N.Y.F.W Highlights | Innovative Directions in Menswear
Krammer & Stoudt Presentation – New York Fashion Week Men’s Fall/Winter 2016. Photo: Astrid Stawiarz (Getty Images).
The New York Fashion Week: Men’s Spring/Summer 2017 have nearly wrapped up, but not without first giving us a distinct idea of where fashion is heading in 2017. Rich wools, ethereal silks, soft cottons, and hats – all kind of hats! The fedora is definitely back, along with art-inspired designs, stripes, prints and (once again) the skillful mixing of androgyny with traditional fare. Here are four of the brands that stand out from the rest of the usual pack:
Krammer & Stoudt
Krammer & Stoudt designer Michael Rubin uses his L.A. roots to execute this “Made in New York” collection. Marrying uptown class and precision to L.A. fashion chic has made the brand a go-to label by men in the know.
RIDEAU is the recently debuted brainchild of Dylan Granger, targeting today’s cultured jet-setter through the new explosion of sales on social media and popular retail sites. Featuring mostly cream basics like T-shirts, fleece shorts, tank tops, double-zip hoodies, button-downs, and scene-stealing silk jackets, RIDEAU’s global citizen will always look comfortable and effortless.
Private Policy’s SS2017 presentation, entitled “Trapped At Sea,” was inspired by an AP investigative report about the violent practices of fishing slave labor in South Asia. the collection is inflected with symbols of pain and captivity, such as prison-like stripes and harnesses for restraint. Using only the finest silks, skilled craftsmanship, and exquisite designs, they uniquely merge genderless fashion silhouettes with classic styles that include high-quality bomber jackets, graphic print sweaters, and bold trousers.
Uri Minkoff’s goal is to update and dress up the newest demographic male on the scene, our ‘tech guys.’ Offering modern energy and style, Uri is taking inspiration from Scandinavia and Japan and aiming his vibe toward affordable minimalist looks while focusing on growing the label’s direct-to-consumer channels. He helped create an army of “Minkettes” through blogs, forums, and chat rooms, bypassing traditional retail stores and PR headaches, creating a direct dialogue with consumers and helping revolutionize the way menswear is marketed and sold.