Since starting out at New York Fashion Week Men’s, Joseph Abboud’s shows have never failed to disappoint. Fall/Winter 2017 was no exception. Joseph Abboud’s luxurious collection of tailored suiting and sportswear is one of the reasons today’s men still value the art of dressing up.
Abboud’s collection was decidedly dark drawing inspiration from Edgar Allen Poe, and The Picture of Dorian Gray. He wanted to foster the concept of the American Gothic not the famous painting but more of a feel emphasizing dramatic silhouettes, saturated colors and sumptuous textures. It was Joseph Abboud’s nod to relishing the darker side of beauty.
Even the setting for the runway show served to enhance Abboud’s vision. Held at Saint Stephen’s Church, the decommissioned church was the perfect backdrop for this current collection. The construction of the clothing pays homage to the architecture of Gothic cathedrals. With exaggerated lapels, sweeping coats some lined in fur and slightly relaxed silhouette,
This year marks the 30th anniversary of Joseph Abboud and Abboud has taking a more reflective and introspective approach to his American made menswear. This approach and his focus on the American male continue to make his collections extremely relevant, hopefully for at least another 30 years.
Joseph Abboud A/W 2017 Collection