C2H4 Fall/Winter 2018

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C2H4

Fall/Winter 2018

Los Angeles based menswear brand C2H4 took us on a futuristic monochrome ride to an intergalactic space colony for Fall/Winter 2018.  With an array of earth toned greys, browns, and blues, the collection told a utilitarian story inspired by a youthful perspective on style and space.  Utility vests, coveralls and cotton cargo pants grazed the runway with logo scarves, waist bags and ball caps. Young Paris and stylist Mikeil Benyamin sat front row and recording artist Jesse Rutherford closed the show with a performance as the models walked the finale. 

 Front row: Young Paris.

Front row: Young Paris.

Photos and video by Jim Duran. 

Sanchez-Kane Fall/Winter 2018

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Sanchez-Kane

Fall/Winter 2018

Designer Barbara Sanchez-Kane is on a mission of sexual liberation with the newest collection for her eponymous line Sanchez-Kane.  For Fall/Winter 2018 she continues breaking hetero-normative gender rules and this season tackels the taboos that surround the topic of sex.  With her signature use of unconventional textiles and a diverse cast of models, Sanchez-Kane went full speed on the sexual express with giant penises as runway decor and jock strap clad performance artists dancing among them.  Paper Magazine’s Mickey Boardman sat front and center as did DJ, Matthew Mazur and model, Jacopo Olmo

 Paper Magazine's,  Mickey Boardman.

Paper Magazine's,  Mickey Boardman.

 DJ,  Matthew Mazur.

DJ,  Matthew Mazur.

Using a mixed palette of colors and fabrics, the fall collection is heavy in outerwear and provocative shirting including script-flipping pectoral cutouts and a flip-fop sandal tank.  By reworking suit jackets and trench coats and playing with proportion, the designer made bold statements with abdomen cutouts and exaggerated lapel embellishments.  Perhaps the boldest statement made on the runway was not a garment but a model shattering his porcelain piggy-bank penis at the end of the runway.  Making a statement of female empowerment and saying goodbye to societal pressures to mask sex and how we have it.       

 Model,  Jacopo Olmo.

Model,  Jacopo Olmo.

Images and Video by Jim Duran.

Suit Supply Fall/Winter 2018

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Suit Supply

Fall/Winter 2018

You might know Suit Supply as the go-to for a well tailored suit with a modern fit and a quick turnaround time that's also easy on the bank account.  But have you met Suit Supply the fashion brand?  Established in 2000 and with over 90 stores worldwide, Suit Supply has quickly established itself as the leading bespoke lifestyle brand among the Instagram generation.  To unveil their latest collection Suit Supply set their sites on New York Fashion Week: Men's at the offbeat Cadillac House where Tim Gunn and newbie fashion darlings Emery Kelly and Ricky Garcia stopped by to see what's good for next season.

 Tim Gunn viewing the Fall/Winter 2018 collection.

Tim Gunn viewing the Fall/Winter 2018 collection.

 Emery Kelly and Ricky Garcia.

Emery Kelly and Ricky Garcia.

For Fall/Winter 2018 Suit Supply presented a collection that was thoughtful with rich textures in a neutral earth toned palette that was both luxurious and utilitarian.  Silver-grey and washed-out pinks in cashmere are complemented by emerald and army green highlights, bringing a sleek, clean aesthetic to the newest line of suits, knits and outerwear. Rugged fabrics permeate the collection with muted blue and rich stone-grey tones inspired by vintage aesthetics all punctuated by vibrant array of dynamic textures and bold patterns. 

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Photos by Jim Duran and courtesy of Suit Supply.

New York Men's Day: Part Two

Part two, the afternoon shift, was filled with various highs and lows.  Krammer and Stoudt's presentation was fun and the clothing was great but set and light design made it difficult to photograph.  Public Policy which is a collection that I absolutely LOVE, chose to do a photo installation with images from the FW18 collection with the corresponding look hanging on a rolling rack in front of the image.  I absolutely fell in love with a new brand called TAAKK by designer Takuya Morikawa, formerly of Issey Miyake, which I loved so much I committed a whole photo story to (see previous post).  

Life in Perfect Disorder made its debut during SS18 shows and presents a small yet impactful collection with a fantastically diverse cast. The brands show the progressive versatility of the clothing and conveys the youthful spirit of the designer and his work.

Maiden Noir showed a mixed pallet of earth and jewel tones in a complex statement of wearability and attitude.  Maiden always shows a solid collection with a strong color palette that is easily translatable to every man and can be easily integrated in your existing wardrobe.