Just last week I was fortunate enough to both attend and work at New York Fashion Week: Men’s. The four-day-long series of shows featured American men’s fashion collections for the Spring/Summer 2016 season. The main venue for the week was located in Soho, though some designers participating chose to show off-location. The first show I attended, I actually worked, which was the Michael Bastian show. I am currently an intern there and have been working on planning this show since the beginning of the summer when I started. Though I may be biased, the Michael Bastian show was absolutely incredible, down to every last detail. For the first time, Michael introduced a small women’s capsule collection, which was fabulous. This season’s runway inspiration was Bel Air, as reflected through his preppy, southern California styles. Guests of the show included celebrities such as Darren Criss and Mike Conely, as well as industry leaders such as Linda Fargo. Photos from the Michael Bastian show can be found here, curtesy of style.com.
The second show I attended, as a guest, at Mensweek was the Orley Spring/Summer 2016 presentation. Having very little previous knowledge of the brand, it was my first time experiencing what Orley’s brand and image were all about. After attending the presentation, I can definitely say their look is very unique, and something not everyone can pull off. They are a relatively new brand, so it will be interesting to see what direction they take in the future. The photos below are my photos from the day. Others can be seen here, curtesy of style.com.