John Elliott distilled “The Wonderful Yesterday” memories found at his family cabin in the Californian wilderness. While there were plenty of vintage and witty motifs — practice shorts owed their patterns to the local steelhead trout or a frontier micro-bouclé blanket — the standouts were cut from washed high-shrunk, pressure-dyed nylon, paper-thin coated lambkin or garment-dyed bonded jersey. “When you are creating staple pieces, I believe that completely proprietary fabric development sets you apart,” he said.

WWD Critique: The lived-in materials as much as their high-tech counterparts certainly played well with Elliott’s staples, giving the lineup a heartfelt, desirable depth.

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