A Photographers View on New York Fashion Week Men’s – Part 2
A KALTBLUT exclusive photography view on New York Fashion Week Men’s Fall/Winter 2017-18 by Leila Jacue. NY based photographer Leila Jacue went once again for us to the fashion fest at the Big Apple to shot some of her amazing images. Part 2 is featuring new collections by Maiden Noir, Private Policy, R.Swiader and Woodhouse. All photos by Leila Jacue www.leilajacue.com
Maiden Noir Fall/Winter 2017-18
Seattle – Tokyo based designer Nin Truong founded Maiden Noir in 2006. Inspired by the natural Pacific Northwest surroundings, his background in art and architecture, Maiden Noir combines these influences to create seasonal collections for both Men and Women. The vision for each collection is executed meticulously through attention to details, sourcing premium Japanese fabrics, and the highest standards of production based in Japan. Seasonal collaborations add depth and nuance to a well cultivated collection. For the next winter season Maiden Noir unveiled a stunning new collection for the urban men.
Private Policy Fall/Winter 2017-18
For the Fall/Winter 2017 season, PRIVATE POLICYtakes on the ever-changing landscape of modern globalization; by realizing that globalization has surpassed the “neighboring” relationship and moved into a “polycephaly” based relationship; a condition of having multiple heads conjoined to one body. These “heads” are meant to symbolize each nation’s unique beliefs, cultural identities and interests. The “one body” is a metaphor for a giant global system that can easily be affected by a single action taken by any other country. The “body” cannot survive without the “heads” collaboration, so the trouble of one area becomes the trouble of all.
This inspiration can mostly be seen throughout the collection with the use of collaging and graphic patterns. A biker jacket and cropped trouser combine bright graphics of other country’s flags to create an impactful centralized moment. Straps, chains and harness details promote the idea of multiple pieces being interconnected and the need for them to work together to function. The mixing of unconventional fabrics like velvet and denim further support the concept of opposites coming together; and the introduction of heavy canvases, quilting, and nylon hint at militarism which acknowledges the ever growing issue between war and government.
R.Swiader Fall/Winter 2017-18
R.SWIADER is the uniform of the utilitarian lifestyle. The clothes are intended to lend ease, comfort and happiness into our chaotic world. The unique tailoring is not about formality, instead the subtle details of cut, shape and form. This is a menswear collection inspired by the constant collision of art, people and culture. Classic lines mixed with clean graphic shapes and unexpected structure provide the perfect uniform for a citizen of the world. A MUSTWEAR collection for the next winter season
Wood House Fall/Winter 2017-18
Wood House´s last collection was quite conceptual. The Seoul-based, American designer who served as an executive officer in the U.S. Army — had offered an Art Deco-influenced lineup in an array of forward silhouettes. But now he wants to make things more palatable for the male of today. “I usually use ephemeral concepts to create my collections,” Woodhouse said. “But this time I looked out of my window and thought, ‘I want to design for the guy right now.’”