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New York…Obedient Sons

Swaim and Christina Hutson brought some hippy love to Obedient Sons, using the same design concept as they had for Daughters, their parallel women’s wear collection. The inspiration was cults, communes and Timothy Leary. Color-wise, they left the psychedelics back in the ’60s, choosing instead a color palette that was extremely soft and earthy with olive, grey, ivory and oatmeal tones. There was also some high/low styling, pairing casual sportswear with more tailored garments. The Obedient Sons’ signature silhouette is still the continental jacket, a 2 button blazer with notch lapel and roped shoulder. This season, there’s pleats on some of the shorts and trousers. A beautifully-crafted floral-printed linen shorts suit was a stand-out that emphasized this design duo’s desire to explore the more feminine elements of men’s apparel. The music of a bohemian-looking 12-piece band called “Stars Like Fleas” set the mood and pulled the whole thing together.

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