Guys, you didn’t think I would leave you out when it comes to reviews for fashion week- did you? On Diversastyle, we cover ALL aspects of style! Style is just not a feminine characteristic as it’s most often portrayed. Men can be stylish too. Not only in fashion but in their personal taste within their lifestyle (home decor, cars, tech, etc.) But there’s something special about seeing a guy dressed to the nine’s in his own personal style. It shows a refined taste, great character, and a genuine interest in himself and looking his very best. Ladies, don’t you agree? So during New York Fashion Week, we saw many of our favorite designers display their menswear lines for fall/winter and it certainly did not disappoint.
At DKNY, there were high hemmed pants paired with long socks, turtlenecks under blazers with suit pants, and sweatshirts with dress slacks. Very different pieces to create a unique and fresh take on a classic look. Colors most utilized were dark plums, hunter greens and periwinkle blues. Calvin Klein showcased mostly monochromatic looks in grays and black. Widely used was a gray leopard print, which showed up on wool coats and blazers. Models also walked the runway in patent leather coats and jackets and surprisingly- pants. This was definitely a new approach in style when it comes to this classic iconic men’s brand. Classy and modern silhouettes were seen on the models for Emporio Armani. The “well dressed elite” look was ever apparent with mixed media coats and jackets that had asymmetrical zippers and were fitted close to the chest. Lots of camel, black, and gray made up the color scheme and fur wrap scarves completed most of the looks. Similar looks as Armani were seen at Michael Kors, most notably themed looks with dark camo prints showing up on sweaters, mixed media coats, and even bags and shoes. Black and gray populated the line along with olives and nudes featured in some of the looks. J. Crew showcased their usual preppy looks with cargo pants, sweaters over oxfords, flight jackets and quilted jogger pants. Also styled with their looks was their collaboration with New Balance sneakers that added a sporty take on dressed up casual. Out of all the designers I reviewed, I must say that Balmain impressed me the most. The French designer, Olivier Rousteing, presented ultra luxury chic for the men that really take fashion seriously. His looks represented “royal army” with velvet blazers adorned with gold crest symbols, quilted fur hooded coats, velvet skinny jogger pants, baggy leather pants, silk pantsuits, and jewel encrusted jackets. His looks exuded an appeal that just screams swanky and trendsetter.