It’s hard to believe that New York Fashion Week Men’s 2018 is one for the history books. While I’m in the mist of it and running around New York, I always think I have so much time but somehow it seems to go so fast.
I look forward to going to New York Fashion Week Men’s. It’s a time to check out the upcoming trends as well as connect with old friends that I rarely see in person. Since I missed the Spring/Summer shows last July, I really wanted to return to New York for the shows.
With the loss of Skylight Clarkson, the main location since the move from Lincoln Center, there was a lot of movement around town. As reported by WWD back in July, there had been rumors that the location was not going to be the central hub as it had been since 2015. And we saw a decentralization of the shows meaning we had to hotfoot it over town.
On Day 1 we were off to the races. For the uninitiated, to attend the shows you have an invitation to see the collections, which are either shown as a presentation (models stand around and the attendees walk around checking out the collection) or the traditional runway style that most people are familiar with. And while I don’t always get invited to every show, there are still many that I do see.
First up was New York Men’s Day. Here 12 designers showed their collections in two sessions featuring 6 designers at each session. First up were David Hart, Project Life Creation, Wood House Army, Head of State, Bristol and Diplomacy. In the second session there were Descendant of Thieves, Krammer & Stoudt, Private Policy, Maiden Noir, Life in Perfect Disorder and TAAKK. Diplomacy, Project Life Creation and TAAKK, all showed for the first time. LAB SERIES was the official grooming sponsor for New York Men’s Day introducing their new grooming oil as well as giving attendees some grooming touch ups throughout the day,
New York Men’s Day
From there, we headed to Suit Supply. After taking a break from presenting over the last couple of seasons, the company re-emerged from showing off their collection at Cadillac House, moving from their Soho location to accommodate a larger audience. I’m a fan of Suit Supply so I was loving their idea of 7 day suiting.
One of the best parts of New York Fashion Week Men’s is the variety of the collections that are shown After the tailored classic looks of Suit Supply, it was off to the Chelsea Piers were we took on the more avant garde and performance show of Sanchez Kane and then the more street style aesthetic of Chemist Creations. We ended the day at the ASOS presentation. This was ASOS’s first stateside presentation during New York Fashion Week Men’s and a great way to finish up a full day. By my count I hit 16 shows and it was only Day 1!
To get a more in depth coverage of New York Fashion Week, head over to Men’s Life DC to see more images of the shows.
Checked Blazer – Suit Supply | Blue turtleneck – Michael Kors | Cream slacks – Ralph Lauren | 3 in one scarf – Armani | Blue hat – Goorin Bros | Blue shoes – Jil Sander