Just in case you were on a downer looking for menswear show from Mercedes Benz New York Fashion Spring/Summer 2015 not to fret I got you cover. Here another jolt to you fashion taste buds of more of my favorite shows. Do you agree with my take from each stunning collection?
Baja East designers Scott Studenberg and John Targon made the ultimate fashion protein shake with their first runway show! The ingredients; half nomadic culture, with a quarter of lounge wear and a bit of seaside breeziness then top it off with lush draped fabrics then shake and voilà you have a smooth street likability collection for spring. The fabric alone are pure fashion, rich and the simpleness of the garments make the androgyny aura as quite as the color scheme.
Carlos Campos clearly understands that construction is every thing in fashion. Overall each piece of this collection is classic staples of spring/summer menswear however, just by the stitching, cut and construction these staples have been renovated for today. I love the play with lengths, shapes, color-blocking and lines all working well with one another giving the collection a precise clean but contemporary look and finish.
General Idea’s Bumsuk Choi was inspired by the brutalism of architecture, its strength, functionality, and expression of materiality. That being stated, I was mixed about this collection I thought the hue and textile choices were bland and a somewhat dull however, I was impressed by the the construction of the jackets and cut-outs. I appreciate the craftsmanship in this collection but with all the cool appendages the pants fell flat. This collection came off too much trying to appeal to the street fashion culture of now foregoing the genuine coolness of the brand I’ve grown to enjoy.
Grungy Gentleman is anything but grungy. This well tailored refined collection is simply the thinispiration I need for next season when I try to fight the urge to live in my workout clothing & cut-offs. It’s magnificent to see how the collegiate/street aesthetic is playing such a major part in American fashion. It’s even more pleasing when designers take the rough aesthetics and clean it up. The suit and blazers are stylish and dapper without alienate the more tough crowd of men that can’t seem to find themselves in today flamboyant style era. This wine color is something expected of fall so it interesting to see this presented for spring/summer. Overall, I like when men can find a structured collection that still appeals to their relaxed taste It’s evident how the birth of the brand started as a blog as it helps the brand to connect to everyday fashion of now. Poignant collection, well done.
J. Lindeberg is completely and utterly sixties Rock & Roll, some will even say a bit Saint Laurent. Allbeit, this collection is superb in fit, boss in appeal and very on trend. Even though hipsters and fans of this style of dress already don them, the Chelsea boot is here to stay a mush have fall that will lead right into next spring. This collection is versatile and fashionable. If you aren’t inspired by this collection I question your taste and suggest you to burn everything you own. The cuts alone are phenomenal then the animal prints are sexy with turtleneck leaving you wondering how literally did they take the London music scene of the 60’s when conceiving this collection. Otherwise dapper collection.
Libertine showed a kitschy youthful club kids of Los Angeles collection. What I’ve come to expects of the brand is a fun hodgepodge of creativity. Not that many short shorts as usually but enough standout pieces to shine bright during the sunny days spring/summer.
Orley Men designers Alex, Matthew and Samantha Orley is another group of designer that turned to the 60’s for inspiration. Still on trend with sportswear this has a vintage tennis Hampton vibe that it centered around the brand well known love of luxury knits. The collection is easy, cozy and very preppy.
Ovadia & Sons spring/summer summer collection is wonderful, strong, boss and pure chicness. Every guy should want to be these guys donning these awesome clothing. As I’ve stated before the young fashion buyers of today are all about their sportswear and Ovadia & Sons totally gets that. A brilliantly execution of business casual and athleticism. These are the clothing you want to bee seen in and pack for vacation.
Patrik Ervell has been a show I patiently wait to see every season, thought it rarely makes my list of best shows he always have something to offer. The San Francisco born designer deliver an outerwear driven crisp plethora of spring/summer attire from translucent Anoraks to shinny iridescent suits. This what you call a modern man collection, no theme, no eccentricity and all inclusive of the simple eye of the male aesthetics. With great consideration given to the textile choices and finishing.
Pyer Moss’s Kerby Jean-Raymond has just taken 90’s urban-wear to a-whole-nother level!. The intricate layer effect, futuristic 90’s detailing and structural spin on a normally hood look. A very active collection that is so hip hop but industrial chic at the same time. I see kids all over Instagram copping these pieces and soon every rapper donning this as their take on fashion meets trap music. The jackets and top are glorious! A hard tough fly collection.