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OVADIA & SONS FALL/WINTER 2017

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Ovadia & Sons

Fall/Winter 2017

For Fall/Winter 2017 twin brothers Shimon and Ariel Ovadia, of Ovadia & Sons, took us back to their childhood in Israel to give us a lesson in smart street wear.  Their father a professional soccer player and former solider, gave the designers plenty of influence this season as J Balvin, Fabolous, Troye Sivan and Neiman Marcus' Ken Downing watched from front row.  The designers completed the sensory experience with their new smokey scent wafting through the space, soon to be available.

Center: Singer, Troye Sivan.

Center: Singer, Troye Sivan.

The collection was filled with color and textural combinations and featured new color variations of their signature checker board print seen on accessories and tees.  The first look set the tone of the collection.  A bright yellow jersey that read Ovadia & Sons in Hebrew paired with camouflage pants.  This street conscious style has become gained momentum over the last few season for its relaxed vibe, wear-ability and season-less nature. 

This season was heavy in knit and outerwear.  Silk bombers staying on trend and black and white shearling Sherpa jackets made bold statements.  We fell in love with the tone on tone cheetah print safari coats seen in black and beige.  Another highlight was a pink wool top coat and woven cheetah separates that carried over from Spring.   I had a chance to view the collection and talk to the designers the next day when I popped into their Soho store and it was as exciting to see in person as it was to watch walking down the runway.  

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Photos by BLKLN Clothing / Video courtesy of FF Channel.

John Elliot Fall/Winter 2017

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John Elliot

Fall/Winter 2017

Designer John Elliot kicked off his Fall 2017 collection to the beat of that old familiar drum.  In this case it was a marching band drum corp transporting everyone back to high school on the basketball court finished runway.  Sitting front row were Men's Week all-stars Victor Cruz, J Balvin, Colton Haynes, and Fabolous. The drummers got the crowd hyped and team Elliot was about to come strong with their A-game to deliver an impeccable win.

Kith owner Ronnie Fieg, designer John Elliot, Victor Cruz.

Kith owner Ronnie Fieg, designer John Elliot, Victor Cruz.

With the elevated production level and celeb influence at his shows, it's clear that Elliot has his sites set on one thing and that's becoming an American sportswear powerhouse.  Elliot has already helped to transform how American men view and wear fashion with his stylish and relaxed aesthetic, making him one of the first to thrive in what was once an emerging market.  His ability to hone in on what his customers want and deliver time and again made his product not only desired but coveted.      

Colton Haynes and John Elliot.

Colton Haynes and John Elliot.

Luka Sabbat (right) and friend.

Luka Sabbat (right) and friend.

This season was about the versatility of the clothing itself.  How to interchange pieces from one look to another and wearing them in new ways.  One model wore a short sleeve sweatshirt over and sport coat with shorts and sneakers.  Nike of course.  Another wore sweatpants with a knit turtleneck and sport coat.  Elliot gave his following multiple new ways to wear this season's new aesthetic or ideas on how to match previous season with current and new. Either way John Elliot wants to dominate your closet and chances are he just might.

Luka Sabbat and model Michael Lockley.

Luka Sabbat and model Michael Lockley.

Photos by BLKLN Clothing / Video by ADDY Media.