NYFW & the DETAILS Men’s Accessories Show FW13
Fashion week, a time when designers of all levels showcase their work upcoming lines for either the spring/summer or fall/winter season. You typically have to know someone—or be an editor or buyer for a big name publication or retailer—to get invited to a many runway shows during any fashion week…or of course be a celebrity who’s worn an item from a designer once. However, the streets of the city hosting its fashion week events become runways themselves, even more so than usual. This past weekend kicked off New York Fashion Week, despite some snow blizzard named Nemo.
The Lincoln Center has become the hub for the fashion week events hosted by Mercedes-Benz, the head organizer, since 2010, and after 15 years of being at Bryant Park. While you need a ticket to get into most shows, there was an event open to the public, and for men.
Men’s fashion and lifestyle magazine, DETAILS hosted its first men’s accessories show this past Sunday (Feb. 10). While the publication has hosted runway events to feature various designers over the seasons and years, this was the first time it held one devoted to accessories, and on top of that, all were welcomed without a formal invitation.
Over the course of four hours, nine brands and designers showcased their fall/winter 2013 lines and mingled with the guests. With a gratis refreshments of beer and sparkling water, and a DJ playing hits from today and the second half of 2000 decade, it surely was a good time by all. While no big names such as Prada or Louis Vuitton attached to the event, that was what made it more special. DETAILS brought the focus onto less known and up-and-coming brands. View photos of the brands and their items showcased below—most taken by me as I live tweeted the event for @DETAILS and myself (@AndyVeeNYC). For information on some their showcased products, see a preview slideshow I worked on for Details.com in anticipation of the event.
Be prepared to see some of these brands in my first travel accessories round up next month for summer traveling, and certainly follow them as they continue to grow!
Wrist and finger accessories aplenty from In God We Trust
USA made handkerchiefs from Japanese fabrics by Chief
Daniel Wellington colorful and classic watches