A Preview of NYFW: Men's Spring 2017

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Originally written by Corey Kelly for Askmen.com and published on July 1st, 2016. Click here to read the original post.

By Corey Kelly

The Spring 2017 men’s shows in London, Milan and Paris — not to mention Pitti Uomo in Florence — have recently wrapped up. But round three of New York Fashion Week: Men’s will begin on July 11, 2016. The four-day event will provide a platform for American menswear designers to expose their work to an international audience of press and buyers.

“It continues to capture the spirit of [American] menswear, says Steven Kolb, president of the Council of Fashion Designers of America (CFDA), which organizes the event. “We see new brands coming on board, and brands rotating from previous seasons. The mix of designers is quite eclectic. And as we evolve, I see the core of [the event] being about discovery.”

Many brands and designers will present their collections at Skylight Clarkson Square, a state-of-the-art studio space in West SoHo. But thanks to the success of last season’s event and a growing interest in men’s fashion, the event will extend its reach into newer territory.

“We’re expanding our show space to Cadillac House and launching our Retail Lab with Timo Weiland as our first designer,” says Kolb. “Samsung is supporting eight young brands, including Matiere and Second/Layer.”

But before the madness of the week begins, we reached out to fifteen menswear designers ranging from up-and-comers to big names to get a sneak peek of the hottest trends. Here is your New York Fashion Week: Men’s first look.

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