Fashion people know that Moncler is always going to put on a show. The outerwear brand’s collections are rarely presented without theatrically approximated weather and a big stage production. On Valentine’s Day in the Hammerstein Ballroom, the brand produced a full-on winter ball.
Something like a Doctor Zhivago cotillion, the presentation was a dramatic way of introducing clients to puffers, Nordic knits, traditional plaids and classic houndstooth for fall 2017.
Whenever the season changes, we like to catch up with men’s designer buyer Dan Drewes to get the inside scoop on what’s new for customers and what’s cool for our own closets.
Dan told us about several exciting online designer launches–Japanese brand Tomorrowland; wallets and bags from Common Projects; wallets and belts from Gucci–as well as new–to-us brands available in-store only: Our Legacy, Stampd, Philip Lim, R13, Maison Margiela and Ovadia & Sons.
Those in-store brands are now available at Nordstrom locations in Seattle, Chicago, San Diego, Los Angeles and Vancouver. Contact your store to see exactly what’s there.
And read on for Dan’s take on key pieces by Moncler, ATM and Armani Collezioni.
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Fashion Week Journal for Saturday February 14
Yesterday, in a brilliant bit of art imitating life, Moncler showed their Fall ’15 coats in a cinematic, Valentine’s Day-in-a-blizzard non-runway presentation. A giant neon heart all but took over the room (and another provided a good photo backdrop, which we put to good use with Natalie Joos) and mechanical risers emerged from the stage to literally elevate next year’s coziest looks.
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