Anglo-punk references abounded at Represent's sophomore effort. There were hard-edged styles that hit on some big trends like destroyed denim while references to Britain included a hoodie with "England" on it while "Wide Awake" referred to a WWII slogan and not the Katy Perry song of the same name. The slogan could easily be related to modern day's one-word slogan "woke".



RUNWAY: Represent SS18

EFM, short for Engineered for Motion, has its roots in athleticism and performance but with a strong tailoring aspect. This continues to be the case for SS18 which highlighted new technical fabrics that don't wrinkle or crease and help keep the wearer cool. Adding dimensions to the collections, the label offered interesting takes on patterns like jacquard.



RUNWAY: EFM SS18

The juxtaposition of dandies and military tailoring were on display at Descendant of Thieves' first formal outing during NYFWM. The manifestation of the theme came in the way of sharply cut tops with floral accents, either subtly on the trim of a shirt or more boldly like a floral patterned pant or a shimmery floral bomber.



RUNWAY: Descendant of Thieves SS18

George Sotelo, the designer behind Thorsun, was inspired by the tropics for SS18, specifically Bali. There were prints of tropical fish as well as exotic fauna and flora in the ever-expanding collection.



RUNWAY: Thorsun SS18

Steve Aoki debuted his latest music alongside a party to celebrate his label's, Dim Mak, SS18 collection, both of which aimed as a reprieve from the negativity in today's culture. The egalitarian themes of the collection manifested in new menswears staples like hoodies while sportswear offered a hard-edged bend to garments like safari jackets and blue collar inspired trousers.



RUNWAY: Dim Mak SS18

Luar, the spelling of the designer's first name - Raul - backwards. upended business attire for his SS18 for by deconstructing stalwarts of Wall Street clothes from pinstripe suits to dress shirts and ties in new and interesting ways.



RUNWAY: Luar SS18

Tommy Hilfiger's American prepster aesthetic has lasted over twenty years and continues to his SS18 collection while adding more trendy aspects, from the boxier cuts to the oversized silhouettes to dangling straps to hints of pattern such as camouflage.



RUNWAY: Tommy Hilfiger SS18

The highly glossed runway at Matiere complemented the collection's title: reflections. Though the designer felt introspective when creating the collection, it clothes themselves were definitely not wallflowers. They were made for the active individual and for movement, evidenced by a trio of dancers that opened the show dressed in the label's wears, while a laid-back Californian vibe pervaded throughout the collection.



RUNWAY: Matiere SS18

Perry Ellis has gone through so many creative directors since the death of its founding designer but the aesthetic hasn't shifted much in the nearly three decades since. For SS18, Ellis offered streamlined silhouettes that aims to appeal to mall shoppers as well as fashion-forward men looking to mix up their daily wardrobes.



RUNWAY: Perry Ellis SS18