N. Hoolywood Fall 2012: An Ode to Hemingway

For this season’s collection N. Hoolywood’s designer, Daisuke Obana took his cues from Hemingway, alluding to Papa’s entire career, from his days as a WWI ambulance driver to his later career in Cuba, spending lots of time on the great author’s masterwork, The Old Man and the Sea. That’s a lot of ground to cover, but Obana did it admirably, with bearded boys marching down the runway to the tune of old sea shanties (neither I nor a fashion editor I ran into later could figure out if they were sung live or not—the sound was amazing), wearing parkas, blousons, raincoats and peacoats fit for a sea adventure…even if that just means a stroll down by the Hudson.
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For this season’s collection N. Hoolywood’s designer, Daisuke Obana took his cues from Hemingway, alluding to Papa’s entire career, from his days as a WWI ambulance driver to his later career in Cuba, spending lots of time on the great author’s masterwork, The Old Man and the Sea. That’s a lot of ground to cover, but Obana did it admirably, with bearded boys marching down the runway to the tune of old sea shanties (neither I nor a fashion editor I ran into later could figure out if they were sung live or not—the sound was amazing), wearing parkas, blousons, raincoats and peacoats fit for a sea adventure…even if that just means a stroll down by the Hudson.
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For this season’s collection N. Hoolywood’s designer, Daisuke Obana took his cues from Hemingway, alluding to Papa’s entire career, from his days as a WWI ambulance driver to his later career in Cuba, spending lots of time on the great author’s masterwork, The Old Man and the Sea.

That’s a lot of ground to cover, but Obana did it admirably, with bearded boys marching down the runway to the tune of old sea shanties (neither I nor a fashion editor I ran into later could figure out if they were sung live or not—the sound was amazing), wearing parkas, blousons, raincoats and peacoats fit for a sea adventure…even if that just means a stroll down by the Hudson.

There are more nautical stripes than I can almost bear in this collection, but the way Obana took us from fishing vessel to the trenches to Montparnasse—dipping in and out of modern and contemporary; the cool and classic—without a stutter-step, was something to behold. Next winter, if you ask me to find a cooler suit than the navy number that Obana debuted this collection with, I will have two words for you: go fish.