Thursday, 4 October 2012

GAP x GQ Best New Menswear Designers



Established in 2007, and having blogged about it since 2010, this years GQ’s Best New Menswear Designers in America project, in association with GAP is a cracker this year. Established to advance and bring attention to up-and-coming American menswear designers, the recognised designers who were selected by GQ editor-in-chief Jim Nelson and creative director Jim Moore, along with the fashion editors of the magazine, show their looks from these behind the scenes videos. 

The collaboration pieces are in store now...


Johan Lindeberg’s BLK DNM celebrates the new uniform of the way-downtown set, where black jeans share sartorial space with tuxedo jackets and leather bombers. Ian Velardi who fuses active sportswear with classic tailoring techniques to form his signature uptown-meets-downtown aesthetic. Mark McNairy New Amsterdam turns classic American sportswear on its ear. Military, workwear and athletic influences mesh in his rebellious and playful collections. Twin brothers Ariel and Shimon Ovadia, of Ovadia & Sons, bring fresh eyes to old-world tailoring by updating classic menswear items with unexpected details and pops of color. Saturdays NYC, founded by Morgan Collett, Josh Rosen, and Colin Tunstall, brings surf style to urban dwellers with designs equally suited for sandy beaches
and concrete sidewalks. Todd Snyder’s designs reside at the intersection of rugged and refined. He makes clothes for the man who wears a jacket and tie because he wants to.





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