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En Noir Coming to the Gap This Fall


Rob Garcia

GQ‘s 2014 Best New Menswear Designers in America winners were announced today. Most notable among them is Rob Garcia’s En Noir, a favorite and a sure pick as a ”Next Big Thing“ from the Fall 2014 shows. Other winners include M.Nii, John Elliott + Co, and Brooklyn Tailors. All four labels will have reasonably priced collections landing at the Gap come Fall 2014. Here’s hoping Garcia and company can figure out how to make leather and chain-mail biker jackets affordable for the masses.

Photo: Matteo Prandoni/

Todd Snyder’s Postcard From Tokyo


The fashion world is getting to know the name Todd Snyder, and he’s working hard to make sure it’s one they won’t forget. The New York-based menswear designer earned a CFDA Swarovski nomination this year, which put him in a category with Phillip Lim and Antonio Azzuolo, and was also tapped as a GQ Best New Menswear Designer pick. In between finishing up his Gap capsule collection (launching in October) and prepping his New York fashion week show, he made a visit to Tokyo to visit his denim factory (and have a little fun, too), and sent back the shots below.

“Checking out the selvage shuttle looms at Kuroki denim mills, the best denim in Japan. It’s the Mercedes of denim and chino. All of our selvage chino comes from there.”

“Tats on my left with Mr. Kuroki to my right—the mills are second-generation family-owned. They are so proud of their factory and product. How cool does Mr. Kuroki look in dark rolled-up denim jeans? He’s 60 years old.” Continue Reading “Todd Snyder’s Postcard From Tokyo” »