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Bode Men’s Spring 2018

As a child, Emily Bode spent her summers at her uncle’s house in the south of France. She slept in his grenier, which means attic in French, where she was surrounded by bedsheets, bath towels and antique linens.
“This collection is about my uncle’s generational relationship with the attic and what the attic means to me as a space,” Bode said. “It’s a place to take in memories of yesteryear and reflect on one’s mortality.”
Bode, who graduated from Parsons before launching her men’s wear line in 2016, re-created that sentimental space for her presentation. Models lounged around wood-frame beds while the scent of lavender lingered throughout the room.
Quilting was the focus of her previous collection, but this season she concentrated on florals and stripes. Models wore floral printed raincoats, terrycloth jackets and striped sleep pants. Shirts were made from cotton Quaker lace and French linens. Other highlights included the floral tapestry jackets — specifically the mustard style decorated with a double row of buttons.
The overall effect was inviting. Bode has a clear talent for mixing textures, colors and textiles in an intriguing way. She’s also adept at rendering fabrics typically associated with the word “antique” to appear modern and strong. We

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Luar Men’s Spring 2018

Young American designers have strong opinions about what corporate America stands for, and designer Raul Lopez is among them.
“I was inspired by everything going on in the world right now,” he said, pointing to “financiers, entrepreneurs and moguls” as his starting point.
Turning dress codes on their heads was the main message here as a traditional bankers’ pinstripe suit was deconstructed, stripped of its sleeves and the fabric converted into an oversize zip-up leg warmer.
Other “convertible” pieces included cropped T-shirts with round cutouts, and ties sewn together to make a layered skirt.
His affinity for deconstruction came as a result of growing up with an architect father, he said.
This gender-fluid offering also included an array of long, medium and short skirts, together with a summery white dress with his brand’s Holy Trinity logo as the main graphic embellishment.
While there’s no realistic retail offering, Lopez at least gets marks for pushing the boundaries of men’s wear.
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The market is full of wrinkle-erasing treatments for men, and it’s getting more crowded by the day. But does the stuff work? And how can you tell which product to pick from a packed shelf? 

In truth, science is at the point where most quality manufacturers are producing age-fighting formulas that, to a greater or lesser extent, deliver on what they promise. What separates the good

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Represent Men’s Spring 2018

Siblings George and Mike Heaton continued in the vein of their debut fall collection, highlighting the most energetic aspects of British punk subculture with a streetwear bent. They titled their spring collection “Wide Awake,” which took its name from a propaganda poster by Winston Churchill during World War II, and splashed the slogan across sporty sweaters.
The siblings have tended to use British victories in their prints and embroideries, proclaiming the brand’s “Made in Britain” stamp along with prints of the Union Jack. Streetwear obviously isn’t a new concept, but a British undertone in the category is something novel that has attracted American consumers.
Key this season were lightweight parkas, velour tracksuits, floral printed silk shirts and a general sense of youthful subversion. There was also an athletic thread in matching pinstripe mesh sets, sweatshirt fabrics and joggers paired with loose tops. If these first two collections are any indication of the brand’s trajectory, expect high-energy, unapologetically boastful British fashion for the seasons ahead.
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Dim Mak Men’s Spring 2018

Steve Aoki opted to show his men’s wear line, Dim Mak, a few days after the official New York Fashion Week: Men’s schedule, which was probably a smart idea given his elaborate vision.
Last season, Aoki installed a skate park inside Skylight Clarkson Sq and Mangchi, a self-described “hammer” band, performed a spirited set as actual skaters, who wore the collection, dropped in and out of two half pipes.
This season Aoki, a DJ who also owns Dim Mak Records, held a presentation before shutting down a New York block to hold a runway show and concert that was produced and presented by the Build Series. The show, which featured performances from Ayo & Teo, Bok Nero, Ma$ e and Sonny Digital, also commemorated the release of his new album, Kolony, which is out on July 21.
“I like to combine both worlds,” said Aoki, who started his Dim Mak record label in 1996. “People know me as a DJ first so it just made sense to do this type of event.”
Aoki’s collection was titled Paradise Found, which according to Aoki is indicative of the current climate. “People are looking for paradise amid chaos,” he said. He imbued this idea throughout the assortment, which consisted of military staples — bomber and

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General Idea Men’s Spring 2018

As in seasons past, designer Bumsuk Choi steered clear of being a trend-driven brand, instead steering General Idea to create its own path. And Thursday’s spring show was no different.
Based on the notions of the hippie culture from the Sixties and Seventies, the lineup consisted of silky shirts with bandana prints, ethnic embroideries on the cuffs of shirts and denim, and racing stripes on the sides of trousers.
“As a society we have been accustomed to not be able to live without our phones,” said Choi backstage, shortly after sending out oversize logos shouting “No post” on the backs and front of shirts.
A nice surprise, color was a huge message this season, with General Idea offering up bright reds, yellows and blues in a variety of looks, while staying away from white and black that has become predictable.
With this solid effort, Choi gets credit for making us put down our phones and transporting us to his modern hippie universe.
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Theory Men’s Spring 2018

Like many transplanted Europeans, new Theory designer Martin Andersson, previously of Cos, couldn’t resist the allure of Americana.
“I concentrated on the great American classics rooted in uniforms, sports and workwear,” Andersson said at the brand’s rooftop presentation, with Manhattan’s skyline as a backdrop.
The sporty pieces included sweatpants, hoodies and bombers in cotton, technical nylon and paper-thin leather. The workwear influences were clear on updated Dickies-inspired pants with a single pleat, as well as a “geeky” take on a railroad-stripe suit.
Punches of yellow and orange gave the mostly neutral lineup jolts of energy.
The tailored clothing offering had a subtle Fifties feel with the addition of the Gansevoort silhouette, a softly constructed suit with a natural shoulder and narrow pants. The new style came in a travel jersey and a technical nylon and polyester seersucker. Ultrathin anoraks worn under blazers enhanced the technical yet modern urban feel.
The lineup might come across as unexciting at first, but after a closer look, the minimalist approach felt like a perfect palate-cleanser.

