The energy of opposing opinions, the principle of contrast, the balance of classical compromise. Variations in texture are guaranteed to cause a spark. It’s a skill that Studio Nicholson has honed brilliantly over the past decade and continues to explore with the Spring '23 Men’s collection.
Inspired by late 1970s American sportswear and early 1980s Armani, the new season is a powerful mix of two sartorial forces: the elegance of early era Armani combined with the rule-free-style of inner city New York culture. As always, functionality and flair ring true, in a collection that pulls the focus towards timeless style and maximum wearability.
These are pieces you’re guaranteed to feel fresh, finished and fashion-forward in. Brilliantly cut (and perfectly executed) future-proofed classics that bring together the best parts of athletic practicality and the soft, casual structure of traditional tailoring. Think the playful Bosun pants with signature Studio Nicholson volume, juxtaposed with the butter-soft leather blouson Naut Jacket (with zipper). Foss Knits are cropped at the high bicep to echo the glory days of late seventies sportswear.
Jean Michel Basquiat is the Spring-Summer '23 moodboard hero. His nonchalance, confidence and ability to mix highbrow and lowbrow sits comfortably within the tried and tested Studio Nicholson method for dressing. Moving image references hail from Walter Hill’s 1979 film The Warriors. His depiction of cult, underworld New York gangs bring SS23’s grunge sources to the forefront.
Bold zip detailing on the Navis Pant and boxy bleached denim form a significant part of the tough neighbourhood uniform. A dark, unexpectedly exotic clash of urban adventure, rattling subway trains and criminal misadventure, The Warriors adds a laid-back, rule-breaking vibe to the modular wardrobe.