Today the CFDA announced that New York City is joining the ranks of the other global fashion capitals Paris, Milan and Paris by hosting its very own Men's Fashion Week. The first installment of New York Fashion Week: Men's will take place July 13-16 at Skylight Clarkson Square in SoHo. Here are five reasons why we're tickled pink.
1. Men's Fashion Week means male models and frankly the thought of the cutest model boys skateboarding around our city in summer wearing no shirts and carrying cute printed backpacks makes it feel like Christmas in July. We are going to be cruising the streets non-stop.
2. Men's week is so much less attended and less hysterical than women's week so Mr. Mickey has a much better chance of getting the front row seats he so richly deserves. Being less hectic means there's also less schlepping and PRs are much more laid back and easy to deal with.
3. Even the most butt-ugly rotten collection looks good on sexy boys. Watching women's collections Mr. M is focused purely on the looks and although it's fun to fall in love with new girls on the catwalk or enjoy the sashay-chantay shenanigans of old favorites MM always clocks any shortcomings in the clothes themselves. If RJ King or Sean O'Pry saunter past wearing poorly-made potato sacks Mr. M will still emerge from the proceeding declaring the collection a triumph as he wipes a drop of drool from his chin.