Nicholas Elliott made his debut at New York Fashion Week in men’s wear. He set out to create a collection that was unforgettable through contrasting elements.
For example, a houndstooth check fabric, which is typically associated with more formal wear, was used for a pair of drawstring shorts, while a traditional car coat was updated with a vinyl collar.
Texture seemed to be Elliott’s vice as he played with a variety of materials including velour, canvas, wool, cotton and ultra suede. Ecclesiastical elements were also a key component to the line. Religious emblems and cross embroidery materialized on tank tops and a sweatshirt that read “Holy.” His dark, anti-spring approach was brilliant and made him stand out from other designers.
While Elliott had various different points of inspiration, he was able to reduce them down into a cohesive, spirited collection that felt perfect for the moment but also forward enough to not pass us by.
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