Here is a look at the new fall/winter 2013 presentation from Woolrich Woolen Mills. Mark McNairy is in the drivers seat for this one, literally and figuratively, as he is not only the head designer but the collections inspiration is that of an early car drivers look. The items and fabrics have inspirations pulled from the Woolrich archives themselves, which I am sure is vast to say the least. I like Mark’s take on things here, never too serious but still remaining wearable, for the most part. I dig that blanket poncho and the Donegal window pain suit, and I never like suits (images: Style.com).
Here’s the first look at WWM for f/w 2012. From the press mailout,
‘Shown today in Milan, Mark McNairy’s Fall | Winter 2012 collection for Woolrich Woolen Mills was inspired by the designer’s southern heritage through Civil War references and Sergio Leone’s classic 1966 western film The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly.
Delving into the Woolrich fabric archives McNairy has reinvented many historical woolen patterns in new colorways with saturated blues and oranges or digital camos, also incorporating the classics themselves.
New pieces for the Fall | Winter season include contrast pocket cargo pants and workshirts, corduroy suiting, faux fur lined overcoats, LL Bean inspired plaid wool backpacks, and quilted nylon laptop cases.
All of the garments in the collection are made in the USA and finished by hand.
More from this collection of looks after the jump.
With Piti Uomo all wrapped up we now get to see full previews of the collections that were showcased. Here is a look at the spring/summer 2012 Woolrich Woolen Mills collection, which is Mark McNairy’s second run at the line since he took it over from Daiki Suzuki for the f/w ’11 collection. This line sees cues from McNairy’s J.Press ‘Ivy’ background, with prep styles mixed with outdoors/safari stylings. I can’t get down with the headwear at all but the chinos, blazers and outerwear are looking great. I am still much more into the Suzuki designed WWM collections but I trust that McNairy will keep things moving in the right direction. Keep reading for the full looks…
SlamX just offered up this low-res preview of Mark McNairy’s premier collection at the helm of Woolrich Woolen Mills. With inspiration drawing from a bevy of places, McNairy’s vision for the label definitely seems a bit more grandiose than Daiki Suzuki’s, who ended his design tenure with this subdued collection. As much as I’ve always admired Suzuki’s reeled-in aesthetic, I can definitely appreciate where McNairy is taking the WWM, with numerous standouts in this collection such as the vest and hoodie featured above, as well as the duffel coats, trousers, and footwear, all of which are distinctive. My only query is this: rolled cuffs and no socks for fall/winter? Really? Click through for the rest.
Here is a look at the Woolrich Woolen Mills spring/summer 2011 collection, the last collection to be designed by Daiki Suzuki of Engineered Garments. The collection features classic 70’s era mountaineering styles, keeping it rather simple and clean. This is easily the most toned down collection seen from Suzuki on his departure from the line. I especially like the color palette with a base of neutral grays and tans paired with bold primary colors such as reds, greens, blues and yellows. It was great watching Daiki work with the line but now it will be interesting to see what Mr. McNairy puts forward. Keep reading for the full looks…
Debuting at the Milan shows this week, Woolrich Woolen Mills spring/summer 2011 line marks the end of head designer Daiki Suzuki’s run with the label. Inspired by late 70’s mountaineering, this collection consists of simple cuts and quality materials, with the solid colour palate and cohesive styling that we’ve come to expect from WWM. It will be very interesting to see what direction the label goes in once Mark McNairy takes over for fall 2011, as through his work with WWM Suzuki has left an indelible mark on contemporary menswear… more preview shots after the jump.
Here is a look at the upcoming fall/winter 2010 from Mr. Suzuki’s ‘other’ line Woolrich Wollen Mills. The collection is titled ‘Hunting Noir’ which helps describe the influence behind the collection, which is basically hunting styled pieces done in mostly black, blue and greys. The looks are so well done with a good range of pieces done in the signature WWM style. I love the Hudson’s Bay Point blanket influence seen throughout the collection in the shawl cardigan and a couple jackets. Daiki Suzuki has really done it again with this great looking collection, his keen eye for detail and undisputed knowledge of the American heritage movement makes him a key player. Keep reading for more looks…
Woolrich Woolen Mills is a line we have featured here at 84/85 a few times now, as it fits the general aesthetic for us in so many ways. This time we feature the s/s 2010 collection that has recently been making its rounds on the blogs. The offering is a touch brighter than previous collections, with the addition of distinct but subtle patters paired with the great looking fits the line is known for. I’m liking the three button blazer/shorts looks, especially the navy coloured nautical inspired pieces. The other stand out pieces for me are the light windbreaker-style jackets, especially the pull-over half-zip. Daiki Suzuki does it again with another great looking collection, pushing the workwear look to new levels with his Woolrich Woolen Mills and Engineered Garments lines. Keep reading for the full looks…