Key Pieces: Fishtail parkas lined with vintage Harley Davidson shirts are a standout, as are the Mailbag Pants, which are constructed from postal bags from the 1940s and 1950s. The Smoking Pants combine cozy sportswear with an elegant vibe, boasting merino wool and herringbone textiles combined with a casual elasticated waist.
Editor’s Notes: It’s no secret that West Coast brands are having moment, and we’re fully endorsing every second of it. Marveaux is a promising new entry in that tableau, channeling LA’s penchant for vintage tees and military gear and fusing it with sophisticated materials.
It’s the brainchild of EJ Walker and Jason Allen, two industry veterans who’ve mostly worked behind-the-scenes, honing their respective crafts through the years. Allen’s past experience comes from manufacturing West Coast fashion labels, so he knows a thing or two about creating luxury sportswear lines that hit.
Walker, however, takes inspiration from his French roots, and the line is described as an homage to American and French styles, cultures, and craftsmanship. There’s a certain sense of globalism at play in the clothing, from lining made with vintage Harley Davidson tees to craft-made sterling silver hardware manufactured in small Japanese workshops.
Other sourced fabric includes mid-century post office mailbags repurposed intro trousers, and WWI-era military tents. The meticulously thought-out statement pieces are rounded out with a selection of cozy knitwear, utilizing textiles like A-GIRL’s Loopwheel terry for its knitwear, which is further elevated with sterling silver hardware.
The brand makes its debut this week at Barneys New York, the exclusive retailer for its inaugural SS19 collection. Soon it will be available at other boutiques like Nubian Tokyo, Edition Japan, LHP Japan, and Voodoo Los Angeles. To stay updated with other things in the Marveaux pipeline, you can also follow them on Instagram @_marveaux_.
For more luxurious Americana, check out the latest collection from visvim.