by Stephen Garner

Barneys New York has teamed up with 1989 Studio to bring the infamous American department store back into the market by way of a collaborative capsule collection. The collection features an assortment of ready-to-wear pieces catering to the lifestyle of the new luxury consumer.

The collection is heavily influenced by the skate, BMX, and hip-hop culture that 1989 Studio creative director Chaz A. Jordan was immersed in during his youth, showcasing signature pieces and details that reflect the feeling of ‘90s and early 2000s nostalgia. Featuring the brand’s signature Italian-made “skater fit” 701 Denim Jeans embroidered using traditional Japanese chain stitching techniques, as well as Italian cotton oversized graphic tees with blind-stitched hems, no detail is overlooked in this collaboration and can be seen in each piece.

This is just the beginning of the relationship between Jordan and Barneys, who will continue their partnership with a ready-to-wear focus and will introduce women’s garments in the next release.

“The collaboration with Barneys has long been a goal of mine,” said Jordan. “Barney’s has always put a necessary emphasis on covering and highlighting emerging designers, so I feel honored to have been selected for this collection and am looking forward to the partnership ahead.”

The line will be available on September 27th on the 1989 website. Barneys Japan will carry the entire collection in-store at all eight of its locations and online. Saks Fifth Avenue holds an exclusive first week run in the U.S.