Highlights from NYFW: Men’s SS16 – Day 4

Highlights from NYFW: Men’s SS16 – Day 4

That's a wrap

Text: Pakkee Tan

On the last day of the first-ever NYFW: Men's, we pick the highlights from Orley, Polo Ralph Lauren and John Varvatos

Orley: Old made new again
A finalist in the 2014 CFDA/Vogue Fashion Fund, the last time we saw Orley, the designers were busy refining their off-beat, 1950s aesthetic since. For spring 2016, it's clear that we're going to be snapping up some seriously cool pastel jackets, boldly printed blazer and short combos, and stunning lace sweaters that every fashionable male worth his Church's will want to throw on.  

Polo Ralph Lauren: The Ivy League prepster grows up
Prep culture has been the ethos of Polo Ralph Lauren since its inception, but that has often meant loud equestrian logos or badges resembling school crests plastered on every piece of clothing. This season, we see a mature Polo Ralph Lauren man, who still retains his preppy roots but is more confident in his dressing — we're digging the clean, tailored lines with nary a crest in sight.

John Varvatos: Rock'n'roll revival
Channeling the rock stars of the '70s, John Varvatos presented a vision of a sartorial urbanista for spring. Stylistically, vertical stripes were a key trend presented by Varvatos, which bore more than a passing resemblance to David Bowie in his Thin White Duke phase. Elsewhere, Mick Jagger's swagger was evident in the sleeveless vests and leather jackets, especially when styled with little scarves twisted around their necks. Rock truly never dies.

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