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C2H4 Los Angeles Men’s Spring 2018

For her first collection at New York Fashion Week: Men’s, Yixi Chen invited her guests to board the C2H4 Space Tech to Mars. Chen, who started C2H4 in 2014, considers herself a chemist and wanted to design laboratory workwear for the year 2082.
“This is our vision of what clothes are going to look like in the future,” said Chen, who sells to retailers including Revolve and Wish.
Chen updated athletic and workwear pieces — anoraks, utility vests, lab coats, hooded sweatshirts and cargo pants — with pockets, straps and fasteners. Pieces, which came in black, white, a pastel blue and vivid yellow, were also covered with her brand name, which stands for ethylene, and “Zero Gravity,” which was the title of the collection.
She also presented her collaboration collection with Kappa, which is titled “Undecayable.” Chen took creative license with Kappa’s signature logo tape and wrapped it around sweatpants or attached it to hoods as if it was a drawstring.
Chen isn’t working from an entirely new playbook, but she has distinctive ideas, which help her collection stand out.
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Streetwear Gets the Spotlight at the New York Men’s Shows


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N. Hoolywood Men’s Spring 2018

N. Hoolywood is growing up — that is, at least for one season. In an apparent 180-degree turn from fall’s homeless youth reference, where designer Daisuke Obana amped up a more-is-more style philosophy, the latest offering boasted a tone of quiet sophistication with a classic American undercurrent.
Obana, a Japanese native, was in the U.S. during last year’s contentious presidential election, which turned his mind to a journey through American history. He looked to John F. Kennedy, whose suave, debonair appearance has become a symbol of a happier, simpler America.
Preppy varsity references — from the bomber jackets and elongated cardigans to university lettering — were indicative of the Fifties.
Elsewhere, military references drew from JFK’s military career while a Marilyn Monroe print was a playful jab at his personal peccadillos. The overall tone was younger, balancing a collegiate spirit with clean, soft tailored silhouettes. “I wanted to put out something very simple, sleek, traditional and refined,” Obana said backstage.
Notable was the designer’s modern interpretation of traditional style. Loosening up classic suits with generous proportions was not only younger (and a big trend on the European runways), but gave way to greater layering potential and a notion of trans-seasonal dressing. Comfortable, professional, elevated —

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Todd Snyder Men’s Spring 2018

Todd Snyder offered a “melting pot of fashion” in his spring collection, drawing references from around the world — Morocco, France and his own Iowa backyard.
“It’s a mish-mash of different looks,” he said backstage before his show for New York Fashion Week: Men’s on Monday night. “Active, military, sartorial.” Even his father’s propensity to wear black socks with shorts — “which always annoyed me, but now I’m doing it, too” — made an appearance.
In a show that featured a musical performance from Lewis Del Mar, those eclectic references were visible in a suit fashioned after an old French burlap coffee-bean bag, Marrakech-inspired multistripes in linen bomber jackets and a Mexican Baja white and olive hoodie.
But the big news came from a radical change in the silhouette. From oversize pleated pants, shorts and Japanese selvage jeans to softly constructed boxy-cut double-breasted suits, “the pants are much baggier,” he said. “And there are pleats everywhere. The proportion has changed a lot.”
The designer also showcased his long-standing collaboration with Champion by “resurrecting a few classics,” such as a sweater with a diagonal color-blocked design and logo T-shirts worn under blazers and top coats.
In past seasons, Snyder has been playing it safe, but with

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Robert Geller To Launch a Contemporary Line Called Gustav von Aschenbach at New York Fashion Week: Men’s

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BHV Celebrates Men’s Fashion Expansion

MAN’S WORLD: BHV, the Parisian stronghold for hardware and DIY products, and part of Galeries Lafayette Group, threw a cocktail party on Rue des Archives on Wednesday night, where it has transformed an entire city block with shopping and dining attractions skewed to a male clientele.
“There is a sporty side with Nike and Polo sport on one side of the block at Rue du Temple, and a more luxurious side here at Rue des Archives,” said Alexandre Liot, director of BHV.
The upscale conversion began in December 2014, when Moncler moved in. Fendi, Valentino, Givenchy and Gucci followed — all men-only boutiques with design concepts created especially for BHV, mimicking Parisian apartments typical of the area.
Liot said foot traffic has by far exceeded expectations. “There is a very balanced mix between locals and tourists, which is very reassuring. We have managed to keep our store’s specificity and make the offer evolve. Since we opened BHV Homme eight years ago, we have seen a steady progression, especially in the last three years,” he noted, citing an 8 percent uptick in sales in 2014 and another 9 percent so far this year.
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Here’s Why Some Men’s Beards Are A Different Color Than Their Hair

Judging by what’s on the Internet, we understand why it might seem like every single guy in the world has either a beard on his face or a bun on his head (we’ve certainly given our fair share of coverage to this important subject of our time).

So with all this hair flying around, we were reminded of one of life’s great mysteries: Why are some guys’ beards a different color than the rest of their hair?

