Lorod’s Jeans and Shirts Look Unlike a Other Basics in Your Closet
January 14, 2017 - fall Denim
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“Classics with a twist.” It’s a outline you’ve no doubt listened before, referring to a approach designers high and low put their stamp on jeans, T-shirts, button-downs, and other basics. Consider The Row’s super-luxe coats and sweaters, or Thom Browne’s reimagined suits. At Lorod, a New York pretender by Lauren Rodriguez and Michael Freels, a story is similar: Take simple, undying pieces, afterwards make them feel new with cold fabrics, vintage-inspired fits, and courteous craftsmanship.
After assembly during Parsons, Rodriguez and Freels fast satisfied they had a common seductiveness in American staples and uniforms. They launched their initial collection final fall, and only showed Pre-Fall ’17 to buyers and press. “We adore exploring construction and choice pattern-cutting techniques, though each square is grounded in a classical archetype—the denim jacket, a trouser, a shirt,” Freels explains. “We’re meddlesome in a approach classical panoply have developed over time.” Their boxy denim jackets come in low sapphire with white topstitching, for instance, and a ribbed knits with oversize buttons were desirous by men’s henleys. They also did their possess iteration of a padded troops jacket, and their cropped flares have zippers that zip from a front arise all a approach by a back. Each square looks uninformed and of-the-moment, though though sum that competence demeanour antiquated in a few seasons. (No bell sleeves or tattered edges here!)
Rodriguez and Freels are also into suits, though not for work or evening—they see them as a new bland uniform. In a lookbook, they styled their denim jackets and jeans together, and also designed a plush, salmon pinkish corduroy coupler with relating trousers. Both would make a convincing choice to your go-to jeans and button-down.
You competence notice some cold accessories and prints, too, that Rodriguez and Freels worked on with their friends. Sorelle’s Francesca Grosso did a mixed-metal earrings; artist Grear Patterson designed a color-block print; and Leila Jinnah done a bucket hats. “We’re a tiny brand, so incorporating gifted immature people in a village is imperative,” Rodriguez says. “We have so many extravagantly gifted friends with such varying expertise, it seemed stupid not to try and emanate a space where those skills could develop and be showcased to a larger audience.”
Starting today, we can pre-order your favorite pieces on a Lorod site; prices start during $130, and your equipment will arrive by Jun 30. We’re presaging lots of downtown girls will be wearing a jeans and ball tees all summer; watch this space for some-more news on a Rodriguez and Freels, who will uncover their subsequent collection for Resort ’18.