Jul 12, 2017 | By Carlene Thomas Bailey
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New York: Inspired by the exploration of luxurious ski destination Vail, Colorado in the late 1960s, N Hoolywood fused ski and outdoor items with the uniforms of military mountain divisions while keeping the brand’s contemporary flavour for a knockout collection. Outerwear was a particularly strong point with collarless coats in a variety of styles from luxe suede, shearling-lined tailored overcoats to streamlined parkas that were so minimalistic they almost looked like heavy labcoats. A slight militaristic influence was seen in a dark olive single-button topcoat and 6DB peacoat with unfinished seams. A selection of padded MA-1 bombers also contributed to this undertone. A key layering item was the turtleneck sweater, befitting of the ski theme, but fresh items like funnel neck pull overs and knit tunic sweaters were stand-outs. The incorporation of medium wash denim and red, white and blue intarsia knits lent an 80s apres-ski look that still fit well amongst the reworked fair isle sweaters, some featuring an abstract snowflake motif. The collection was grounded by the formal jogger pant or relaxed trouser, some pleated for a more formal look. – Matt Feniger
Theme: Streetwear Ski Lodge
Key Items: formal jogger pants / collarless coats / tunic knit sweaters / shearling-lined coats / turtleneck sweaters / funnel neck pull-overs / minimalist parkas / heavy weight dimensional sweaters / stripped down 2SB suits / coat coats / relaxed trousers / knit jogger pants / padded parka coats / rounded fair isle sweaters / tailored topcoats / nylon MA-1 bombers / shearling-lined aviator jacket
Colour: white / khaki / dark olive / charcoal grey / electric blue / ivory / black / almond
Materials + Trim: suede / shearling / wool / unfinished seams / jersey / cotton / nylon / denim
Print + Pattern: snowflake graphics / fair isle patterns
Accessories + Footwear: minimal stacked suede derbies / patent leather derbies / fur-lined desert boots with treaded sole / New Balance trainer collaboration / fingerless gloves / circular mirror lens sunglasses / dimensional beanies / cable knit and patterned scarves
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