Get a head start on the latest in men’s streetwear trends – we’re taking you behind the black velvet rope with Nylon Singapore’s instafamous photographer Zhi Wei for an insider scoop on the major defining elements for menswear in 2015. Trade show influences this year are multi-faceted, from photography displays, art installations and historical references to local street style, print media, and yes – even food.

Check out our visual sampling (and the rad video recap above) of key trends spotted at the most heavy-hitting shows for menswear – from Agenda and Liberty in New York to Modern Assembly in Vegas.


HERITAGE ROCKERS & THE WESTERN FRONTIER




Photography installation from Art Comes First.

Our photographer loves this cut-and-sew leather camera strap at Cub & Company booth.

Dark denim roll-ups and mustard saddle shoes – a match made in heritage heaven.

New Japanese denim brand Fundamental Agreement Luxury – gettin’ them young.

The Lee x LA Canvas after-party spread at Brooklyn Bowl kept Southern Comfort going (it’s local tradition to dip your wings in honey and hot sauce here – and get at that sweet, spicy, savory taste).

A DYSTOPIAN OASIS AMIDST RADIOACTIVE WASTELANDS

The orchids at Publish Brand booth look as if they were plucked right out of the La Brea tar pits.

Snakeskin sneaks in radioactive blue.

Futuristic bubble-wrap prints on trench-style jackets.

Dismal windbreaker from Asger Juel Larsen.

A cool-looking, yet slightly cynical, grenade stencil greets you where you sit.

Neon numericals enhanced by mirrored backings serve as futuristic navigation.

Man’s best friend ain’t exempt from this distorted paradise – a copper pug sports neon shades.

Hopeless – or hopeful? Dystopian food for thought delivered from the Ezekiel booth.

LASER-CUT METALLICS, MINIMALISM & ALTERNATIVE MATERIAL

Schwood Eyewear has perfected the art of laser-cut woodwork.

Precious metals line-up from Komono Watches.

Olaf Hussein takes minimalism to the next level with reversible double-bonded Japanese denim.

Clean metallic booth trends found at Herschel Supply Co.

LOST HIPSTER IN THE PRISMACOLOR JUNGLE

Remember that box of Prismacolors you had as a kid? This booth has felt flowers to match each one.


A wealth of shoelace selection from Stolen Riches. Zhi wore his the next day with Dark Blue Oxfords.

Liberty Fairs’ complimentary ice-cream truck was a lifesaver in the New York summer heat.

PREMIUM LEATHER GOODS

Lug that camera gear around in these two-tone leather bags.

Cub & Company’s film canister strap helps outfit style-conscious shooters.

Fresh blooms add a softness to these studded leather loafers.

MARKET WEEK STREET STYLE


The girls of Married To The Mob.



These rad chicks #werking at Publish Brand.

Goodbye Manhattan -- until New York Fashion Week!