A Look into NYFW Menswear
New York Fashion Week has arrived, and the craziness has begun. But while we’re waiting in fervent anticipation for Marc Jacobs to release his ready-to-wear collection, let’s take a look at some of what New York had for the boys.
Last Monday night Willy Chavarria — a contemporary American rustic boutique — kicked off NYFW: Men’s with a strong collection that paired bold leather statement pieces with dusters, sweatshirts and flannels. Chavarria’s collection was definitely one rooted in a classic view of masculinity, but with a tender twist exemplified by the tear drops donned by the models, as well as a father who closed the show holding his baby son.
Bode was on the other end of the spectrum from Willy Chavarria with a collection that showed a softer side to masculinity. Models for the lookbook shoot were bathed in warm Petra Collins-esque light, and exhibited attire that was somewhere between New England prep and flower child. Pictured sitting on beds in pastel plaid suits and patchwork pants, the vibe was definitely more soft-boy than anything else.
For the first part of his show, Tom Ford did what Tom Ford does best. Models strutted down the runway in suits and other chic ensembles — exactly what you would expect from the 2013 GQ designer of the year (and NYU alum!). After the models finished making their rounds in evening wear, they returned for an encore in their after-evening attire.
For his spring 2018 men’s collection, Tom Snyder took on a remodeled version of Americana. Featuring a vast array of texture, prints and colors, Snyder compiled a set of designs that explored the many facets of American style and culture. From Canadian tuxedos to velvet suits, Snyder’s collection had a sleek and modern look for every occasion.
Over the course of NYFW, womenswear tends to get most of the hype, but with menswear revenues set to overtake those of womenswear, that might all be changing. But not to fear: if these collections are indicative of anything, it’s that menswear can be as versatile, cool and exciting as womenswear.
Written by: Corinne Worthington