The very first show of our Fashion Week, the DKNY Mens collection, couldn’t have been a better way to kick things off: cute boys in covetable clothes, all lined up on the second floor of the NASDAQ Marketsite Building, with Times Square bustling below and behind them. The setting couldn’t have been better, since the title of the collection was “Classic City Cool” and the stated inspiration was “movie icons who dressed with confidence, ease and style.” We love the crisply tailored suits in slim cuts which give a business executive vibe if business executives were 22, thin, and had fantastic cheekbones. The rest of the collection is, we suppose, what gorgeous young business executives wear when they’re not working. City play clothes for the 21st Century male; unstructured, simple pieces that don’t require a lot of thought to put together. You don’t have to be a super-stylish guy to put together a look for any occasion, you just need a designer who knows how to make a man look good. Loved the tone-on-tone all-blue looks, the crisp Don Draper-esque suits, the use of stripes, and just the simple, understated modernity of it all.
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