The Clothes: We already knew no one does suiting better than Antonio Azzuolo, but at his Spring 2013 presentation we learned that the master tailor also makes the best day wear in town. From red and white printed short suits to a neon ikat bomber to slouchy pale pink trousers paired with an unbuttoned shirt, there was something to appeal to every style of man or women––two female models stood around with the guys, one in a white suit and long blouse, the other in a similar combo in black. And just to prove that Antonio Azzuolo is street ready, the models sported blue soled Nikes that some wore out around Milk after the show.
The Hair & Makeup: Guys and gals sported a greased comb-over that was a cool take on an old school style.
The Soundtrack: "Ce Jeu" by Yelle, "Under Your Spell" by Desire, and songs of that ilk.
The Vibe: Smart, good-looking, sophisticated, totally wearable, and supercool.
The Front Row: Cassius Clay (the college student turned one-time Kanye West consultant), Tommy Ton
Celebrity We'd Most Like to See Wearing this Collection: Tilda Swinton could easily rock the boy-meets-girl look, and as for guys, I vote Joseph Gordon Levitt or Alexander Skarsgard, two men who do the side part so well.
WTF Moment: Best male model line-up of NYFW? Cole Mohr, Miles McMillan, and Yuri Pleskun all stood handsomely for Antonio Azzuolo. Pretty impressive.
What the Designer Said: "There's very many levels of inspiration, from abstract to literal, and sometimes I need to get from one place to the next really quickly and I want to feel comfortable, so a sneaker is the best way to do it. There's nothing more chic than tailoring mixed with casual sportswear items. ... We'd been doing really well with tuxedos and red carpet, and there's hints of that throughout the whole line, but now it's even more casual. We have a lot of unstructured jackets and shorts. I felt like I wanted to give tailoring a little more movement, fluidity, ease, and comfort, and keep it young. ... I think that my clothing is completely unisex. I'm not venturing into womenswear [by showing two looks on female models]; a lot of women want a tailored jacket from our line, and that's what we're giving them. We're keeping it very small, and very focused."