NEW YORK -- Todd Snyder presented his technically ambitious, ultra-luxe Mod Gents menswear collection in the
The inspiration: "I was first inspired by some old photos of
The look: Grounded in a color palette of black ("There's more black in this collection then I've ever done," Snyder said) and gray, the collection's accent colors included deep blue, white, olive green and a dusky eggplant purple, the Mod influence was hard to miss.
What was less obvious was Snyder's subtle but enthusiastic embrace of technical fabrics and processes. Examples include a micro-perforated leather jacket bomber jacket and a Glen plaid topcoat that bonds an inner layer of technical fabric to an outer layer of traditional fabric creating a stealth waterproof garment.
Snyder was also firmly on-board with one of the trends we've seen through the men's collections this season -- a kind of athletic luxe epitomized by the high-end sweatpant/lounge pant silhouette. His fall offerings include a gray wool double-knit athletic pant with a black tuxedo sidestripe that he paired with a black jacquard dinner jacket. (If you ask us, this sounds like the perfect formalwear option for the ESPY Awards gala.)
Of note: Our favorite piece (which, in all honesty we would have missed altogether if we hadn't seen it up close before the presentation) was a light-colored shearling barracks jacket that had been printed on the buttery soft exterior with a houndstooth check -- an old-school pattern served up in a high-tech way.
The verdict: Sometimes ramping up technical fabrications can cast a shadow over the style side of things. Snyder's fall and winter collection proves men don't have to choose between being bone dry and fashion forward.