Joseph Abboud

New York: For the first time in seven years, the Joseph Abboud brand held a runway show, celebrating the first official season under the helm of designer Bernardo Rojo. Taking place at a massive hangar on Manhattan’s west side, the concept was to try and return the House to its glory day in the 80s when the label’s suits, shirts and ties were the uniform du jour of Wall Streeters and creative minds alike. What has become commonplace in Milan (from Canali, Corneliani and Zegna), like strong layering, super luxe fabrics, gutsy sweaters, and power suits, and the idea of approachable luxury and themes of global travel, are things Rojo is attempting to bring stateside. Even with lower than expected attendance, Rojo should be applauded for injecting a breath of fresh air into New York Fashion Week.  —Michael Fisher

Silhouette: Modernized power suits and relaxed luxe

Color: Charcoal / Navy / Dusty mauve / Burgundy / Grey-blue / Brick / Ivory / Taupe / Camel

Key Items: Two-button suits with wide peak lapels / Slim topcoats / Fair Isle sweaters / Self-belted utility jackets / Casual blazers in luxe fabrics / Turtleneck sweaters / Point collar dress shirts / Cable knit cardi-coat / Bombers

Materials: Wool flannel / Mohair / Suede / Leater + Shearling / Tweed

Details + Trim: Modified cutaway silhouette / Low button stance on tailored jackets / Wide peak lapels / Shearling-trimmed cuffs and collars / Leather knot buttons / Self belts / Leather tabs on tailored jacket lapels / Utility pockets / Drawstring hoods and waists

Accessories + Footwear: Classic sunglasses / Leather driving gloves / Traditional silk ties in 3.5″ width / Tweed + leather weekenders / Dressed up hikers


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