This season, Arevalo and Schmidt sought to evolve from the expected military references of past seasons and show a lighter, softer side of Cadet. To this end, they partnered with Reda to develop fabrics in pure merino wool mixed with silk or linen that were applied to the collection.
Established in Brooklyn in 2011 by Raul Arevalo and Brad Schmidt, Cadet is a full collection of menswear inspired by military dress. The brand was a finalist in 2015 for both the CFDA Vogue Fashion Fund and International Woolmark Prize. That same year the brand won the 2015 Design Entrepreneur NYC award.
The Cadet collection is available at the brand’s eponymous boutiques in Williamsburg, Brooklyn and New York City’s East Village, and online. Starting this fall, the collection will also be available at Saks Fifth Avenue and Amazon.