New York Fashion Week: Men’s Spring/Summer 2016
Look out fellow fashionistos, here comes the most anticipated event of the fashion month: the very first New York Fashion Week: Men’s. With merely days left on the countdown, we compiled a list of the shows and presentation that we are most excited about this season. It’s okay if you can’t join us, though, all you have to do is sit back, relax, and stay tuned for exclusive coverage just for you.
Tuesday, July 14, 2015
OVADIA & SONS AW15. Image: Essential Homme.
Ovadia & Sons
Hailing from Brooklyn, the Ovadia brothers of Ovadia & Sons follow in the footsteps of their father’s garment business to present a one-of-a-kind, preppy menswear.
A hallmark of sleek menswear infused with rebellious street style, the distinctively New York City label Public School never fails to offer rule-breaking designs.
Concept Korea is an exclusive New York Fashion Week show founded in 2010, tailored to introduce Korean aesthetic culture to a wider venue through distinct designers every season—this time the show includes: Kang Dong-jun of DBYD and Jang Hyung-chul of Ordinary People.
With previous influences to and from Polo Ralph Lauren, Gap, and J. Crew, Todd Snyder’s designs are distinctly gentlemanish with a pinch of urban.
Rochambeau is a brainchild of longtime friends and business partners Laurence Chandler and Josh Cooper whose favorite muses feature glamorous scoundrels of the city.
N. Hoolywood AW15. Image: Essential Homme.
Its brand ethos comprising “North,” “Hollywood,” and “hooligan,” the Japanese fashion house N. Hoolywood epitomizes funky high-end menswear—edgy with a dab of retro spirit.
A must-have in any man’s closet is Thom Browne’s signature fitted, shrunken suits: a uniform of the modern dandy.
Calvin Klein Collection
Since 1968, Calvin Klein has been a no-brainer staple of sharp and chic designs.
Founded by Californians William Anzevino and August Getty, Anzevino Getty focuses on highlighting the distinctly West Coast luxe vibe.
Duckie Brown AW15. Image: Essential Homme.
Hand-tailoring, distinctive fabrics, and vibrant colors reign Duckie Brown’s collections with a mission of “dressing men beautifully.”
Rag & Bone
Started off to offer quality jeans, Rag & Bone has since become a uniform of luxury street-style.
Wednesday, July 15, 2015
Perry Ellis AW15. Image: Essential Homme.
Perry Ellis’s designs are centered on the sportswear ethos of its birth with an appreciation for innovative and unconventional details.
John Elliott & Co
With painstaking focus on manufacturing, John Elliott & Co is all about the highest-quality essentials.
Its brand philosophy treading both the luxurious and the broken-down, Michael Bastian came into men’s fashion to offer a new American voice.
Richard Chai AW15. Image: Essential Homme.
Richard Chai’s bold and experimental vision marks him as one of the “new Asian” influences on modern design.
Last year’s winner of the CFDA Swarovski Award for Menswear, Tim Coppens influences both street culture and high fashion.
There is a reason for Michael Kors’s explosive success both on screen and runway—he defines luxurious classics.
For decades, globally recognized label Tommy Hilfiger has brought the “classic American cool” to the runway.
Billy Reid AW15. Image: Essential Homme.
Awarded as the best new designer in America by multiple platforms, Billy Reid is now a hallmark of broken-down and colloquial designs.
A water-inspired global lifestyle brand, Nautica focuses on introducing high-performance classics with authentic style.
Thursday, July 16, 2015
Orley AW15. Image: Essential Homme.
Family-run brand Orley specializes in quality knitwear with its signature refined yet youthful essence.
Parke & Ronen
Sun-ready, Parke & Ronen’s swimwear collections are simple and refined yet with sensuality galore.
A NYC-based German designer Robert Geller is not afraid to play with the conventions, presenting experimental proportions and details while staying true to German practicality and focus on quality.
More a spiritual guide than a technician, Siki Im seeks to create clothing that is distinctly natural and human—soft, disproportionate, and serendipitous.
John Varvatos redefines hot and dangerous, instilling a sense of ruggedness to even the sharpest designs.
Polo Ralph Lauren
Polo Ralph Lauren embodies the ultimate American classic with refinement and elegance motoring its pieces.
J. Lindeberg AW15. Image: Essential Homme.
With its distinct sense of cool, J. Lindeberg creates classic pieces perfect for winding cobblestone streets.
A dedicated cinephile, Lucio Castro draws his creativity from films, establishing character from clothing that is unique in its texture, fabrics, and proportions.