Nick Graham has always been known for his out-of-the-box thinking, and his New York Fashion Week: Men’s presentation was no exception.
He transformed the show space into his interpretation of a national park, complete with several fully uniformed rangers milling around. The National Park Service is celebrating its centennial this year.
Models were perched on platforms surrounded by live pine trees wearing outfits that were each named for a different national park.
At times, the decor and propping took over — the models had squirrels on their shoulders, wore antlers as hats and had duck decoys as a headpiece.
Bells and whistles aside, the collection centered around pattern mixing, from polka dots and paisleys to a multitude of plaids. Most of the suits were three-piece, with a slim fit, and were paired with hiking boots and statement socks.
There was a smattering of outerwear, including a quilted utility jacket and a vest in a subtle camo pattern worn over black jeans.
While the presentation was amusing, the lack of diversity in classifications made the collection seem one-dimensional.