Best shows from NYFW: Men's Day 3: John Elliott and Tommy Hilfiger
New York Fashion Week: Men's
On day 3 of NYFW: Men's, John Elliott serves up a lesson in summer layering and Tommy Hilfiger's prep boys let loose
JOHN ELLIOTT: LIGHTWEIGHT LAYERS The collection: Designer John Elliott has stuck to his guns since he hit the runway running, and he's mostly a one colour man. Delivering a tonal collection of sports and streetwear-inspired pieces — such as, windbreakers, layered hoodies and our favourite, satin bombers — Elliott's biggest leap was his spring 2017 opener: That fern green labyrinth blanket belted over a tone-on-tone ensemble cut from terry cloth (look 1). Another notable step forward — colourblocking, woven into his modus operandi of a stringent palette. Cool blues, greens, white and blush are the John Elliott colours for SS17. Buro loves: The fluid silk-satin blouses and blousons, for pure dramatic effect in the summer winds. Try this now: Buttoning only the first one — or even two — buttons of a lightweight blouse layered over a jersey tee. A neat trick to acing the layers this season.
TOMMY HILFIGER: PREP OFF DUTY The collection: Tommy Hilfiger has looked to the spirit of travel and the idyllic, island life for his past few collections, but it's spring 2017 that truly embraced the essence of letting loose — literally and figuratively. As per his inspirations (those lush, warm-weather locales), dense florals invade the brand's shirting, jackets and trousers, in relaxed silhouettes befitting of la tropicana (looks 1, 2 & 3). Keeping grounded: Staying true to the brand's all-American core in other ways, Hilfiger plays to his prep boys with sports jackets (look 11), numeric cardigans (look 8) and collegiate jumpers (look 7) — albeit cut oversize with low v-necklines. Buro loves: The bucket hats (looks 6 & 9). The way we see it, it's a sign of conviction that Hilfiger finally has his men throwing caution to the wind.