At Men’s Fashion Week, a Collection was out of this World

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.

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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.

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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.