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New York Fashion Week: Fashionable flora and fauna at J. Lindeberg

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The spring and summer 2015 J. Lindeberg menswear collection was presented at Industria Superstudio in the Meatpacking District here Sept. 3 during New York Fashion Week.

The inspiration: “Last season was dark rock ‘n’ roll,” head designer Jessy Heuvelink told us, “so this is light[er] rock – like the Doors.” That ‘60s rocker vibe was grafted onto something Heuvelink called “Biotopia” (the name of the collection) -- an urban wilderness teeming with animal and floral motifs.

The look: There was a refreshingly subversive take on flower power in evidence, from barely discernible jacquards and tone-on-tone prints on trousers and dark suits to almost whimsical duffel bags and a black leather jacket with a back panel painted with a garden of white daisies. Trousers were tapered English rocker-boy style and there was plenty of leather in evidence from mixed fabrication varsity jackets, to bombers, motorcycle jackets and a deep bench of sleeveless vests.

Key pieces: A humble cardigan that goes from mild to wild and a pair of full-length florals – one a sleeveless jumpsuit paired with a leather vest, the other a burgundy suit bursting with what appeared to be jacquarded micro blossoms.

The verdict: Flower power meets "Where the Wild Things Are" – in all the right ways.

As Max might say: “Let the wild rumpus start!”

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