I asked my dear friend, and menswear-expert Kim Cihlar, about the latest looks for dudes, blokes and regular guys this week. Here’s her spin on what’s in …
KIM: The biggest trend seen during the New York Fashion Week men's shows was the warm-and-cozy “Revenant”-style wrap coat. Not necessarily done in fur, like the movie. This trend was interpreted by designers using thick, textural, nubby wrapped scarves like those seen at the CWST presentation, big sophisticated ponchos at Garciavelez, and even capes, like the super hero Hoodie at Greg Lauren. Brett Johnson also had some amazing options.
Rich color was another trend, but that was offset by CAMEL as the second big color trend. Designers used camel (HVRMINN, Garciavelez) in new, and unexpected color-blocked manners. Camel modernized military coats at HVRMINN and rugged sport coats that looked more like short outerwear, as well as knits at CWST. Then there was the rich claret that graced velvet evening wear at Suitsupply. David Hart also made great use of claret and wine for his jazz-inspired casual clothing.
Hats were one of the best accessory trends seen (beside the aforementioned scarf). From the Stetson seems at Kammer & Stoudt to the bowlers and newsboys at Chester'n Mac. Knit caps have become a basic staple, even when done as a luxury option at Greg Lauren and CWST.
Texture, another huge trend for designers, like tweeds, carrying through that nubby textural feeling in many shows. Tailored suits and sporty looks in tweed played with proportion and layering. Matiere took tweed into a pieced outerwear vest that coordinated with matching trousers, and there were outerwear vests at CWST.
There you have it in photos and in words directly from my insider source at New York Fashion Week (Mens)!
All photos supplied by Kim Cihlar.