Fashion
  • Text Clementine Zawadzki
  • 8th February 2016

Architecturally sound

Todd Snyder’s designs come filtered through years of experience with menswear compatriots such as Polo Ralph Lauren, Gap and J Crew, and it shows. Taking his cue from the sleek, sophisticated architecture of Peter Zumthor, Snyder built a FW16 fit for contemporary living.

Practical, purposeful and holding presence, the designer’s all-American aesthetic dictates the direction of his clothing from explorer to Savile Row. Following a focus on outerwear in FW15, this season saw the importance placed on other wintry items, such as quilted, jersey and ribbed fleece sweaters, and fine woven cardigans.

Formalwear efforts were unmissable in striking velvet tuxedos, the lapels accented in either lighter or deeper shades, or in their grain. In some respects, you’d think these looks would be more suited to a cocktail bar, but that’s what Snyder does. It’s natural modernism through a New York vision.