New York Fashion Week: Men's, launched by the Council of
Fashion Designers of America, runs until Feb. 4 and features
designers such as Tommy Hilfiger, John Varvatos, Michael Kors
and Malaysian-born, Brussels-based newcomer, Edmund Ooi.
Ooi was among those kicking off the show on Monday, dressing
models in turtle necks, duffel coats and rolled-up jeans for a
collection called "Class of 2525".
"It's basically a reinterpretation of a schoolboy in the future.
So, when I was thinking about schoolboys, they don't really have
uniforms these days but they still kind of have the same kind of
clothes, all of them," he said.
"So, I just took out all their clothes from their wardrobe, like
what they're wearing these days and reinterpreted it for the
Offering a more relaxed look, with T-shirts paired with loose
trousers and coats, architect-turned-fashionista Carlos
Garciavelez, focused on a more layered and baggy line.
"This collection centers on the idea of a nomad going to the
thermal baths in Switzerland," he said.
"So, it's the idea of the explorer going to a spa ... of
dressing and undressing. So we have a lot of kind of robes that
are mixed in and out as outerwear."
(Reporting by Reuters Television in New York; Writing by
Marie-Louise Gumuchian in London; Editing by Louise Ireland)
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