trend report: NYFW Men's Fall 2017

Another year, another season of men's fashion! This season at NYFW Men's, the fall shows really brought the heat. Menswear shows are usually not as much of a spectacle, or draw as much of a crowd, as the women's shows do. But this season truly was one for the books, as the CFDA continues to promote and encourage the men's calendar. 

I catch the shows religiously on Vogue.com, or watch live streams of my favorite brands, and this season was no exception. Here I'm breaking down a few of the trends I noticed, and forecasting your wardrobe for next Fall.

As with all things in life, fashion is an ongoing discussion, so let me know what trends you noticed for the season in the comments!


Plaids and checks

The runways were filled with checker patterns and sharp plaids for Fall 2017. The pattern itself is nothing too new, but the ways it was used seem fresh and modern. Take for instance a full dark brown and orange plaid suit in wool from Orley, or a green checked plaid 2-button blazer with corduroy pants from Billy Reid. Dapper? Always. Modern? For sure. Full plaid looks are sure to be seen on dapper men and dandies everywhere next season (Pitti, I'm looking at you!), but beware, this pattern is not for the faint of heart. It takes a confident man to wear a full plaid suit with orange details.

Also of interest were plaid and checkered coats of all varieties, as seen here at AMI and Dries Van Noten.

tonal looks

If you know me at all, you know there is nothing I like more than easy neutral tones (hmm, wonder where the blog name came from?). Tonal looks are perfect if you want a clean look that still makes a statement. These light brown, tan, and white looks are perfect for Fall. These colors are so easy to pair with any accessory, and I prefer using neutrals in my outfit to compliment a statement shoe or coat for Fall. Which brings me to my next trend...

(From left to right: Acne Studios, Raf Simons, Todd Snyder)

all camo everything

To be honest I'm not usually one for camo prints, but I am one for a good statement coat. This season offered statement coats in spades. The ones that really caught my eye this season were two in camouflage prints - from Ovadia & Sons and Robert Geller (left and right, respectively). I'm actually a huge fan of both brands - they deliver awesome, innovative menswear that touches both high-end and street sensibility. Watch out for camouflage coats next Fall - I guarantee this print will be all over!

the outlier: louis vuitton x supreme collaboration

Okay so this trend isn't really a trend, nor was it shown during NYFW. But come on, this collaboration is everything people were talking about during the men's shows. It is the absolute perfect combo between street and high-street fashion, and is bound to be seen on cool kids and celebrities alike next season. I have my eye on quite a few pieces myself, including the red fanny pack above, shown on the runway as a chest bag. Practical? Maybe not. Attention-grabbing? You bet.


These were my favorite trends from NYFWM Fall 2017, and I can't wait to incorporate some of these ideas in my upcoming outfits. Let me know what you thought of this season's men's shows in the comments