New York

Death to Tennis Spring 2019: Color me Bright(on) #NYFWMen

If you’ve ever been in Brighton Beach (England), then you have seen the brightly painted huts that line the beaches. This season, William Watson and Vincent Oshin, the design duo behind Death to Tennis pulled inspiration from the nostalgic feel of Brighton Beach-life echoing the wonderful colors painted onto the …
New York

Artists in Residence A_I_R Spring 2019: California Dreamin’

The respected tradition of collaboration brings the Artists in Residence A_I_R Spring/Summer 2019 collection front and center, its second season during New York Fashion Week Men. Even before the first silhouette was conceptualized by designer Jeffrey L. Sebelia, A_I_R asked Artist Sharon Lee to carve certain animals and objects that …
New York

Head of State Spring 2019: A Trip Down Memory Lane Debut

With a cast of a predominantly African-descent models, Nigerian-born designer Taofeek Abijako sent out bell bottom pants, loose-fitting high waisted trousers, trucker jackets and fitted sweatshirts giving the collection a distinct 1970s feel, especially with most of the models sporting afro hairdos. With the Seventies back in the limelight, expect …
New York

Backstage: Landlord Spring 2019

With the famous Bill Gates quote “Be Nice To Nerds” printed at the back of the crews’ jackets, one would think that the collection was inspired by the tech billionaire. Yet according to the press notes, “The collection is inspired by the surf and skateboard subculture of that era from …
New York

Landlord Spring 2019: The Cartoon Network

Even before I saw the press notes, my gut reaction when the first model came out with gooey stuff all over his face and hair was that it was like a cartoon character was turned into a human on the runway. As it came to pass, Landlord’s creative director Ryohei …
New York

Victor Li Spring 2019: The Prepster

Arguably the breakout star of the Spring/Summer 2019 New York Menswear season, Victor Li proposes refined silhouettes that are sharply tailored yet softly drapes on the body. A graduate of Parsons School of Design, Li’s debut collection “features two patterns created from illustrations of the designers’ faces, hand drawn by …
New York

Carlos Campos Spring 2019: Bold, Bright and Beautiful

Bold, bright and beautiful… these adjectives are not usually used to describe a menswear collection, yet designer Carlos Campos easily gathered this three B’s for his Spring 2019 collection. “I continue return to the heritage and DNA of my brand: expert hand tailoring with the clean, architectural lines and silhouettes …
New York

David Hart Spring 2019: That Seventies Show #NYMD

The press notes said that the Spring ’19 collection was inspired by the Watergate scandal, yet my first thoughts when I saw the collection was Saturday Night Fever and immediately pictured John Travolta in the suits with its oversized 1970s proportions and bright color palette. Perhaps its because Richard Nixon …
New York

Krammer & Stoudt Spring 2019: “8 Days in Japan” #NYMD

Walking inside the room housing the Krammer & Stoudt Spring 2019 collection at New York Men’s Day #NYMD Creative Drive venue at 55 Water Street, the first thing you notice aside from the models, of course is the wall that digitally displays the work of Japanese artist Hokusai. With the …