New York Fashion Week Men's (NYFW) SS17 went down an absolute treat this year. Although the pavements outside might've been littered with street style stars, inside was where the real magic happened. It was the third year running that the four-day packed event had hit the city of bright lights with the likes of '90s hero Tommy Hilfiger and the ever-expanding Michael Kors.

For New Yorkers, in spring 2017, the collaboration between tailoring and sportswear was what it's all about. From constructed outfits with dedicated colour schemes to obey, it's no longer anything goes. This lot had all been carefully thought out.

The place tingled with excitement and the pretty parcel began with Perry Ellis, the American sportswear brand. It was a huge part of the fashion landscape since the early '80s and the latest collection, 'College and Contrast', shows that they sure got their fashionable finger on the pulse, with striking botanical prints and sharp suiting cut and pasted together like the 95 Word Art font from your Windows computer.

Another highlight from the first day was from Garciavelez, a collection that hid the male silhouette with baggy clothing. Oversized cargo pants were sent down the runway moments too soon with pockets on the wrong side of the trouser, outlined by exaggerated thick seaming.

Michael Kors featured on the second day and of course, the accessories were fabulous with statement eyewear and smart oxford classic shoes. Zips were placed on bags and suiting - making a serious collection devilishly playful. The monochrome colours were made instantly summery with the crispest, cleanest white, straight out of a laundry advert.

N. Hoolywood brought in Tuesday evening with men packaged like something from FedEx in the boxiest shirts, jumpers and t-shirts. The brilliant blue stood out like a flashing police light. They made clever use of scuba material and their slogan bombers shouted loudly. Ovadia and Sons also made great use of strong prints when bringing the curtain down on the second day with bold leopard print and camouflage. The knitwear was instantly adored with moth-eaten hemlines.

Nick Graham's showcase: 'Our Men in Havana' brought the most organic of grins to the crowd. The designer was no stranger to creating a scene and this season was no different with showgirls and a 12-piece Cuban band, which highlighted what the collection was all about. Linens, checked madras and floral shirts were all taken refreshingly un-seriously.

For the last day, Todd Snyder flirted with colours from all corners of the planet in the 'Getaway' collection. There was something here for every man - shiny green shorts and a completely lovable printed blue suit were stars of the show. It was a complete contrast to John Varvatos, who closed the week with 'Urban Romantic'. His collection was a nod to the New Romantics of the '80s and their ultimate icon Prince with double breasted jackets, curled hair, skinny neck scarves and a bright red blazer being an almost idyllic way to close for the season.