Aug 21, 2017 | By WGSN Insider
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New York: At Hood by Air this season, the models walked out with stockings over their faces. Perhaps this burglar styling effect was befitting of the underground Wall Street show location, but it was also used so that no one could really recognize the models’ gender, which enabled HBA to play with one of their signatures — androgyny. Men wore wide-leg pleated pants and pleated shirts that flared out over skinny pants. Polo shirts extended to open slit dresses and fur-coats featured an open shoulder. The brand also played with its deconstruct reconstruct theme by refashioning the current “IT item,” the camel coat,” with protruding moto lapels or starting the entire coat at the chest through a strap around the neck. There were definitely a lot of hard edge streetwear items that will appeal to the HBA cult such as thick padded puffa jackets, original variations on the jogger pant, and cool oversized moto jackets. Paneled plush fur coats also made a luxurious winter outerwear statement. – Matt Feniger
Theme: Subversive Streetwear
Key Items: pleated wide-leg pants / pleated blouse-like shirts / graphic pull-over hoodies / camel overcoat with protruding lapel / tight t-shirts / long slit skirts / padded puffa jackets / polo shirt-dress hybrid / deconstructed tailored overcoat with zipper designs / zip-front urban plaid blazer / front lacing pants / tailored zip-front topcoat / cropped hooded zip-front vest / nylon side zip jogger / branded leather pants / plush fur coats / side button denim jogger / leather kimono with fur-trimmed hood / oversized waist-cropped moto jackets
Colour: white / camel / black / denim blue / red / orange
Materials + Trim: nylon / wool / denim / cotton / fleece / fur / leather / mesh
Print + Pattern: HBA logo / placed stripes
Accessories + Footwear: hi-top sneakers / hi-top sneakers with shin guard and velcro strap / stacked sole boot with straps / laced shoe cover that looks like an extension of the pant
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