NYFW Proves NYFW: Men’s Doesn’t Need To Exist

by MR Magazine Staff

It may be NYFW: Men’s fault that the event is on life support, but its imminent death seems to be out of its hands. The February 2015 announcement of a dedicated men’s week was met with the type of applause world-beating Olympian Katie Ledecky might give her competitors — enthusiastic and happy for them, but unthreatened. On top of recognizing menswear as valuable, the week was also a win because it made logistical sense for designers who wanted to show clothing when buyers were actually, you know, buying them. Fast-forward a handful of seasons and we’re already in the guy-loses-girl part of this love story. Mashable didn’t wait longer than a single season to declare: “New York’s first men’s fashion week didn’t work.” Highsnobiety gave it two seasons before coming with the straight-from-the-volcano take: “New York Fashion Week: Men’s Sucks.” The swift backlash makes you feel like you missed a scene. Read more at Racked.