Joseph Abboud is one of my favorite shows during New York Fashion Week Mens. This time around, Abboud switched things up and took us to church where he debuted his new Fall/Winter ’17 collection. The new line featured dark hues like navy, brown and grays, in addition to an array of textures like corduroy and tons of velvet.
For the show I had the chance to design my very own JA suit. I went with something more dark and appropriate for the winter weather, a dark deep and luxe navy corduroy suit. I can’t wait to wear this guy over and over again, and then break it up and wear it as separates too.
Prior to the show I had the opportunity to catch up with the man himself, Joseph Abboud, to discuss the new collection, his inspiration and how he manages to have the best looking cast each season. (Check out the video HERE).
This post was created in partnership with Joseph Abboud
And another season of NYFW:M is upon us. One of my favorite shows to attend is Joseph Abboud, for a few reasons actually. For starters, he always puts on a show filled with a star-studded line up of supermodels. Additionally, Abboud goes against the grain and instead of showcasing his collection at Skylight Clarkson Square, the home of NYFW:M, he goes with a location that makes sense for the new collection. Production is equally important as the actual threads, and Abboud realizes just that–it’s about the experience, how you feel seeing the new clothing which will affect your opinion. This season I caught up with the man himself, Joseph Abboud, to chat about his inspiration and what we can expect from his new F/W17 collection. A few things you can expect are suiting in velvet and corduroy, dark hues and not one model wearing a tie down the runway. This year, Abboud is set to debut his new Fall Winter collection in the heart of New York inside a church. Click play and watch my interview with Mr. Abboud
Moti Ankari, Anthony Urbano and Marcel Floruss at the Perry Ellis S/S ’17 Presentation
Moti Ankari at the Perry Ellis S/S ’17 Presentation
Moti Ankari during NYFW:M Photo courtesy of W Mag
Perry Ellis is one of the few shows I look forward to during #NYFWM, and not because Michael Maccari, the creative director of the label, is possibly one of the most charming guys I’ve met, but since Maccari has joined the team the collection itself has become way more fashion forward and evolved into something I would wear. This year the brand decided to step back from the traditional runway show and instead rented out an industrial space in midtown where Maccari presented his new collection on models which allowed him to present each distinct idea individually.
Perry Ellis is one brand that all of our older siblings and parents grew up wearing and has become a pretty iconic american company in menswear. It’s Maccari’s job to make it cool and relevant to the young crowd AKA YOU + I. For their new collection, the brand decided to depart from previous season’s reliance on classic american sportswear pieces and focus on relaxed activewear which consisted of oversized shapes, sporty details and fabrication. If you haven’t been living under a rock you would notice how suiting is somewhat not as cool as it use to be a year ago. The clothing that we wear on our back will change, and how we wear it will be based on timing and the surroundings we are in. More, and more guys are ditching the suit and dressing more casually to and out of the office. So, it’s up to designers, like Maccari, to give us their rendition of a modern suit and make it fun to wear again. What else to expect from this collection? Hybrid bomber/track jackets with extended collars, new iterations of joggers and camp shirts in more fluid fabrics.
For the show, I wore a Perry Ellis leather ref jacket from their current signature collection, which you can own now. I layered it over a tank to stay cool and paired it with white denim, because summer, duh.