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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.

New York Men's Day: TAAKK

At New York Men's Day you come across a lot of emerging talent.  Some you never see again, some take off like Carlos Campos, but most exciting is when you come across a young designer or brand that completely captivates you.  A few seasons ago it was Private Policy, which I still love but this season, for me personally, was all about TAAKK.  Designer Takuya Morikawa, formerly of Issey Miyake, made his US debut with a highly conceptual and crude presentation.  His high concept collection, created with experimental yet exceptional technique, aims to defy traditional notions of reality, itself. And that it did. The clothing, the striking barefoot models, the logo police tape, the large overhead lighting, the heat and energy in the room.  All these elements came together for an overwhelming and exhilarating experience.  You know that feeling when you come across a new designer and your just obsessed and cannot get enough!?! This was me.  I didn't want to leave and while making my rounds through Dunes Studios I kept coming back to TAAKK.

Jim.    

New York Men's Day Spring\Summer 2018

Every season New York Men's Day kicks off New York Fashion Week: Men's with a group show of young and emerging menswear designers.  This season at Dune Studios in Tribeca, the group of 12 included: David Hart, Krammer & Stoudt, Wood House, Head of State, Daniel Hector, Bristol, Private Policy, Descendant of Thieves, Maiden Noir, R.Swaider, Heliot Emil, and Life in Perfect Disorder.  Its a two part show filled with the freshest models, designers and talent that is sure to inspire.