Todd Snyder Menswear Spring Summer 2015 New York
There’s something about Todd Snyder that “real American men” can identify with. Maybe it’s the fact that the designer himself was born in the mid-West — Iowa to be exact — or while honing his skills at the behemoth that is J. Crew, he just got really good at understanding what guys want — the guys in particular at his show included Darren Criss, Nick and Joe Jonas as well as Eric West and the usual fashion set. Whatever it was, each exit was an underline of the fact that Snyder knows how to make covetable clothes.
The cut-off sweat shorts and heather sweat pant from the collection came as a part of Snyder’s ongoing collaboration with Champion, something else that the designer’s good at. In fact, the shoes too came from a collaboration, this one with PF-Flyers (don’t worry, the designer’s previously announced collaboration with Cole Haan is still set to debut this Spring). Though, there’s really no wonder that the designer executes link ups so effortlessly: it was he who initiated the series of J. Crew partnerships that led up to the Liquour Store by the brand. Looks like he has listened to Andrew Rosen's advice from his bout as a finalist in the CFDA/Vogue Fashion Fund to focus on collaborations after all.
But back to the actual collection. It was a mix honestly with everything from graphic printed tees to tuxedo pants and even a linen suit — the notes specify that this is from the Todd Snyder White Label, which is a licensed line for Peerless to produce, set to hit 25 Nordstrom stores this fall. A comprehensive, summer wardrobe of sorts, with a palette focused on tans, naves and olives, trouser and short silhouettes cut close to the leg. The only question we have: with so much breadth, only one proper fashion show in, what’s next?