FW16 Deveaux
by Stephen Garner
FW16 Deveaux
Sketch from the fall/winter 2016 Deveaux collection

New York City-based specialty retailer Carson Street Clothiers’ co-founders Matt Breen and Brian Trunzo, in partnership with Patrick Doss, have announced the launch of Deveaux, their first menswear collection. The collection, which will offer a full range of ready-to-wear sportswear and tailoring, will debut during New York Fashion Week: Men’s in February.

The brand’s name derives from Edward Deveaux Breen, for whom Breen’s great-grandfather worked as a chauffeur. The store will have no relation to the brand.

The fall/winter 2016 collection was inspired by the best-selling novel and hit television program, The Leftovers, and also utilizes subtle tones represented in Pablo Picasso’s 1956 oil on canvas, The Studio La Californie. The collection leans heavily on statement outerwear and knitwear, often made of suede, shearling and cashmere.

“Having been a major part of the revitalization of men’s wear in New York with a very strong point of view as to what a luxury customer should wear, it only made sense that we would eventually put forth our own designer collection” said Breen.

Trunzo added: “We have ideas and we want to express these ideas under our own label and our own designs. While we have a great appreciation for that which others create, we really do believe that our point of view is special and should be shared with the world.”