Tuesday, September 14, 2010

NYFW Spring 2011: Tim Hamilton

A couple days ago I had the chance to stop by Tim Hamilton's Redux Presentation which also featured the debut of Fenton/Fallon's men's accessories (mentioned in a previous post). The atmosphere was casual and relaxed with the models situated in the center of the room chilling out, having a few drinks and chatting it up with those around them.
It was a great way to showcase the collection and allowed you to take a look at each of the pieces at your own pace which was definitely nice.

The collection had a bit of a grunge vibe to it but the pieces still looked polished. To edge out the looks, most of the outfits were paired with fitted trousers tucked into lace-up combat boots. The collection housed a few jersey tops, sleeveless button up shirts, the occasional color blocked paneled piece and some great wool blazers that would be perfect for any occasion.

Tunics were also to be found in a few shades which I'm not a fan of personally. Conceptually I can see it working but I just don't envisage this ever catching on for the majority of guys.

Personally - while I thought that most of the pieces were wearable, I took a definite liking to the outerwear and blazers Hamilton presented. The army green color on the trench was a great choice for updating a classic coat while still maintaining neutrality. My favorite piece was the navy one button blazer which looked amazing and would be perfect for both the spring and fall. Definitely one of the most versatile pieces in the collection.

The Accessories:

Most of the models were found sporting a enamel cuffs in black and white which housed the nicknames of the models wearing them which added a personal touch.
My favorite of the accessory pieces was a bracelet constructed of a chain bound in colored leather. While these items were designed exclusively for Hamilton's presentation - I'm definitely looking forward to seeing the rest of the collection once it becomes available.
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