John Varvatos Spring/Summer 2016
Posted: Apr 07 2016
John Varvatos has been captivating the North American fashion world for more than ten years with his rock-inspired clothing. The brand first stepped into the spotlight back in 2000 when John showcased his first collection. Before venturing off on his own however, John Varvatos worked as the head menswear designer at Ralph Lauren and Calvin Klein. His clothes combine old world craftsmanship with refined tailoring and modern innovations in textiles resulting in an effortlessly cool rock-and-roll aesthetic. During his time as a designer, John amassed several awards including three from the CFDA with an American Fashion Award for New Menswear Designer and one from GQ as "Designer of the Year".
Spring/Summer 2016 Inspiration
This seasons collection takes style cues from early '70s British rock stars such as Fleetwood Mac, Jimmy Page and Keith Richards. At the time, these artists started becoming a heavy influence in Southern California, as well as pushing new boundaries for mens fashion. These artists were drawn to the relaxed bohemian aesthetic of the SoCal music scene. Varvatos took influence from areas such as Laurel Canyon, which provided a backdrop for his distinct meshing of lifestyle cues. Vintage sourced aesthetics can be found all around the edges of this seasons collection.
Some of the pieces we carry this season range from basic t-shirts and button ups, to vests, light knitwear and jackets.
The Slim Fit Mini Collar S/S Sport Shirt is a season essential. It's the perfect piece for both your weekend and work week wardrobe. The light and soft cotton fabric as well as the short sleeves make it the perfect shirt for the upcoming months.
John Varvatos makes incredible basic t-shirts which are the perfect starting layer to any outfits. We always carry their short sleeve t-shirts and snap button henleys. These shirts go through a special process resulting in an extremely comfortable burnout jersey fabric. The end result is a t-shirt/henley which looks as if it's been in your wardrobe for years.
We've also picked up several classic graphic t-shirts which have become synonymous with the John Varvatos brand. These shirts feature a vintage-inspired soft cotton fabric, perfect for that laid back rock-and-roll look. These shirts look great when dressed up with other pieces from the John Varvatos collection, but can also be worn on their own on those t-shirt and jean days.
Several of their knit pieces include the spring appropriate zip hoody which features herringbone detailing. A nice zip hoody is a staple of every mans wardrobe and this soft and sturdy cotton blend piece will definitely become your new favourite. The garment on the right is the soft collar peace polo from the Star U.S.A collection. It features your classic polo silhouette with contrast stitching and a three button placket. This piece is finished off with an embroidered peace sign at the chest.
These items, along with the rest of the John Varvatos spring 2016 collection is now available at our retail locations.