It's the first time that men have had their own New York Fashion Week, and one of the most-anticipated shows was John Elliott + Co. The runway presentation for Spring/Summer 2016 just took place, and the clothes were great — they were mostly military-inspired — but the real eye-catcher was the sneakers that the models wore.
At the previous show from the brand, there were Nike LeBron 12s that were made on NIKEiD, but the Swoosh influence was even greater this time. There was an assortment of footwear from Nike Sportswear: all three pairs of the "Patch" Air Max 1s, Lunar Huarache Lights, Air Max 180s, Flyknit Chukka SFBs, Flyknit Racers, Air Max 93s, Air Max 95s, Inneva Wovens, Air Huaraches, and more were worn. But one of the biggest surprise didn't come from what a model was laced with, it's what the designer, John Elliott, had on his feet: fragment x Air Jordan 1s.
This show not only proved that there's a definite hunger for sneaker culture within the world of men's style, but it's being done so in a way that's relatable. Elliott's clothes, while challenging, are things that the average, style-conscious guy can wear and easily pair with their footwear choices, too.
The monochrome colors of the garments and cuffed pants make it so those who are more worried about their sneakers than their hemlines can still feel comfortable in gear that's different than what they're used to. It's a win for everyone.
Here are the prime selections: