John Varvatos once again closed out New York Fashion Week: Men's with a collection rooted in a rock sensibility. The archetype of his collections follows a winning formula of fitted jackets, slim trousers, boots, and a scarf tied around the neck. There are no traditional suit and tie looks here, instead the collections offers subtle differences, with this season focusing on super lightweight fabrics on deceptively heavy-look clothes. In the end, if the formula ain't broke, why fix it?

RUNWAY: John Varvatos SS17

Starting a collection with a series of looks made from wetsuit materials and reimagined as sportswear set off a highly adventurous and athletic collection from N. Hoolywood. The rest of the collection played on the theme of sport to great effect.

RUNWAY: N. Hoolywood SS17

A collage would be a good way to describe Devon Halfnight LeFlufy's latest collection, which was heavily subversive with plasticized fabrics, a melange of printed designs on semi-sheer shirts, and, oddly, dragon references.

RUNWAY: Devon Halfnight LeFlufy SS17

Florian Dobre's suit-centric SS17 collection had a heavy dose of dandy, resplendent with fey detailing and accessories.

RUNWAY: Florin Dobre SS17

A desert theme collided with Daks' tailored looked to create a dusty but chic collection for Spring/Summer 2017, complete with sweat-drenched models. It combined natural hues with a more relaxed, even looser, fit to convey a Northern African vibe, with embellished jewelry.


The hospitality industry rarely gets a nod of acknowledgement on the runway but at Cottweiler's SS17 show, it did just that. The fashion set is quick to take a luxurious vacation to a far off place in between seasons to recover from the nearly month-long trek through countries and continents. Here, there were easy layers of mixed media jackets, loose fitting shirts and trousers and a pool boy, towels in hand to help you dry off.

RUNWAY: Cottweiler SS17

Instead of his usual fashion show, New York-based designer Michael Bastian showed his jazz-infused Spring/Summer 2017 via a series of portraits of Sydney Harcourt donning Bastian's stylized take on 20s style, re-envisioned for the modern man, complete with some Bastian's masculine tailoring and a bit of sexiness thanks to a beach-ready look.

RUNWAY: Michael Bastian SS17

Palmiers du Mal's latest collection showcased wide proportions and a unisex collection that saw a laid back approach to tailoring, with rectangular trousers, loose fitted robes and jackets and even a caftan or two.

RUNWAY: Palmiers du Mal SS17

A short but sweet collection of monochromatic looks was what Assembly offered its legions of customers, aching for their specific take on urban dress, complete with hard-edged touches and detailing.

RUNWAY: Assembly SS17