Believe it or not New York Fashion Week Men's is happening right now. I had to totally remind myself of that. However, receiving the invite to attend Grungy Gentleman's Spring / Summer 2018 fashion runway show was a total thrill. Compared to all the shows I've attended in the past, attending a menswear show was a refreshing experience. In fact, I found myself really digging the brand's laid back athletic wear. Their signature stripes are so genius. It's such a simple touch but at the same time it adds the perfect element of distinction to the brand. I would actually wear their clothes myself. On the runway, everything not only looked stylish but also super comfortable. Definitely designed to be practical and easy on the eyes. I'm always game when I can enjoy both comfort and style at the same time. Grungy Gentleman is a brand you need to keep your eyes on, no matter if you're male or female. Browse through my top favorite runway looks for SS18.
Grungy Gentleman is about embracing an innovative culture where fashion, sports, and entertainment converge. You can find their exclusive collaboration with The Knicks and The Rangers at The MSG Store. Their line is so sick. Not to mention, so many good looking models representing! I couldn't help myself. I managed to muster up the courage to ask for a picture with two brothers (before and after the event) who were modeling for the show. Their mom, who was sitting next to me, was the sweetest. She was so proud. I really can't blame her.
As a designer, my favorite part of the night was the production. Seeing everything come to life is such an out of body experience. I sometimes feel like I'm momentarily living in a whole new dimension. Their DJ did a great job of setting the tone for the show. The moment I walked in, it felt like the coolest and most important party in city. GG's show certainly was inspiring. The pieces for SS18 demonstrated a sense of brilliance and fierce taste that I want to carry forward onto my own brand. Now-a-days, it's all about conveying the passion and having a strong sense of who you are. Take a look at the photos below from before and after the show, and fall in love with Grungy Gentleman.