Day 3 of NYFW Men’s SS17 (second vlog!)
Happy Friday! It took me forever to edit this second vlog about the third day of NYFW Men’s, seeing runway shows and presentations from menswear brand Rochambeau, Matiere, Nautica, Zachary Prell, Thorsun, and C.P. Company! I am also excited to be featured in the video wearing A.P.C. Paris, SMITH-WYKES, Gentle Monster sunglasses, Zara, and Kenneth Cole shoes.
Ta-da! Watch my second vlog guys where I selected my favorites from the 6 brands!
First show of the day was from Rochambeau SS17. Choosing Morocco as its theme, Rochambeau wildly escapes with its viewers to a setting in an exotic jungle. Rochambeau highlights cultural print, shades of purple and monochromatic print on, according to WWD, “voluminous caftans, high-waisted cropped summer pants and silk skirts.” The runway show’s set up and the collection worked harmoniously in accordance.
Matiere’s SS17 DEADSEA Collection was inspired by the coast of California and San Fransisco. Founder of Matiere Scot Shandalove reflected his colletion on the Grateful Dead in the late ’80s. “His experiences attending over 200 Grateful Dead concerts and selling garments out of his car are depicted in the SS17 collection’s fabric washes and treatments.” – Fashion Times
The collection featured fabrics including waterproof nylon, Japanese raw silk terry, cotton crepe and a sea-washed viscose cotton. These fabrics were treated with pigment sprays, enzyme washes, dip dyes and even overdyes. The collection highlights colors such as blues, soft neutrals and sun-faded hues.
These pieces were also inspired by mariner workwear with cargo pockets and drawstring hems worn with linen pants and button-up shirts.
What’s NYFW Men’s without the classic American brand Nautica? In this collection, Nautica brings us to the modern French Riviera to enjoy champagne on the oceanside pool. The collection featurs blue and white striped sweaters, high zipped collar sports jackets, black checked pattern on plain white jackets, and light blue double-breasted suits. Nautica knows how to incorporate classic design elements into the classic high-end and leisure wear for the die hard fans of the American label.
Thorsun’s SS17 collection brilliantly incorporates monochromatic and sun faded hues into the modern swim wear. Throughout my third day of fashion week, this group of models were the most vibrant and energetic, conveying the lively spirit of luxury beachwear line. I especially loved how the pieces were created with hand embroidered finishes and incorporated the finest substances suitable for beachwear.
One might be able to tell that Zachary Prell uses a lot of natural fibers for its SS17 collection on linen and silky tops to provide maximum comfort. Warm and cool tones are blushed through the refined looks and modern silhouette for men who seek a more relaxed and laid back lifestyle.
C.P. Company exhibited its collection in a dark and grand background to provide a sharp match to its collision of traditional Italian values and cutting edge innovation. The Italian sportswear brand executes familiar silhouette with aesthetics inherently futuristic. Mostly composed of heavy jackets and pants the construction of these pieces is unbelievably detailed. “The durable rain coats, for instance, contain three layers, with a membrane liner being sewn onto the dyed outer shell in addition to a technical linen fabric the brand has named the ‘Vanguard.'” The collection’s overall tone splashes pastel colors among the understated dark tones. The collection’s palette is a combination of understated dark tones with the occasional splash of pastel, all of which were dyed in Italy.