Monday, February 16, 2009

William Rast turns in a New America

Usually when a celebrity is involved with an apparel label, the chances of putting out quality lines is very slim. Not in the case of William Rast. Justin Timberlake, recently nominated as one of the 10 most stylish men in America by GQ magazine, together with childhood friend and business partner Trace Ayala have put togehter a collection that revives the true meaning of great American fashion. With designers Johan and Marcella Lindberg in tow, the lines screamed denim and leather: always a great combination.

Trace Ayala, Justin Timberlake, Johan and Marcella Lindberg
Image by Kris Krug

The theme of "A New America" was quite fitting to describe the evening. From the clothes, to the models, to the music, and the crowd every detail resonated "fresh, new, innovative". Both men and women rocked the runway with tassled jackets and boots. Guys wore extra long tanks alongside slim fitting blazers. Girls wore studded motorcycle jackets, tailored vests with sweeping lapels, and capes to complete the all-american look.

All in all, it was a fantastic show and a great way to cap my experience at New York Fashion Week.

My favorite pieces from the collection:

The return of the Acid Wash Jean

Double Breasted Wool Coat with Scarf

Leather pants, Denim Shirt, Double Breasted Fitted Blazer

Images by Dan Lecca for Mercedes Benz Fashion Week FW 2009

1 comment:

Karl-Edwin Guerre said...

I have mixed feelings about this collection. The look is great, very 'American' .... but it's nothing new in the streets. It is nice to see it on the runway nonetheless and nice to see the look 'cleaned up' via this line. great post... great selection.