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Tuesday's Ovadia & Sons show drew an eclectic crowd of trendsetters and tastemakers. From TV heartthrob, Colton Haynes to Hollywood daddies, Neil Patrick Harris and David Burtka to fashion "it" guys, Eric Rutherford and Nick Wooster, the front row seemed to curate the ideal Ovadia man.
Twin brothers and partners in fashion, Shimon and Ariel Ovadia, dominated the runway with their fall collection. Dim lights complemented a zen track as the crowd took their seats in anticipation. As the lights lifted, the bass dropped into an upbeat trance, ushering out the menswear line's newest looks.
The brothers, originally from Jerusalem, were inspired not only by New York's downtown streetwear, but various sects of Hasidic Jewry and their garb. The collection focuses on "contrasts in culture and the line where they meet."
A cohesive palette of dark earth tones, each look blended casual comfort with a worldly confidence. Low hanging belts, scarves, and tassels trimmed various garments of silk and satin like a subtle signature from Shimon and Ariel. One piece of flair in the form of what appeared to be a raccoon's tail added a welcome sense of humor to the stark functionality and style of winter wear.