After showing for years in Milan for a few seasons now American designer John Varvatos is back to NYC as one of the most renowned names on the New York Fashion Week: Men‘s schedule. The designer presented yesterday his Fall Winter 2016 menswear collection.
Tailored silhouettes take the stage in a slightly elongated form with a strong custom shoulder, moving the eye along an elegant hourglass silhouette. Tuxedo jackets continue to reign, rendered in abstract animal print and diamond jacquards with contrast piping. A soft tailored exploded glen plaid suit truly questions all with its question mark appliqué. Hollow core yarns are hand knit to form ultra-lightweight cardigans that preserve the look of substantial chunky sweaters. Encouragement to cause disruption, beginning with the wardrobe, truly emerges in the customization and versatility of the collection. Wires inserted into necklines offer the ability to wear jackets in new ways. A show-stopping coat presents a gradient of long haired alpaca yarn, needle punched into a base of woven plaid. Signature coated jeans, washed velvet jackets, and unique closures round out this season’s rejection of the norm. Shoes and bags from the collection are robust, featuring antiqued finishes and hand-applied treatments to achieve a genuine authenticity and continue a theme of stylized audacity. Signature boot silhouettes reflect curated textiles from the collection alongside sand-washed velvet, giving the appearance of suede. Bags appear substantial in weight, but are light and easy to carry, brandishing artisan details like hand-lacing and leather trim. – from John Varvatos
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All Images Courtesy of John Varvatos