With the Vegas shows almost upon us, we’ll be talking to each one to find out which brands they are most excited about this season.
Today we feature Liberty, part of Modern Assembly, at the Venetian Hotel/Sands Expo from Monday the 17th through Wednesday the 19th. Show hours are Monday from 1pm to 7pm and Tuesday and Wednesday 9am to 6pm. For more information, visit libertyfairs.com.
Imogene + Willie
Founded by: Matt & Carrie Eddmenson
Produced in: USA
Retail price range: Denim: $198 to $325
Retailers: Stag, Mill Mercantile, Cedar & Hyde, General Quarters, Steven Alan, We Took To The Woods, Blackblue
“To stay true, inspiration really needs to come from within,” quips Matt. “We try to just be ourselves and sometimes that can be really hard because so many people are doing so many interesting and inspiring things.” Adds Carrie, “One thing we’ve learned is to keep our heads down and really look within to be better at all aspects of our business.”
Key people: Men’s creative director Jay Vosoghi and CEO Giovanni Mannucci
Produced in: Italy
Major influences/styles: Deconstructed Italian menswear/The pioneers of the garment-washed jacket.
Retail price range: $995 to $2,495
Current retailers: Top 5- Barneys, Bergdorf, Unionmade, Mr. Porter, Axel’s
“We aimed to create a unique look that would hit the visual senses,” says Vosoghi. “The effect should almost be subliminal.”
Key people: creative director Kerby Jean-Raymond
Produced in: New York
Category: Luxury sportswear inspired by a rugged, athletic lifestyle
Retail price range: Tops from $185 to $900, jackets from $650 to $3,000, pants from $200 to $1,600
Retailers: SSENSE, Browns
“At Pyer Moss we create cool, relaxed and luxurious looks for men that offer the practicality of everyday wearability,” says Jean-Raymond. “We focus on combining high-end materials, complicated design and fine tailoring to create collections based on ruggedly masculine themes like Motocross in spring 2014 and Samurais in fall 2014.”