For designer Daisuke Obana, the massive blizzard that hit New York City roughly two weeks ago couldn't have been a more timely occurrence, as extreme weather conditions were the driving force behind N.HOOLYWOOD's Fall/Winter 2016 presentation at New York Fashion Week. In a conversation with the designer backstage, Obana -- through a translator -- let us know that he visits New York on a regular basis, and when he's not hunting down the best pho spots, he's reveling in the city's heat waves in the summer and vicious cold in the winter. Those extremes inspired him to make clothes with the sort of technical fabrics that could withstand those devastating conditions.
Naturally, outerwear was the star of the show, with outsized proportions and durable nylon fabrications spanning pieces that included down jackets, insulated bombers and puffy iridescent parkas. The collection was filled out with substantial knits and minimalist pullovers and tees. Athletic pants emblazoned with the Reebok logo represented an upcoming 10-piece collaboration, slated to hit stores in September. Other joint ventures include partnerships with Danner, Gregory, Lee, Mountain Hardware and Porter. Shoppers can expect the collaborations to be sold globally.
See the entire collection in the gallery below, as well as exclusive behind-the-scenes look from the Fashion Week show.