We turned to dermatologist Dr. Bobby Buka, founder of Greenwich Village Dermatology in New York, who said it basically comes down to pigments and genetics.

“The difference between red hair and blonde hair or brown hair is different types of melanin,” Buka said, referring to the pigment packs that bring color to our hair (without it, our hair is white).

One type of melanin, a very light type called pheomelanin, is responsible for blonde or red hair, and eumelanin is the darker melanin found in darker-toned hair. How it gets distributed through the shaft of each hair and in what combinations is what determins our hair color, and it can vary by each individual follicle.

“The other component that contributes to color is the distribution of the melanin from the base of the hair follicle to the rest of the shaft,” Buka said. “That transfer process is genetic, and so redheads have more pheomelanin and their pigment stays at the base of the hair follicle, and black-haired people have more eumelanin and transfers throughout the shaft.”

The same goes for each follicle on your head, so those around your jaw and neck might have a different eumelanin-to-pheomelanin ratio than say, what’s on the top of your head.

For what it’s worth, our skin has pigments to protect ourselves from ultraviolet rays, but Buka pointed out that our hair doesn’t need UV protection. So why is there a biological reason that our hair would have pigments? “I can’t see why we would have one,” he said.

It seems some mysteries still need to be solved.

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Here’s Why Some Men’s Beards Are A Different Color Than Their Hair

Judging by what’s on the Internet, we understand why it might seem like every single guy in the world has either a beard on his face or a bun on his head (we’ve certainly given our fair share of coverage to this important subject of our time).

So with all this hair flying around, we were reminded of one of life’s great mysteries: Why are some guys’ beards a different color than the rest of their hair?

We turned to dermatologist Dr. Bobby Buka, founder of Greenwich Village Dermatology in New York, who said it basically comes down to pigments and genetics.

“The difference between red hair and blonde hair or brown hair is different types of melanin,” Buka said, referring to the pigment packs that bring color to our hair (without it, our hair is white).

One type of melanin, a very light type called pheomelanin, is responsible for blonde or red hair, and eumelanin is the darker melanin found in darker-toned hair. How it gets distributed through the shaft of each hair and in what combinations is what determins our hair color, and it can vary by each individual follicle.

“The other component that contributes to color is the distribution of the melanin from the base of the hair follicle to the rest of the shaft,” Buka said. “That transfer process is genetic, and so redheads have more pheomelanin and their pigment stays at the base of the hair follicle, and black-haired people have more eumelanin and transfers throughout the shaft.”

The same goes for each follicle on your head, so those around your jaw and neck might have a different eumelanin-to-pheomelanin ratio than say, what’s on the top of your head.

For what it’s worth, our skin has pigments to protect ourselves from ultraviolet rays, but Buka pointed out that our hair doesn’t need UV protection. So why is there a biological reason that our hair would have pigments? “I can’t see why we would have one,” he said.

It seems some mysteries still need to be solved.

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Cordell Broadus — Screw Football … I’m Designing Men’s Underwear

Cordell Broadus is trading football jerseys for underwear, but Snoop Dogg’s son isn’t just wearing the fancy drawers … he’s designing them. Cordell shocked UCLA (and his dad) when he quit the football program to focus on his film production…

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Givenchy Men’s Spring 2016

In a surprise addition, Riccardo Tisci presented 20 new men’s spring looks along with his women’s Givenchy offering that enhanced the “wow” factor of the show.
A sharp tailored white top coat and tonal pants opened the men’s section, followed by an array of black-and-white monochromatic tailored looks that showed Tisci’s strict and restrained design ability. The use of silk inset pockets in blazers and evening coats and a lush white lace shirt and tie embellished the collection and helped link it with the women’s soft romantic flair.
 

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Ellen DeGeneres Talks Plans for Men’s Wear and Furniture for ED Collection

Ellen DeGeneres was very much having a when-worlds-collide moment Thursday night at Bergdorf Goodman as fans bought copies of her new book “Home” and fashion types pieced through her ED collection.
During the course of the night, which included a private dinner, Kim Kardashian, Kanye West, Justin Timberlake and Pharrell Williams were among the other Ellen admirers who filed through the 57th Street store. Appropriately, Friday Pink debuted a new theme song on DeGeneres’ talk show — “Today’s the Day.”
“It’s like a brand new year that I’m kicking into because I’ve been a comedian, I’ve been an actress. I’m a talk show host — that’s easy for me. I can do that in my sleep. This is a whole new challenge. It’s exciting and I’m learning a lot.” DeGeneres said. “As far as managing my time, I love clothing, and I love design, and I love houses. And I love fashion. So it’s not really an effort, it’s more fun.”
Standing beside her wife Portia de Rossi, DeGeneres said getting into fashion was even more of an undertaking than expected. “For sure, because it’s also going to be much bigger than I ever imagined. We just did this deal with Camuto [Group]

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Ellen DeGeneres Talks Plans for Men’s Wear and Furniture for ED Collection

Ellen DeGeneres was very much having a when-worlds-collide moment Thursday night at Bergdorf Goodman as fans bought copies of her new book “Home” and fashion types pieced through her ED collection.
During the course of the night, which included a private dinner, Kim Kardashian, Kanye West, Justin Timberlake and Pharrell Williams were among the other Ellen admirers who filed through the 57th Street store. Appropriately, Friday Pink debuted a new theme song on DeGeneres’ talk show — “Today’s the Day.”
“It’s like a brand new year that I’m kicking into because I’ve been a comedian, I’ve been an actress. I’m a talk show host — that’s easy for me. I can do that in my sleep. This is a whole new challenge. It’s exciting and I’m learning a lot.” DeGeneres said. “As far as managing my time, I love clothing, and I love design, and I love houses. And I love fashion. So it’s not really an effort, it’s more fun.”
Standing beside her wife Portia de Rossi, DeGeneres said getting into fashion was even more of an undertaking than expected. “For sure, because it’s also going to be much bigger than I ever imagined. We just did this deal with Camuto [Group]

