The United States of America is often criticized within the high fashion sphere as a commercialized wasteland, offering no interesting ideas or aesthetics to break ground. Daisuke Obana of N. Hollywood, however, begs to differ with his stunning Spring 2019 Menswear show. This season, he was inspired by the Southern states of the Western Powerhouse country, but instead of touching upon the stereotypical tropes of the region, namely cowboy aesthetics, he went with a more spiritual route. Inspired by the various Native American tribes that communed in the area, he sent out an eclectic collection full of color, prints, patterns, and freeform silhouettes. The long plaid caftan-like coat that opened the show looked almost like what a chieftain would wear in a tribal ceremony. There was also a grunge element to the looks, a possible nod to Marc Jacobs and the late 90s style that took over the fashion world all those years ago. If there’s still any other doubt of the Americans’ contributions to fashion, Obana is there to help.
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