Picture yourself at the beach on a warm summers day. You can hear the waves crashing against the shore, the slight call of a seagull or two in the distance while feeling the sand in between your toes. We all love a great day at the beach, but have you ever looked out at the ocean and wondered what lies beyond your line of sight? Whether there was more to life under the sea or a part of the world that remained untouched by the modern man? These were all thoughts provoked during the intro to Nick Grahams most recent presentation at New York Fashion Week Men's.
Mobile images of deep ocean life and phenomenon’s around the world were projected on the walls before the show; taking us into a place of unexplored fantasy and beauty, and setting the tone for his new collection entitled, Atlantis. "What if the lost city of Atlantis wasn't lost at all, but around us all along just waiting to be discovered?"
With the mood set, the show began and he took us on a journey through his interpretation of the mythical world of Atlantis. He showcased all of the beautiful colors of the rainbow that one might encounter below sea level. Suits in bright hues of yellow, orange, green and red were shown with blue being the dominant feature throughout the show. Then accents in the styling like little sea creature accessories and bubbles on the runway all helped to create the scene and complete the vision.
I'm always a fan of how clean and well-tailored Nick’s collections are, and this season was no different. We saw some of the accents we know and love him for but in a whole new world of possibilities. To top it all off, he featured a few women's pieces this season which we’re not used to seeing from him. I think this is a good indicator that Nick still has a lot to say and I’m personally looking forward to hearing it.