Suit Supply hosts a streamlined presentation at Cadillac House on the first day of Men’s Fashion Week. The designers and production team seemingly aimed to execute a sophisticated presentation as the minimalist venue and expensive Cadillac model in the front window chamber perpetuates this notion. Suitsupply isn’t meant to be extremely fashion forward and their collection for the upcoming season ensures that the label retains that status. However, what made the collection a bit more interesting is the incorporation of the upcoming trend of greens and corduroy.
Right after Suitsupply, Sanchez Kane hosts their show at Pier 59 studios. Pier 59’s all-white venue served as an appropriate canvas for Kane’s abstract collection. With clay penises in the middle of the runway sculpted by two male dancers wearing only jockstraps, the collection was surely something else. The collection included pieces of stacked sunglasses and tied twins which caused for the same level of uncomfort that strikes when viewing contemporary art. Despite this discomfort, Kane’s inspiration comes from the lack of same-sex and sex-ed awareness in Mexico which makes the show extremely respectable as the message behind the eccentric show is something of substance. What’s most appreciated about the collection, however, is the blurred line between menswear and womenswear. Fashion continues to move towards a mend between gendered clothing and Kane accurately depicts the movement and her devotion to being up with the times.
Back at the Cadillac house for the second day of Men’s Fashion Week, Abasiros Borough hosts a TRON-esque runway show that pays major homage to a fantastical future in society. Drawing inspiration for the technological anxieties of the present day, Borough’s collection included an overall theme of a technology-reliant society as the models were detailed with features that caused them to look almost mechanical. Architecture within the collection played a major role as the garments were made with sharp lines and blocked tailoring which furthers futuristic styled fashion.
Taking place within the large venue of Skylight Modern, Carlos Campos presents a collection that consists of major western themes. Ensembles and pieces that include traditional western-style architecture and piping are paired with sleek fabrics that puts an essence of modernity into the collection. After seeing countless designers attempt to make western style high fashion, it was refreshing to finally see a designer that was able to elevate western themes into high fashion without being extremely tacky.
Debuting at NYFWM, the designer took inspiration from the theme of imprisonment. Interestingly, the collection not only focused on actual imprisonment, which can be seen in the striped jumpsuits, but also the “psychological” form which was stated in the collection’s overview. The collection, overall, was extremely entertaining and is targeted towards an audience that enjoys streetwear and subculture. With relaxed fits and eccentric color, the collection emitted an overall rebellious feel.
Review by: Isiah S Magsino, Editor- in- Chief of SOUL
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