NY Fashion Week: Men's takes a beating

New York designer Ryohei Kawanishi is unaffected by the changes made to New York Fashion Week: Men's, but other designers are feeling the pain.
New York designer Ryohei Kawanishi is unaffected by the changes made to New York Fashion Week: Men's, but other designers are feeling the pain.PHOTO: THE NEW YORK TIMES

NEW YORK • Barely three years after New York Fashion Week: Men's made its debut as a stand-alone celebration of all things sartorial and male, the bold experiment has fizzled.

Inaugurated in 2015 as a move by the Council of Fashion Designers of America (CFDA) to showcase New York designers and align their schedules with the nearly month-long schedule of menswear shows in Paris, London and Milan, the men's week in New York quickly established itself as a calendar fixture, attracting corporate sponsors drawn to the buzz around a formerly untapped market and luring both the inevitable paparazzi and street-style jesters they seemingly exist to document.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on February 08, 2019, with the headline 'NY Fashion Week: Men's takes a beating'. Print Edition | Subscribe