A frequent pattern used in men’s fashion during this year’s New York fashion week for spring 2014 is stripes. The notable use of darker colors in several collections rather than light pastels is also used throughout the collections. However, a main theme for the collections is a nautical style.
The Nautica Spring/Summer 2014 collection showcased several V-necks, whether it is for their t-shirts or longer sleeved garments. They include knit sweaters and leather shorts to have a sort of autumn feel to their spring collection. To add some layers as if one wearing their collection spends a lot of time on the seas, anorak jackets and windbreakers were a big part of the outfits as the models made their way down the runway on September 6th. The main color scheme of Nautica is mainly shades of blue, both light and dark, with pops of yellow and red as though it is the sunset setting behind the horizon of the ocean.
Todd Snyder presented his “Blue Coast” Spring/Summer 2014 collection on September 6th. This collection looks just like it sounds; very ocean inspired. Black and white stripes were used for long sleeve and collared shirts, as well as shorts. Along with stripes, different colored plaids were incorporated into the garments, tops and bottoms alike. The color scheme for this collection was on the darker side, using blues and blacks throughout. Plum, maroon and greys were also part of this collection, giving more of an autumn color palette. A great accessory added to this collection to add an extra sense of elegance is round shaped sunglasses.
J. Crew’s Spring/Summer 2014 collection debuted on September 9th. Unlike several other designers, the inspiration for this collection was America’s great national parks. Because of this, some jackets were a light mustard color, with green leaves printed on them. This collection used patriotic and nautical colors throughout several of the looks. Though the overall inspiration and theme is different than the other collections, J. Crew’s head men’s fashion designer Frank Muytjens used several stripes, just as the other men’s fashion designers do. There were mixtures of red and white striped tops, as well as blue and white. There were also several earth toned garments in browns and greys to keep with the park theme.
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Photos Courtesy Mercedes Benz Fashion Week.