[NEW YORK, NY.] Here in my world, we worship Ovadia & Sons as gods of American Menswear! It could be that I’m biased or that their clothing is actually the clothes that men need and love to wear. The fact that the twins, Shimon and Ariel, stay on the fashion calendar and venues put on by the CFDA makes me the happiest because I’m so obsessed with the CFDA. Also, because they’re not like other big name brands that are falling off the schedule and trying to be too cool for NYFW: Men’s. Which reminds me, these guys need to take home a CFDA Trova Award, stop sleeping on them!
As designers, the brothers continue to take inspiration from past experiences they’ve had together to implement those memories and feelings into each collection. For their newest presentation, Spring Summer 2018, the vibes were very shipping and receiving. The runway was staged with wooden pallets that held stacked boxes with clear wrapping holding the pile of fragile merchandise together. It resembled a warehouse that the duo worked at for their father when they were young apprentices. Of course, a leopard hide must have been a vibrant print that the guys have grown up seeing because it seems that each season the garments have a trace of leopard print. Which for me, I’m already a fan of leopard slash Jaguar spots so please don’t ever stop designing with it. In the first few looks, there’s a jaguar-like logo and I’m wondering if the twins are playing with the idea of having that as their official logo. It’s not a bad idea. Let’s wait and see for next season to confirm.
Vibrant colours were apparent for the warmer climate months, especially purple and yellow. Black and white checkers are another signature for every collection. Layering is a skill they’ve mastered – their outerwear jackets and coats have to become a dedicated line once they expand their brand. If they can just have a dedicated leather and fur outerwear collection I would make sure to find 7 sugar daddies to support my unruly habit.
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