Oct 19, 2017 | By Lourdes Linares
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Feb 04, 2017
If you were still under the impression that the men’s fashion week shows play second fiddle to the womenswear shows, it’s time to think again.
This season especially in New York, the men’s catwalks continued to grow, garnering more column inches, editor attention and ultimately sales (the Business of Fashion states in its article ‘NYFWM had more international buyers and editors in attendance this season than ever before‘.
Raf Simons’ debut was the talk of the town, alongside the more commercial menswear drop from rapper Travis Scott in collaboration with Helmut Lang, and actor Bill Nye even made a catwalk appearance as a runway model.
This season’s NYFWM had all the hype and the glamour, and the buzz that the womenswear shows used to have, now one by one designers from Proenza Schouler to Rodarte are heading to Paris instead, bowing out of the New York Fashion Week womenswear calendar. There was even clapping at the menswear shows, like there used to be at the womenswear ones, before it became a sea of everyone trying to get the right shot for Instagram, and forgetting to congratulate the designer.
This newfound menswear enthusiasm on the catwalk came hand in hand with some seriously inspiring street wear looks outside the shows. Street style stars experimented with oversized clothing, capes, harnesses, clothes with serious hardware-from belts to buckles, as well as layering for both protection against the weather climate and the political climate; the result was a joy to watch.
Get inspired below at the NYFW Men’s Street Style:
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