Waking up on the first day of New York market, winter storm Janus seemed like it might just skip us, with a few flurries and a sprinkling of snow. As morning moved on it became quickly apparent that navigating the shows would be more difficult than one might have hoped. With taxis in short supply, and the icy roads causing traffic to move at a glacial pace, it took the best part of an hour to travel the five avenues and 16 streets to Project.
Once inside there was little hope of show-hopping as the storm picked up, and Mayor de Blasio issued a warning that people should leave work early and stay inside if possible. However, there was plenty at Project to keep people occupied, and it was a day spent among some exciting new stuff.
Will Leather Goods
Soon to open their first brick and mortar store, Will Leather Goods showcased waxed canvas book bags and mixed material totes.
Shipley & Halmos
With a presence at both Project and Capsule for their athletic line, Shipley & Halmos offered furry fleece sweaters, full shearling jackets, great plaid sport coats, and winter accessories including knit gloves and beanies.
His first time at New York Market, David Hart’s FW14 collection was a rich collection of Made In New York quality. “This collection was inspired by The Twilight Zone,” Hart explained, making specific reference to the “static noise” in two of his suits. He added that he’s particularly excited about a new collaboration with Walk Over shoes. The collaboration features fantastic wingtips in burgundy, navy, white, and brown.
Audience by Petrou\Man
Bold, colorful prints were on display from the second collection of Petrou/Man’s diffusion line, Audience by Petrou/Man. Contemporary tie dye and acid wash techniques in suiting, and mixed materials were exciting and directional, and monk strap shoes and metallics offered a fashion forward footwear options.
The Italian shoe brand presented an edited selection of sneakers for the American market, with a more streetwear aesthetic than some of the lines on display at Pitti Uomo. Some fantastic primary colors in suede high tops were exciting, but we hope to see more of the European styles make their way to market too.