The second half of New York Men’s Day was no less as hectic and just as busy as the earlier session. For this session 6 more designers showcased their wares at the infamous Dune Studio. The afternoon session featured Descendant of Thieves, Krammer & Stoudt, Private Policy, Maiden Noir, Life in Perfect Disorder and TAAKK.
Six shows is a lot of ground to cover in a short period of time. For those wanting to experience a New York Fashion Week, we recommend attending these shows as a forray into New York Fashion Week.. You get to see a wide arrange of looks in a short period of time. Very unique and different inspirations seem to be the theme during the second session of New York Men’s Day.
It started out immediately with the presentation from Krammer and Stoudt. K&S featured models posing and freezing in various positions. and was more of a performance piece featuring clothes. Spotlights would highlight each individual vignette, pausing for a few seconds before moving on to the next group. Interestingly was the use of women models wearing men’s clothes. There were no male models in the presentation.
Private Policy is known for its political statements and AW 2018 was no exception. The collection was inspired by the film, The Great Dictator, by Charlie Chaplin. The movie speaks out about globalization and was critical of what Hitler and the Nazis were doing. Over at TAAKK, Takuya Morikawa showed his first New York Fashion Week presentation with is quirky somewhat offbeat streetstyle.
Rich jewel tones were similar themes at both Maiden Noir and Descendent of Thieves. However that’s where the similarity ended. Where Maiden Noir showcased clothes in solid colors with fuller cuts, Descendent of Thieves opted for bold patterns. Surprisingly both of them worked. While over at Life in Perfect Disorder, one couldn’t help but think of Prince in Purple Rain when looking at his collection strong with purples, blacks and whites.
Throughout both sessions, attendees could go get a refresher courtesy of Lab Series. The skincare company was the official grooming sponsor for New York Men’s Day. In addition they used this time to introduce their new grooming well and announce their newest brand ambassadors, Justin Livingston and Levi Stocke.