Backstage Boys John Elliott FALL/WINTER 2017
On a chilly New York day we headed backstage to the John Elliott FALL/WINTER 2017 New York Fashion Week Men’s show. It was held at the Skylight Clarkson North. This season marked the Los Angeles-based designer’s 10th collection and fifth presentation at New York Fashion Week. Yet, unlike previous seasons, Elliott decided to depart from his usual themes of international travel. Instead John took us to the court for his favorite sport Basketball. Of course the shoe of choice were a pair of Air Force One’s.
New York Fashion Week Men’s
You could tell by the casting where the designer was going. Tall Papi’s in day wear to court wear. This is how most men dress today anyway. The look’s were for cool kids and model by these new fresh faces. The casting looked like it was done in the streets of L.A. and New York. The boys were new faces, who might never have thought of a modeling as a career. They talked to all types of men of every ethnic background. The stage was set even the runway looked like a basketball court. For entertainment there was a live marching band that opened and closed the show. Models wore a series of tailored sportswear. Reversible sweatshirts with detachable sleeves were styled with loose-fitted tear away pants and slim suit jackets.
Silky bomber jackets were draped over white hoodies and distressed denim. Also the attire for most men with swag, but guys beware. This look is not for everyone.
Elliott also took the show as an opportunity to debut his latest collaboration with Nike, this time working with the Swoosh on a tonal cream Vandal High. John Elliott is a men’s wear designer to watch. He understands what men want and what sells. He makes clothes for today’s man and his needs.
Backstage at JOHN ELLIOTT Runway Show
Skylight Clarkson North