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Striding on through our coverage of New York Fashion Week: Men’s, let’s take a moment to check out John Elliott’s FW17 collection. This season marked the Los Angeles-based designer’s 10th collection and fifth presentation in the Big Apple, but unlike previous seasons, Elliott decided to depart from his usual themes of international travel and instead tap a childhood pastime: basketball.

On a runway designed to look like a basketball court, complete with a live marching band that opened and closed the show, models walked out in a series of tailored sportswear. Reversible sweatshirts with detachable sleeves were styled with loose-fitted tearaway pants and slim suit jackets. Silky bomber jackets were draped over white hoodies and distressed denim (an LA staple).

A mishmash of fabrics seemed to be scattered throughout without any real rhyme or reason, such as nylon sleeves sewn onto a black biker jacket or a hoodie compiled together with both cotton and leather embellishments.

Elliott also took the show as an opportunity to debut his latest collaboration with Nike, this time working with the Swoosh on a tonal cream Vandal High.

For more coverage of FW17 Fashion Week be sure to read our other reports on today’s hottest brands.

Words by Nico Amarca
Fashion Editor, North America
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