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New York - Men's SS17: Day 1

New York fashion week: Men's kicked off yesterday so that can only mean four full days of shows, presentations and parties. With the veteran designers sticking to what they know best and the newcomers trying to make their mark, New York - Men's comes with a lot of expectation. London, Milan and Paris all left their lasting impressions. Can New York do the same? With 38 designers set to showcase their talent over the next four days, I am sure we will see themes continuing on from this years SS17 men's fashion weeks. From hippies to pools - who knows what is to come?

Perry Ellis got things underway by juggling the past and the future for the new collection. With a dusty colour palette and a new take on the suit - this was an exciting start. David Naman followed, but sadly couldn't keep up. This was a collection that just didn't sit right together as a whole. However, we were immediately transported away to a mysterious island with Max 'N Chester's collection. This was a lineup you could feel the comfort off. Maiden Noir on the other hand took inspiration from the military in the forties and fifties and tried to redefine the modern mans uniform. Linder then gave us a collection that tricked the eye. This was a show full of asymmetric pieces, uneven pant lengths, halter tops and so much more.

New York - Men's is usually a week that is always characterized by its commercial offerings. You can always predict what is to come. However, this time around it has been a breath of fresh air. Collections have been structured and crisp. This has been a welcomed start.