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Third 'New York fashion week: Men's' makes waves

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Third 'New York fashion week: Men's' makes waves

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‘New York Fashion Week: Men’s’ is heating up, as designers present their Spring/Summer 2017 collections.

It kick-started with five up-and-coming brands showcasing their new collections at lower Manhattan’s Industria Studios.

Among them, The Italian brand, David Naman, making its U.S. debut after taking Europe and Asia by storm.

Wood House put a mix of bold prints and color on display, with a nod to “the gentlemen of the 1920’s.”

Gnarley prints

David Hart is making waves with custom bamboo, surfboard and tropical prints created in England, Japan and Italy.
This season was inspired by the southern-Californian surf culture of the 60s and 70s, he said.

Gypsy Sport: fusion and unisex clothing

New York’s fashion-darling Rio Uribe remains committed to unisex design with the new collection for his label Gypsy Sports. Uribe decribes the collection as ‘a big mashup’ of sportswear, evening wear and fantasy wear.”

“I love having a unisex clothing line. I think it’s really nice to make a splash in the gender market. We’re showing men’s week but we’re showing men and women on the runways so that’s pretty cool.”

Many of his models wore bright blue, yellow and red wigs, some with sports caps tucked underneath.

Others were fitted with colored contact lenses creating zombie eyes in pale blue and red. He used a world map as a fabric pattern for some pieces and marked the model’s faces with white and blue makeup.

Uribe won the prestigious CFDA/Vogue Fashion Fund in 2015.

Growing up in the Koreatown neighborhood of LA, he is an atypical up-and-coming designer. He does not come from a wealthy background, or a prestigious design school. This might explain why his designs look so unique.

New York Fashion Week: Men’s is being held 11-14 July 2016.

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