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One of the biggest trends of 2017 was the revival of workwear — not the barista-meets-lumberjack look that dominated the late ’00s, but a celebration of contemporary blue- and white-collar uniforms. Last year’s workwear revival clearly caught the eye of N.HOOLYWOOD designer Daisuke Obana, who hooked up collabs with some of the genre’s biggest names for his FW18 show at New York Fashion Week: Men’s.

Timberland and Lee pieces were reinvented for the designer’s runway, in shades of hi-vis orange and rustic brown — the former taken from the modern worker’s uniform, the latter from century-old chore coats. You could see more of the old-meets-new culture clash in N.HOOLYWOOD’s hickory stripes and oversized Timberland logos, and plenty of modern styling in the brand’s larger-than-life silhouettes.

For more from NYFW:M, check out Willy Chavarria’s politically-charged runway show from the Big Apple.

Words by Alec Leach
Digital Fashion Editor

Alec Leach grew up in Brighton, England, but now lives in Berlin, where he leads Highsnobiety's digital fashion content.

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