VMAN Presents: The New New York

VMAN Presents: The New New York

The American menswear landscape has long been ruled by tradition and big corporations. This season, disorder emerges and a new vision catches light.

The American menswear landscape has long been ruled by tradition and big corporations. This season, disorder emerges and a new vision catches light.

Photography: Blair Getz Mezibov

Styling: Gro Curtis

Text: Devin Barrett

The American menswear landscape has long been ruled by tradition and big corporations. This season, disorder emerges and a new vision catches light.

KIRK MILLAR, LINDER

(LEFT TO RIGHT) KALIB BESHER (NEXT), KIRK MILLAR, DANE BELL (FUSION), NOAH DURAN (NEXT), PETER MEYER (IMG), MATTHEW MCCABE (NEXT)

"I think [urban life] America is about a non-conformist, effortless, style; a pair of great jeans, and an old tee with sneakers or boots...that's NYC to me. Let it get worn out, ripped, and dirty. The swagger and individualism of a Hollywood protagonist has infiltrated our culture's views on the self, persona and attitude."

NEIL GROTZINGER, NIHL

(LEFT TO RIGHT) SY LUCAS, JOE APPOLONIO, MYLEAN READER, NIC VILLAROSA, ISAAC COLE POWELL (NEW PANDEMICS), NEIL GROTZINGER

"I'm happy that I'm able to disrupt the system and throw challenges into the mix, but I think there's still a lot more potential for American menswear to come out of its shell. My brand revolves around the concept of subverting masculine stereotypes into objects of queer empowerment."

KOZABURO AKASAKA, KOZABURO

(LEFT TO RIGHT) TOMO WADACHI, JONATHAN RICHETTS, KOZABURO AKASAKA, JACOPO OLMO (NEW YORK MODEL MANAGEMENT), SIVAVAJRA AI LIN

"[Kozaburo as a brand is] an expression of a belief—bridging and breaking the boundaries of East and West in culture and spirituality through my personal narrative. The Kozaburo man is a bare man who walks in the desert with a coyote."

RAUL SOLIS, LRS

(LEFT TO RIGHT) ALEXANDRA ALBRIGHT, JOHN ANTHONY LEONE, FRANCO SCHICKE, CAMERON LEE PHAN (NEW PANDEMICS), RAUL SOLIS, MATTHEW SOSNOWSKI (TOMORROW IS ANOTHER DAY)

"I'm targeting a man who interested in current culture and self-expression. Someone who is creative, rebellious and interested in design. A self-expressive individual who is willing to push norms. Someone dressing with no age, no gender, body type or culture uniforms [in mind]."

Credits:
MAKEUP VIRGINIA YOUNG (STATEMENT ARTISTS) HAIR SHINGO SHIBATA (THE WALL GROUP) DIGITAL TECHNICIAN ANTHONY MILLER LIGHTING DIRECTOR RICARDO FERNANDES PHOTO ASSISTANT ERIC BOUTHILLER HAIR ASSISTANT KAZU LOCATION HOOK STUDIOS

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