On Wednesday, February 1 designer Todd Snyder presented his fall 2017 collection at New York Fashion Week: Men’s.
For his fall collection, Snyder drew inspiration from pre-internet college campus life. Motivated by quirky finds at local thrift stores and the characteristic sounds of the 1980s college radio turned way up, the collection celebrates micro-cultures, discovery and sartorial pastiche.
Silhouettes skew oversized, from slouchy, easygoing topcoats to military-inspired workwear pants with a relaxed stovepipe cut. Slacker shapes and exaggerated features – jumbo pockets, enlarged ribbing on knits – are smartened up with bespoke detailing in an autumn palette of temperature-shifting tones (reds, blues, army green) and plaid prints. Everyday essentials graduate to statement status in luxurious, tactile fabrications: the sport coat in vintage velvet; the Todd Snyder + Champion varsity tracksuit in refined velour; the elongated duffle coat in sumptuous shearling and suede.
Colorful striped scarves by Locharron of Scotland, Moscot eyewear and vintage enamel pins by Massimo Vignelli lend an academic accent, while British-made Sanders combat boots ground the look with defiant attitude for the modern man in trying times.
Photos By Maria Valentino