Day 2 started off early, waking up at half 8 to catch the B train from Flatbush was truly a task. The agenda for the day was not as hectic as I thought it would be, with Joseph Abboud at 10am, Nautica at 3pm and Brett Johnson at 6pm. With that huge gap between shows I was able to get in some well deserved networking and an impromptu photoshoot.
Joseph Abboud: A Tribute to American Savile Row
After a 15 year leave of absence, Joseph Abboud returned to the runway with sartorial splendor. The Fall/Winter collection was true to its American heritage, by keeping everything locally made. Abboud collaborated with 6 other designers to produce the show, with the intent on honoring the brands unique American heritage and aesthetic . The bags were made by Rawlings in St. Louis, MN; hats by CFDA member Albertus Swanepoel, made in Brooklyn, NY; ties by Barbara Blank, in New York, NY; watches Kobold, from Pittsburgh, PA; shearling outerwear by Aston Leathers, made in Brooklyn, NY and footwear by Allen Edmonds, made in Port Washington, WI.
Keeping with his aesthetic of grey and brown tones throughout the collection. He incorporates these colors by using a wide range patterns, from pinstripes to tweeds.
Sean O’Pry dons an American flag wrap for Joseph Abboud Fall/Winter 2016
Dae Na showcases fall knitwear and a sharp waistcoat from Joseph Abboud.
Newcomer Brett Johnson Co. debuted his latest collection during fashion week this season, letting the industry know he means business. The atmosphere depicted a rustic country vibe, reminiscent of the wild west but with a twist.
“I was inspired by the leisure lifestyle of influential men and the historical references to the American West found in their off-duty, sartorial choices,” Johnson said.
As the models stood upon the tree stumps, you could quickly decipher the tone Johnson was going for with this collection. This was evident in the use of slightly oversized coats, coyote-lined parka, throw overs, wide brim hats and fringe leather jackets. There was still a sartorial element present throughout the collection, with blazers and trousers tailored in Florence which was evident in the cut and fit of the pieces.