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A unique blend of the Apollo 11 moon landing and Woodstock, Nick Graham’s spring collection entitled “1969”
is inspired by the ingenuity associated with the historic year. Chrome fabric and bomber jackets were prevalent
in many of the looks, harking to the silhouette and material of an astronaut’s suit. In contrast to the more
space-inspired looks, the Woodstock influence shone through playful color, pop art patches, and circular, colored
A tribute to summer, family vacations, and awkward dad fashion, Todd Snyder’s “The American Tourist” spring
collection revolves around playful colors, youthful fun, and ironically fashionable pieces. Graphic t-shirts with
Americana photography set the vacation tone. Models walked the runway in clothing pieces reminiscent of summer
camp, such as tie-dye t-shirts, bucket hats, and gym shorts. Hawaiian shirts and prints are also integrated throughout the sunny collection.
Carlos Campos™ spring collection marks a return to his signature style. The design of the new collection relies heavily on clean lines, smart tailoring, and color block patterns. The color scheme of warm nudes and yellows juxtaposed against bold black-and-white patterns call upon Campos’ Latin heritage. The collection blends
the line between athleisure and traditional menswear with models donning sneakers and dress shirts with sportswear graphic prints.
Kenneth Nicholson’s concept-driven spring collection aims to expand the boundaries of menswear, pushing
against the limitations of the traditional men’s shirts and pants. The collection is divided into three chapters, sadness
(devoid of all color,) memories (touches of color,) and the funeral (eveningwear in black.) Peplums, swing hems, ruffled sleeves, and nipped waists all make appearances in the collection. The fabric choices of lace, satin, velvet, and linen heightened the androgynous looks of the models.