New York Men’s Fashion Week is the much anticipated event of the industry, showcasing top designers of contemporary fashion, it is a first glance at what will be worn on the city streets, globally. Scientists of fashion, these brands experiment with juxtaposing themes, high-tech materials and new techniques, to create cutting-edge urban collections. For Spring/Summer 2017 we see the fusion of retro and modern, the preppy comeback and a twist on the nautical classics. Tailoring is re-defined with slouchy trousers and loose jackets, whilst reflective materials, colour popping and striped prints crop up consistently. Take a look at our favourite collections from Men’s Spring/Summer 2017 in New York.
The prominent American brand, Tommy Hilfiger, reconnects with their classic themes of preppy fashion and athleisure – but with a fresh twist. Exuberant floral prints take centre stage on trousers, shirts and parkas, a re-created boat shoe is styled with brightly coloured odd socks and bucket hats return with an array of stripe prints, resembling the wardrobe of a sailing club frat house. Fusing tailored suits with casual buttoned down shirts and tees, Tommy Hilfiger has re-defined smart-casual for the upcoming season.
Clean and crisp, Michael Kors fuses off-beat tailoring with nautical stripes and a hint of sportswear. The collection will guide you through a season of travel with, lightweight jackets over crew-neck jumpers, large bucket holdalls and a host of trousers from shorts, to ankle grazers, to slouchy wide legs, these looks are sure to keep you comfortable in all types of climates. Navy, grey, black, white and beige keep the colour palette simplistic, at most, with only the occasional sky blue and polka dot print for a playful element.
Continuing to gain critical appraisal since his debut in 2013, John Elliot experiments with unique materials and turns basic items into modern streetwear garments. The upcoming Spring/Summer collection has a watery theme, featuring shimmering bomber jackets and long tops, high neck hoodies and reflective parkas, whilst an aquatic surface is portrayed with silvers, cobalt blues, aquas and rose golds. The Urban style of John Elliot means this collection will take you from city to resort in moments.
Influenced by his German roots, Robert Geller looked to the Berlin music scene of the 80’s, just before the destruction of the Berlin Wall, driven by artistic youths. Geller introduces a fresh take on tailoring with, baggy wide legged trousers, loose open jackets and tied waist-coats over t-shirts and the generally sombre cast of colours features pops of fuchsia, lime and bright orange. Robert Geller’s collection plays with the rules of fashion, creating a look for the modern man by integrating the past and the future, for the now.