Gap Launches Second Limited-Edition Collection With GQ Best New Menswear Designers In America

Aviator Nation, Baldwin, Bespoken, and Ernest Alexander Create Limited-Edition Menswear Collection, Available at Select Gap Stores and Gap.com

NEW YORK - Sept. 24, 2013 // PRNewswire // - Today, Gap introduces the brand's second exclusive menswear collection designed by GQ's four Best New Menswear Designers in America for 2013. Following last year's successful collaboration, this year's line, which ranges from accessories to outerwear, showcases each rising designer's signature spin on iconic menswear pieces.

"We were very excited to collaborate with such a bright group of emerging designers," said Tony Kretten, Gap VP of Global Menswear Design. "Their unique points of view really complement Gap's casual American style, and we look forward to sharing this collection with our customers across the globe."

"GQ is thrilled to partner once again with Gap to expose this year's impressive talents to a global audience through an expanded collection of new menswear that celebrates each designer's individual spirit," said GQ creative director Jim Moore.

With price points starting at $30 for essential items such as a knit beanie and ranging up to $348 for more indulgent pieces like a suede baseball jacket, the collection is available at select Gap stores worldwide and online at Gap.com. The collection will include hats, belts, tweed ties, backpacks, and scarves; graphic tees, oxfords, and chambray shirts; utility pants, fleece sweatpants, and denim; and blazers, vests, parkas, and waxed field jackets.

The four designers below, along with the pieces from their limited-edition Gap capsule collections, willbe featured in a special ten-page advertising insert in the October 2013 issue of GQ.

  • Aviator Nation founder Paige Mycoskie, inspired by a cool '70s California vibe, develops her own fabric washes and graphics, giving her collection an authentic, lived-in vintage feel.
  • Kansas City–based Matt Baldwin'sBaldwin brings timeless functionality with a clean architectural aesthetic for designs that are minimal, modern, and decidedly masculine.
  • Brothers Liam and Sammy Fayed of Bespoken fuse Savile Row traditions with a youthful rock 'n' roll attitude to create sharp, modern menswear.
  • Specializing in handcrafted heritage materials and authentic finishes,Ernest Alexandertakes the rugged yet refined man from workday to weekend in style.

GQ's Best New Menswear Designers in America project, which was established in 2007, works to advance and bring attention to up-and-coming American menswear designers. The recognized designers who were selected by GQ editor-in-chief Jim Nelson and creative director Jim Moore, along with the fashion editors of the magazine, took part in a mentoring program led by GQ and Gap.

About GQ

GQ is the leading men's general-interest magazine, with a monthly readership of 7 million readers.It is available in print, online at GQ.com, and as an app at iTunes.com. The magazine is published by Condé Nast, a division of Advance Publications. Condé Nast operates in twenty-five countries and is the world leader in exceptional content creation.

About Gap

Gap is a global apparel and accessories brand focused on delivering casual American style. The brand offers classic, iconic clothing that helps customers express their individuality through its Gap, GapKids, babyGap, GapMaternity, and GapBody collections. With an optimistic point of view and belief that everyone can make their creative mark in the world, Gap embodies what it means to be bright. Founded in San Francisco in 1969 by Donald G. Fisher and Doris F. Fisher, the brand has grown from one store to over 1,600 company-operated and franchise retail locations around the world. Gap is the namesake brand for leading global specialty retailer Gap Inc. (NYSE: GPS)which includes Gap, Banana Republic, Old Navy, Piperlime, Athleta, and Intermix. For more information, please visit www.gapinc.com.

Media Contacts:

Gap:

Erica Larsen
SHADOW PR
(212) 972-0277
erica@ShadowPR.com

Olivia Doyne
Gap Marketing + PR
(415) 427-8496
olivia_doyne@gap.com

GQ:

Corey Wilson
GQ
(212) 286-2419
corey_wilson@condenast.com

SOURCE Gap Inc.

###

Share this Story:

Comments:

comments powered by Disqus

Franchise News Room »


News By Industry »


Featured Opportunities

Kona Ice
We have a question for you. What determines the success of a franchise? Is it luck? Coincidence? Kona Ice was ranked #1 New Franchise in Entrepreneur...
Firehouse Subs
We are currently looking for hard-working, dedicated people to become Area Representatives in markets throughout the United States.
Minuteman Press International
Minuteman Press is the world's largest & number 1 rated printing & marketing franchise. Our business model features multiple revenue streams,...
ProSource
ProSource is America's largest wholesale home improvement franchise; a truly unique B2B franchise model. Our owners enjoy strong cash flow with...
Shakeaway
ShakeAway is a unique global company with stores popping up all over the world! Get involved in this fun, fast growing and profitable franchise now...

Subscribe to Franchising.com Express

A Franchise Update Media Production
Franchise Update Media | P.O. Box 20547 // San Jose, CA 95160 // PH. (408) 402-5681
Copyright © 2001 - 2017. All Rights Reserved.

In Loving Memory Of Timothy Gardner (1987-2014)