New York Fashion Week: MENS
The first week of February started off with Mens week for its second ever participation in New York Fashion Week. I think it's fantastic that Men can now feel represented during NYFW after so many years of having just women shows.
The week was kicked off by a Docker's party in celebration of their 30th Anniversary. Crazy to think that Docker's has been around for that long now. The party definitely gave off some throwback vibes especially with the candies and snacks from the 80's that were being passed around going perfectly with the 80's themed festivities.
A few of the guests in attendence included: Tyson Beckford, America's Next Top Model's Nyle Dimarco, Colton Haynes, Eric Decker, and Victor Cruz among several others.
Outside of Skylight Clarkson Square one of the main venues for NYFM.
Rochambeau by Laurence Chandler and Joshua Cooper, was my first show of the season. I have to say I was impressed with the collection and with the whole environment from the moment I walked into the room. The ambiance gave off 90's hiphop house party vibes and I was completely digging it. The lighting, DJ battle, and fog machine were definitely doing the trick.
The collection itself portrayed it too, with the oversized hoodies, track pants, and other sportswear. Although it is very clean and minimal, I like the layering and the fact that there are some cool bold color pops here and there among the browns and beiges.
Is orange the new black? Many designers have jumped on the trend implementing a dash of orange in their collection and Rochambeau did not get left out as we can notice the pop of color with a few of their pieces as well.
Whether it was the all white Nike Air Force 1's, or the Juice movie reminiscence street style and music, the Rochambeau show was truly entertaining and it made me feel like I was transported back to the 90's.
These are a few highlights from mens week during New York Fashion Week. It is always such a great time and experience. Stay tuned for more updates throughout the season for more on New York Fashion Week especially when the women's shows start happening. Pictured above you can see my "grout-fit" paired with some all white sneakers. It been really cold lately so I am layering up with a Ralph Lauren turtleneck zipped sweater, Calvin Klein blazer, and a wool double breasted over coat from Gap.