We at Ponyboy have long been fans of David Hart. In fact, we must confess that Hart is our favorite menswear designer that is shown during men’s fashion week. We just can’t wait to see what he creates every season, not just for his obvious vintage inspirations, but for the somewhat elegant twists in his collections. His designs are never too much, never over-the-top. They always remain masculine and are never feminine. He’s a designer that we would actually wear, with designs that are youthful and always nod back to some of our favorite eras, including the 50s and early 60s. So it was a great treat for us to finally cover his menswear collection for Spring/Summer 2017.
Hart’s inspiration for this season was the Southern California surfer. Perfect for summer! Hart showed two incredible blazers in a palm leaf that just made our mouths drop open – truly stupendous! He also gave us floral Bermuda shorts, vintage style ban-lon knits, festive Hawaiian print shirts and slim 60s style pants. Yes, all things we have in our closet! And we just loved the slim suit shown with a surfboard print camp shirt. The airbrush t-shirts added another fun element, our favorite being the printed “You Dick!” tee, shown on bleach blonde model Sean Swanson, which encapsulated Hart’s sense of youthful humor. Moscot sunglasses shown with colorful lenses were the perfect accessory and added to the fun, summer feel. Photography Alexander Thompson. http://www.davidhartnyc.com