General Idea's latest collection stayed somewhat true to its roots of modern and minimal creations. Though its FW16 collection proffered more accouterments than previous outings, the added details, like stripes of black on a white coat hinted at athleticwear and graphic patches on oversized coats aligned the collection with the general trends of the season.
LA-based label Stampd showed their monochromatic looks at NYFWM and the result was a distinct vision of modern dressing, rooted in street inspired looks with an emphasis on cool pieces.
As the name of the label suggests, Engineered for Motion is all about utility and merging it with a sportswear for the urban jungle, whether it's cycling to and from work or school or readying oneself for a day in the snow, this label as you covered.
Trim silhouettes merged with egalitarian designs at Brett Johnson's FW16 collection. Models on tree stumps brought a natural vibe to the collection that offered a bit of flamboyance thrown in amongst the cool and nonchalant sportswear, like a fur trimmed coat. Meanwhile the strongest pieces were the ones that highlighted a trim silhouette, like an orange suit paired with a polished hiking boot, which by the way accompanied most looks.
As the name of the label indicates, there were military elements to Cadet's Fall/Winter 2016 collection, it's first runway show. Neutral colors with austere silhouettes proliferated the collection while utility was a strong factor, the jumpsuits, utility pockets and the ease of the cuts.
Some designers take a description of their collection as "simple" as an insult but not Billy Reid. For his FW16 collection, his designs were purposely simple and laid back, conveying the slower lifestyle he and his company lives in Alabama. Fabrics were soft and pliable and very fluid, with pants puddling over the models shoes. Nature played a role in the collection with warm neutrals taking up most of the color palette that helped achieve the ease and simplicity of the collection.
Dapper men in classic suiting was on hand at Suitsupply's FW16 presentation during New York Fashion Week: Men's.
Utility and athleticism melded well with mixed media creations at Ovadia & Sons. Nylon sleeved coats were attached to cotton shells while a pair of pants had one furry leg while the other leg was in gabardine. The mixing of fabrics brought a dynamic aspect to the monochromatic looks, softening a military coat with a silken belt, for example.
More than halfway through the second season of New York Fashion Week: Men's and the designers are clearly looking to the future. This manifested at Tim Coppens' FW16 collection with drawn figures of satellites and space ships on utilitarian designs. The emphasis, as always, was on performance with a touch of rebellion, like that seen on the now-requisite buffalo plaid shirts or pants.