Men’s fashion week in New York kicked off its third season Monday with a presentation by Perry Ellis, whose athletic, casual take is expected to mark a number of spring-summer 2017 collections.

The ARTISTIX show took place during the first day of men's fashion week in New York on July 11, 2016. © AFP PHOTO/KENA BETANCUR

The ARTISTIX show took place during the first day of men’s fashion week in New York on July 11, 2016.
© AFP PHOTO/KENA BETANCUR

Dozens of designers from Michael Kors to Tommy Hilfiger will present creations over the course of around 60 catwalk shows and presentations, which are expected to conjure a minimalist, relaxed and utilitarian look.

Not all designers will be participating, however.

Steven Cox and Daniel Silver, the creative duo behind Duckie Brown, will be sitting out the season, after presenting a mere six-look collection in February.

“I think it’s great that New York can have its own fashion week for men’s, or men’s and women’s together,” Silver told The New York Times.

“But we did two shows a year for 13 years… we just decided this is maybe a moment for us not to do a show,” he said, lamenting that during fashion week, “we nurture business, we don’t nurture creativity.”

Below are some of the week’s expected presentations and shows:

Tuesday: Joseph Abboud, Tim Coppens, Garciavelez, Stampd, Michael Kors, Loris Diran, Robert Geller, Carlos Campos, Cadet, Gypsy Sport, Brett Johnson and Ovadia & Sons.

Wednesday: Passavant and Lee, Nick Graham, Kenneth Ning, John Elliott, Nautica, Assembly New York, Rochambeau and Tommy Hilfiger.

Thursday: Todd Snyder, Palmiers du Mal, Katama, Timo Weiland and John Varvatos.

  NC – AFP