For Alder New York‘s Fall/Winter 2014 collection, David J. Krause and Nina Zilka were inspired by snowboarder culture. “In extreme winter sports the clothes and equipment have this intense practicality, but the athletes themselves seem very relaxed and casual in their daily lives,” says Krause.
The team took this inspiration to heart, creating wearable, easy button front shirts, cozy grey and navy Long Johns, and a Workman Shirt in a grey wool and red plaid with contrast details. “It’s all about looking the most stylish with the least amount of effort,” says Zilka. “That’s why we did the Plaid Double Sleeve Shirt and the Striped Double Sleeve Shirt. It creates the look of layers, but it is just one shirt you can simply throw on.”
For the Fall/Winter 2017 collection Gildas Loaëc and Masaya Kuroki, co-founders and artistic directors of Maison Kitsuné, drew their inspiration from American pop culture and the aesthetic and creative energy of New York born, Paris based, artist William Klein.