Nick Wooster (pictured above), the ever-evolving former men's fashion director for Neiman Marcus and Bergdorf Goodman, has a new venture: He's collaborating with the Italian suiting brand Lardinito create his own line of menswear.
After joining the company as a consultant, the street-style star was asked to create "small capsule that would summarize my style," and he was happy to oblige.
The collection is due out next spring, and will comprise 12 to 15 looks focused mainly on tailored clothing with a few sportswear elements mixed in. Wooster describes it as his "take on what's interesting out there." Lardini is perhaps best known for manufacturing men's tailoring for Dolce & Gabbana, Salvatore Ferragamo, Versace, Valentino, Etro and Burberry.
Of course this isn't the first time Wooster has linked arms with a brand. Last year he did a capsule collection of camouflage accessories with Want Les Essentiels de la Vie. And the year before that he worked on a clutch bag with Parabellum and swimming trunks with Orlebar Brown.
It comes as no surprise that so many brands turn to Wooster for a style refresher. After all, he's one of a small handful of menswear industry icons who isn't a designer. And he's always down to shake things up.
"They make perfect clothing," he said of working with Lardini, "and this will be imperfect."
—Details associate online style editor Justin Fenner.
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