Nick Wooster has Designed a Collection with Paul & Shark
At this point, Nick Wooster is a New York institution. The fashion consultant earned his stripes at major retailers including Barneys, Bergdorf Goodman, and Neiman Marcus before becoming a style icon in his own right and amassing almost a million Instagram followers. His sophisticated dapper-meets-street look (like Thom Browne listening to a Kanye West album) and exemplary grooming — he famously gets his hair cut every two weeks — is like catnip to street style photographers. Now he’s lending his distinguished taste to Paul & Shark on an extensive collection.
The second collaboration between the two made its debut at Pitti Uomo in Florence and perfectly fuses Wooster’s sartorial sensibility with the Italian label’s nautical flare. It’s not afraid of color — a hot pink sweater replete with boatneck button detail is an immediate standout — or prints and balances a black and white palette with contrasting patterns. Checkered prints stand out on a pair of cropped trousers and as a line detail on a brown peacoat. Sweatshirts are remixed with split-sided graphic prints, and a number of jackets are enhanced with glossy reflective hoods.
“I am honored to continue my collaboration with PAUL & SHARK. Partnering with brands that have a strong history and iconography are the most interesting and challenging,” Wooster said in a statement. “This collection reflects my view of a seasonal wardrobe using the highlights of PAUL & SHARK’s past and our first collaboration as a starting point.”