If you follow the menswear scene, Mark McNairy is a designer that is well respected and known for following the beat to his own drum. McNairy (some people refer to him as “Mcnasty’) designs and creations have always tried to push the menswear to new heights. McNairy refers to his style and designs as “smart, traditional, Anglo-American sportswear”. He often fuses traditional American classics with military street wear influences or tongue and cheek pop culture references.
Last week, I was fortunate enough to attend my first New York Fashion Week event. Good friend and fellow menswear blogger, Jamal Jackson, aka Style Society Guy, invited me to attend Mark Mcnariy’s Spring Summer 2014 runway show.
Since this was the first ever fashion show I ever attended, I didn’t really know what to expect. Knowing McNairy’s reputation, I knew this was not going to be a conventional menswear runway show.
McNairy’s spring summer collection and runway show truly showed why he’s such a prominent figure in menswear. Backstreet Boys were played before the start of the show. Heineken’s were being given away like candy, and even the models themselves were walking the runway with a brew in their hand. Never failing to compromise; all aspects surrounding the show channeled McNairy.
The show itself definitely lived up the hype. McNairy showcased a variety of looks, everything from the eye-popping prints, tailored sportswear, military inspirations, and the blending of street wear with traditional tailoring. There was definitely no shortage of camouflage either; so for all you who claim camo is played out, McNairy is telling you the print is here to stay. To close out the show Mcnairy bought out a few surprise models – most notably Pusha T and Nick Wooster to walk the runway.
I managed to capture some usable shots from the show. I do apologize as my photography skills are not the greatest (it’s a work in progress).
If you would like to see the official images from the show, here is the link.
For more information on Mark McNairy , please visit his homepage.