George Sotelo, the designer behind Thorsun, was inspired by the tropics for SS18, specifically Bali. There were prints of tropical fish as well as exotic fauna and flora in the ever-expanding collection.

RUNWAY: Thorsun SS18

Steve Aoki debuted his latest music alongside a party to celebrate his label's, Dim Mak, SS18 collection, both of which aimed as a reprieve from the negativity in today's culture. The egalitarian themes of the collection manifested in new menswears staples like hoodies while sportswear offered a hard-edged bend to garments like safari jackets and blue collar inspired trousers.

RUNWAY: Dim Mak SS18

Luar, the spelling of the designer's first name - Raul - backwards. upended business attire for his SS18 for by deconstructing stalwarts of Wall Street clothes from pinstripe suits to dress shirts and ties in new and interesting ways.


Tommy Hilfiger's American prepster aesthetic has lasted over twenty years and continues to his SS18 collection while adding more trendy aspects, from the boxier cuts to the oversized silhouettes to dangling straps to hints of pattern such as camouflage.

RUNWAY: Tommy Hilfiger SS18

The highly glossed runway at Matiere complemented the collection's title: reflections. Though the designer felt introspective when creating the collection, it clothes themselves were definitely not wallflowers. They were made for the active individual and for movement, evidenced by a trio of dancers that opened the show dressed in the label's wears, while a laid-back Californian vibe pervaded throughout the collection.

RUNWAY: Matiere SS18

Perry Ellis has gone through so many creative directors since the death of its founding designer but the aesthetic hasn't shifted much in the nearly three decades since. For SS18, Ellis offered streamlined silhouettes that aims to appeal to mall shoppers as well as fashion-forward men looking to mix up their daily wardrobes.

RUNWAY: Perry Ellis SS18

Landlord's latest collection offered a look at Rastafarian culture with an appropriately cast of models donning bold pops of color, including references to the Jamaican flag like that seen on a belt, while a tee that simply said "Bob" - as in Marley - brought the reference home. As for the elongated tops with "jerk chicken" on them seemed to cross the line between tasteful and offensive.

RUNWAY: Landlord SS18

Utility and technical fabrics merged with the African diaspora for Engineered Garments' SS18 collection. The label's use of techy, wrinkle resistant fabrics were combined with African-sourced prints and bright, effervescent island-life colors to create a visually striking collection that paid homage to the inspiration.

RUNWAY: Engineered Garments SS18

Utility was key for Thaddeus O'Neil when designing his SS18 collection, inspired by surf culture. There were pops of swimwear throughout but almost everything could be worn all day from the beach to happy hour to evening shenanigans while the pink moccasins matched quite well with the hot pink backdrop.

RUNWAY: Thaddeus O'Neil SS18