New York Men’s Day’s afternoon session on Monday showcased both emerging designers and those who have created more-established businesses, ones touted as All-Stars. Those included Krammer & Stoudt, Descendant of Thieves and Wood House Army. Private Policy, which will hold a runway show on Wednesday, was also part of the mix.
Three pieces from Krammer & Stoudt were psychedelic-colored updates of the brand’s Americana-skewed workwear, with jackets and pants created from 12-oz. denim and decorated with Day-Glo colors in designs including hot rod flames.
Julian Woodhouse of Wood House Army offered up WHA, three graphic black-and-white vertically striped looks from his diffusion line that included an anorak, shorts and a one-piece with military details.
For Descendant of Thieves, the brand offered up an assortment of multipurpose pieces for the travel guy, including reversible shorts, lightweight jackets and swimwear that could double as regular shorts.
Private Policy used the All-Star showcase to launch Pxl, a see-now-buy-now capsule collection of black, blue and green prints on shirts, trousers, caps, a bikini top and racing shorts.
Among the other brands showing at New York Men’s Day were International Woolmark Prize 2018/19 nominees Ka Wa Key, who presented a romantic collection of hand-done tie-dye patterns and distressing on airy knits and loose-fitting garments, all inspired by their grandparents rediscovering their love through nostalgia.
Cyprus native Vasilis Loizides presented a lineup of gender-bending pieces with rebel undertones. An all-white cod-piece bodysuit with voluminous shoulders and shirts with asymmetrical cutouts paired with wide flared pinstripe pants created a balanced tension.
Todd Hessert, who has had his own brand since 2015, offered up a collection of updated athletic pieces such as sweatpants, T-shirts, track suits and a streetwear-infused soft pink leisure suit with reflective details and prints inspired by quantum physics, including math equations on an oversize sport shirt and shorts.