NUMBER:Lab -- 3 Elements That Will Help You Brave the Elements

Martin Marks

It was all in the sporty details at yesterday's runway show of Luis Fernandez's NUMBER:Lab collection. This sportswear-inspired gear had a not-your-average-trip-to-the-gym feel, with a mining theme that was brought home with models that walked onto the runway carrying pickaxes. Here's a list of the top three sartorial elements that'll help you brave the elements come Fall/Winter 2012, with photos by Atisha Paulson below.

Necklines
Whether it was a camel wool blazer, framed handsomely with a red plaid shirt and a crimson color blocked tie, or an alpaca wool sweater paired with a dramatic tube scarf, Fernandez explored the highs and lows of the neck, without extending too far over this dangerous precipice.

Fabrics
Tech fabrics are difficult mediums to master, and yet, Fernandez works within these confines, producing a diverse array of colorful yet practical garments. There was a gray drawstring hoodie, with gray checkered sleeves, and a super thin reversible rain slicker. Of particular note were the simpler pairings, including a hooded khaki jacket with navy-lined interior and mountaineering-inspired clips at the front, a coat that is currently the object of my obsession.

Not Your Late 1990s Cargo Pant
A good cargo pant is hard to find, but NUMBER:Lab pulls off the near impossible. These lean, narrow tech-cargos, with unobtrusive side-pockets and devoid of the "I like to hacky-sack at Phish concerts" factor, make them not only wearable, but also dapper.


 







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