The Joseph Abboud Spring 2013 collection took to the runway the first day of New York Fashion Week in the Celeste Bartos Forum of the New York City Public Library. The collection of American made suits, blazers, dress shirts and fitted knee length shorts showcased artful masculinity. Inspired by a new golden age of American design, Abboud’s spring collection featured designs modernized by the use of primary colors. Crisp red, white, and blue linens accented with white stitching paid homage to the American sensibility. Creative director, Bernardo Rojo, explains that “the most important part of dressing is being authentic.” The stand out pieces of the show were bright, playful patent leather rain jackets in traditional Americana colors, navy and red. As well as Abboud’s take on the classic motorcycle jacket in silver and royal blue neoprene with drawstring accents. The collection felt rich and lavish while maintaining a sense of ease and comfort, mashing fabrics such as denim, mohair, linen, cotton and gingham. Unexpected favorites: silk reversible knit ties and striped cotton western shirts.