Catching up on all the hoopla of the past week for Men's A/W10 collections in NYC is almost impossible. Building off of a "know thyself" conversation I had with @eligetson on Twitter this weekend, I'd rather pick and choose my battles than be everything to everyone.
Echoing that sentiment, I feel like Eric Kim, former chief of Monarchy, is cut from the same philosophy cloth. His debut men's collection, Mik Cire, seemed very cohesive and had a singular vision, and not in a bad way. Lots of black for sure, but I think the highlights of the show were the pieces in grays, browns, and olives that allowed you to see more of the finer details that really worked.
And don't get me wrong, the darker pieces did show great use of mixing fabrics and giving the eye a little something different to focus on, like the accent on yolks in the modern cowboy shirts...
...or the arm wraps on an asymmetrical trench
The bottom line to me were great silhouettes and trim lines without feeling too tight or too modern, but juuust enough. Some more of my favorite looks from Mik Cire below.
(Credit to Coutorture for the above pics)
You can also catch a summary video here, courtesy of MBFashionweek.