8 posts tagged "Menswear"
Results are in: Robert Geller has been named GQ and the CFDA’s Best New Menswear Designer in America. The winnings? $50,000 cash and a limited-edition collection for Levi’s. The 32-year-old Hamburg-born designer was anointed by a panel composed of Thom Browne, CFDA executive director Steven Kolb, GQ creative director Jim Moore, GQ editor in chief Jim Nelson, Levi’s VP of merchandising Steve Evans, and Kevin Harter, VP of fashion direction for Bloomingdale’s. That makes it an awfully big day for Geller, who’s also showing this evening (and couldn’t be reached for comment). When we caught up with him at the contest’s Wednesday night presentation party (read our party report here), he was trying not to lose the “mellow vibe” of the menswear industry. “You’re presenting what you have, so it’s a little bit of a passive role. But it’s a competition in the end, and you do want to win it.” Which is why, later tonight, Geller is going to have some not-so-mellow celebrating to do. Next stop, womenswear?
With so many womenswear labels recently adding men’s collections to their repertoires— Roland Mouret, Gareth Pugh, Matthew Williamson, Gianfranco Ferré, to name a few—we suppose it was only a matter of time that there would be movement in the opposite direction. Now, one of New York’s favorite menswear talents, Tim Hamilton, tells us that he will be showing a capsule women’s collection for Fall 2009 with a presentation during Paris fashion week. “It’s not just going to be sized-down versions of the men’s stuff,” he explains. Instead, Hamilton, inspired by his mother’s avant-garde, all-black look and mid-century postmodernism, has put together a small selection of looks that range from a Grecian gown that echoes the architectural lines of Josef Hoffman to sharp-shouldered jackets paired with jodhpur-esque pants. The samples, which Hamilton spent three weeks in Japan and Italy perfecting, arrive at the end of the month. For the presentation, Hamilton also whipped up a small selection of shoes, which, though he hasn’t yet decided whether they’ll be produced for retail, he assures us will knock our Wolfords off.
Things really do happen in threes. Gareth Pugh joins Roland Mouret and
The Queen goes vintage, eats leftovers, and turns out the lights. What’s next, bathes without bottled water?
Louis Vuitton pulls the plug on its ginormous Ginza flagship. Apparently a ten-floor boutique tower is expensive.
Lydia Hearst gets the intern outfit half right: cup of coffee, pair of glasses…and a shirt as a dress. So close!
Betsey Johnson and Carmen Marc Valvo will leave Bryant Park for cheaper climes this February. Without Betsey, who will throw us a magical tea party or invite us to prom? Wherever she decides to show better be big enough for cartwheels.