Clocked in the age of global warming: snowflake print for Spring. Woolrich Woolen Mills
' Mark McNairy likely means it tongue-in-cheek, and in any case, the collection will begin delivering in the early months of 2013, but he did call his new collection Arctic Meltdown. Gallows humor suits him. He used typical winter darks but introduced bright flashes of color as they melted into springtime. The designer's never met a cargo pocket he didn't like, and here they kitted out shorts (cropped from the cargos he created last season), jackets (for a safari feel), and even a camp-pocketed shirt, turning it into something "like a clean guayabera," he said. More of a summer breeze wafted from raglan baseball tees remade as proper shirts, mesh button-downs that literally let the light in, and a full shorts suit of seersucker. Accessories included bucket hats lined in mesh and a cap with a zippered pocket, just the size for a cigarette. In his lookbook, McNairy showed one stuck in. Don't smoke, kids! And please, fight climate change if you can.