All Good Things Come to An End

New York Fashion Week: Men’s debuted this past Monday and today marks the end of what is expected to be the next big event in American fashion next to New York Fashion Week.

Including today’s final 13 presentations, more than 40 American labels became a part of history by debuting their Spring/Summer 2016 collections at the first NYFWM.

Boyswear S/S 16 collection. Photo courtesy of Spencer Kohn.

Boyswear S/S 16 collection. Photo courtesy of Spencer Kohn.

On Monday, Jackson McKeehan’s Boyswear debuted it S/S 2016 collection, which consisted of graphics, prints, and pop of color. The psychedelic, boyish vibe made an impression on me, but the style might not be for every man.

Nautica S/S 2016 Presentation. Photo courtesy of Mary Altaffer

Nautica S/S 2016 Presentation. Photo courtesy of Mary Altaffer

On the casual side of the spectrum, Nautica debuted swim trunks and shawl collar cardigans for it’s collection.

“To be honest, the last place guys are wearing these shorts are in the water,” said Steve McSween, Nautica’s creative director.

Models pose in front of a police line up for presentation. Photo courtesy of The Observer Twitter account.

Models pose in front of a police line up for presentation. Photo courtesy of The Observer Twitter account.

A personal favorite of mine, Public School had it’s models pose like criminals in a line up. The presentation stayed true to the brand’s bad boy streetwear vibe.

The first NYFWM is coming to an end, but with huge support from the fashion industry, expect it to become a staple event just like NYFW.

Stay classy, mi amigos!

New York Fashion Week: Men’s

David Hart presentation during Men's Fashion Week, in New York, July 13, 2015. Photo courtesy of REUTERS/Lucas Jackson

David Hart presentation during Men’s Fashion Week, in New York, July 13, 2015. Photo courtesy of REUTERS/Lucas Jackson

I’m alive! Yes, ladies and gentlemen, I know have been missing in action and I apologize for that. I’ll be getting back on a routine of doing what I love, blogging.

Now let’s get to the topic of conversation, New York Fashion Week: Men’s. Now I won’t be giving you exclusives or behind the scenes scoops, because I’m still a communications intern trying to make it into the world of public relations. I’m going to give you some background information on how it came to be.

For those of you who don’t know, this is the inaugural year for NYFWM. The showcase which launched yesterday, July 13th will run until July 16th. American menswear brands such as Calvin Klein Collection (which previously debuted it’s collection in Milan), Public School, Rag & Bones, and Polo Ralph Lauren will be presenting their Spring/Summer 2015 collection. New York Fashion Week Live has the entire schedule with day and time your favorite brand will premiere it’s collection.

So many of you might be wondering, why did it take so long for men to have their own fashion week? According to Jennie Matthew from Business Insider, “Menswear has seen phenomenal growth in the last six years. Sartorial tastes are more developed than a generation ago.”

In the U.S. alone, online men’s clothing sales have made $9.6 billion. With this growth in sales,┬áThe Council of Fashion Designers of America (CFDA), saw the potential in launching NYFWM. The showcase will follow the format of NYFW and the men’s fashion weeks of Milan, London, and Paris by taking place twice a year.

It’s great that American menswear is finally getting the platform it deserves. I’ll be looking at the collections as they are premiere and share my favorites with you.

Thank you to my readers for checking up on my blog. Thanks to analytics I know you care. I’ll be back to posting regularly.

Stay classy, mi amigos!