N. Hoolywood

New York: The peculiar genius of N. Hoolywood designer Daisuke Obana is his single-minded ability to reinvent well-traveled source material every season. In the past it has been 50s Hollywood or the life of Hemingway, but this season it was the less-than-expected world of graffiti. In this “Vandalegal” show Obana clad models in all manner of baggy streetwear, including track pants, hoodies, and face-shielding bandanas. As always, Obana committed to his inspiration fully, where models sported custom paint stained hands, latex gloves, and real spray cans, and though the looks were respectable and authentic, it felt as though Obana fell just a bit short of his mission. Perhaps only because the world of taggers and hip-hop remains omnipresent in streetwear at all price points, and would take a gargantuan leap of imagination to be remade novelly even as it still lives and breathes on streets the world over.  —Andrew Luecke

Silhouette: Urbane sag

Color: Carolina blue / Wine / Mustard / Granite / Navy / Scarlet / Forest green

Key Items: Raglan sleeve crew neck / Stripe sleeve bomber / Heavy cuff trousers / Trench coat / Nylon track pants / Denim vest / Field coat

Materials: Denim / Nylon / Cotton fleece / Denim / Jersey

Print + Pattern: Stripes / “Spray paint” plaid / “The faith of graffiti” graphics / Tartan / Chevron “Charlie Brown” stripes

Details + Trim: Contrast color sport zippers / Cargo pockets / Reinforced knees / Ringer collars

Accessories + Footwear: Scarlet hi-tops / Graphic, flip-brim ball caps / Graphic pins and buttons / Beanies / Bandito bandanas / Headbands / Spray paint cans / Latex gloves


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