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Julien Macdonald to Launch Men’s Line During London Fashion Week

MACDONALD’S MENSWEAR LINE: London designer Julien Macdonald — known for his high-octane women’s wear — is making his first foray into men’s wear. When the designer shows his spring women’s collection during London Fashion Week later this month, he will include a handful of men’s looks on the runway, too.
Macdonald said while he had “always been interested” in designing a men’s wear collection, “I’ve never really found the right time to do it.” However, he said he’d been hit with inspiration when designing his current women’s collection.
The men’s looks revolve around knitwear – a Macdonald signature – and prints. Designs include layered, weblike knit sweaters and pants, and printed T-shirts. Among his inspirations were a recent trip to Bali, and the region’s architecture and traveling culture, and the designer has worked with fabrics such as techno gabardine, Neoprene, cotton and silk knits and what Macdonald called “exciting print techniques.”
Macdonald is resolute about who he wants the collection to appeal to. “It isn’t [a] gentleman,” he said. “I’ve taken inspiration from my own clothes and things I’ve seen guys in London wearing, especially in the East End, the Shoreditch area of London where the most fashionable kids hang out. It’s almost like a unisex of

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Back-to-School Style: Fall’s Best Men’s Accessories

Backpacks, sneakers and caps are “school supplies” that make back-to-the-classroom shopping fun. This fall season offers an array of appealing men’s accessories available in everything from bright colors to bold prints and textures.

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Back-to-School 2015 Style: The Best Men’s Jeans

Jeans are a timeless men’s staple and for back-to-school the key fit in denim is the slim cut. Details such as whiskering, ripped and repaired and dark indigo tones are some of the coolest treatments.

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Loris Diran Men’s RTW Spring 2016

Juxtaposition was the concept behind Loris Diran’s spring collection, which mixed tailored and athletic-feeling pieces. Working within a tight set of colors — blue, gray, beige and brown — Diran presented strong knits, classic blazers and double-breasted jackets with either slim, cropped pants or in drop-crotch, jodhpur styles. Contrasting swirl panels placed on outerwear added a subtle dimension to the offering.
When Diran wasn’t playing with opposing ideas, he was thinking about texture and worked with fabrics ranging from Neoprene to a perma-creased gabardine.
Although the designer showed a sophisticated level of restraint, some pieces, specifically the slim, drop-crotch pants, felt out of place.

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Theory Men’s RTW Spring 2016

Knowing oneself is a virtue and Theory’s key to success is having a bead on the uniform dressing for the on-the-go metropolitan guy.
 
This season, vice president of men’s design Ben Stubbington added an array of minimalist yet sophisticated pieces to the Theory man’s wardrobe, including an ultralight, garment-dyed cotton poplin khaki blazer over a matching shirt and narrow slate gray chinos and an unlined trucker jacket in lightweight suede paired with tailored shorts.
 
Half of the models in the presentation were women in men’s clothes, which Stubbington said was because the looks flattered the women as much as the men.
 
While the aesthetic is clean and spare, there is something compelling and precise — which is what makes the Theory girl raid her boyfriend’s closet.

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Billy Reid Men’s RTW Spring 2016

Billy Reid offered up a soft color palette of different shades of neutrals in an array of textured and luxe fabrics for spring. He even dabbled in solid black, ordinarily a no-no for someone with such a Southern sensibility, but the fit and flow of the ebony trench just felt right, Reid said, and made the cut.
 
Although his mastery of textile design was evident in the jacquard sweaters, polyester trenches that looked like silk, and basket-weave shorts, nothing was over-the-top.
 
“I didn’t want things to feel fussy or overcooked,” he said. In fact, any fabrics that Reid deemed too heavy for the season, he had made into pillows that covered the benches at his show and served as parting gifts for attendees.
 
“Sometimes the heavy fabrics are too hard to wear,” the designer said.
 
Reid’s tailored clothing showed a subtle Fifties influence with fuller silhouettes in jackets and high-waist pants, indicating that the tight, slim cuts of the past few seasons are yesterday’s news.
 
The collection overall was spot on and a strong indicator of Reid’s ability to always stay one step ahead of his customer.

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Alexandre Plokhov Men’s RTW Spring 2016

Medieval warrior monks might not be everybody’s inspiration, but in Alexandre Plokhov’s universe, they fit right in.
 
“My collection is based on a book I read, ‘The Mongoliad’ by Neal Stephenson. It’s about warrior monks and how each clan is separated by color,” the designer said.
 
That was how Plokhov also structured his show, with groups of black, yellow, red and white. Flowy sheer ponchos, drop-crotch pants and face-painting aside — which admittedly are a lot of styling tricks to overlook — the collection was full of strong directional pieces such as a sleek trench with zipper detailing, and an unconstructed tonal seersucker blazer and a utility-inspired jumpsuit.
 
There was interesting patchwork craftsmanship adorning shirts and pants, showing Plokhov’s ability to show texture within a tonal palette.
 
“I took incompatible material from seasons past for bombers, shorts and sweatshirts,” he said.
 
