ANDREW BUCKLER FALL/WINTER 2010
RTW and NEW MADE –to-MEASURE MENSWEAR COLLECTIONS
Words, Images Judith Ecochard
We have been following Andrew Buckler for several seasons now…and how always been impressed with his label---contemporary with an English/Aussie twist…attitude…and made well. Modern and with a Euro humorous flair.
This latest effort really jumped the POND however—more Americana than “cheeky bastard.”
We ran into several guys on the way out…raving about this “On The Road” by Jack Kerouac inspired outing--
…that came through in the plaid prints, roughed up boots, and what we felt was an American male kind of silhouette---
for example: a little loose, and swagger comfy…but not sloppy. After all this is FASHION WEEK (though with the weather...lots of attendees dressed for cover).
There was no run of show left by the time we got there…but it was obvious this largely neutral tone (gray, khaki beige, black, sky blues) collection is outstanding…
...and appealing to all types. Retail wise…we expect some of these pieces to be picked up by major retailers who want to give customers something new…but not go too far flung from the classics. Meaning these shorts are tailored...but
There are plenty of beautifully tailored suits…part of the made—to-measure new Gansevoort Collection…acknowledges that most men…at least the ones we know with REAL jobs, can afford the tailoring but wouldn’t dream of being caught dead in shrunken, dropped crotch anything.
Rugged outwear…with vest, hooded insulated jackets, belted blazers, knitted sweaters (love the cardigans) and denim...had enough edge though...to keep it interesting.
And the presentation format allowed for 360 degree viewing.