New York City lived up to its reputation as the world’s melting pot this week with street style that was as diverse and unique as its inhabitants.
Attendees at New York Fashion Week: Men’s made denim their own by chopping it into half and half jeans, and donning a menagerie of upcycled patchwork and hybrid silhouettes, including raver style suspender jeans, which are increasingly cropping up. The jeans were tethered together by webbing and plastic side release buckles—trims typically from the work and outdoor categories.
The utility trend was confirmed by the various ways attendees wore overalls. Men donned the one-pieces with and without a shirt layered underneath. The use of grommets, circle-pull zippers, cargo pockets and wide shoulder straps stayed true to the garment’s workwear roots.
Metallic coatings, foil prints and paint splatter brought lightness, color and a summery feel to denim, as well as white and off-white jeans.
Gucci print tops, gender fluid Puma gear and vintage store finds like logo tees added personality.
White sneakers, Dad sneakers and Vans’ Old Skool sneakers maintained their presence at fashion week. Along with New Yorker’s must-have accessory—the iPhone—attendees embraced the bum bag (worn various ways), bucket hats, tiny glasses, designer logo clutches and the shoe string belt.