Friday, February 22, 2013

ELLIOTT EVAN A/W 2013 Men's Wear NY Fashion Week

words/images Judith Ecochard
show images Anton Oparin



That was a busy night -the first few days of New York Fashion Week---but we caught up with menswear designer---and really recent Academy of Art University graduate, Elliott Evan ---at the Ace Hotel---a few days after his runway debut.

We were bowled over by his outwear pieces...that conjured up Samurai warriors (and Evan concurred...hence the top knots on the model's head and the way he usually wears his hair too.

The leather and the weather tough poplin fabric coats/jackets sport plenty of performance wear features---like extended wool blend arm cuffs, Ri-Ri zippers (the best-all of the top-of-the-line performance wear apparel we review---uses them)...high neck collars that button/zip to ward off blizzards like the one that was swirling around that day...and plenty hidden pockets for the guy on the go.

distressed edges...leather jacket is a work of art- hand details galore
back of jacket
shoulder detail-epaulet folds on the sleeves-like armor

zipper jacket with embedded studs

back---like armor from Japanese warrior...

This mustard wool 3/4 coat is a sophisticated piece of warmth....and we ALSO think a look for the ladies. As Elliott Evan's clothing is custom ordered, and made to measure--- and gender would look beyond hip in most of these styles. Modern and edgy---urban warfare outerwear...yet functional and not  the trend of the moment. A lot of these pieces ---like the iconic WWII flight bombers...go beyond trends. Just stylish and smart.

pants details...

seams at the knees-bend
pocket-distressed detail

shoulder detail

water resistant material---

wool arm-provides warmth

high turtleneck funnel---warm and cozy

another MOTO jacket....great seam detail, double zips

modern edgy-coat....leather sleeves, fabric core...zippers are bod and functional