GQ and Gap have teamed up to launch a menswear capsule collection from Ami, United Arrows and Sons, and Kinfolk, whom they have dubbed the “Coolest Designers on the Planet.” The program—which was created in 2007, with GQ coming onboard five years ago—took things international for the first time, recognizing brands from Paris, Tokyo, and Brooklyn.
“Gap is thrilled to be representing men’s fashion on a global scale with our GQ partnership this year,” said Wendi Goldman, Gap executive vice president and chief product officer. “By tapping into the ‘Coolest Designers on the Planet’ from Paris, Tokyo and Brooklyn, we’re able to bring our customers a fresh perspective on style from these emerging talents who are playing an important role in the future of menswear.”
“We knew expanding this collaboration and taking it international would add vibrancy to the program, and this year’s amazing designers certainly brought it,” said GQ editor-in-chief Jim Nelson. “Now comes the best part: We can’t wait to see the clothes hit Gap stores, because this year feels very special.”
The collection, a variety of outerwear, knits, denim, button downs and accessories, launches today at select Gap stores worldwide and at gap.com, and ranges from $29 to $299. Get to know the three designers, who will be featured in a special insert in GQ’s October 2017 issue, below…
Alexandre Mattiussi of Ami
Aesthetic: Using Paris as inspiration, Mattiussi puts a modern spin on sportswear and streetwear.
Motofumi “Poggy” Kogi of United Arrows and Sons
Aesthetic: Refined tailoring meets cutting-edge casualwear.
Jey Perie of Kinfolk
Brooklyn, New York
Aesthetic: Streetwise clothes with an edgy sensibility, inspired by workwear and urbane archetypes.