The return of Plokhov and his unique aesthetic to the runway added a new dimension to NYFW: Men’s.

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Perry Ellis Men’s RTW Spring 2016

The lineup notes may have said “Very Perry,” but Michael Maccari’s collection was anything but.
 
While he definitely drew from vintage Perry Ellis designs for the knit offerings, Maccari made his own mark by adding an array of relaxed sportswear pieces and athletic references.
 
“I was inspired by guys coming to and from the gym,” he said, pointing to the open shirts, compression tights under baggy shorts and cropped bombers.
 
Playful prints in sweaters and jackets ranged from explosive weaves to painterly graphics, while the suit silhouette was very structured. The shoulder became more powerful, pants were fuller and the jackets were elongated. “I’m tired of seeing short jackets,” Maccari said.
 
An array of slouchy iridescent anoraks were a highlight of the show and displayed Maccari’s ability to blend the old and the new.

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DeTROIT Men’s RTW Spring 2016

Casual and soft was the main focus of deTROIT’s spring lineup. The collection featured an array of softly constructed jackets, lightweight and sheer shirts with flowy and voluminous trousers and an elongated navy trench.

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Polo Ralph Lauren Men’s RTW Spring 2016

A pared down, updated sensibility was the new message at Ralph Lauren’s expansive spring Polo presentation.
While the designer’s signature preppy aesthetic continued to run through the line, the silhouettes were cleaner and less predictable.
 
That message was most clear in the Polo suit offering, where the designer let go of all the embellishments of the past with solid knit ties and tonal or striped shirts serving as complements to the trimmer jackets and narrower pants. A double-breasted peak lapel midnight blue tuxedo was a bit of a surprise for the mostly casual collection, but served to elevate the brand into new territory.
 
Other highlights included a three-piece denim suit and a paper-thin black trench coat over a black crewneck sweater and slate gray dress trousers, with a modicum of a high waist.
 
The Polo Sport offering married high-performance detailing with street styling, such as Belgian camouflage cargo pants and two-in-one shorts with built-in leggings.
 
Ralph Lauren’s involvement in NYFW: Men’s was essential to the week, and his collection displayed how the powerhouse American brand continues to reinvent itself.

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Parke & Ronen Men’s RTW Spring 2016

It was a celebration of the Seventies at Parke & Ronen. Inspired by Pan American Eastern airlines, designers Parke Lutter and Ronen Jehezkel took their cue from patterns found in flight lounges for their swimsuit and casual sportswear collection.
 
Paisley, psychedelic stripes and color blocking were some of the patterns highlighted in trunks, shirts and even flowy lounge pants.
 
Known for their fitted swim trunks, a new relaxed fit was introduced this season, which also doubled as a cover up for the bikinis worn underneath.
 
With their bevy of barely dressed models and hippie music, Parke & Ronen brought a ray of sunshine to the NYFW: Men’s runway.

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Orley Men’s RTW Spring 2016

After channeling their grandfather as inspiration last season, Alex, Matthew and Samantha Orley jumped forward to their parents and the 1970s as inspiration for spring.
 
“The collection was inspired by our mom and dad and the time they met,” said Alex. “We’re exploring the concept of what made them different.”
 
Their mother’s influence was apparent in an array of hand-crocheted sweaters that took 100 hours to produce while their father’s heritage came through in a retro ivory plaid double-breasted short suit and a navy trenchcoat. A cropped pink polo shirt and an array of sleeveless knit tops in extra-fine merino wool showcased the gender-bending influence seen in the line. “It’s the duality of our parents,” said Matthew.
 
By the strength of this collection, it’s obvious that the Orley family is a chic bunch.

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Ricardo Seco Men’s RTW Spring 2016

“It isn’t summer without color,” said Ricardo Seco, a New York City-based designer who’s determined to bring the vibrancy of his home country, Mexico, to urban life. His spring collection titled “Luck,” did just that.
 
Seco used the Mexican card game “La Loteria” as the starting point for the offering, which was created around four cards from the game: the heart, the mermaid, the Scorpio and the palm leaf. These symbols showed up on matching bomber jackets and board shorts, blazers and graphic T-shirts. The hard edge of a leather moto vest was softened with a palm print embroidered on the back.
 
Seco, who has shown eight collections in New York City, said he wanted to create a collection that appealed to musical festivalgoers attempting to stand out in the crowd — and he achieved exactly that.

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J. Lindeberg Men’s RTW Spring 2016

There’s nothing new about a Seventies cowboy, but the J. Lindeberg version hit every mark. From the fringed suede jacket and skinny pants to the Western shirts and hats, Jessy Heuvelink has obviously done his thrift store homework.
 
The rocker character that easily coexists with Lone Ranger was present in the skinny suits and fitted evening blazers.
 
Subtle androgyny came in the form of silk shirts paired with jewel-tone neck scarves.
 
J. Lindeberg might not be setting the trend, but it is a good option for the trendy customer.

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Hickey Freeman Men’s RTW Spring 2016

Hickey Freeman has nine lives, and this iteration is clearly one of its best.
 
Under the direction of chief creative officer Arnold Brant Silverstone, the line offered an array of updated men’s wear classics. Silverstone — who showed the collection on a balcony at the Penthouse at The Standard, East Village with views of New York as the backdrop — segmented the collection into three vignettes.
 
Hamptons was “all about sand and sky” with a palette of beige, brown and baby blue in clothing options that included “tactile” fabrics such as silk and cashmere sport coats and a waterproof suede trench, he said.
 
