Two collections at New York Fashion Week have stood out for being particularly retro: Ernest Alexander’s (above) and David Hart’s (below). The former seems to have been inspired by the 1920s, those early days of the motor-vehicle and the short leather jackets and heavy wool pants it brought with it. There’s actually a kind of military-boy-on-leave look to the colors and cuts. A tip to take away: think heavy tweeds and thick weaves for your fall 2014 suit.
As for David Hart, his collection of suits, knitwear and tuxedos (his third full collection) was firmly planted in the 1950s and was apparently inspired by the cult TV-show The Twilight Zone. With olive green suits, tight navy pants and, believe it or not, hand painted “cracked” glasses, the collection was a colorful feast for the eyes.
On the street style front, popular fashion blogger and “street style” staple, Nick Wooster (above left), was seen braving the slush in a black overcoat, while artist and instagram user Jen-Chieh Pan (rj_supertramp) spotted this fine gentleman in a brown plaid jacket (above right), proving that New York Fashion Week is as exciting on the streets as it is on the catwalks. What about celebrities, I hear you say? Joe Jonas and Zachary Quinto, who sat together at the Richard Chai show, represented the boys.