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This is the latest in our seasonal series on New York Fashion Week.

We headed over to Industria Superstudio yesterday to check out the latest ready-to-wear collection from David Hart, and it was just the kind of punchy-yet-playful display of reimagined classics we’d hoped for.

Now, three things you should know about our experience:

1. You’re about to enter another dimension, a dimension not only of sight and sound but of mind. Next stop, The Twilight Zone. At least that’s what he’s going for. From Motown-inspired knitwear to static-printed dinner jackets—he’s drawing influence from the macabre atmosphere of the series along with the cultural evolution surrounding the dawn of television in the American home.

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2. The guy knows how to draw a crowd. While he started off in ’09 with a neckwear line, this is just his third-ever ready-to-wear collection—making the line of bloggers, buyers and miscellaneous industry folk wrapped around the block/clamoring for a closer look all the more impressive.

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3. He hasn’t forgotten the little things. High-shine wingtips by way of Walk-Over Shoes and hand-painted, faux-shattered lenses from Moscot compliment sharp pleats, notched lapels and slim ties—pretty much sealing the deal on the whole late-’50s time-warp thing.

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  • Kempt Staff