The Battery Park grouping presented “a redo of the suit,” Silverstone added, with softer construction and waist suppression in shades of gray in luxury fabrics. “I love a double-breasted peak lapel,” he said.
 
The final group, Manhattan Nights, focused on eveningwear with models that included a denim jacquard tuxedo and a three-piece tux in midnight blue.
 
The trifecta was a bet in the right direction for the venerable brand.

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Capsule Men’s RTW Spring 2016

Capsule nabbed a slot at New York Fashion Week: Men’s and showcased seven emerging designers who will also appear at the trade show next week.
 
London-based brand CMMN explored the concept of real versus fake for its spring collection and this was realized with silhouettes that were purposely off. Cropped jackets with longer sleeves were styled with wide-leg trousers and shorter, slim pants. On the fabric side, technical nylons and latex were paired with organic denim and French terry. It was a nice play on proportion and fabric that made for a strong offering.
 
Maiden Noir’s lineup was based on atmospheric, landscape photographs taken by Amanda Ringstad. On-trend staples — anoraks, bomber jackets, jogging pants and matching denim coordinates — came in either washed-out fabrics or strong jolts of cobalt and copper. It was a fresh interpretation of commercial pieces.
 
There was a nautical tone in Baartmans and Siegel’s collection. Coming in various shades of blue, white and gray, the assortment featured a utilitarian jacket covered in an enlarged digital print and sailing shorts worn over chambray styles. The designers updated luxury sportswear nicely with print and texture.
 
Matthew Miller’s spring line consisted of the idea of taking a classic piece and juxtaposing it

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Zachary Prell Men’s RTW Spring 2016

Zachary Prell presented a lineup full of casual and versatile luxe staple pieces fit for a weekend getaway for the busy city guy. The collection featured seersucker sports shirts; mixed media outerwear in nylon and mesh combinations, and knit shorts.

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John Varvatos Men’s RTW Spring 2016

It was a raucous homecoming for John Varvatos who, after seven years showing in Milan, returned to New York to bring the curtain down on NYFW: Men’s.
 
The designer hung hundreds of umbrellas from the ceiling and wrapped the walls and runway with stripes — a clear indicator of what was to come.
 
His spring collection centered around stripes, stripes and more stripes that he used in everything from skinny suits and duster coats to high-button boots. The stripes were offered in a variety of colors, ranging from summer whites and olives to eggplant.
 
“Everything is in such a solid mode today,” Varvatos said. “It’s been that way for too long. I’m trying to be adventurous and playful, everything doesn’t have to be so serious.”
 
While playful, the collection stayed true to the core of the Varvatos brand with its visible rock ‘n’ roll sensibility. This season, the designer was influenced by the British dandies who emigrated to the U.S. in the Seventies, such as Keith Richards, Jimmy Page and the members of Fleetwood Mac. They settled in Southern California and embraced the bohemian lifestyle, resulting in an “easing up” of their dandy roots to become more relaxed.
 
This translated into soft lambskin jackets with silk-linen

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Craft Atlantic Men’s RTW Spring 2016

Luis Fernandez, the creative director of Craft Atlantic, looked to both the future and the past for his spring collection. Fernandez referenced Sixties modernism and Oscar Niemeyer’s Brazilian architecture to create a focused assortment of clean travel-ready pieces with technical details that could work for a business meeting, too.
 
Models posed with newspapers and carry-on luggage while wearing indigo linen jackets made from coated nylon, Sixties-inspired polo knits, cargo shorts with waterproof pockets and jogging pants. The line, which came in various shades of blue, also featured a graphic, custom-designed geometric print.
 
If dressing the man of today is Fernandez’s goal, he accomplished that with this commercial collection.

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Siki Im Men’s RTW Spring 2016

Siki Im’s spring collection paid homage to his coming-of-age story, which included soaking up skate and street culture, listening to Sonic Youth and dreaming of moving to New York City.
 
Titled “Youth Museum,” the collection had the frenetic energy of a wayward teen. Oversize cotton ponchos were draped over graphic sweatshirts and cinched at the waist with rope, which was adorned with found objects of Im’s past such as motherboards, CDs and locks. Jeans from Im’s younger line Den Im haphazardly hung from looks.
 
Im also used more color and print. He presented a hot pink sweatshirt with an asymmetric zipper opening along with loose allover printed separates that were reminiscent of pajamas.
 
Although the collection put a spotlight on Im’s past, it showed the designer’s move away from his signature street goth sensibility. “I still personally love black, but I’m trying to push my boundaries,” Im said. It was a welcome progression and a bright spot on the New York schedule.

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Edmund Ooi Men’s RTW Spring 2016

For his spring collection, Edmund Ooi was inspired by images of photographer Edgar Martins of the European Space Agency. “It’s all about space suits and finding a creative way to translate it to sportswear,” Ooi said backstage.
 
Knit tank tops with stretch detail created one-of-a-kind colorations, tailored jackets with reflective materials, and trousers and outerwear with elastic banded drawstrings added a sporty motif to the offering.

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Lucio Castro Men’s RTW Spring 2016

Lucio Castro took us through the lens of Nollywood, the Nigerian Hollywood film scene, for his spring 2016 collection.
 
The lineup featured a combination of intricate prints and knit jacquards on shirts, polos and even on side panels of trousers.
 
Combinations of mesh track pants and voluminous trousers played into the signature African aesthetic.

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Steven Alan Men’s RTW Spring 2016

In a time when normcore is the new normal, Steven Alan is incorporating more conceptual ideas into his basics-driven collection.
 
