NEW YORK (AP) — Inspiration for one elegant collection at Men’s Fashion Week in New York came from heaven. Actually, further than that.
Designer Nick Graham sent his models down a runway Tuesday in sharkskin suits, metallic rainwear and scarfs adorned with tiny spaceships in a whimsical bid to elegantly dress any gentlemen who manages to get to Mars.
There were suits in houndstooth, tattersall and green plaid, black turtlenecks, paisley scarfs, polka-dot pocket squares, snug tuxedos and metallic neckties. There was a “Martian rubber coat,” but it was unclear how it might handle Mars’ 80-degree F. average temperature. One model carried a silver briefcase. Another had goggles. All had discreet blinking lights as boutonnieres.
Graham, the Joe Boxer founder who launched his first eponymous brand in 2014, called his models “astronauts,” blasted David Bowie’s “Life On Mars” and introduced the crowd to two science stars — former astronaut Buzz Aldrin and the scientist, author and TV personality Bill Nye.