Ken Downing



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.  


Photos by BLKLN Clothing / Video courtesy of FF Channel.