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Nick Graham Fall/Winter 2016

Upon walking into the Nick Graham presentation, you were immediately hit by a darkened venue only revealing twinkling lights and the slight smell of pine as you were ushered in. As the overhead lights brighten, they revealed a woodland scene reminiscent of Shakespeare's "A Midsummer Night's Dream." The shrubbery was dotted with dapper dressed woodland fairies atop wooden perches adorned flowers, pheasant feathers, and antlers like a dozen Puck's narrating Graham's mythical tartan clad Shakespearean vision. Only these fairies, some named River, Sebastian and Travis, were meant to help and not harm as audience interaction was encouraged through chatter and seflies.

These fairies donned bold plaids, classic window panes and neutral tones were seen on the finely tailored garments. Cropped trousers, paired with cozy stockings and chunky boots accented the look. Floral accents were incorporated to the collection as well as plaid joggers and sharp bow-ties.

These looks created a casual masculine aesthetic with soft details that can be easily transitioned from day to night. Pattern mixing was also a predominant theme throughout the collection, which is for-seen to be a mega trend for fall 2016 in menswear.

Alongside your typical industry crowd, were some celebrity show-goers spotted at the logger Fairyland. Bill Nye showed out in a tailored navy plaid suit and polka-dot bow tie. Other celebrity spotting’s included Frankie Grande and model Johannes Huebl. As for the Nick Graham models, male super models River Viiperi, Sebastian Suave, Travis Smith and Eric Rutherford stole the show with their fairy-tale good looks. The presentation can be highly applauded for its easy transitional pieces, and cohesive whimsical woodland theme. Well done, Mr. Graham.

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