It’s always great to see a local guy make good. That’s exactly what Brett Johnson during New York Fashion Week Men’s last week. This was the second time Brett Johnson showed at this popular men’s event. His collection once again stood out as one not to be missed.

Brett Johnson Colllection 5 close up

As with the Fall/Winter collection, Johnson looks to the west for his color palette taking his cues from the Arizona and New Mexico deserts. Prominent this year is the dusty rose that popped up in several pieces along with gray, indigo and olive green.

“This season, I wanted the collection to adapt a more relaxed, understated perspective with looser, more casual silhouettes, without losing refined sensibility synonymous with the Brett Johnson brand,” says Johnson. He is known for incorporating lux fabrics and great detail in his work.

Brett Johnson Colllection 14 close up

There is a cool casualness in Johnson’s collection. His clothes are those pieces that are perfect for a relaxed evening out. While a couple of looks may be a bit daring for the everyday Washingtonian such as the dusty rose double breasted suit or the indigo jumpsuit, you could easily see these looks being snatched up by the more adventurous fashion elite. It’s a shame we have to wait until next summer. Many of these looks could easily go straight from the runway to the street right now.

Standouts for this year included his knitwear which will definitely be a must have this time next year. DC men will be proud to sport the label of our latest hometown hero.

See the collection slideshow

This article original appeared in Men’s Life DC.