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New York Fashion Week Men's: Day 1 Recap

New York Fashion Week Men's: Day 1 Recap

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Illustration by Hilton Dresden

NYFWM is off to a chic start, with presentations from Perry Ellis, Wood House, Max 'n Chester, and Private Policy.

It's finally here: New York Men's Week is off to a chic start, with presentations from New York's finest designers, established or emerging.

We snooped our way through each collection, checked out the models thoroughly, and came away with our standout favorite shows. Here, our editors share their review of the spring-summer 2017 collections.

Seoul-based label Wood House wowed us with its stark black and white color scheme, and moody spectacles -- resulting in a 'mesh go-go boy meets Cruella DeVille' moment. The show featured experimental garbs, with a decidedly Egyptian, flowy feel to it. Hilton Dresden

Meanwhile, Max 'n Chester, opted for a more beachy feel, with lots of linens and pinstripes. Our favorite look from the collection, however, has to be this simple navy dress worn perfectly by a gorgeous male model. Androgyny is here to stay, and we're not complaining. Hilton Dresden

At Perry Ellis, creative director Michael Maccari showed an extremely wearable collection with a lot of commercial appeal. The '90s-style athletic track suits in shades of electric blue was a highlight, and felt like the most fashion-forward statement of the presentation. The baseball jackets, track jackets, and tailored suiting complete with applique were familiar ideas and themes see at last spring's European shows. Perry Ellis rightly adapted these trends into something more accessible. A success. Click here to see the full collection. Grant Woolhead

Private Policy was given what felt like center stage at Industria Studios. Launched by Siying Qu and Horan Li in 2015, the label introduced a spring collection that was an interesting mish mash of gender play (the clothing is not gender-specific, although it was shown on male models), but the clothes felt extremely masculine. The silhouettes had a downtown club kid vibe, with an interesting and innovative use of fabrics. The use of Bio Hazard Symbols on a red plastic short-and-jacket ensemble, utilitarian harnessing, dark face makeup, and exposed knees gave the show a post-apocalyptic vibe. Click here to see the looks. Grant Woolhead

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