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While Fifth Avenue was abuzz with the landing of Diesel Planet NY, on the other side of town, Bryant Park played host to the third outing of the Black Gold collection during the FW09 Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week.
Set to a live jazz performance, the collection embodies the music genres sense of improvising and modernity, channelling what some are calling as ‘hobo-chic’: think impoverished robber barons, facing down the Great Depression in their now-wrecked Gilded Age wardrobes. Suits patterned with distressed variants of Prince of Wales checks and topped of with grey felt bowlers. Completing the look are gunmetal travel bags or coffee-coloured pouches with a kitbag drawstring effect.