N. Hoolywood at NYFW with Yimmy Yayo
Smart street wear inspired by 1960's film.
In his AW11 collection, N. Hoolywood designer Daisuke Obana was inspired by soldiers uniforms; SS11 was the county blues of convicted criminals. This time, the Japanese menswear label looks to film in the 1960's, specifically, opening credits and the work of Saul Bass, the graphic designer who created sequences for Psycho, Spartacus, Vertigo and West Side Story. It makes sense then, that the N. Hoolywood NYFW show opened with a film.
An otherwise monochromatic palette was broken up with bursts of cobalt blue and bold graphic bar adornments. Tapered trousers were worn with impeccably polished leather oxfords and polo shirts were buttoned up securely around the neck. There were also unexpected but pleasant combinations like plaid shorts teamed with spray jackets, revealing a Tokyo street style leaning. Models either looked like lovable geeks with thick-rimmed Buddy Holly spectacles, or lovable cool guys with Wayfarer sunglasses.
All in all, it was a smart collection of high end street wear.
Photography: Yimmy Yayo
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