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John Elliot Fall/Winter 2017

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John Elliot

Fall/Winter 2017

Designer John Elliot kicked off his Fall 2017 collection to the beat of that old familiar drum.  In this case it was a marching band drum corp transporting everyone back to high school on the basketball court finished runway.  Sitting front row were Men's Week all-stars Victor Cruz, J Balvin, Colton Haynes, and Fabolous. The drummers got the crowd hyped and team Elliot was about to come strong with their A-game to deliver an impeccable win.

Kith owner Ronnie Fieg, designer John Elliot, Victor Cruz.

Kith owner Ronnie Fieg, designer John Elliot, Victor Cruz.

With the elevated production level and celeb influence at his shows, it's clear that Elliot has his sites set on one thing and that's becoming an American sportswear powerhouse.  Elliot has already helped to transform how American men view and wear fashion with his stylish and relaxed aesthetic, making him one of the first to thrive in what was once an emerging market.  His ability to hone in on what his customers want and deliver time and again made his product not only desired but coveted.      

Colton Haynes and John Elliot.

Colton Haynes and John Elliot.

Luka Sabbat (right) and friend.

Luka Sabbat (right) and friend.

This season was about the versatility of the clothing itself.  How to interchange pieces from one look to another and wearing them in new ways.  One model wore a short sleeve sweatshirt over and sport coat with shorts and sneakers.  Nike of course.  Another wore sweatpants with a knit turtleneck and sport coat.  Elliot gave his following multiple new ways to wear this season's new aesthetic or ideas on how to match previous season with current and new. Either way John Elliot wants to dominate your closet and chances are he just might.

Luka Sabbat and model Michael Lockley.

Luka Sabbat and model Michael Lockley.

Photos by BLKLN Clothing / Video by ADDY Media.

ROCHAMBEAU FALL/WINTER 2017

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ROCHAMBEAU

Fall/Winter 2017

For Fall/Winter 2017 Laurence Chandler and Joshua Cooper of Rochambeau went to old New York.  Working with art pop king Mark Mothersbaugh, this collection recalled a time when The Ramones ruled the downtown scene and 315 Bowery the epicenter of the Punk movement. Dancers wearing paint dripped ski masks and rompers frolicked side stage during the as the models walked the runway.  Sitting front row were Latin superstar J Balvin and actor Colton Haynes and artists Young Paris and Jimi Lucid.  Front row staple Luka Sabbat was also in attendance.

Front row: J Balvin, Colton Haynes.

Front row: J Balvin, Colton Haynes.

The silhouette was oversized from look one.  A floor length corduroy duster jacket hit the runway and set the tone of the collection.  Bold stripes and fish net accents made strong statements for Fall 2017.  Models donned mesh masks with safety pin embellishments and dripped paint.  Mixing texture and bold color ways added to the rebellious inspiration of the collection.  Waist cropped button-ups with bold shoulders modernized the look while balancing the baggy fit trousers.  This season was a fearless progression for Rochambeau, filled with angst, excitement and energy.  

Front row: Kerwin Frost and Luka Sabbat.

Front row: Kerwin Frost and Luka Sabbat.

Backstage: Jimi Lucid and Young Paris.

Backstage: Jimi Lucid and Young Paris.

Photos by BLKLN Clothing and courtesy of Rochambeau / Video courtesy of Rochambeau.

#NYFWM: Carlos Campos F/W 2017

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Carlos Campos

Fall/Winter 2017

Designer Carlos Campos has been one the true success stories of New York Fashion Week: Men's. Campos began his journey as a part of New York Men's Day, a group show for upcoming and emerging talent that kicks off #NYFWM. Through the seasons Campos has evolved from group shows with an industry following, to full runway shows with superstar power.

Artist, J Balvin. CFDA Chief Executive, Steven Kolb.

Artist, J Balvin. CFDA Chief Executive, Steven Kolb.

Artist/Producer, Young Paris. Artist, J Balvin.

Artist/Producer, Young Paris. Artist, J Balvin.

At his Fall/Winter 2017 runway show Campos welcomed Latin superstar J Balvin, actor Colton Haynes, and rapper/producer Young Paris to his front row. Also in attendance were industry heavy weights Steven Kolb and Eric Rutherford and Nick Wooster.

Actor, Colton Haynes.

Actor, Colton Haynes.

Campos' Fall 2017 collection was about muted earth tones and abstract color blocking.  Playing with seam lines to create bold statements in rich mustard and dark grey with oversized canopy print separates. Campos took us on a journey through his vision of relaxed and reworked men's essentials which are signature to Campos' line. This season colorful bombers and shirting with oversized pockets walked the runway in exaggerated lengths. Making the strongest statement were Campos' reworked outerwear. Robe-like silhouettes in an array of fits and colors dominated the runway adding formality and slight structure to the collection.  

Images by BLKLN Clothing and courtesy of Carlos Campos.

Colton Haynes, Kellan Lutz at Ovadia and Sons Spring/Summer 17 Runway Show

Last Tuesday evening on the second day of NYFW: Men's, the hottest ticket of the night was the Ovadia and Son's Spring/Summer 2017 fashion show. The 2012 Vogue Fashion Fund finalists host what has become one of the most anticipated shows of the New York men's shows with their street smart collections and top notch models. Notable attendees include: Colton Haynes, Jada Kiss, Kellan Lutz, Jenna Lyons, Nathan McCallum and Eric Rutherford. Congratulations on the stellar collection guys! Review to follow.

Jim Duran

Pictured(top to bottom): Colton Haynes and Jada Kiss, Eric Jennings and Kellan Lutz, Marcel Floruss and Nathan McCallum, Jenna Lyons.

Photos by BLKLN Clothing