The concept for spring came from space, an idea that was evident in the all-white layered look with a banded collar shirt in cotton linen poplin that was reminiscent of astronaut wear, as well as a button-down shirt with a celestial star pattern.
 
Apart from these out-of-this-world elements, the rest of the collection was solid and centered around a clean assortment of blazers, T-shirts, polos and Alan’s trademark fitted shirts. “It’s like your dad’s shirt, but in smaller proportions,” Alan said.
 
Another surprise came from the use of Japanese fabrics, a big trend this season, which he used in ultrathin chambray shirts and light-wash jeans.
 
Based on the number of collaborations Alan engages in every season — Vans and Common Project sneakers for fall, for example — it appears as if others in the fashion industry also believe in his down-to-earth aesthetic.

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Conversations With Moshe, Founder of the Men’s Boutique Ari

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What does the ultimate shopping experience look and feel like? Maybe, being greeted by someone who can simply look at you and select pieces that fit you perfectly? Maybe, being offered a taste of an exclusive whiskey while you await pieces that are being pulled for you? Maybe, a full set of swatch books being laid out in front of you so that you can select materials and textures for your next shirt, jacket or even pair of shoes.

Well this is what you will experience when you walk in to Ari Soho, something custom and thoughtful.

Sitting with the founder of Ari, Moshe, I was able to get an exclusive look into a menswear shopping experience, something I think many women’s brands should take note of.

RM: What inspired you to start the brand?

Moshe: I was born in Israel, my mother was a custom tailor by trade. Growing up in a family where we didn’t have much money, everything I wore as a kid was custom made. This is where I got my love for clothes.

Then when I came to America at the age of 22 I started working at a couple of shops and at age 26 I opened my first shop. I use to carry all the major brands, Dolce & Gabbana, Roberto Cavalli but I realized I wanted to provide a different type of product for my customers. So I began to travel to Europe where I could research product and began working with small companies, no names, where it was solely about the product.

RM: How did the process change for you? What was the first thing you ever produced?

Moshe: The benefit of working with small companies is that you have an in to the process from start to finish. Most of the time things could be modified for my needs and my customer’s needs.

The first thing I ever produced was leather pants, 5 pocket leather jeans.

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RM: How would you describe the feel of Ari?

Moshe: I call it classic with a twist. There is some aggression to the look. You’re not looking like everybody. We focus on the silhouette and the way it fits a man who takes care of himself.

RM: What sets you apart from other brands?

Moshe: We try to offer a different experience when shopping. The staff is very knowledgeable. Men like simplicity and they like a good experience. They want to know that when they walk in a store you know their size and understand their fit. We also produce pieces that work well for our customer. We are known for a shop that has many buyable items. We have a lot of returning customers.

RM: When did you move your store to SoHo and what did that mean for the expansion of your brand?

Moshe: In 2001 we moved to SoHo. At that point we were only doing researched product. Name brands weren’t our focus anymore. We wanted to focus on giving someone the best for their money.

With the move we started to go into production. We started customizing for the shop with shirts and jackets. 5 years ago we started to do everything from A to Z. This included shoes, jeans, bags etc. We use the best materials, we stick to luxury because our customer deserves it. Everything we make is made in Italy. We produce in the same factories that produce for Hermes and other large brands. We are going to have 2 locations. We are now in the expansion stage. Its time for us grow.

RM: So you’ve been in business for 15 years, what has been the biggest lesson that you’ve learned in that time?

Moshe: Number 1, you’ve got to keep moving. If you’re not progressing you’re not growing. Number 2, don’t delay, don’t push it off. The reason you push it off is only because you really don’t want to do it.

All images courtesy of Ari

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Loris Diran Men’s RTW Spring 2016

Juxtaposition was the concept behind Loris Diran’s spring collection, which mixed tailored and athletic-feeling pieces. Working within a tight set of colors — blue, gray, beige and brown — Diran presented strong knits, classic blazers and double-breasted jackets with either slim, cropped pants or in drop-crotch, jodhpur styles. Contrasting swirl panels placed on outerwear added a subtle dimension to the offering.
When Diran wasn’t playing with opposing ideas, he was thinking about texture and worked with fabrics ranging from Neoprene to a perma-creased gabardine.
Although the designer showed a sophisticated level of restraint, some pieces, specifically the slim, drop-crotch pants, felt out of place.

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Steven Alan Men’s RTW Spring 2016

In a time when normcore is the new normal, Steven Alan is incorporating more conceptual ideas into his basics-driven collection.
 
The concept for spring came from space, an idea that was evident in the all-white layered look with a banded collar shirt in cotton linen poplin that was reminiscent of astronaut wear, as well as a button-down shirt with a celestial star pattern.
 
Apart from these out-of-this-world elements, the rest of the collection was solid and centered around a clean assortment of blazers, T-shirts, polos and Alan’s trademark fitted shirts. “It’s like your dad’s shirt, but in smaller proportions,” Alan said.
 
Another surprise came from the use of Japanese fabrics, a big trend this season, which he used in ultrathin chambray shirts and light-wash jeans.
 
Based on the number of collaborations Alan engages in every season — Vans and Common Project sneakers for fall, for example — it appears as if others in the fashion industry also believe in his down-to-earth aesthetic.

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Theory Men’s RTW Spring 2016

Knowing oneself is a virtue and Theory’s key to success is having a bead on the uniform dressing for the on-the-go metropolitan guy.
 
