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by Edwina Kulego

New York Fashion Week: Men’s commenced yesterday with the first session of New York Men’s Day, held at Dune Studios in the Financial District of Manhattan. Designers Head of State+, WOOD HOUSE, and David Hart shined while presenting their spring/summer 2018 collections.

I was welcomed with fresh coconut water, sponsored by Lab Series, as I walked into the show space.

Head of State+

Head Of State+ upped the ante with bold statement pieces, highlighting warm hints of red, orange, and mustard. I had the pleasure of meeting with the designer, Taofeek Abijako, who explained that the collection was inspired by the depictions of post-colonial clothing and culture from West Africa.

wood house

WOOD HOUSE took us to the field, literally — the brand presented a fun and colorful collection set on a baseball field. Mix of patterns and fabrics from pinstripes to patent were seen throughout, while British sport brand Gola provided the footwear for both WOOD HOUSE and Head Of State+.

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David Hart

David Hart never disappoints with another stellar presentation. His precision and attention to detail is admired. Tailored suits in beautiful pastel color printed shirts and women models who added a special touch to the presentation. Hart also continued his partnership with TOMS, with models seen wearing the Deconstructed Alpargatas, a new take on the iconic style, and the Huarache slip on.