Hickey Freeman has nine lives, and this iteration is clearly one of its best.
Under the direction of chief creative officer Arnold Brant Silverstone, the line offered an array of updated men’s wear classics. Silverstone — who showed the collection on a balcony at the Penthouse at The Standard, East Village with views of New York as the backdrop — segmented the collection into three vignettes.
Hamptons was “all about sand and sky” with a palette of beige, brown and baby blue in clothing options that included “tactile” fabrics such as silk and cashmere sport coats and a waterproof suede trench, he said.
The Battery Park grouping presented “a redo of the suit,” Silverstone added, with softer construction and waist suppression in shades of gray in luxury fabrics. “I love a double-breasted peak lapel,” he said.
The final group, Manhattan Nights, focused on eveningwear with models that included a denim jacquard tuxedo and a three-piece tux in midnight blue.
The trifecta was a bet in the right direction for the venerable brand.