Asaf Ganot catwalk show report A/W 2015 for NYFW
Asaf Ganot offered both futurism and tradition to men’s style in his A/W 2015 collection. Inspired by the “life and mentality of a boxer”, Ganot delivered the perfect balance of edge and refinement.
The most classic elements of this collection were the fitted suits, made of traditional wool suiting and suede. These were layered over button-down shirts and turtlenecks, usually accessorized by a tie or the show’s eye-catching embellished sneakers. The most futuristic part of this collection were the knitted sweaters, knitted with a kind of synthetic yarn that made it appear the garment was made of metal. The silver sweaters being the most effective in this method, and the navy blue ones seemed like soft leather. Jackets and coats acted as the transitional pieces between these two extremes. Offering minimal, tailored shapes to contrast the more futuristic looks, and bulkier moto jackets to contrast classic button down shirts.
The inherent contradiction in Ganot’s designs would not be as successful if it weren’t for his color palette. Gray, navy blue, white, and black effectively serve the collection’s tension between luxury and activewear. With these hues, the line between traditional and futuristic was perfectly blurred. Each look, in all their contrast, seamlessly conveyed Ganot’s inspiration words with their kind of monochromatic modernity.
Overall, Ganot’s collection was a very successful rendering of what men should be wearing this fall. Even more successful was his ability to appeal to a variety of tastes in a mere twenty-five-look collection, by using his own fascination with contrasting elements to design for contrasting personal styles.
Photos: Dominique Pettway
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