In this article, I’ll be reviewing the top 5 trends and looks from the men’s SS18 collection in New York, with a focus on smaller, lesser known brands. Again, this year’s key trends were showcased in New York, including sportswear and gender norms.


1.     Dyne - Sportswear

 The ever-popular trend: sportswear, featured heavily at this year’s shows. The trend exudes casual and laidback vibes; is easy to pull off, and as well as being stylish, is incredibly comfy. Three-quarter-length joggers paired with trainers, and a long line jacket with a matching bandana, perfectly shouted ‘street style’. 

2.     Ovadia and Sons – Pop of Colour

If colour is really not your thing, but you want to experiment, a pop of bright infusion, with everything else neutral, is the way to go. Yellow bottoms are very much the trend, as Ovadia and Sons demonstrated with a-line trousers and side detailing, paired with trainers, a classic white shirt, and leather jacket.

3.     Feng Chen Wang - Details

They say navy is the new black, and this is why. Knee length baggy shorts, see through mesh and ruffles. This piece, from Feng Chen Wang’s collection, is one of my favourites. The look is a perfect mix of feminine elegance and boyish brilliance. Finished off with a pair of classic, crisp white trainers. The 90’s are here, and here to stay.

4.     Linder – Gender Fluidity

Gender fluidity was the highlight of Linder’s collection, and for good reason. The subject is a common talking point within the fashion industry, and many models, brands and those in the spotlight are taking to the trend. This favourite look from Linder’s collection, featured a single dangling diamond earring, which beautifully corresponded with the silver metallic cuffs on the silk of the open blazer. 


5.     Bode – Patterns

The patterns used in Bode’s SS18 collections, gave super country like vibes. The mismatch patterns and colours should not have worked together, but to our surprise, it worked and it worked well. The pink and white floral trousers, paired with a peach long sleeved shirt gave off happy, summer vibes. My personal favourite, is the brown and tan jacket, which pulls the look together, and gives an old school 70’s persona.

 By Yasar Torunoglu, 25/07/2017