New York Fashion Week: Preppy redux in menswear
NEW YORK -- The menswear collections that came down the runway during New York Fashion Week were a crisp, colorful, pattern-packed bunch. Certainly, there were vestiges of the military and workwear influences of seasons past -- especially in casual outerwear pieces such as bomber and motorcycle jackets. But it was variations on the preppy aesthetic -- rendered in soft linens and puckered seersucker -- that moved to the head of the class for spring-summer 2013. Some of the most noteworthy menswear trends seen on the runways included these. Click here for more runway coverage.
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Bold stripes emerged as the predominant graphic element for spring during the shows, which ended Thursday. Michael Bastian showed workwear-inspired, railroad-striped denim pullover shirt jackets, five-pocket jeans and slouchy Confederate soldier style kepi hats (the latter a collaboration with Mr. Kim, Eugenia Kim's men's line). Michael Kors employed horizontal rugby stripes on men's pullover shirts and vertical, referee-like stripes on cotton blazers. The latter look also cropped up on Western-style shirts in the Joseph Abboud collection. Pictured is a look from the Joseph Abboud collection.