Images by Shawn Brackbill
The report from our man Shawn Brackbill, photographer extraordinaire, on the Todd Snyder show for Snyder’s Autumn/Winter 2016 collection at New York Fashion Week: Men’s:
“The music was The Smiths, ‘How Soon is Now,’ but an extended remix so the vocals came in really late. They had a lot of guys; a lot of looks. This show was one of those that felt like a bombardment of looks. The collection was expansive; lots of layers, lots of turtlenecks. It was beautiful and everything looked really wearable.”
Snyder, if he’s a new name to you, is one of the best American menswear designers working today, an Iowa-bred master of casual and business-casual looks with a vaguely collegiate aesthetic.
Check out Brackbill’s behind the scenes shots below (and all his #NYFWM stuff here), interspersed with our interview with the man himself, Mr. Todd Snyder.
Shop: Todd Snyder
Nordstrom blogs: How do you describe what you do?
Todd Snyder: I love what I do. Everyday I look forward to working on my collection. I usually start off the day meeting with the team to set priorities and goals. Everyday is different. Some days we are designing the next season, some days we have to stop what we are doing to help solve a problem at the factory. And on Fridays we always have beer at four!
What was your inspiration for this Autumn/Winter 2016 collection?
The collection is called “Gentleman Explorer” it’s a mix of technical elements and sartorial style. Waterproof wool topcoats layered over nylon down vests and wool cargo pants. Lots of shearling, luxe wools and cashmeres. The colors are very military inspired: olive greens, charcoals, creams and camels.
What’s exciting about menswear right now to you?
I am loving anything American. I love vintage, tailoring and denim. I love when it’s all mixed together in a cool, elevated way.