The men’s wear industry continues to ride the wave of a younger generation eager to adopt a more dressed-up style — and an older one looking to update its wardrobes.
The Third Annual Fairchild Fashion Media Men’s Wear Summit at Asia House in New York addressed the trends driving today’s men’s wear sector, from the growing importance of social media and e-tailing to the New Man, from the Made in America movement to how retailers are rushing to cater to an increasingly demanding and savvy consumer. The designers who spoke — Thom Browne, Calvin Klein’s Kevin Carrigan and Humberto Leon and Carol Lim of Opening Ceremony and Kenzo — focused on their individual styles — and the importance of staying true to their visions.
A Stella McCartney sketch of a custom dress made from protein-based silk in partnership with biotech lab Bolt Threads. The dress will be displayed at The Museum of Modern Art's upcoming design exhibition, "Items: Is Fashion Modern?"