2014 Best New Menswear Designers in America–Celebrating new menswear design talent each year, GQ announces their eighth consecutive installment of Best New Menswear Designers in America. This year’s winners, including En Noir, M.Nii, John Elliot + Co. and Brooklyn Tailors were selected by GQ editor-in-chief Jim Nelson, creative director Jim Moore and magazine fashion editors. The brands’ respective designers will collaborate with GAP for a limited edition collection, which will be showcased in GQ’s October issue. GAP VP of Menswear Design shared, “We are super excited about this year’s design talent for our collaboration with GQ. Each of the four designers has a unique signature style however each has a common sensibility akin to Gap’s core mantra – What are the perfect iconic pieces that define the modern guy. The team here at Gap can’t wait to show the world the new heights that this collaboration is about to take.” Find out more at GQ.com.
En Noir – Designer Rob Garcia’s cutting edge designs effortlessly blend high-fashion influences with street culture. His self-described “monochromatic minimalism” is avant-gard personified and makes En Noir the dark lord of streetwear. En Noir reimagines basics as broody leather goods and is firmly rooted in music, with loyal customers like Kanye West, A$AP Rocky and Pusha T.
M.Nii – The original M.Nii was a Hawaiian tailor shop known for creating custom surf shorts for locals and surf enthusiasts in the early1930’s. It’s this rich history that designer John Moore draws on when designing his retro-inspired collection. M.Nii’s legacy lives on in his striped t-shirts, washed flannels, broken-in chinos and, of course, perfect tailored surf shorts.
John Elliot + Co. – Los Angeles designer John Elliot started his namesake line with the intent of creating a new wardrobe of basics for the modern man, from slim jeans to an everyday hoodie. Inspired by skateboarding culture, Kurt Cobain, and modern architecture, Elliott offers a new breed of West Coast style.
Brooklyn Tailors – Suitmaker to the creative class, Daniel Lewis, designs for the Williamsburg hipster who is rapidly growing up. The brand, grounded in classic suiting, sets itself apart with high-end fabrics. Bold plaid shirts, patterned ties, and eye-popping outerwear compliment the modern menswear essentials, creating a unique look that’s office appropriate but plenty cool.