Fashion Week: Let's Hear It For the Boys
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NY Fashion Week usually showers all its attention on the women, but men's fashion designers made a splash this week as well.
Designers Daniel Silver and Steven Cox went wild with mixed plaids on square-shouldered jackets and super skinny trousers.
Eric Kim (Mik Cire spelled backwards) was inspired by the World War I military look, and a somber color palette of olives and greys punctuated the collection.
3.1 Phillip Lim
In his second full line of menswear, the designer combined urban and militaristic touches, mixing wool with leather, and accessorizing with over-the-shoulder duffels and backpacks.
This quintessential American collection was influenced by the rural landscape and working class comfort. He even brought leaves from his own backyard to style the runway.
Classic suits and hooded parkas in steel grey were given a modern look with heavy black boots and colored laces. Clunky boots were a part of many of the men's designer collections.
Rag and Bone
The Ango-American label layered chunky knits and heavy coats with a vintage vibe, perfect for scaling the Rockies, or at least the coffeehouse.
Since this was a fall show, there was a lot of layering in the collections. But Richard Chai played with proportions, for example putting a long cardigan under a tailored jacket, so the layering was fresh.