Menswear is definitely having a moment—and the excitement was palpable during the first few days of New York Fashion Week.
Though the twice-a-year extravaganza in the past has arguably been all about the ladies, male-focused designs shifted more into the spotlight during the spring collections, as men's apparel and footwear sales growth outpaces women's.
Renewed interest in the segment also left its mark on the designers' collections, which reflected the notion that men are now more comfortable with style and experimenting with new looks.
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"The increasing popularity of the menswear market has caused designers to take more risks," said Matt Feniger, associate editor, menswear at trend forecasting firm WGSN. "It also helps that men are much more willing nowadays to experiment with fashion and try new things."