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The men’s Fall/Winter 2018 collections kicked off fashion week in New York this month. Here’s a roundup of some our favorite shows.
With the opening of NYFW: Men’s, Emily Adams Bode brought to life her Fall/Winter 2018 menswear collection, entitled “Dear Homer.” Inspired by her encounters with a botanist-turned quilt-dealer, the show featured a large-scale greenhouse installation. The collection highlights moments of his past, with a color palette of greens and quilted suiting that references the influence of his ivy league studies at Harvard. Fine floral needlepoint and beading also wind the
story of his youth, bringing whimsicality to this collection.
On February 7, Joseph Abboud showcased his Fall/Winter 2018 menswear collection, encapsulating the era of Hollywood’s elegant past. With the launch of “American Bespoke,” the collection channeled a glamorous, effortless style through 43 looks in shades of black, grey, and dramatic hints of red. The artistry of tailoring reflected the custom suits worn during this era. Continuing the allure of Hollywood, the collection came to life at the ballroom of the historic Wolcott Hotel, boasting vintage elegance and masculine confidence.
Debuting their Fall/Winter 2018 collection during NYFW: Men’s was AGENT, a new luxury brand designed by Brooklyn co-creators Terrence Williams and Joshua Fronda. Their modern design provided a fresh narrative to non-binary fashion, morphing traditional footwear silhouettes with new rebellious adaptations. Using high quality materials such as Italian leathers and fabric, their shoes are a luxurious twist to a wardrobe.
Feng Chen Wang
Showcasing her Fall/Winter 2018 collection at NYFW: Men’s, Feng Chen Wang reflected on her childhood home in Fujian southern China, number 239, which can be seen embroidered on garments throughout the collection. With a sense of quotidian, Wang took inspiration from things that evoke memories, home or family and friends. She employed color and texture to evoke certain memories such as a riff on the boyfriend shirt, a garment imbued in emotion.
Splitting her time between Shanghai, London, and New York, Wang carries around her a sense of home.
Project Presents: Michael Bastian, W.R.K, Faherty, and M. Singer
America’s leading menswear dedicated show, Project, debuted four designers’ Fall/Winter 2018 collections. The presentation featured 10 looks from each designer. Michael Bastian Grey Label
drew inspiration from The Pacific Northwest; functional clothing line W.R.K was inspired by a drive to move forward with technology; sportswear brand M. Singer explored where nature meets the urban landscape; and eco-friendly label Faherty weaved together the story of a
California road trip.