February 03, 2005
After a four-year hiatus, Joseph Abboud made his return to Bryant Park to showcase his Fall 2005 collection. He offered wool cardigans and tweed overcoats in charcoal tones, an assortment of cashmere and paisley looks, pumpkin-colored corduroy pants, and a series of shrunken deerskin blazers and reversed bombers. The latter were indicative of this collection's street-heavy feel, which was further underscored by wrinkled, low-hanging trousers tucked into worn-in boots and complemented by wallet chains. Raw cottons, rugged texture combinations, and layered looks also pushed across a grittier feel for fall.