THE ENSIGN presents exclusive items immediately available from New York Fashion Week Men's Fall 2017 collections.
WHAT DOES WWD SAY:
Paneling details on elongated topcoats and varsity jackets, the cropped flared pants and utility details such as the ubiquitous cargo pocket were among the most on-trend styles. The soft hues worked best in a soft pink safari jacket paired with a two-town gray and pink cropped pant. But an array of flowy lab coats brought the collection back to chic territory. With this collection, Campos has become adept at finding the right balance between trend-right merchandise and his South American heritage.
WHAT DOES WWD SAY:
Pretty isn’t the most common adjective used to describe men’s wear shown in New York, but those was one of the words heard from the crowd after seeing Deveaux’s fall collection. This translated to a earthy color palette contrasted with a black and burgundy story that was inspired by black sand beaches. In terms of texture, the line was rich and featured shearling coats, suede jackets and chenille knits. The clothes were beautifully made and draped the body just so.
THE NEW YORK TIMES HAD SOME THOUGHTS:
Dissect the collection - and what you got was a confident and commercial array from this fledging label of roomy patch-pocket chore coats; snap front Western shirts; vaguely pervy-looking belted trenches; cargo denims cropped to the length of capri pants; and carpenter's dungarees with an intentionally Goodwill fit.
That was the commerical message. The conceptual one was accretive: layers piled on or slung over each other, shirts used to cinch overcoats, bandannas knotted on everything, including the tidily rolled up blackets that the models carried and that were a long way from the average dirt-encrusted "crustys" sleeping bag.
VOGUE SAID A FEW THINGS:
Far-out is familiar territory for O'Neil but, like those cosmos-crossing discs, he went the distance with an accomplished, tight 12-look Fall collection, inspired by the Voyager Records era, and the ostensible extending hand they represent. It moved the designer away from the surf break (and the sun, actually) and into something a bit more disco-punk-glam, a bit more varied and a bit, really, more fashionable.
OH YEAH, W MAG ALSO:
Thaddeus O'Neil offered a chicer version of his surfer muse this fall, and a blue tweed coat styled casually over an elevated pair of sweatpants was a favorite.
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