While searching for a video showing the many men’s multi-colored fashion items on sale this fall/winter I found this marvellous video from Bill Cunningham of NYT’s. Watch it and see what an interesting argument he is making about a fundamental shift in men’s fashions.
It sent my mind spinning and I couldn’t help thinking how much hip-hop culture has influenced current trends.
Also the influence of very high profile sports stars who put easily as much energy and creativity into their street style as any female NYC fashionista.
What are the changes Bill Cunningham is referring to? First up color, now it’s all vibrancy and the unexpectedness of the range of colors men are wearing: acid yellow anyone?
Next the intricacy. It might be in embroidery on clothes or a pattern that’s paisley, a tartan, dots, stripes you name it, all put together to create an effect. No moe boring grey 3 piece suits.
Finally layering as a fashion statement, mixing and matching textiles, colors, lengths and patterns to establish uniqueness. letting it all hang out, literally It’s great, totally, totally inspirational for everyone. LIKE how New York men dress.