Parke & Ronen marked July 14th with the introduction of their Spring/Summer 2017 line at the New York Fashion Week: Men’s. The well-known label kept true to its sensibilities of chic sensuality and exceptional class. Creative synergy of the designers Ronen Jehezkel and Parke Lutter brought forth a collection that fused the European traditions of haute couture and the distinctly American sense of fashion.
“The Baby Ivies” institutions served as inspiration for the show’s theme. The sense of class is intermixed with a notion of exceptionalism; it is a balancing act between notoriety and propriety, between inclusion and exclusion. Collegiate and preppy styles featured traditional polo shirts and tailored shorts, with varsity and team spirit motifs in abundance. The nod to the modern “Gentleman Jock” is distinct; yet, the collection reads very fresh due to copious application of whimsical patterns, graphics, and unexpected tropical accents.
Red, white and blue domineer the palette, however, the colors are not stagnant, variations of tones make the collection interesting, while keeping it very coherent. The swimwear line, which Parke and Ronin are so famous for, did not disappoint. The options were numerous, with choices of cut and color suited for any preference.
The collection was styled using necklaces by byTHIEL, shoes by Superga, sunglasses by Leisure Society, and hair and makeup by Aveda. The presentation also debuted two exclusive collaborations. The models carried handbags designed exclusively by Lodinatt and showcased printed blazers by David Hart.
Dan Churchill, Eric Rutherford, RJ King, Shabazz Muhammad, Everett Williams, Andrew Keenan-Bolger, and Wendell Lissimore were among the notable attendees.
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