polo ralph lauren jeans Joseph Abboud Fall 2016 Runway Show Review
Joseph Abboud’s Fall / Winter 2016 collection is a tribute to America’s rich sartorial heritage that intricately mingles the tradition of fine tailoring with irreverence, intelligence, and innovation, reminiscent of 1960’s Savile Row and the peacock revolution that took the United States by storm.
Luxurious fabrics, finely crafted bespoke details, bold patterns, and a rich palette of grey, chocolate, rust, olive, stormy blue, and ebony make up the collection. Placing a focus on military details, like subtly upturned cuffs, pieced lapels, and vintage buttons, this dynamic collection boasts a myriad of carefully selected textiles. Washed velvets and cashmeres from Biella, distressed wool prints dyed in true ancient madder shades from Como and authentic Harris Tweeds from Scotland, come to life in suits and separates that feature our new signature Traced Fit.
This creative approach to tailoring caresses the male physique while still allowing for freedom and fluidity with broader shoulders, a fitted waist, and a flared coat, all of which are reminiscent of ’60s silhouettes, but exudes a fresh new attitude for 2016. He started his career in menswear at Louis of Boston and later Polo Ralph Lauren. In 1987, Joseph Abboud launched his own eponymous label. Shortly after its debut, Abboud was accorded numerous honors including the distinction of being the only designer to have received the coveted Menswear Designer of the Year twice in a row (1989 1990) from the Council of Fashion Designers of America. Other awards and honors include The Cutty Sark Award for Most Promising Menswear Designer in 1988, the first Woolmark Award for Distinguished Fashion in 1989 and again in March of 1993.
Abboud joined Tailored Brands, Inc. (NYSE: TLRD) as its Chief Creative Director in December 2012. Abboud was reunited with his namesake brand in August 2013 when Tailored Brands acquired JA Holding Inc.,
the parent company of the celebrated American clothing brand, Joseph Abboud. Abboud re launched his label, reestablishing the brand as a sophisticated modern American lifestyle collection.
To celebrate the Fall 2016 collection, Joseph Abboud collaborated with six fellow brands that all manufacture and produce in the United States including bags by Rawlings, hats by CFDA member Alertus Swanepoel, ties by JS Blank Co., watches by Kobold, shearling outerwear by Aston and footwear by Allen Edmonds.
Bags by RawlingsHistoric American brand Rawlings was founded in 1887, and has since established itself as a premiere global manufacturer of sporting goods. Producing its bags and accessories in St. Louis, Missouri, the brand is devoted to craftsmanship and quality. The bags seen in today’s show were designed by Rawlings’ Red Label division, and were manufactured by Lumberjack Leather Company. Watches by Kobold Expedition ToolsBased in Pennsylvania, Kobold has been producing fine American made watches since 1998. Navy SEALs, Kobold caters to adventurers and stylish men alike.
Shearlings by AstonLending its sumptuous shearlings to Joseph Abboud’s strong, sophisticated outerwear, Aston established its world class American business over twenty years ago. Based in New York’s Greenwich Village, the brand works only with the highest quality materials from America and Spain.
Hats by Albertus SwanepoelAlbertus Swanepoel is an acclaimed milliner based in New York. A member of the CFDA, the South African born designer has Coty and AFI awards under his belt, and was nominated for the CFDA’s Swarovski Award for Accessory Design in 2009. In addition to working with Joseph Abboud, he has also collaborated with brands including Marc by Marc Jacobs, Carolina Herrera, Alexander Wang, and Proenza Schouler, and produces each of his unique confections in New York. is the oldest family owned and operated neckwear business in America. Handmade in New York, this historic brand’s ties incorporate years of archival designs and fabrics, which serve as a frequent source of inspiration for Joseph Abboud.