One of the last shows during New York Fashion Week Men’s was the Grungy Gentleman show. The show is always one of those must see events as it tends to have quite a festive atmosphere infused in its runway show.
Grungy Gentleman seamlessly fuses contemporary culture and style, capturing the core of men’s interests in sports, music, entertainment, art and technology. Each piece from the collection looks to suit and inspire the man who is bold, intelligent, and passionate with fierce taste.
The line boasts everything from blazers to crewnecks, pants, outerwear, and leisurely sportswear. The collection experiments with garment structure and texture. Design is clean and non-traditional, yet made cohesive through a neutral palette and with the brand’s trademark six-stripe design incorporated throughout.
“We debuted a six stripe wave last season and we’re really taking that to the next level this season– we’re doing mixed media with it, mashing up unique fabrics, for several silhouettes including a polo and hoodie,” said designer and founder Jace Lipstein.
Lipstein’s collection is a favorite among professional athletes. It is not uncommon to see several walking the runway during his shows. This year included Michael Beasley of the NY Knicks, Tye Smith of the Tennessee Titans and Isaiah Pead who closed the show. Pead is a former NFL player who lost his leg in a car accident in 2016.
The crossover of fashion and sports also saw the debut of the Grungy Gentleman X New Era collection. In partnership with the National Basketball Association (NBA) and Major League Baseball (MLB), the show featured New York team hats (Yankees, Mets, Knicks and Nets).
See Grungy Gentleman looks in the gallery
Photos provided by Grungy Gentleman from BFA