New York Fashion Week Men’s started yesterday, entering its fifth season with about 50 shows scheduled for this week showcasing Spring/Summer 2018 collections. Although, some designers have already revealed their new collections, we have the latest update on the week ahead. Here is everything you need to know for the next few days of Men’s Fashion Week.
New York City is the last destination to host Men’s Fashion week after Paris and Milan at the Soho Skylight Clarkson Square this week. A string of top designers often show their collections in the cities prior to New York, leaving room for emerging designers who are eager to catch attention. This is what makes New York Men’s Fashion Week a little more special. It’s a chance to really explore new designers and new styles.
One new designer, for instance, is Barbara Sanchez-Kane, an illustrator who will debut a men’s wear line that has been called “innovating” and “worth checking out” on Wednesday at 7 p.m. CH24 Los Angeles is another new contender. The streetwear brand, which is named after the molecular formula of ethylene, is designed by Yixi Chen from Shanghai. CH24 Los Angeles is not the only streetwear fashion label that will be present during fashion week, in fact expect a lot of streetwear designs on and off the runway with brands like Death to Tennis are also revealing collections this week Tuesday night at 6 p.m. to be exact.
Perhaps the biggest trend to expect for Men’s fashion week, however, is more loose and baggy clothes. Bergdorf Goodman’s Men’s Director, Bruce Pask notes, “We’re looking at clothing that is bigger, a bit more fluid. Pants that are full, shorts that are oversized, referencing late ‘80s and ‘90s fashion, but it’s interpreted.”
Of course New York Fashion Week Men’s is not complete without the big labels, so stick around for the end of fashion week for shows from Theory, Hugo Boss, and Perry Ellis. Chief Creative Officer of Calvin Klein, Raf Simons, will also be showing his new collection from his own label tonight at 9 p.m.