New York Men’s Day is a bi-annual event that serves as a platform for nurturing emerging talent and showcasing contemporary menswear and genderless collections. This season, NYMD once again took the spotlight, featuring a diverse array of brands in a group presentation format over two-hour periods. Let’s take a closer look at some of the standout designers and their captivating collections from NYMD 2024.
Pas Une Marque
Designer: Sean Coutts
Location: Paris, France
Year Founded: 2018
Pas Une Marque, hailing from Paris, France, made its NYMD debut with a collection that bridges the gap between philosophy and fashion. Founded in 2018, the brand is known for its commitment to promoting a deeper sense of meaning through clothing. Each piece is crafted in Peru, with collaborations with various artists enhancing the brand’s storytelling. Drawing inspiration from philosophy, Pas Une Marque’s collection encourages introspection and questioning, offering a unique perspective on design and craft.
Founder: Max Israel
Location: Lisbon, Portugal
Year Founded: 2023
Y.Chroma, a newcomer to NYMD, captivated audiences with its bold approach to menswear. Founded in 2023 in Lisbon, Portugal, the brand focuses on male midlife reinvention, offering vibrant colors and unique textiles to individuals seeking a change from the mundane. Recognized for its commitment to craftsmanship and education, Y.Chroma aims to accompany its customers through every stage of their style transformation, making fashion accessible and empowering for all.
Designer: Brooks Jones
Location: Nashville, TN, USA
Year Founded: 2022
Tarpley, a brand rooted in Nashville, Tennessee, returned for its second season at NYMD with its Ready-To-Wear mens and womenswear collection. Known for its commitment to sustainable practices, Tarpley seeks to transcend the boundaries of fashion by fostering consciousness and spreading positivity. Inspired by the theme “ANON: Maybe you see me, maybe you don’t,” the collection explores the concept of anonymity and self-expression through fashion.
Designer: Beam Ratchapol Ngaongam
Location: Bangkok, Thailand – New York, USA
Year Founded: 2023
Bulan, a brand with roots in Bangkok, Thailand, and New York, USA, showcased its unisex knitwear collection for the second season at NYMD. Founded in 2023, the brand is the brainchild of Beam Ratchapol Ngaongam, whose passion for knitting and sewing inspired him to explore 3D knitwear design. This season, Bulan pays tribute to Beam’s mother, highlighting the sacrifices she made for her family and celebrating her resilience and strength.
Designers: Michael Ward & Manel Garcia Espejo
Location: New York, US
Year Founded: 2018
The Salting, founded in New York City in 2018, returned for its second presentation at NYMD with a sportswear collection inspired by the 1954 film “On the Waterfront.” With a focus on classic silhouettes and rugged fabrics, The Salting captures the power, grit, and sensitivity of the film’s characters. Through its Fall/Winter 2024 collection, the brand aims to evoke the spirit of the dock workers and longshoremen, offering a contemporary take on timeless menswear.
Designer: Jack Sivan
Location: Brooklyn, USA
Year Founded: 2021
Sivan, a sustainable menswear brand based in Brooklyn, New York, made its NYMD debut with a collection inspired by the historical figure of the dandy. Founded in 2021, the brand draws inspiration from traditional tailoring techniques and aims to redefine menswear for the modern era. With a focus on sustainability and gender-expansive design, Sivan offers a fresh perspective on classic menswear, embracing individuality and self-expression.
Designer: Terry Singh
Location: New York City
Year Founded: 2014
Terry Singh, a seasoned veteran of NYFW, returned for his fifth season at NYMD with a menswear collection inspired by his transformative journey in India. Drawing on themes of liberation and self-discovery, Terry’s collection celebrates individuality and the transformative power of clothing. With each garment, Terry seeks to convey a sense of liberation and empowerment, inviting wearers to embrace their true selves.
Landeros New York
Designer: Andre Landeros Michel
Location: New York City, USA
Year Founded: 2013
Landeros New York, founded by Andre Landeros Michel in 2013, made its debut at NYMD with a genderless collection inspired by the music of the 80s New Wave era. Known for its dark, romantic aesthetic and commitment to gender inclusivity, Landeros New York offers a fresh perspective on contemporary fashion. With its bold silhouettes and eclectic designs, the brand celebrates individuality and self-expression, inviting wearers to embrace their unique style.
NYMD 2024 showcased the diversity and creativity of emerging talent in the world of menswear and genderless fashion. From Paris to New York City, designers from around the globe came together to celebrate self-expression, individuality, and the transformative power of fashion.