It seems that it was a trip to The Lightning Field in New Mexico to inspire Scott Sternberg for the latest Band Of Outsiders pre-fall 2013 collection. “We’re always thinking about the story,” he says. “But never to the point that we lose the core of what we’re doing,” he said. So, what to expect? Well, think leather, cotton, cashmere, silk, knitwear, sweatshirt, denim, and a color palette that includes dark chocolate brown, white, black, grey, navy blue, and denim blue.
The collection features classic pieces like sharp coats and leather bomber jackets, perfect to keep you both comfy and stylish. There are also sweaters, shirts, dresses and skirts, pants designed in a shorter and creased version, super-cool denim jumpsuits, eye-catching prints and Navajo motifs, and a seriously classy yet slightly relaxed re-interpretation of a black tuxedo. The line closes in a minimalistic mood with some pretty amazing black goodies. Check out these covetable pieces!
Band of Outsiders was born in Los Angeles and it was started by a young man with no fashion experience but with impeccable taste. Scott Sternberg’s creations are renowned for their voguish yet wearable flare. Still, before releasing his first line for women in 2007, Sternberg designed just for men for three years. The brand’s creative director talked to Rookie mag about the biggest challenge he found with making clothes for women. “The biggest challenge is allowing myself to be free of the type of constraints that are inherent with menswear, which are at once a bummer and a blessing, but to create a product that is still unmistakably Band, and directly tied to what I had been doing in men’s. There’s so little to work with in terms of shape and types of garments when designing men’s clothes, so the creativity goes into these micro places like fabric and buttons and stitching, plus the construction and quality.”
The designer also revealed the biggest advantage. “I had an identity as a designer before starting to design women’s clothes, an aesthetic code and a brand identity. It was and is so important to be part of the fashion dialogue without being derivative of what’s already out there, to create something distinct and recognizable, so it was really helpful to be able to reference myself, my own menswear design, instead of comparing myself with a Parisian house that I admired or something like that. That’s how Boy. started, and it remains an important part of how we develop the collection.”
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