The Cadillac Collection has a nice ring to it.
The soon-to-be-SoHo-based automaker (and standard-bearer for American Luxury) has emerged recently as a key supporter of American menswear. This new role is a refreshing development for designers, media, and now with this AW15 menswear collection — it’s turning out to be a great thing for all of us. Considering Cadillac’s sponsorship of the CFDA’s New York Fashion Week Men’s and the indie New York Men’s Day, the automaker has jumped into style space with both feet and it seems the world is a better place for it.
Launching later today in partnership with Gilt, Cadillac called in Nick Wooster and a cast of nine talented designers who make awesome clothes and rolled out what many would consider the ultimate fall wardrobe. And it comes with Wooster’s expert curation and what basically amounts to a fall style guide that lays out the best way to wear all these great fall clothes. This is win, win, win.
“Getting dressed is a form of self-expression, and today, men are more attuned than ever to the possibilities in front of them,” Wooster said. “My approach to curating this collection with Cadillac was to show a spectrum of ideas that can fit into a variety of lifestyles. We’ve worked with a cross section of some of the most interesting emerging designers to create a collection that is, in my opinion, stylish, appropriate and cool.”
The collection celebrates Cadillac’s commitment to both style and design as well as this solid list of talented designers including, Cadet, Carlos Campos, David Hart, Ernest Alexander, Gents, J. Lindeberg, Mark McNairy New Amsterdam, PLAC, and Timo Weiland, all who contribute looks for this special collection.
In addition to some exclusive pieces, Gilt also has one of the best looking lookbooks I have seen in a long time. Very much in-line with the Wooster style doctrine, the images draw the perfect balance of style and wearability. This entire program is the culmination of a lot of good things coming together in the name of men’s style. And if this is what happens when the menswear finds a true champion like Cadillac, then the road ahead has never looked better Cadillac Collection at GILT
All photos courtesy GILT.