Obedient Sons & Daughters
September 06, 2007 New York
Hutson and wife Christina (who is responsible for the women' s side of the collection) wanted to convey the idea of sporty young guys reluctantly compelled to dress up for a big event, like a prize giving. So formal and casual collided in carelessly convincing fashion: an oxford shirt and tuxedo vest over floral cutoffs, for instance, or a shawl-collared jacket paired with shorts in a glen plaid. The dressy grunge of the layeringjackets, sweats, shirts, tees, vests, almost invariably with shortssmelled like teen spirit, but Hutson's shaggy backstage cheer suggested nirvana with a small "n," rather than Cobain's crash and burn. If this is what happens when Obedient Sons do what they're told, then the Hutsons ought to make a mint from their parenting skills.