Behind The Scenes at John Elliott’s New York Menswear Show
Elliott collaborated with NikeLab this season to reintroduce an iconic sneaker from the 80s, the hardcourt Vandal sneaker. This shoe is uniquely monochromatic in either off-white or slate gray suede. Elliott said that he liked this shoe because it was the only one that he could skate and play basketball in. One of the most sought after pieces in the collection, though, is the Villain hoodie. The new iteration of the Villain hoodie is designed to be reversible and features detachable sleeves, and can be worn a total of eight different ways. The collection embodies the current menswear styles, making it perfect for on and off the court.
Elliott is making Waves With His Clean Style On and Off The Court
John Elliott is known for his progressive style of streetwear that revolves around monochromatic, clean silhouettes that would look at home anywhere around the world. However, at his fall show he surprised everyone when he opened with a sharply tailored charcoal suit. “The fact that I did tailoring is as far out of my comfort zone as I could have gone,” the designer said backstage. In an effort to expand his streetwear label into a major American sportswear brand, John Elliott mixed business casual with streetwear staples. The opening look featured a slim suit jacket over a neon yellow nylon hoodie and half zip formal shirt paired with relaxed trousers.
Almost all of the looks had some adaptable aspect, whether it be slim suit jacket that turned into ribbed track tops or biker jackets that convert into nylon parkas. The line also included basic streetwear items such as oversized Japanese denim hoodies, snap tear-away warm-up pants, and solid cotton tees. The basics were styled with business essentials like suit jackets, trousers, and formal shirts. Some looks included topcoats and soft-shoulder blazers worn over warm-up pants and an oversized blanket scarf that draped over the model in an abstract black and white pattern.