Third and Last Day at NYFW Men’s (Third vlog!)
Hi! I finally have time to settle and edit photos of my third and last day at NYFW Men’s. This time, I am especially happy to be able to attend John Varvatos‘ runway show at an underground bar at the Roxy Hotel. It was the highlight of my day!
Before the my review and all the photos, I would like to share my third vlog featuring Pedro Rodrigo Gonzalez @pedrodrigonzalezcom of him doing ballet spinning!
Shout out to my boy Pedro Rodrigo Gonzalez! An ultimate fashionista, friend, photographer, and stylist! Hanging out with him during FW and blogging together was fun!
First show of the day was Katama at the Cadillac House. Long days of water, sun, and family inspired the founder, Garrett Neff @gwneff to create a swimwear brand which combines the every bit of the aquatic nature of his family members; from the preppy aesthetics of his father, to the tailored sharpness of his world-traveling grandfather and the military functionality of his uncle.
My favorite pieces are:
After lunch time, I attended the presentation by Devon Halfnight Leflufy. The second time attending their presentation in a row, the brand designer did something completely novel this time. The SS17 collection of “Virtual Reality” combined fashion with modern day technology, allowing attendees to see the 70’s inspired collection through Samsung’s VR goggles to exclude everyone else in the room. The collection also carried VR elements such as cowboy style boots covered in women’s faces. Pattern and cutting retained its boldness from last season. Color-wise, the SS17 collection used brighter colors compared to last season’s darker tone. Sleeves and legs are still wide, draping, and silky with printed faces and patterns.
Parke & Ronen’s varsity inspired SS17 collection brings the viewer back to the days in college when varsity jackets were worn regardless of sex. But why would the playful designers of Parke & Ronen let the varsity theme go humble and lowkey when they can incorporate into varsity sea star and crab prints and, my favorites, floral prints. Of course, the brand’s signature underwear and swimwear were showcased with new design patterns.
General Idea struck the norm of wearing less during summer time. In this collection, we see more pieces that are a little more heavy than the usual cool and lightweight summer pieces. My favorite is the second one below – white dress shirt with wide medium length sleeves tucked leather shorts in a natural matcha green hue. In this collection, light and natural hue is featured to give a cooler feeling to the outfit.
A lovely detail on the one above is that, on the bottom part of the sweater, it has an opening with a button in it. The opening is special that it made the sweater what it is instead of being a jacket, but the half opening detail is new and unseen to me before.
Second/Layer look a great leap from last year’s design in its SS17 collection. The team smartly turned a sweater into a knee length skirt with the two sleeves as embellishments. Brown silky shirt with thin maroon stripes brought vintage fashion alive.
The highlight of the night was with John Varvatos! I was lucky to be able to attend both its runway show at the Roxy Hotel and its after party. John Varvatos’ SS17 collection themed around “The Urban Romantic,” merging the artisanal character of Provence with a sprawling metropolis. For the collection, I absolutely adore its side zip jackets and the side button leather jacket. The heavy zipper add a tip of effortless style to the outfit’s sophistication, suitable for both semi-formal and casual chic. By combining both artisanal tailoring and textile with modern elements, these jackets ultimately defines the aesthetics of the whole collection; “contemporary culture at every chance, but also reveals a softer side, inspired by heritage.”
At the end, I met with Terry Lu, Editor in Chief of Officiel Homme magazine. I love his style and his magazine!
This concludes my experience at my second NYFW Men’s! Stay tune for more pictures on Instagram and a blog tomorrow on my Fashion Week outfit!