From July 10 – 13, the fifth CFDA New York Fashion Week – Mens descended upon Lower Manhattan, with 50-plus brands showing their SS18 collections. While the idea of a menswear Fashion Week spinoff is still relatively new in the fashion world — most stick to the bigger presentations in Paris and Milan — smaller, niche brands and cult favorites see the American week as the perfect venue to present casual-classic uniforms. Which is why the catwalk saw plenty of Doc’s, too, with six designers choosing Dr. Martens as their footwear of choice: Carlos Campos, General Idea, Kenneth Ning, Khai Hutchinson, Maiden Noir and R. Swiader. Here’s some of our favorite looks from those shows — starring some of our favorite Doc’s.
Carlos on his work’s aesthetic: “Always clean and minimal, with attention to detail.”
Carlos on how he wears his Doc’s: “Laced up, with my favorite suit.”
Photos by Leandro Justen
Doc’s shown: Dante Venice
About the brand’s aesthetic: A Korean brand designed by Bumsuk Choi, combining high-fashion with everyday wear.
Photos by Dan Lecca
Doc’s shown: customized Jadon, 1461 Bex
About the brand’s aesthetic: A youthful, wearable-cool approach to sportswear.
Photos by Getty Images
About the brand’s aesthetic: Tokyo-based designer Nin Truong combines Pacific Northwest inspiration with meticulous attention to detail, premium Japanese fabric and high standards of production.
Photos by Robin Stein
Doc’s shown: Effra
Rafal on his work’s aesthetic: “Non traditional classics — I like clothes that are easy to wear, fashion-forward and make you feel good.
Rafal on this collection: “Punk and my Eastern Bloc upbringing had a huge influence on this collection, and Dr. Martens was perfect to finish up the look.”
Rafal on how he wears his Doc’s: “All day, every day! I pretty much wear my low monos with most of my clothes.”
Photos by John Arsenault