This season, vice president of men’s design Ben Stubbington added an array of minimalist yet sophisticated pieces to the Theory man’s wardrobe, including an ultralight, garment-dyed cotton poplin khaki blazer over a matching shirt and narrow slate gray chinos and an unlined trucker jacket in lightweight suede paired with tailored shorts.
 
Half of the models in the presentation were women in men’s clothes, which Stubbington said was because the looks flattered the women as much as the men.
 
While the aesthetic is clean and spare, there is something compelling and precise — which is what makes the Theory girl raid her boyfriend’s closet.

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Billy Reid Men’s RTW Spring 2016

Billy Reid offered up a soft color palette of different shades of neutrals in an array of textured and luxe fabrics for spring. He even dabbled in solid black, ordinarily a no-no for someone with such a Southern sensibility, but the fit and flow of the ebony trench just felt right, Reid said, and made the cut.
 
Although his mastery of textile design was evident in the jacquard sweaters, polyester trenches that looked like silk, and basket-weave shorts, nothing was over-the-top.
 
“I didn’t want things to feel fussy or overcooked,” he said. In fact, any fabrics that Reid deemed too heavy for the season, he had made into pillows that covered the benches at his show and served as parting gifts for attendees.
 
“Sometimes the heavy fabrics are too hard to wear,” the designer said.
 
Reid’s tailored clothing showed a subtle Fifties influence with fuller silhouettes in jackets and high-waist pants, indicating that the tight, slim cuts of the past few seasons are yesterday’s news.
 
The collection overall was spot on and a strong indicator of Reid’s ability to always stay one step ahead of his customer.

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Alexandre Plokhov Men’s RTW Spring 2016

Medieval warrior monks might not be everybody’s inspiration, but in Alexandre Plokhov’s universe, they fit right in.
 
“My collection is based on a book I read, ‘The Mongoliad’ by Neal Stephenson. It’s about warrior monks and how each clan is separated by color,” the designer said.
 
That was how Plokhov also structured his show, with groups of black, yellow, red and white. Flowy sheer ponchos, drop-crotch pants and face-painting aside — which admittedly are a lot of styling tricks to overlook — the collection was full of strong directional pieces such as a sleek trench with zipper detailing, and an unconstructed tonal seersucker blazer and a utility-inspired jumpsuit.
 
There was interesting patchwork craftsmanship adorning shirts and pants, showing Plokhov’s ability to show texture within a tonal palette.
 
“I took incompatible material from seasons past for bombers, shorts and sweatshirts,” he said.
 
The return of Plokhov and his unique aesthetic to the runway added a new dimension to NYFW: Men’s.

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Perry Ellis Men’s RTW Spring 2016

The lineup notes may have said “Very Perry,” but Michael Maccari’s collection was anything but.
 
While he definitely drew from vintage Perry Ellis designs for the knit offerings, Maccari made his own mark by adding an array of relaxed sportswear pieces and athletic references.
 
“I was inspired by guys coming to and from the gym,” he said, pointing to the open shirts, compression tights under baggy shorts and cropped bombers.
 
Playful prints in sweaters and jackets ranged from explosive weaves to painterly graphics, while the suit silhouette was very structured. The shoulder became more powerful, pants were fuller and the jackets were elongated. “I’m tired of seeing short jackets,” Maccari said.
 
An array of slouchy iridescent anoraks were a highlight of the show and displayed Maccari’s ability to blend the old and the new.

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DeTROIT Men’s RTW Spring 2016

Casual and soft was the main focus of deTROIT’s spring lineup. The collection featured an array of softly constructed jackets, lightweight and sheer shirts with flowy and voluminous trousers and an elongated navy trench.

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Polo Ralph Lauren Men’s RTW Spring 2016

A pared down, updated sensibility was the new message at Ralph Lauren’s expansive spring Polo presentation.
While the designer’s signature preppy aesthetic continued to run through the line, the silhouettes were cleaner and less predictable.
 
That message was most clear in the Polo suit offering, where the designer let go of all the embellishments of the past with solid knit ties and tonal or striped shirts serving as complements to the trimmer jackets and narrower pants. A double-breasted peak lapel midnight blue tuxedo was a bit of a surprise for the mostly casual collection, but served to elevate the brand into new territory.
 
Other highlights included a three-piece denim suit and a paper-thin black trench coat over a black crewneck sweater and slate gray dress trousers, with a modicum of a high waist.
 
The Polo Sport offering married high-performance detailing with street styling, such as Belgian camouflage cargo pants and two-in-one shorts with built-in leggings.
 
Ralph Lauren’s involvement in NYFW: Men’s was essential to the week, and his collection displayed how the powerhouse American brand continues to reinvent itself.

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Parke & Ronen Men’s RTW Spring 2016

It was a celebration of the Seventies at Parke & Ronen. Inspired by Pan American Eastern airlines, designers Parke Lutter and Ronen Jehezkel took their cue from patterns found in flight lounges for their swimsuit and casual sportswear collection.
 
Paisley, psychedelic stripes and color blocking were some of the patterns highlighted in trunks, shirts and even flowy lounge pants.
 
Known for their fitted swim trunks, a new relaxed fit was introduced this season, which also doubled as a cover up for the bikinis worn underneath.
 
With their bevy of barely dressed models and hippie music, Parke & Ronen brought a ray of sunshine to the NYFW: Men’s runway.

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Hot Guys In Hats: Our Favorite Street Style Looks From New York Fashion Week: Men’s

New York Fashion Week: Men's returned to the City this past week after more than a decade off. While, of course, we were excited to see what came from the nearly 60 shows and presentations…


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