NYFW: Men’s showcased a flurry of menswear designers. You have those who present simplistic designs and minimalistic presentations. And then you have designers who truly understand the anatomy of a man. My hopes were very high for Joseph Abboud — one of those designers who probably has diagrams of the Vitruvian man by Michangelo hanging in his design studio.
The Joseph Abboud Fall/ Winter 2016 collection was held at Skylight Clarkson studios, which serves as one of the official NYFW venues. The suits Abboud presented made some men in the audience adjust their collars and check their coat sleeves. The tailoring and craftsmanship was presented at a high level of quality. It seemed as though Abboud had a fitting months before the collection was halfway completed. Each design was tailored to the model at hand perfectly, and the pairing of browns, cremes, Bordeauxs and dark olives on models were amazing.
Each suit focused on essentials for men. The suit pants, outerwear, and that quick accessory pop were the quintessential Esquire and Gentlemans’s Quarterly looks. Overall the collection was magnificent and brought a new level of understanding to American menswear.
Each piece featured on the runway was made right here in the U.S.A., at the Joseph Abboud Manufacturing Corp. in New Bedford, MA as were all of the accessories, which were created in collaboration with six outstanding U.S.-based artisans including bags by Rawlings, hats by CFDA member Albertus Swanepoel, ties by Barbara Blank, watches by Kobold, shearling outerwear by Aston Leathers, and footwear by Allen Edmonds.
Images by Dan Lecca