LifestyleFashion Week What you missed inside New York's Fashion Week for men's wear By MELISSA KRAVITZ Updated July 16, 2015 2:49 PM Print Share fbShare Tweet Email Fashion isn't just for the ladies anymore! July 14, 15 and 16th brought Men's Fashion Week -- um, three days --back to New York City for the first time since 1998. What sounded like a fringe fashion event (see, Brooklyn Fashion Week), was actually a really big deal, featuring menswear shows and presentation from New York's top designers. In the past, London, Paris and Milan have hosted Fashion Weeks dedicated to menswear, leaving New York men clueless as to how to dress. Obviously, European men are better dressed, but plenty of New Yorkers are following suit. Men's Fashion Week/Three Days didn't gain as much buzz as New York Fashion Week's Fall/Winter and Spring/Summer runways, there was still plenty to see on the scene. The first-ever fashion week for men in NYC previewed Spring/Summer 2016 collections, though many New York men probably don't have their outfits planned for tomorrow. Here's what you missed inside Skylight Clarkson Sq, one of the two new locations for New York Fashion Week this fall! Welcome to New York Fashion Week Men's! Photo Credit: MELISSA KRAVITZ The industrial space so far West it's practically in the Hudson River has concrete floors and exposed ceiling pipes. Sponsored by Cadillac, this is no Mercedes Benz Fashion Week. Skylight Clarkson Sq is no tent at Lincoln Center... Photo Credit: MELISSA KRAVITZ Plenty of sponsors featuring luxury men's products tried and cover up the less-than-glamorous fashion house. In between shows, you can shop! Photo Credit: MELISSA KRAVITZ Shop, charge your phone or guzzle down some free water -- those are the amenities at New York Fashion Week Men's! The space is split up into "Platforms" Photo Credit: MELISSA KRAVITZ Platforms 1, 2 and 3 offered slightly different runway experiences. The lighting and signage made them very glamorous and slightly mysterious as to what was behind them. Dig Inn paired up with the Council of Fashion Designers of America (CFDA) for a snack station Photo Credit: MELISSA KRAVITZ Here, you can enjoy breakfasts like yogurt pots ($6.50) or heartier meals like wild Sockeye salmon with pesto vinaigrette ($12). Those in favor of free snacks could seek out the Bloomingdale's rest stop providing coffee and lunch at Greenwich Ave. There's also free Wifi inside! For fashion editors, Instagrammers and anyone with a smartphone, this IS a major upgrade -- hopefully the free Wifi will stick around for all future Fashion Weeks. Enjoy the Wifi at open seating Photo Credit: MELISSA KRAVITZ It's designed perfectly so you don't have to face anybody! Just like regular Fashion Week, every one is well dressed and on their phones. Photo Credit: MELISSA KRAVITZ Actually, if you're not using two or more devices at once you should probably just leave. You'll still need a ticket for a runway seat. Photo Credit: MELISSA KRAVITZ If you didn't get an invite, you can try and make the standing room list for any given show. And the runway models are still FIERCE Photo Credit: MELISSA KRAVITZ In just slightly less makeup -- we're serious about this part -- and hair product than your average female model, male models walk the runway in designer outfits, accessories and shoes. And the runway looks are just as unusual. Photo Credit: MELISSA KRAVITZ While Men's Fashion Week arguably presents more ready-to-wear items than the wacky high fashion pieces shown on women's runways, there were plenty of looks that everyday men, no matter how stylish, will probably never re-create. See you next Fashion Week! Photo Credit: MELISSA KRAVITZ Whatever you wear, we're always happy to see more fashion in NYC! New York Fashion Week SS16 returns September 10-17, 2015. By invitation only, as always. By MELISSA KRAVITZ Share on Facebook Share on Twitter More on this topic Comments We're revamping our Comments section. Learn more and share your input.