NAUTICA – S/S 2012 Presentation | NYFW 2011 @ The Empire Hotel

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Photography by Lara Antonelli.

Inspired by the ultimate Californian road trip, the Nautica Men’s Spring 2012 Collection was as fun and fresh as the Highway 101 sea breeze blowing through your hair, with the top of the convertible down. Keeping with the vintage traditions of regatta and sportswear, Nautica has managed to keep this aesthetic afloat by giving the collection a modern, yet timelessly classic appeal. Thoroughly handsome designs coupled with the cornerstone materials of cotton, wool and linen, displays Nautica’s deep roots within the traditional cleanly tailored chic wardrobe for men; suitable for not only summers in California, but any where in the world where there is sun and surf, and fashionable men!

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Photography by Lara Antonelli.

There is lack of pretension when it comes to Nautica’s collection. The ideology is simple, yet executed to perfection. Hosted on the rooftop of the iconic Empire Hotel, Nautica’s collection focused on three different areas – the Sailing Club, Malibu and the gorgeous town of Monterey. There were blocks of vivid colour at the Malibu stage; tangerines, indigo, turquoise, coral, yellow and red in the forms of classic polos, striped board shorts, sailing parkas or waterproof watches. At the Sailing Club we had the timelessness of classic navy and white combinations. Wool double faced blazers, cargo shorts, slim jeans, crew neck t-shirts and wind breakers. And finally, at Monterey, the vintage Californian style is apparent with coral trench coats, cream v- neck sweaters, khaki trousers and chambray shirts.

Nautica has taken casual attire and sportswear and are powering through the water with it. Displaying great craftsmanship and tailoring – plus let’s face it, they have the most handsome models in the business to help them get their style message across.

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Pen To Paper Media founder, Lara Antonelli with Nautica models. Photo by Amanda Fordyce.
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