Uri Minkoff

Zipping across the men’s fashion landscape is Uri Minkoff’s Fall 2017 collection, unveiled at the recent New York Men’s Day (NYMD) showcase. Within the array of razor sharp lines and predominantly monochromatic palette (punctuated by flashes of camel and burgundy) is the coherent look of a style-savvy urban commuter. As Mr. Minkoff, creative director and CEO, says, the “theme is informed by the motion of a big city – the juxtaposition of harmony and chaos, those moments…when a diverse crowd congregates into a plural motion of one.”

Uri Minkoff

Though Mr. Minkoff has previously intimated that he favors Scandinavian silhouettes and a Japanese eye for detail, the ease with which he merges the formality of tailoring with casual athleisure motifs reflects the unerring way any seasoned New Yorker navigates the streets. These tops, sweats, trousers, jackets and outerwear deliver a pitch perfect collection for modern men. Equally impressive are the finishing touches of the handsome Uri Minkoff bags, his forthcoming timepieces crafted specially for Movado, and the two custom bikes built in collaboration with Brooklyn-based Tribe Bikes.


The Uri Minkoff label spun off its figurative and literal sister line Rebecca Minkoff via a collection of men’s bags, gradually expanding with menswear in 2016. Since its inception, the garments pointedly eschewed any hints of the incestuous Wasp-y aesthetic, aiming instead at appealing to the diversity of a metropolitan populace. The brand’s dedication to the cosmopolitan customer enables the pieces to effortlessly race from penthouse to pavement in any city in the world.


Its showing at NYMD was no less seamless among the curated brands that included David Hart, Kozaburo, and R Swiader. The event, preceding NYFW, staged each brand in separate studios, affording fashion media and buyers an up close and leisurely way of seeing the men’s wear collections at their own pace with stopovers at the Lounge sponsored by trade exhibition organizer Project, and LAB Series’ complimentary skin treatments.

Images courtesy of Uri Minkoff




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Joseph Pastrana

Joseph Pastrana has spent most of his career in lifestyle - from his extensive experience in public relations and brand building to writing features on a range of art and culture subjects. He was formerly fashion director for the Los Angeles-based trade publication MetroStyle where he oversaw the magazine’s coverage of local and international fashion labels. He personally attended seasonal Fashion Weeks in New York, Paris and Milan and wrote profiles and reviews on designers and collections including Calvin Klein, Oscar de la Renta, Carolina Herrera, Isaac Mizrahi, Donna Karan, Bill Blass, Todd Oldham and many others. Joseph has also written for magazines in Chicago and New York on travel, books, music and films. He returned to public relations consultancy work through affiliation with Mannfolk PR as its New York division to develop emerging fashion resources as well as managing the communications requirements for clients in various lifestyle categories including fitness and interior design.

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