NYFW Mik Cire S/S 2011: Modern Masculinity Takes the Form of Sophisticated Grunge

After attending the Mik Cire spring 2011 show on Saturday (spotted in the front row: Gossip Girl’s Matthew Settle (Rufus Humphrey), Shannon Elizabeth, and America’s Next Top Model’s Miss Jay and Jay Manuel), my immediate reaction was: I want to date the Mik Cire man.

Effortlessly cool and fashion-forward, grungy yet well-put together and sophisticated, designer Eric Kim continues to deliver a very smart collection after his successful debut last February. Without going over the top or delving into complicated, abstract concepts, Kim simply focuses on creating wearable clothes for the customer who seeks quality, well-tailored clothing that is understated luxury.From his impressive creation of a dropped-crotch, below-the-knee length, harem-style pant for the man, to his asymmetric jackets (the cream washed lambskin jacket in particular was a standout) and cardigans, Kim delivered an array of staple items with a twist to make it modern yet still classic.

Though there was a lot of black for spring, Kim also used a well-balanced color palette of beige, olive green, white, cream and a hint of deep red. Along with his minimalist approach to colors, Kim's use of layers, cotton tees, and a spectrum of pant lengths paired with sandals or high-top laced boots made the collection perfect for the unpredictable, transitional spring season in NY.

Top photo via mbfashionweek; rest of photos by Alex Liang for Mochi