Pier 92
Pier 92

NEW YORK, Jul 16, 2008 / FW/ — The Big Apple is serious in reviving its menswear scene as ENK International, IMG Fashion and People’s Revolution collaborate for the second time to bring fashionistas the New York Menswear Spring 2009 season, albeit as part of the Blue and Collective Tradeshows.

On July 21 and 22, Charles G. Bailey, Conference of Birds, Nicholas K, Obakki, Buckler and Orthodox, at Pier 92, will present their Spring / Summer 2009 collections.

For the second season, menswear designers will have the opportunity to showcase their collections to buyers, press and fashion influencers from around the country. Sponsored by YKK, these bi-annual shows provide designers with a unique platform to showcase their talents and take advantage of the retailers shopping the collections at the Blue and Collective.

What can we expect to see?

Charles G Bailey

For Spring/Summer 2009 Charles G Bailey continues to push the concept of Classics for a New Generation. Creative Director, Isaac Greszes delivers a colorful palette of Bio natural colors including Ultraberry, Egg Yolk and Sour Cherry which bounce off Mojave Dessert and Beyond Night.

The silhouettes are linked to one another morphing and changing – the collection is not constrained and celebrates ease and understated, elegance. The collection lends itself to layering – a strong theme for Charles G. Bailey. The original inspiration was pulled from the fun and freedom Greenwich Village circa 1950’s – think pre-beatnik.

Conference of Birds

Conference of Birds spring/summer 2009 collection offers luxurious light fabrics and strong silhouettes using English brushed cottons and contemporary featherweight wool. It’s plethora of colors and fabrications are light and airy. It is summerwear that can carry you from the stock market to the sand dunes.

Nicholas K

Nicholas K Spring 09 combines utilitarian detailing with light nylon fabrics to create a breezy Bohemian feel. Inspired by the contrast of thriving oceans and dry arid desert landscapes, the clothes pieces are casual, functional yet still modern that can go from city to beach.


Obakki, a label with a name rooted in the Japanese word obake: a state of transformation brings an elegant and unique spring 2009 collection to the runway this season. Speaking to a new generation of men, the line is distinguished in its refinement details and originality and makes a strong statement without compromise.


Buckler’s spring 2009 collection is inspired by medieval knighthood and fencing, and is infused with avant rock and indie bands. Twisted in to these designs are the concepts of identity, sex, love, alienation and death, inspired by surrealist and abstract expressionist Louis Bourgeois. An uncompromising use of colors, inspired by Brazilian artist Helio Oiticica’s, gives its collection the ability to bridge the medieval past with the fashion-forward present.


Orthodox’s spring 09 is a collection for a man at his highest, masculine, intellectual and effortlessly sexy self. Orthodox delivers the future to the taste makers of today, by offering luxury and novelty to a world thirsty for change. Whether he is a man of thought, art, or action, this collection speaks to whatever state he finds himself and offers many pieces to satisfy his mood.

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