Last Post for NYMD — Ready, Set, Go!

So wrapping up NY Menswear Day, we have Bespoken NY and another womenswear presentation with Stephen F., all showing for this event-filled day. Do check out my other pieces for NYMD —

NYMD was presented by Cadillac and was held at Industria Superstudio. It was a great time and truly amazing to see so many talented designers. Now let’s take a closer look at Bespoken NY.


Bespoken fleshed out a lineup of its signature tailored pieces. From the formal attitude of suiting to the casual direction highlighted by sportswear, Bespoken revealed a smart undertaking.


The brand added a custom flare for the season, tropical prints dressed a few pieces with color blocking also making an appearance, as you can see above.


Bespoken Menswear kept it mostly neutral with dark rich blues, blacks and whites.


There were mixtures of street and formal wear, including separates like hoodies and slacks. The brand has really stepped it up with this collection. I love seeing the growth, so adding new modern takes and twists to the brand’s traditional staples.


We even saw a hint of womenswear, nice change-up & twist for Bespoken!


Additional presentation details —


Additional event sponsors — AVEDA; Need Edition; Trask; Johnston & Murphy; Peroni Italy; Black Velvet; hint Water; & Svedka.


Moving on now to a traditionally tailored menswear brand, Stephen F., but with this year, taking a spin on mens’ looks for women! Presenting, Men’s Dream Collection —


Looks left to right —

  • Black linen blend tuxe jacket & nylon shorts with blue linen pocket square
  • Black cotton long-sleeved button down, light orange knit tie, bright orange linen blazer, & coffee summer light wool pinstriped trousers
  • Sunshine yellow suede bomber jacket & nylon shorts, with light orange suede portfolio
  • Linen blend houndstooth tuxedo blazer & shorts, and blue silk pocket square
  • Suede bomber jacket in lily, lavender silk scarf, and maroon linen blend trousers
  • Olive green summer wool/silk textured tuxedo shorts suit
  • Maroon linen blend 2-button suit, light pink silk scarf, and metallic lilac pocket square
  • Light blue suede bomber, dark grey summer wool trousers, and ivory silk scarf
  • Tangerine suede bomber jacket, light orange cotton long-sleeved button down, black summer wool tuxedo trousers, and lilac leather portfolio.
  • Black linen blend double breasted suit, white cotton long-sleeved button down, and light grey silk pocket square.

Such a dynamic presentation, great tapered looks for women, but of course in a full-on men’s tailored style. The colors work and of course the cuts. These looks are very modern and work for the fashion-forward, professional businesswoman.

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More from NYMD for SS 2015 — Suits to Sporty!

With 10 designers presenting for NYMD there are of course will be several posts on Fashion Nexus detailing this major NYFW event. Check out my most recent piece here! So again, NYMD is held at Industria Superstudios and is presented by Cadillac. For my next 2 designers, they run the gamut, suits to casualwear to more sporty looks – it’s David Hart & Gents!


Purple English Mohair suit with an aqua silk atomic printed camp shirt

For Spring/Summer 2015, David Hart was inspired by all things Palm Springs – the natural landscape, as well as the Modernist architecture by greats such as Alexander, Neutra, Frey, Wexier, and Lautner.


The color palette was drawn from Julius Shulman’s color photography –


English Mohair suit in baby blue with pink silk atomic printed camp shirt

Further color inspiration from the prints & patterns captured from Shulman’s images –


Atomic printed shorts suit in cotton linen

This collection for men is bright & fun, full of life and energy. It’s for a man who wants to be fashionable and is not afraid to be just that — a fashionable man!

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Electric blue English wool hopsack suit with Italian silk atomic printed camp shirt

  • Music – Work TVK, Xavier Ames
  • Lighting – Aion
  • Models – Request, NYMM, Q Models, One Model Management, Soul Models, DNA, & Wilhelmina


Italian silk jacquard tuxe jacket, black mohair tuxedo trousers, cotton pique tuxedo shirt, atomic printed cotton bowtie, & cotton pocket square


Italian silk camp shirt, completely encompassed by a rust atomic print with Irish linen trousers in sand

Additional Event sponsors — hint water; Trask; Need edition; & Johnston and Murphy.

Next up Gents — a S/S collection inspired by the athletic and masculine elements of boxing as well as the clean lines and colors found in Formula 1 racing. The blending of both aesthetics makes for a strong collection of sporty and casual separates, caps and accessories.


The collection is rooted in minimalist design, classic silhouettes, and timeless sophistication. The brand started out with luxury caps and has since expanded into a complete lifestyle brand. What growth!

Gents SS15 Look 4

Sky blue linen cap, indigo raw stretch denim shirt, white/grey cotton baseball shirt, sangre lambskin leather trim pant

So what’s in store with the Gents color palette — bold reds, as seen above, but also seasonless undertones, greys, navy —

Gents SS15 Look 9

Gray/black microfiber ‘haystack’ cap, midnight/charcoal snow jersey cotton s/s henley, heather grey french terry sport pant

also blacks & white —

Gents SS15 Look 2

Aurelien: salmon linen cap, white/black dual color dress shirt, ‘dean’ raw selvage denim street leg jean 

The brand also plays around with geometric patterns and prints, referencing the uniforms worn in Formula 1 races. Gents offers a great deal of dynamic menswear options for the brand’s male consumers, ones that will make him fashion-forward and insanely eye-catching!

Gents SS15 Look 17

Nikolai: black lambskin leather ‘g’ cap, midnight brushed tricot track jacket, black french terry sport short

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Launched in 2012 by industry veteran, Josh Reed, Gents is a men’s lifestyle brand offering consumers the highest quality product with a fashionable and sophisticated design aesthetic. Gents can be found at retailers ranging from Bloomingdale’s, Nordstrom, SCOOP and Saks Fifth Avenue, as well as its e- commerce site.

Gents SS15 Look Cadillac Lounge

Leo: black brushed cotton/spandex cap, white/black snow jersey cotton s/s henley, ‘jagger’ slim japanese raw jean