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Tim Hamilton shows his eponymous menswear in Paris these days, but the New York-based designer hasn’t left his hometown fans out in the cold—for the second season in a row, he’s showing his secondary collection, Tim Hamilton Redux, during New York fashion week. Redux began as a sort of greatest-hits collection, reissuing favorite staples from Hamilton’s eponymous line, but it’s since grown into an entity of its very own, one that skews younger and more street-influenced than the avant-garde main line. That’s not to say it’s not plenty avant in its own right. For the September 10 presentation, art star (and James Franco pal) Kalup Linzy will be DJ’ing and performing, and photographer Collier Schorr will debut a new video featuring the collection. As for accessories, the occasion will see the launch of Dana Lorenz’s first men’s pieces for Fenton/Fallon as well as a new footwear collaboration with Lacoste. “I wanted to work with the original Rene Lacoste shoe and give it a harder tone,” Hamilton says. “By adding a black finish and a high top, it appears to be a mesh—sneaker meets military shoe.” Cadets interested in a pair will be glad to know they’ll be sold with the Redux collection, hitting stores this January.
Tim Hamilton has been missed. The designer has been showing in Paris these past few seasons, and he’s gearing up for another women’s show in the City of Lights next month, but he was definitely feeling the love from a hometown crowd at his Tim Hamilton Redux presentation at MAC & Milk last night. “It’s good to be home,” he admitted, going on to explain that the response to the Redux invitation was so overwhelming, the presentation had to be extended by an hour. There are pleasures to be had in the comfort zone, in other words, and Hamilton readily acknowledged that that holds true for the design of Redux, the line that began as a small range of basics (well, Hamiltonian basics, at least) culled from his own archive and has expanded this season into a full collection (and one at a lower price point). “I’m playing with ideas I’ve already kind of established,” he explained. “Try a new fabric, mess with a silhouette…” To wit: The Redux baseball jacket has metallic sleeves; a turtleneck tunic zigzags with panels of Hamilton’s signature stripes; an extra-long hoodie is now made in crinkly, cobalt blue nylon. “I get to have fun,” Hamilton smiled. The fun continued later that night, at the bar under the new Marcel Hotel in Gramercy Park. “It’s like he’s turning 21,” joked a Hamilton staffer. “Now he can drink.”