scorecardresearch
Follow Us:
Saturday, September 18, 2021

Hometowns, exotic locales inspire menswear designers at New York Fashion Week

Models posed like statues as the audience walked through within touching distance of the designs. At times, there was a central character showcasing the theme behind the look

By: Reuters | New York |
September 9, 2021 7:30:56 pm
New York Fashion Week, New York Fashion Week dates, New York Fashion Week designersA stylist tends to a model before the presentation of the ONYRMRK Spring/Summer 2022 collection at New York Men's Day during New York Fashion Week. (REUTERS/Andrew Kelly)

New York Fashion Week Men’s Day returned to in-person presentations on Wednesday, with nearly a dozen emerging designers showcasing their 2022 collections.

Models posed like statues as the audience walked through within touching distance of the designs. At times, there was a central character showcasing the theme behind the look.

Some designers this year sought inspiration close to home, while others drew on more faraway tropical locales.

Tristan Detwiler cited the sand and beaches of his San Diego hometown as inspiration for his STAN collection, which featured colourful patterns and quilt-like fabrics in neutral, earthy tones.

New York Fashion Week, New York Fashion Week dates, New York Fashion Week designers Models pose as they present creations from the William Frederick Spring/Summer 2022 collection at New York Men’s Day during New York Fashion Week. (REUTERS/Andrew Kelly)

“I source all the textiles myself, I meet people, I learn their stories, I learn about cultures,” Detwiler said. “The textile comes second, it’s really the story that comes first.”

Bright colours, sultry landscapes and striking shapes dominated designer Teddy Vonranson’s collection.

“I’d always wanted to do an exotic collection that took me to the South Seas and I really got inspired by Tahiti and the works of Paul Gauguin,” Vonranson said.

Meanwhile, designer William McNicol of the William Frederick collection said all his pieces were designed, developed and manufactured in his hometown of Cleveland, Ohio.

New York Fashion Week, New York Fashion Week dates, New York Fashion Week designers Models gather ahead of the TEDDY VONRANSON Spring/Summer 2022 collection presentation at New York Men’s Day during New York Fashion Week. (REUTERS/Andrew Kelly)

His presentation featured models painting a canvas while dressed in casual, neutral-coloured outfits.

“Most of our collections are based on creativity, curiosity, intelligence, intimacy,” McNicol said.

“This collection specifically was about the life of the artist, and clothing that worked as well on the artist as it did within their space. So that’s why I wanted neutrals and things that would just kind of get lost within an artist’s studio or loft or space,” he added.

The biannual event features ten emerging brands debuting their collections, with five in the morning and another five later in the afternoon.

New York Fashion Week runs until Sept. 12.

📣 For more lifestyle news, follow us on Instagram | Twitter | Facebook and don’t miss out on the latest updates!

📣 The Indian Express is now on Telegram. Click here to join our channel (@indianexpress) and stay updated with the latest headlines

For all the latest Lifestyle News, download Indian Express App.

  • The Indian Express website has been rated GREEN for its credibility and trustworthiness by Newsguard, a global service that rates news sources for their journalistic standards.
Advertisement
Advertisement
Advertisement
Advertisement