NEW YORK, Jan. 31, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- Today marked the official start of New York Fashion Week: Men's and the start of a celebratory year for Joseph Abboud; the brand kicked-off its 30th anniversary with a dark and mysterious Fall 2017 collection. With a heady air that conjures the mood of Edgar Allen Poe's "The Raven," this cinematic offering of 50 looks draws upon the concept of American Gothic, emphasizing dramatic silhouettes, saturated colors, and sumptuous textures.
"With our 30th anniversary in mind, designing my Fall range was a reflective and introspective process. We continue to celebrate the American man, American production, and the masculine individuality that is inherently Joseph Abboud," explains the designer. The overall mood of the collection was further enhanced by his decision to hold the show in a deconsecrated church. "I was deeply inspired by the striking architecture of Gothic cathedrals, which is reflected in the construction of the clothing—lapels are exaggerated, coats are sweeping, cape-like, and our signature Traced Fit™ is slightly relaxed to allow for ease of movement."
The palette begins with black, dark gray, aubergine, madder green and stain glass blue, later evolving into a crescendo of angelic ivory and alabaster. A sense of grandeur carries over into the textiles, with rich jacquards, opulent brocades, knit herringbones, quilted leather, and water-stained velvet. Layering, too, is a focus, with a casual approach to cashmere turtlenecks and luxurious knits.
Fall upholds the tradition and exquisite detail inherent to Joseph Abboud, but also ushers in a dynamic new era; one that appreciates the darker side of beauty.
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About Joseph Abboud
Since the age of sixteen, Joseph Abboud has been passionate about fashion. He started his career in menswear at Louis of Boston and later Polo Ralph Lauren. In 1987, Joseph Abboud launched his own eponymous label. Shortly after its debut, Abboud was accorded numerous honors including the distinction of being the only designer to have received the coveted Menswear Designer of the Year twice in a row (1989 & 1990) from the Council of Fashion Designers of America. Other awards and honors include The Cutty Sark Award for Most Promising Menswear Designer in 1988, the first Woolmark Award for Distinguished Fashion in 1989 and again in March of 1993. Numerous other prestigious awards have followed including Person of the Year from the American Apparel & Footwear Association and the Lifetime Achievement Award from MR magazine in 2016.
Abboud began working with Tailored Brands, Inc. (NYSE: TLRD) as Chief Creative Director in December 2012. Abboud was reunited with his namesake brand in August 2013 when Tailored Brands Inc. acquired JA Holding Inc., the parent company of the celebrated American clothing brand, Joseph Abboud. Abboud re-launched his label, reestablishing the brand as a sophisticated modern-American lifestyle collection. The Joseph Abboud designer collection launched in October 2014 on JosephAbboud.com and is now available at the Joseph Abboud Flagship Store in New York City.
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