Phire Wire, whose designer goes by the single moniker Kiri, had a dark, sinister feel. A follow spotlight that took the place of stationary overhead lighting called to mind a searchlight.
The dramatic setup proved anticlimactic given the lineup of standard sporty fare. Textural detailing — a tonal print on a T-shirt, tuxedo stripes on sweatpants — attempted to elevate the items beyond their basics core. So, apparently, did images of flying fish on the group of random T-shirts that closed the show. But compared with some of the more directional men’s collections of the week, this one fell a bit flat.