Todd Snyder at NYFW: Men’s
Last show of fashion week and also one of the biggest show, Todd Snyder presented its Men’s fall 2016 collection in “discovery mode.” Of course, Todd Snyder must have stepped forward in order to be in the “discovery mode;” it welcomes the opening of a Manhattan Flagship store, expansion of its Todd Snyder + Champion collaboration to include womenswear, and the launching of a partnership with Timex. This season marks several milestones for Todd Snyder.
For the collection, it inherits Todd Snyder’s design aesthetics: combining both utility and refinement to shape its urban sophisticated Todd Snyder man into wearing a mix of fine tailoring and functional outdoor uniform. This collection is based in military tones of navy, grey, and olive drab with highlights of burgundy and several shades of camel. The line between smart attire and active apparel is blurred. Traditional material such as tweed, camel hair, and merino are working with modern performance features, such as waterproofed bonded membranes.
As a Iowa native, Todd Snyder studied textile and clothing design at Iowa State University. He then designed for Polo Ralph Lauren, Gap, and J. Crew. Snyder’s talent and keenness of fashion urged him to launch his menswear collection exclusive at Bergdorf Goodman, Ron Herman, and Neiman Marcus for fall 2011. Ever since then, this gentlemen who has a surname meaning “one who makes outer garments” never stopped his game to work his way toward the rubric: “A perfectly fitted suit makes the man.”