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FLY BOYS New York: Daisuke Obana’s genius is his ability to immerse himself in his inspirations (sometimes obvious ones), while transforming them into transcendent …

Feb 08, 2013
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New York: Daisuke Obana’s genius is his ability to immerse himself in his inspirations (sometimes obvious ones), while transforming them into transcendent fashion that is anything but ordinary. This season, Mr. Obana looked to one of history’s favorite women – aviation pioneer and adventurer, Amelia Earhart – to create a show rich with authentic details, rugged pieces, and a billowing Jazz Age swagger. Shearling bomber jackets were high quality, if standard, while trousers were high waisted, with a true-to era fit that looked invigoratingly fresh. The accessories, from shearling pilot caps to luxuriously tall pilot boots were lovingly crafted and incredibly detailed, while one-piece flight suits looked ready for action. All this created an innovative collection that retained its wearability, while paying homage to an American hero.  —Andrew Luecke

Silhouette: Heroic Jazz Age billow

Color: Camel / Lemon / Teal / Jet black / Chocolate / Granite / Slate / Rust / Putty / Sky blue / Cobalt / Navy

Key Items: Shearling bomber jacket / Camel cable knit turtleneck / Trench coats / Leather driving coat / Leather trousers / One-piece flight suit / Varsity jacket / Cricket sweater

Materials: Camelhair / Wool suiting / Silk / Wool knits / Leather / Shearling / Denim / Canvas

Print + Pattern: Tartan / Airplane print / Airplane intarsia

Details + Trim: Attached belts / Zip-cuffs / Peak lapels / Zip knees and pockets / Western pockets and stitching

Accessories + Footwear: Two-tone wingtips / Zip-side aviator boots / Shearling pilot caps / Silk scarves / Tartan belt / Black satin bowtie and necktie / Silver airplane pin / Leather gloves / Shearling bomber booties

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