From Raf Simons to N-P-Elliott, here are the wildest and greatest looks from NYFW: Men’s day 1 and 2

From Raf Simons to N-P-Elliott, here are the wildest and greatest looks from NYFW: Men’s day 1 and 2
Models at New York Fashion Week: Men’s
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Models at New York Fashion Week: Men’s
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New York Fashion Week: Men’s isn’t often where headlines are made. In fact, it’s not even a week, but rather four days, which are chock-full of brands that aren’t exactly household names.

Of course, that isn’t a side-eye to the fashion itself. Believe it or not, New York Fashion Week: Men’s has become a rather exciting display of up-and-coming designers trying to innovate and elevate menswear.

This year in particular, there were wild stylings, gender-free displays of self-expression and yeah, a fashion-y take on a Make America Great Again hat.

And to think: We’re just two days in.

Here are the best and wildest looks from New York Fashion Week: Men’s so far, from just the first and second days.

This political statement at Life in Perfect Disorder

Models pose at the Life in Perfect Disorder show
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This sweatshirt at the N-P-Elliott show

A model walks in the N-P-Elliott show in New York
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This devilish jacket at the N-P-Elliott show

A model struts down the runway at the N-P-Elliott show during New York Fashion Week: Men’s
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This pink ensemble at the N-P-Elliott show

A model at the N-P-Elliott show in New York
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This effort to make handkerchiefs cool again at Descendant of Thieves

Are handkerchiefs the next big thing for men?
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These pattern combos at the Death to Tennis show

Patterns aren’t just for women.
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These flamboyant looks at the To Be Thrill show

A model walks in To Be Thrill by Edison Lu show in New York
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A model walks in To Be Thrill by Edison Lu show in New York
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These interpretations of military garb at Heliot Emil

Models at the Heliot Emil presentation in New York
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Models at the Heliot Emil presentation in New York
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This take on the MAGA hat at Wood House

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These cuties at the Todd Snyder show

Models hang out backstage at the Todd Snyder show.
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These spectacular looks at Raf Simons

A model walks in the Raf Simons show in New York
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Rain, rain go away.
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A model in Raf Simons show in New York
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These BOSS guys

A model walks in the BOSS show in New York
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A model walks in the BOSS show in New York
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Now just imagine what’s in store for the next two days at NYFW: Men’s.

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Rachel Lubitz

Rachel is a senior Style writer at Mic. She previously worked for The Washington Post's Style section for more than three years. Feel free to contact her at rachel@mic.com.

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