At Joanna Sykes' first men's show for Nicole Farhi
, there was a crystal on every seat. It was meant to bring clarity and serenity, a press release said. Serenity is what the crystal, Sykes, or both, brought. The collection was placid, almost to the point of numb. It rolled along like a wave, in blues and stony grays, the soft tailored suits and knits borne along by guys whose espadrilles ensured they barely made a sound. Peace and paring down might not have been the best attributes to highlight, as Sykes has an interesting way with textures. Many of the pieces beckoned for a closer look, including the most boldly patterned of all, jacquard suits inspired by the geometric lines of modern glass skyscrapers, like the Regent's Place tower, where the collection was shown.