“An American somewhere — that’s actually how I design my collection,” Todd Snyder said in his spring lineup preview. Like his clients, the designer is happy to be moving again after a few years of collections close to home. Following in the footsteps of Paul Powers, Snyder made Morocco a destination for the season and drew inspiration from photos of “50 American expats in Tangier.
The distinguishing feature of this sun-kissed collection is Snyder’s use of texture and textured embellishments. Luxurious grained linen, sometimes with herringbone pattern; lace mesh; knitwear; embroidery provides a strong touch and expressiveness It’s a big departure from his most recent outing – intentionally – cut rather than traditional, even though the silhouette is fairly classic.
The tactile qualities of the garments complement the sexy appeal of these clothes. Snyder To say the costume had a hint of American Gigolo, would imply an unfiltered rough masculinity that is so common in images of the Greedy Decade. “For me, at least, ’80’s are making a comeback,” he said. As such, the designer’s popular waist-cinching ‘ghurka’ pants may have been out of the classic movie for generations. Speaking of time travel, one casual option in the collection is a pair of soft, Roomy Japanese jeans with a long-lost bronze finish.
Snyder says he designed it to dream of the future. This lineup is essentially a ticket to the sunset.