New York Fashion Week : Men's



Ricardo Seco

Spring 2019

For designer Ricardo Seco Spring 2019 started 50 years ago at the Mexico City Olympics. Seco drew his inspiration from the history making Olympic games in a street wise collection re-imagining it’s iconography for 2019. The designer drew reference from the iconic Olympic rings by creating a psychedelic ring print worked into parkas, bombers and shirting and pants. Seco undoubtedly fast forwarded to 2019 showcasing a playful multi-colored home screen print with app like icons for the urban dweller. Continued this season is the designer’s stance on the anti-immirgration legislations being pushed by the current presidential administration. With red, white, and green DACA emblazoned socks and a tee stating: “Immigrants: Empowering the World.” The collection was a continued celebration of Mexican heritage and culture through Seco’s contemporary take on men’s fashion.

Images by Jim Duran.

Gustav Von Aschenbach


Gustav Von Aschenbach

by Robert Geller

For Spring/Summer 2018 menswear designer Robert Geller debuted his new line Gustav Von Aschenbach.  Named after a character from Thomas Mann's "Death in Venice," a novel Geller says he read throughout his teenage years, the new line is his reflection on the current state of menswear.  A dialogue Geller has long pondered but clearly waited to perfect before making his move.  With cleaner silhouettes and less embellishments Gustav is by far a different aesthetic from the runway looks of Geller's eponymous line.  Made in Japan from Japanese materials, aside from a few bold statement stripes, most looks told monochromatic stories in red, blue and grey.  Defining the collections casual nature were oversized cardigans, shirts, outerwear and cropped trousers.  It was a bold risk by Geller in a different direction from the slender legs of his namesake line.  With apparent ease Robert Geller introduced us all to Gustav and we all say welcome!


Photos by BLKLN Clothing and courtesy of Gustav Von Aschenbach by Robert Geller