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NYFW: Men's Day 4 Roundup

Perry Ellis SS16 1

Though all of NYFW: Men's has been a blast, it seems the last day was reserved for some of the most notable shows of the week.  The highlight of this day for me was Perry Ellis' SS16 collection.  Debuted before a packed out venue that included a who's who in the menswear blogosphere (Adam Gallagher-I Am Galla, Anthony Urbano-Closet Freaks, and Moti Ankari-The Metro Man, to name a few), the seasonal offering was heavily influenced by streetwear and was another clear example of creative director Michael Maccari's mission to inject new life into the brand.  Previously known as a label based in work staples, these 43 looks reimagined the Perry Ellis man as one who isn't afraid of rich color (ruby red, mustard, white) and who fully embraces athleisure, with several looks featuring leggings and sneakers.

The Detroit SS16 presentation was the avant garde cousin to Perry Ellis' more refined sibling.  Placed against a stark solid gray backdrop, the models were separated from the onlookers by a painted red line.  Their bare feet were all covered in this same red paint.  The looks took traditional men's suiting pieces and turned them upside down-extreme wide-leg dress trousers, linen suiting paired with elongated tees, short suits in mustard yellow, dress suits with tie neck detail.  The Detroit man is one who is adventurous and unafraid of bold choices for next summer.

All in all, this was a lovely end to my experience at the first-ever NYFW: Men's.  Be sure to share your email below to get my full recap of the week including my favorite offering and thoughts on how the full week went.

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