The mood – a look of what’s to come from new york fashion week: men’s

by Stephen Garner

The mood

BEYOND CLOSET

“This collection, titled ‘Bromance’ is influenced by a boy’s night out in Seoul. Many pieces in the collection feature graphic patterns that were inspired by the neon lights hung in my favorite bar. Each look portrays the youth culture of the city and my personal life with my friends.” -Taeyong Ko, Designer

Beyond Closet


BRETT JOHNSON

“The texture of colors in the still heat of the Arizona desert inspired this season’s journey.”

BRETT JOHNSON SS17 MOOD BOARD 2


CADET

“We were inspired by a recent trip we took to Italy, especially its art, architecture and fashion history.”

CADET SS17 Moodboard


C.P. Company

“C.P. Company is about the collision of traditional Italian values and cutting edge innovation.”

CP Company


DAVID HART

“The spring ’17 collection is inspired by the west coast surf culture of the 1960s. I also referenced photographs by LeRoy Grannis, and music by Dick Dale. The palette incorporates deep earthy jewel tones with tropical and surf prints throughout.”

David Hart


DAVID NAMAN

“When I look for inspiration, I need not look far ahead. I move in the time that I am living in and absorb what is happening right in front of me.”

David Naman


DEVEAUX

“We looked to the Greek Island vacations of Jackie Kennedy, Audrey Hepburn, and the works of Willem de Kooning as inspirations for spring/summer ’17. As a result, our collection presents a modern and fresh take on classic nautical themes, along with the vibrant use of colors found throughout the Greek Islands.”

Deveaux Mood Board

PHOTO BY VIKRAM VALLURI


EFM

“In creating this collection I was energized by the lengthening of daylight and the desire to be outdoors. Spring and summer are seasons that inspire freedom, movement, comfort. You shed anything that restricts or confines. After a long winter you want to be in the light and dance.” – Donrad Duncan

EFM


EXLEY

“Weathered New England boardwalks & coastlines that are rich in a storied local narrative, awaiting to be resurfaced by a new generation.” — Annie Campbell, Head Designer

Exley


GARCIAVELEZ

“We look into the expiration date of infrastructure in the world.”

GARCIAVELEZ


GENERAL IDEA

“Space travel, which was once the stuff of imagination, is now becoming more of a reality. Now, dreams about space is no longer confined to merely space travel or exploration, but rather it is about the coexistence of space and the human race.”

General Idea


JOHN ELLIOTT

“As a child, when I would think of what the idea of luxury is, I would envision the obvious status symbols – vacationing on an island, laying on a beach, or cruising on a yacht. When you break those concepts down, the idea of Watching Water continuously presents itself.”

John Elliott Mood Board


JOSEPH ABBOUD

“Rugged and refined, handsome and intellectual…defines the wayfaring American whose adventurous spirit and effortless style inspires the spring ‘17 collection.”

Joseph Abboud

PHOTO BY THE 88


LANDLORD

“The collection draws inspiration from contemporary artist, Isa Genzken, whose work often draws upon material culture, design, consumer goods, media, architecture and urban environments.”

LANDLORD

PHOTO BY ISA GENZKEN


MATIERE

“Our collection, Dead Sea, explores a mash up of colors, wash and texture surrounding my journey following the Grateful Dead throughout the 80’s. A recent trip to their birth place along the California coastline allowed use to merge mariner inspired wears with classic Dead undertones.” – Scot Shandalove

Matiere Mood Board


MAX ‘N CHESTER

“This spring/summer ’17 season, we continue to use Japanese cottons and linens to express a feeling of global personalities in peace and freedom in how we dress.” – Peter Trainor

Max N chester


NAUTICA

“Tailored Traveler.”

Nautica


NICK GRAHAM

“The ‘Our Men in Havana’ collection is based on the Tropicana Club in pre-revolutionary Havana when it was in it’s heyday. Gangsters, royalty, secret agents and show girls combined to create a glamorous though slightly dangerous scene that was unequaled in the world.”

Nick Graham

PHOTO BY PURE SAMBA NYC


N-P-ELLIOTT

“I loved Voltaire for his views on the power systems of his day and that was a great source of inspiration for this collection. Not in a historical fashion sense but more of an ethos of the collection―a rebelliousness in the face of the status quo. That rebellious spirit reminds me of being an outspoken teenager.” – Nicholas Elliott

N-p-Elliott


ORLEY

“Happiness.” – Matthew, Alex, & Samantha Orley

Orley


OVADIA & SONS

“A little hippie, a little Rasta.”

Ovadia & Sons


PALMIERS DU MAL

“For the 2017.01 collection, we sought inspiration from a conceptual hybrid of Laurel Canyon, Marrakesh, and the darker side of Rio… a superfluous embrace of psychedelic bohemianism in luxurious silks, chunky African mud cloths, and dainty Versailles floral wallpaper prints. Ever the rakish man about town, the Palmiers playboy retains his core elegance while growing more whimsical and debauched.” – Shane Fonner, Creative Director

Palmiers du Mal


PARKE & RONEN

“Our collection is inspired by the interplay between their histories of exclusion and futures of diversity. Collegiate and preppy styles evoke the idea of the ‘Gentleman Jock,’ with varsity and team spirit motifs, while twists of whimsical prints and graphics, and unexpected not to the tropics reflect the new-age progressive thinking and youthful joy of the college days and nights in these little enclaves.”

Parke & Ronen


PERRY ELLIS

“Cultural shifts in music, politics and fashion informed the design process. I sought beauty in the delicate balance of functionality and versatility, and applied this thought to both the collection and the presentation. Collage and contrast came to life in the presentation space, with models rotating among graphic elements of the collection which were translated throughout the space.” – Michael Maccabi, Creative Director

Perry Ellis


PLAC

“The spring/summer ‘17 collection is inspired by the work of David Hockney. Contemporary interpretations of his classic 60’s attitude is seen throughout a colorful array of pieces in the latest collection.”

PLAC

PHOTO BY SEUNG BAE KIM


PRIVATE POLICY

“Sworn to Fun, Loyal to None.”

Private Policy

PHOTO BY SUNG JIN LEE


RIDEAU

“Taking inspiration from Malibu and the laid back culture of California, I was eager to evolve past the wardrobe building blocks we have spent the past few seasons perfecting and really elevate the Rideau offering with a number of new statement pieces, which we feel are still very much wardrobe essentials.” – Dylan Granger, Creative Director

Rideau - SS17 Inspiration Mood Board


ROBERT GELLER

“In the early 80’s Berlin was full of wonderful misfits making some of the most amazing music in German history.”

Robert Geller mood board


SECOND/LAYER

“Looking for love in all the wrong place’s, is inspired by the break ups, the make ups, and the attempt to obtain good things in a bad way.” – Joshua Willis & Anthony Franco

Second Layer


STAMPD

“The attitude of the collection is tempered by the color palette, which, along with signature black, indigo and creamy whites are also accented with a soft blush, taupes and fatigue-like earth tones.”

STAMPD Mood Board


TODD SNYDER

“Spring 2017 is called ‘Grand Prix.’ I was inspired by vintage 1950’s auto racing in Monaco. I was looking through images and books and fell in love with the style and sophistication.”

Todd Snyder


ZACHARY PRELL

“Renew: An immersion of warm and cool.”

Zachary Prell