Isaac Hindin-Miller’s NYFW Diary
New York Fashion Week continues, and between the lines, parties, and after-party performances, we can’t keep up! Rather than get our news from the Instagram Explore page, we tapped Isaac Hindin-Miller of Isaac Likes to get the scoop on what’s going down at each presentation. From the Park Avenue Armory to the Highline, Isaac is conquering the city and serving some seriously cool menswear looks. Read on to get a glimpse of his Fashion Week itinerary and head to your local Simon to pick up this gent’s wardrobe failsafes from #foundatsimon brands like Prada, Canada Goose, and Acne Studios.
I come from New Zealand, and I’m one of the lucky ones who gets to escape the New York winter for Southern Hemisphere summer for a couple of weeks at the end of the year. But every time I come back to the city, I fall into this January-in-New-York seasonal depression — it’s freezing and there’s nothing going on! New York Fashion Week is a godsend. It’s the first big thing that happens in my year, and it sets the tone for the months to come. I’ve been doing New York Fashion Week since 2009, and back in those days I was working as a fashion journalist and I used to do the whole circuit of Milan — Paris — New York, but these days I’ve changed careers and work as a DJ, so my fashion week is less about going to shows and writing about what I see; and more about spending every night out at the parties. It’s a good time.
The first stop for the boys is New York Men’s Day, which is a set of presentations down in the Financial District. It’s also where we have our first brush with the street style photographers. One of my best friends, Jonathan Daniel Pryce, snapped this one of me arriving at the show. I was going for a ‘90s Kris Kross-inspired look featuring Acne Studios and Prada.
I get by with a little help from my friends! That evening I live-DJed a menswear show, and afterwards, at the party, I got to catch up with all my mates who came along. NYFW is like a giant family reunion. This is my mate Dougie Joseph — he’s wearing a Reebok tracksuit, I’m in Prada and Acne Studios.
Late nights and early mornings. I made a quick coffee stop at Maman in Soho to recuperate before running out to the shows. The exhaustion is real, and it’s only day two! I’m wearing Prada.
This is Denny Balmaceda. He’s my menswear partner in crime — we hit all the shows together, and hang out nonstop all year round. That afternoon though we had to part ways — one of his best friends was putting on a show, and I had a date with Tom Ford. I’m wearing an Ermenegildo Zegna jacket, a Yeezy/Adidas hoodie, 3×1 jeans, and Rick Owens boots.
TOM FORD. Definitely the highlight show of the week; the guy just does things on a bigger scale. His show was held all the way up at the Park Avenue Armory, and featured an epically long catwalk, and some of the slickest men’s looks seen on a New York Fashion Week catwalk in years.
After the show I had to run down to the Lower East Side to DJ another party, this time for Original Penguin. My boy Dougie Joseph showed up again, but this time was less impressed with my antics.
More is more. My style inspiration for this winter was the rapper Fabolous (“So Into You,” “Can’t Let You Go,” etc.) circa 2003. That meant buying every coat at least four sizes too big. This one by Canada Goose has been my go-to whenever it gets cold, and it has served me extremely well — apparently it’s the actual jacket given to Arctic explorers — but works just fine on top of the Highline.
And of course I arrive late at the show and can’t sit down, so have to stand in the back. This is an upcoming brand called Death To Tennis that I’m a big fan of — they do all these oversized coats and fishermen vests with 17 pockets all over everything. Like I said, more is more!
And that night there was one more gig to be had, this time with my great old friend Amrit Sidhu at Public Hotel in the Lower East Side. We’ve been throwing these monthly parties called YOUR MATE — perfect end to an epic NYFW!