GQ’s Best New Menswear Designers initiative has recognized emerging American menswear designers since 2007 and it has now launched a new program with the “Coolest Designers on the Planet,” which will further aid menswear designers to reach a more global audience through their work.
Featuring international talent from Paris (AMI), Tokyo (United Arrows & Sons) and Brooklyn (Kinfolk), the collection encompasses a variety of pieces including outerwear, knits, sweaters, denim, T-shirts, button-down shirts and accessories.
“Gap is thrilled to be representing men’s fashion on a global scale with our GQ partnership this year,” says Wendi Goldman, Gap executive vice president and chief product officer. “By tapping into the ‘Coolest Designers on the Planet’ from Paris, Tokyo and Brooklyn, we’re able to bring our customers a fresh perspective on style from these emerging talents who are playing an important role in the future of menswear.”
“We knew expanding this collaboration and taking it international would add vibrancy to the program, and this year’s amazing designers certainly brought it,” says GQ editor in chief Jim Nelson. “Now comes the best part: We can’t wait to see the clothes hit Gap stores, because this year feels very special.”
Availability for the collection starts today at select Gap stores worldwide, as well as online, with price points ranging from $29 USD to $299 USD.
In other style news, Gucci Mane launches a new clothing Line, DELANTIC.