The end of New York Mens Fashion Week has arrived and we salute you all. Concepts have been challenging and thought-provoking, with a level of skill that continues to demonstrate how fashion is ever-evolving. So strap yourselves in one more time for New York as we look at our highlights from Day 4 in the Big Apple.
The “Made in Britain” stamp was firmly pressed onto siblings George and Mike Heatons’ SS18 collection in New York yesterday for their brand Represent. Naming their collection, “Wide Awake”, they were inspired by British punk subculture entwined with a streetwear influence. It’s not the first time the siblings have been inspired by British heritage, they have used graphics of British victories within their collections before but they brought a really refreshing twist this year. The collection featured printed silk shirts, tracksuits and parkas that still displayed a heavy graphic influence. An athletic feel also channelled through the collection with baggy shorts, layered tops and drawstring detailing.
Big points for designer of Luar, Raul Lopez for pushing out the boundaries this year. His collection featured deconstructed pinstripe suits that were put back together in a hardly recognisable manner. Furthermore, animal hides were spread across the torsos of models and belted to represent something somewhat wearable, and basically everything ‘corporate’ rethought and remade. He was inspired by everything going on in the world today and we feel as though his message has been delivered loud and clear. Although this collection doesn’t exactly come across as wearable, it’s the concept and message that have been the most important factors here.
The 80’s are back. Has it ever really left though? Raun Larose has shown us an 80’s-inspired collection with an avant-garde twist. Wide-legged high-waisted trousers were coupled with printed shirts with layered and ruched sleeves and appeared to have a mind of their own. A metallic lustre was present on some of his pieces, bringing a kind of futuristic yet nostalgic feel. Larose has really thought about classic silhouettes and turned them on their head, every piece was a refreshingly different surprise.
Take a look at some more of our picks from Day 4 of New York Mens Fashion Week...