NEW YORK, Jan 18, 2008 / FW/ — After years of absence, the boys are back in town at the Big Apple. On Jan 20 – 21, during ENK’s Blue & Collective trade show; New York menswear designers will unveil their Fall 2008 collections on the catwalk.
The series of shows, produced in collaboration with Mercedes Benz Fashion Week producer IMG Fashion, will provide a much needed and highly anticipated program that combines the art and commerce of fashion, creating one powerful marketplace and compelling Event.
The confirmed show schedule is as follows:
- Sunday, January 20th
6;00 pm: Conference of Birds– debut collection by designer/stylist Andrew Holden- runway show
8:00 pm: Distilled – runway show debut by designer Matty Merrill
- Monday, January 21st
6:00 pm: Yoko Devereaux (contact BPMW for information)
7:00 pm: Le Coq Sportif Cocktail Party & FW08 Preview
8:00 pm: Buckler by Andrew Buckler – runway show
The two-day Event, to be held on Pier 92, will feature four of the industry’s most exciting collections, scheduled to begin on Sunday, January 20, with an evening of premieres.
At 6pm, Conference of Birds by renowned stylist, Andrew Holden, will hold its first runway show. Holden’s first collection elegantly combines traditional British tailoring with classic American workwear while offering contemporary silhouettes and extraordinary attention to detail.
Between shows, to begin at 7pm, ENK founder Elyse Kroll will celebrate New York Men’s Fashion Week at Blue + Collective with a cocktail reception to be followed at 8pm by Distilled, a collaboration between former Triple5Soul designer, Matty Merrill and former Google tech designer, Sep Kamvar.
On Monday, January 21, at 6pm, Yoko Devereux designer Andy Salzer will send his cult favorite slim-fitting silhouettes down the runway followed by a cocktail reception at 7pm hosted by iconic French label, Le Coq Sportif. Pioneering the break from New York Women’s Fashion Week, Buckler will headline the event with a runway show of Andrew Buckler’s celebrated designs featuring trend-setting denim and tailored suiting synonymous with British rock and roll style.
These shows will take place at PIER 92 – 12th avenue at 55th Street, in a fashion show venue produced by IMG in the back of the BLUE show.