Saturday, 8 November 2014

NYFW | Trends and Highlights - SS15 Menswear Review (Ovadia & Sons, Billy Reid, Perry Ellis, Carlos Campos, Robert Geller and Bespoken)

New York Fashion Week is home to extremely interesting labels from named designers.These collections are some of my favourites every season because NYFW always pushes out very wearable and marketable pieces, especially for Summer. Love the strong focus of cleaner lines and staple colours this season and the catwalk looks are often sidewalk ready. SS15 menswear is definitely no different.

In this post: Ovadia & Sons, Billy Reid, Perry Ellis, Carlos Campos, Robert Geller and Bespoken.

Ovadia & Sons
Most of the pieces are super casual and staples for a man's wardrobe - this is what makes money. The navy, white and black are easy on the eye, but they are not just boring pieces - the looks boast impeccable line work and choice in materials which make them visually appealing. Also, the show kicked off with some houndstooth which is always timeless. I love the cutting of the pants too.
Ovadia & Sons Menswear Spring 2015

Billy Reid
Every season, this label beings out new prints and new textures. Summer is a great season for Billy Reid because the design seems to love creating unstructured and loose looks. Such a feat is only possible with great cutting and smart layering. The pieces interact in a beautiful way mixing up prints and textures. The prints and florals this season are excellent in creating that cool long island style. Some of the fabrics used are very European and makes me think of labels like Etro and Dries Van Noten. The collection showed off great pieces all the way from head to shoe. It's a little bit very Bohemian for menswear which is not done too often but done well here.
Billy Reid Menswear Spring 2015

Perry Ellis
Perry Ellis did great for SS15 showing such a wide range of choice in its collection. From full three-piece suits to hoodies and sweatshirts paired with shorts, the brand showed off difference patterns and textures from knits, florals, checks and geometry. The thin bands look a bit 80s, 90s retro - Back to the Future style. Although I really don't know what to make of the socks and sandals.
Perry Ellis Menswear Spring 2015

Carlos Campos
Orange is on trend at NYFW. Carlos Campos showed off great graphics and line work prints for the SS season. They look Kenzo-like but I love the orange and navy blue used here. There's also quite nice tailoring in the shorts too which often goes unnoticed. I see only cropped and elasticised-cuff pants.
Carlos Campos Menswear Spring 2015

Robert Geller
I love seeing Robert Geller's work although I wouldn't wear a lot of the pieces. He injects a alot of eastern European flavour into the the fashion scene and I loved the washed out look and colours he uses. The collection also shows that he's a great designer with attention to detail all the way to the socks and his choice of materials and colours season after season is also so intruiging. The best looks show off different proportions of the garments to exaggerate a person's silhouette and there are a lot of one-off super stylish pieces.
Robert Geller Menswear Spring 2015

Duckie Brown
Such a simple concept in SS15. The off-duty trend with plain and neutral tones was the main set at Duckie Brown - I love it with those reminiscent wide collars. Classic checks were also present but the show doesn't stop until after an unexpected injection of metallic blues. I think that really made the collection memorable but the label doesn't give you any more than just enough to snatch your attention.
Duckie Brown Menswear Spring 2015

One of my favourites quickly climbing up the ladder. The label has such a strong force of modern aesthetic and touches of fast fashion which make it unmistakably on trend. The pieces in SS15 are extremely versatile and interesting. Panel jackets, bombers and baseball shirts are the recent defining pieces of Summer collections. Love the prints and collar-work but also the materials used. The showroom also highlighted the versatility of slip-ons for a simply casual and sophisticated off-duty look.
Bespoken Menswear Spring 2015

Sorry, took a while to complete SS15 haha. Ok exam time.

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