The Men of Fashion Week

By Jordan Staggs

The words “fashion week” certainly conjure visions of high heels clicking across the Lincoln Center plaza, designer gowns floating down runways, and perfectly made-up faces sitting front row to witness it all. But as VIE has seen in our six years of experience, the gentlemen make a big impact on the fashion scene, from the minds behind the designs, the models that wear them, and the celebrities, athletes, and media there to experience the high energy inside Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week and to see what will be in style for the next season. Gents like to look good, too, after all.

The Spring 2014 runway shows at New York Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week were largely dominated by women’s clothing, but menswear still packed a powerful punch. Designers such as Chris Cox of Nautica’s Black Sail collection and former J. Crew creative director Todd Snyder proved once again that form, function, and comfort are key when creating stylish clothes for men. And while some of the runway looks for women might be overtly glamorous or even a bit “out there,” many males are the creative geniuses behind the gowns, blouses, and stilettos on the catwalk. Ralph Lauren, Tommy Hilfiger, Zac Posen, and other renowned designers came out to take their bows after models showed their beautiful and artistic collections, all of them looking stylish but keeping it simple in classic suits, blazers, or even jeans. Sometimes less really is more, fellas.

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