Billy Reid Spring/Summer 2014

Recalling his time spent on the west coast during the late 1980s, Alabama-based designer Billy Reid marries his southern roots with the relaxed influence of a beachside attitude for his spring/summer 2014 collection. Mastering the formula of creating core separates that men desire for the ultimate wardrobe, Reid elevates his brand with a strong theme that takes his designs from timeless essentials to inspirational pieces. Here boxy loose trousers are paired with colorful linen jackets, striped knitwear and dress shirts with rounded hems. Bringing in standout garments such as a cropped leather jacket or camouflage-dressed poncho, Billy Reid demonstrates a … Continue reading Billy Reid Spring/Summer 2014

Michael Bastian Spring/Summer 2013

  Michael Bastian bring swagger back to American sportswear with the Spring/Summer 2013 collection. “People try to pigeonhole me as preppy. I don’t feel like I’m preppy at all. There’s a base of that, but there’s a base of that in any American menswear designer. The two poles of American menswear are Ralph Lauren as the superego and Calvin Klein as the id, and I want to start going more toward the id. This collection felt like a big step in scraping preppy off. You talk about American heritage; one of our biggest heritages is sex. I don’t feel like that’s … Continue reading Michael Bastian Spring/Summer 2013