Today GQ has named the Best New Menswear Designers in America for 2012. There are some great brands in the line-up this year, some which you see rather often here on Highsnobiety. All six designers will be featured in the upcoming April 2012 issue of GQ and will be given an opportunity to work with Gap to create a limited-edition collection.
The “Best New Menswear Designers in America” selected by GQ for 2012 are:
BLK DNM: Johan Lindeberg’s new contemporary luxury brand inspired by downtown New York with a focus on denim.
Ian Velardi: The designer’s new menswear collection can be described in three words: timeless, luxurious, and effortless.
Mark McNairy New Amsterdam: Known primarily for his trend-inspiring footwear, this designer’s clothing line includes updated Ivy and military staples.
Ovadia & Sons: Brooklyn-bred twin brothers Shimon and Ariel Ovadia offer updated classics in luxury sportswear, tailored clothing, shoes, and accessories.
Saturdays: This surfing-inspired line, designed by owners Morgan Collett, Josh Rosen, and Colin Tunstall, focuses on a clean aesthetic with high-quality craftsmanship, traditional styling, and authenticity.
Yodd Snyder: Inspired by old-school British style and the relaxed cool of Hollywood icons, this designer’s collection of American classics is marked by an assured attention to detail.
Who should win the award for 2012 in your opinion?