Monday, September 14, 2009



September 11th, 2009

93 Grand Street, NYC

Words, Images Judith Ecochard

A casual American vibe with a 60’s English bloke’s swagger/ twist (the hair pompadours, mudpie hats) was what we were feeling at the Andrew Buckler S/S 2010 presentation. Guys hanging out on the tiered platform built to resemble that famous Queens boardwalk-a vignette that reflects the “Coney Island Stories” photographs by Jeremy Kost - hung out along one wall of the airy boutique.

Few accessories, flip flops and white buck oxfords, some long thin scarves as accents---looked great with the classic with a edge attire …like the way guys really dress if they had unforced chic.

We liked the cut of the shorts---long, like board shorts for surfing (“droopy shorts”)…over compression shorts (seen later again at Robert Geller).

A smart fabric mix –fleece, chinos, linen with a bit of sheen… are tailored into separates- button downs, v-neck tees, vests, and some blazers.

A sense of humor prevails –the names of the outfits on the run of show i.e. “the Steel White Stripe SS Clever Shirt” and the name of one of the models, “G-Spot”

FYI: Kost cited as inspiration, “…the underground scenes of the East Village, the Lower East Side, Andy Warhol, Nan Goldin, and Mapplethrope…”

ADDED PLUS: Downstairs, The Cupping Room had a nice spread of drinks and light eats.