GQ has announced its ninth annual Best New Menswear Designers in America: David Hart; Chris Stamp of Stampd; Nick Friedberg and Jamie Haller of NSF; and brothers Emil and Sandy Corsillo of The Hill-Side.
The designers are chosen by a small group of GQ editors, including creative director Jim Moore, fashion editor Garrett Munce and editor-in-chief Jim Nelson. The designers will be featured in the April 2015 issue (out on March 31) and each one will create a small capsule collection with Gap that will be sold in limited editions this fall.
“The most exciting part about this program is the strength and speed with which it continues to grow — and the way it helps support the growing menswear movement in America,” said Nelson in a statement. “The goal has always been to offer a launchpad for young talent, and I was thrilled to see our designers’ clothes selling out in Gap stores across the country last year. The 2015 designers are impressive, fresh, and most importantly bring unique perspectives to the world of men’s fashion. I can’t wait to see what hits the shelves in the fall.”
In addition to designing his own collection David Hart, was recently named creative director for Hickey Freeman sportswear. He launched his eponymous brand with neckwear in 2007.
Chris Stamp calls Stampd “a West Coast ‘avantstreet’ lifestyle brand.” The collection includes snap-back caps, jerseys, hoodies, sweats, outerwear and footwear—much of it in black and white. Stampd was founded in 2011.
Nick Friedberg founded NSF in 2005. The L.A.-based brand focuses on denim, sweats, T-shirts and other sportswear in washed and worn styles. Creative director Jamie Haller joined the brand in 2011.
Emil and Sandy Corsillo started The Hill-Side in 2009 in Brooklyn with a collection of Japanese-workwear-inspired chambray ties and pocket squares. They also operate an e-commerce site and multi-brand retail store in Brooklyn called Hickoree’s Hard Goods.
GQ has short profiles of each designer on its Best New Menswear Designers in America page.
All photos courtesy of GQ.