What The Editors Wore to New York Men’s Fashion Week
New York Mens Fashion Week brought a host of celebrity sports stars and fall/winter trends to give everyone something to smile about. Here are a few highlights from the shows that prove New York designers can deliver more than just streetwear.
Public School staged their runway show as a public event. As press and buyers were seated inside Milk Studios, models did a quick lap outside for students and iPhone-wielding fans who scored free wristbands to attend the show. Vaping made an appearance on the runway at General Idea. Creative director Bumsuk Choi’s models clutched Innokin vapes in hand as they walked the runway. Though no one was actually brave enough to take a puff.
Super model Tyson Beckford returned to the catwalk as the hero in Greg Lauren’s boxing extravaganza. The modeling legend led the parade of masculine archetypes at Gregg Lauren’s presentation sporting a cape worthy of an elder statesman.
Fashion got political as Ricardo Seco, a Mexican-American designer, parodied Donald Trump’s ridiculous stance on Mexican immigration at his show. Not to be outdone, John Varvatos staged his menswear show as a presentation with projections of the candidates’ faces superimposed over mannequins.
Sports stars took over and were seen in droves led by New York Giant’s Victor Cruz, the Mets Matt Harvey and the New England Patriots’s Julian Edelman. Modern Family’s Jesse Tyler Ferguson, Neil Patrick Harris, David Burka, and Cuba Gooding, Jr. were also spotted in the front row.
The boys get prettier and more dramatic every season with the trend toward bizarre beauty showing no sign of slowing down. Siki Im painted his models’ with eerie faces meant to resemble monsters and vampires dripping blood. While Tim Coppens wrote phrases on the eyebrows of several models. Color and hyper-masculine military silhouettes were everywhere with copper mid-tones and red being the most popular.
A few of the boldface names who made the pilgrimage: Eric Rutherford, Luka Sabbat, Neil Patrick Harris, Nick Wooster, Bill Cunningham, Gianna Madrini, Ken Downing, Chris Constable, Tommy Hilfiger, Steve Kolb, Tyson Beckford, Billy Reid, Victor Cruz, Siki Im, Ronnie Fieg, Maxwell Osborne, Dao Yi Chow
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