City of Angels: Vince Men’s Spring 15 Collection
Vince Men’s Spring 2015 collection is inspired by the vibrant and historic city of Los Angeles. Influenced by Hollywood icons, the active boardwalk of Venice Beach, and the laid-back surf culture of Malibu. Vince was founded in 2002, and is known for its modern effortless style and everyday luxury essentials. Vince is carried in over 2,370 stores across 47 countries and operates 27 full-price retail locations, 6 outlet stores and its e-commerce site, vince.com. The team at FashionEdits was along for the ride to Los Angeles in the Vince NYC showroom.
James Dean, Paul Newman and Steve McQueen, iconic leading men open up Vince Spring 15’s collection with classic styles reminiscent of a laid back time. A feather- weight leather moto jacket, slub baseball tees, cashmere separates, and micro twills are all the embodiment of American luxe. Deep reds, blues and greys with pops of color give these classic sportswear silhouettes the modern edge we have come to expect from the Vince brand.
Next, inspiration is drawn from the athletic style of Venice Beach, home of the infamous Gold’s Gym. Mixed media materials and tech fabrics make up sporty anoraks and bomber jackets, while French terry shorts and sweatshirts are casual yet tailored. Colors are heathered for a vintage feel, juxtaposed with modern fabrications and bright color pairings.
To close, let’s meditate on to Malibu’s surf scene. The color palette reflects the crisp grey blue and teal of the ocean, and cool shades of pink and lavender reflect the morning coast. Colors appear sun-faded. Cotton linen and marled yarns add texture and give an elevated update to easy pull-on shorts and drawstring trousers.
Our journey in the Vince NY showroom came to an end, but it didn’t stop us from dreaming about our American icons, Venice Beach and surfing the Pacific. The Vince men’s collection pays homage to Los Angeles and reminds us to honor the past while preparing for the future. Using a variety of tones, immaculate tailoring and modern fabrications, this season ties the past to the present.
Take us back to Cali Vince.
By Kosi Harris