This time of the year is a very exciting time in the fashion world. It is where all the world’s designers showcase their latest creations on the runways in the buildup for AW17. This also means that around the world the industry’s most stylish and influential can be seen both on the cat walk as well as hanging about various fashion capitals of the world looking impossibly cool in next season’s garments.
In the past few weeks it has been the men’s turn, with men’s fashion week in London, New York, Paris and Milan all having their turn. On Monday, the big apple hosted it’s fourth iteration of men’s fashion week and showcased over 70 different shows.
Now that the event is becoming more and more established, its importance seems to be growing too. This year saw the event hold more designers than it has ever seen; a nod to the success of previous years. The name on everybody’s lips this year has to be Raf Simons, however one very noteable feature was the 50th anniversary celebrations of Ralph Lauren. While there were no official shows for Ralph Lauren, certain very special industry VIP’s private appointments where they could view the latest collection.
The New York Times review of the event describes the event as ‘Editors of fashion magazines and department store buyers have lately traveled through men’s fashion shows in London, Florence, Milan and Paris. The New York shows tend to have a looser, grittier feel than the often-extravagant runway exhibitions in Milan and Paris, and the people who attend seem more relaxed.’ – New York Times (2017)
Another notable name that looked great in the big apple was Boss, who showcased some unbelievably beautiful suits. The brand has had a strong couple of years of late and looks like it is going to keep pushing throughout 2017. Not to mention their latest collection of eyewear.
Our favourite moment of fashion week has to go down as the moment astronaut Buzz Aldrin walked down the runway. Adorning a Nick Graham designed ‘NASA’ bomber jacket, the 87 year old former man on the moon looked awesome.
Sometimes it’s more exciting to see what’s going on outside of the fashion shows. Some of the street style captured is always interesting. Fashion peacocks flaunt their latest get ups while eager fashion photographers capture them ‘on the phone’ while looking supremely cool, or weird? You decide. Cult favourite brand Vetements can always be seen somewhere, along with skate brand supreme mixed stylishly with luxury brands such as Gucci.