New York: Japanese designer Daisuke Obana premiered his decade-old collection at New York Fashion Week last season, and his brand of rugged menswear quickly became one of the ones to watch. For F/W 11, the Park Avenue Armory served as the backdrop for a runway show inspired by Sir Edmund Hillary and the Yosemite mountaineering expeditions in the 1800s. Windburned, bearded models (pulled directly off the streets of Brooklyn) walked out to an eerie soundtrack of wind and piano, allowing cozy layers and woolen fabrics to speak for themselves.

Color:  Grey / Ivory / Khaki / Mustard Yellow / Olive / Black

Key Items: Wool houndstooth pants / Thermal pants / Aran sweaters / Ribbed sweaters / Wool buffalo check coats / Snowflake sweaters / Leather bomber jackets /  Band collar shirt / Shadow plaid shirtings / Shawl collar suit / Marled “sweat suit”

Materials: Donegal tweed / Wool /  Twill suiting / Corduroy

Details + Trim: Rope piping /  Industrial snaps / Self-belts / Utility pockets / Storm flaps / Funnel necks

Accessories + Footwear: Bow ties / Rucksacks / Bucket hats / Narrow leather belts / Leather gloves / Hiking boots / Cable-knit kneesocks

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