First Look: The Fall 2019 New York Men's Day Manual
By Corey Kelly
On Monday, February 4th, 2019, the Council of Fashion Designers of America (CFDA) officially begins its 9th season of NYFW: Men’s. The three day event offers American menswear designers the opportunity to showcase their fall 2019 collections to a global audience of media and buyers. Following the recent stretch of men’s weeks in London, Florence, Milan, and Paris, the New York men’s shows provides somewhat of a fashionable finale for the international menswear community.
Throughout the week, some of menswear’s bankable designers including Tom Ford, Todd Snyder, and Joseph Abboud will present big-budget runway shows at venues all over the city. However, for the remaining few unable to afford a show’s weighty costs, New York Men’s Day (NYMD) offers emerging designers the opportunity to present their collections to an international selection of press and buyers.
“It’s so, so, so important to support young, emerging talent,” says Erin Hawker, owner and founder of Agentry PR and New York Men’s Day. “This is where global trends come from; this is where eyes from all facets of fashion and lifestyle look to. If no one is supporting these young designers, they wouldn’t be able to afford to showcase their collections.”
Sponsored by Sperry, the 11th season of New York Men’s Day will officially launch NYFW: Men’s with a morning and afternoon lineup of presentations. CreativeDrive, a state-of-the-art studio space located in New York’s Financial District, will host the all day affair. This set-up will create a one-stop-shop for showgoers to preview everything at hand.
“[We’ve] assembled twelve of the coolest emerging menswear brands,” Erin says. “The group is especially interesting this season. We have a lot of interest from international designers, and we continue to attract the excitement of first time designers showing at NYFW: Men’s. The collections are all very elevated and you’re going to see an explosion of creativity.”
With more designers from Australia, London, Japan and Scandinavia showing interest to participate in New York Men’s Day, the idea of it becoming a multi-day event is in the works. But, until then, here’s an exclusive preview of what designers will debut next week.
Krammer & Stoudt Fall 2019
Descendant Of Thieves fall 2019
Sundae School Fall 2019
Vasilis Loizides Fall 2019
KA WA KEY Fall 2019
Tanaka fall 2019
Chan Chit Lo fall 2019
DEAR MILER fall 2019
O.N.S. Fall 2019