Before the collections kick-off in the afternoon of the first Friday after Labor Day— New York Fashion Week—there’s New York Men’s Day offering a no fuss start to a week packed with, well, a lot of muss.
This time the seasonal menswear showcase, which is put together by Agentry PR, was once again hosted across two floors—that otherwise serve as separate photographic studios—of an industrial building in Hudson Yards. There were ten designers in the lineup, covering menswear, genderless, and a touch of womenswear. These brands were all relatively indie, with a distinct take on what constitutes “menswear,” and ranged from new (as in launched last year) to established (operating for nearly a decade).
The last couple of years have seen menswear evolve away from collections designed as companions to women’s lineups into a highly directional category. There’s the genderlessness of it all, which continues to evolve as our