Four American Designers Who Will Change Men's Fashion

There was a time when American designers were known only as purveyors of polo shirts, khakis, navy blazers, and other solid staples. The French, the Belgians, and the Italians were the innovators and style mavens. Not anymore. Patrik Ervell, Alejandro Ingelmo, Robert Geller, and Adam Kimmel are stirring up menswear with collections as unexpected as they are compelling. You may not know their names yet, but these four New York-based designers are at the vanguard of American fashion—and gaining fans faster than you can say "Hedi Slimane."

1. PATRIK ERVELL
Age: 30

Background: As a UC Berkeley grad with a degree in poli-sci, Ervell is an unlikely fashion convert. However, the academic in him has made for a strong, focused designer. His clothes, whether a sturdy navy-and-white-striped canvas anorak or a no-nonsense graphic sweater, are pared down and pretense-free. In just three years, Ervell has developed a well-defined sensibility that moves beyond minimalism and elevates American sportswear with luxurious touches.

Approach: "My philosophy has never been about doing a major seasonal shift—it's about gradually developing the collection."

Photo: Jennifer Livingston
Subscribe to Details
Subscribe to Details
Newsletter Sign Up
  • Get the latest in men's style, grooming, diet, fitness and pop-culture trends every Wednesday. See Sample
  • Get the most popular articles, blog posts, and slideshows of the past week every Saturday. See Sample
I understand and agree that registration on or use of this site constitutes agreement to its User Agreement, and Privacy Policy.
AROUND THE WEB
Powered By ZergNet
Subscribe to Details