Menswear Designer of the Year
This story first appeared in the June 9, 2009 issue of WWD. Subscribe Today.
At first, Band of Outsiders became known for boyish tailored clothing, slim-cut oxford shirts and skinny ties. But having branched into so many more categories — including a footwear collaboration with Sperry Top-Sider and a women’s line called Boy — Scott Sternberg’s current calling card is his particular sense of nostalgia, idealizing preppy American adolescence in the Seventies.
“What I do for men’s wear isn’t about innovation on a construction level — it’s fabric development,” he says. “Whether it’s taking a classic stripe and treating it on a different weave, or creating a patchwork or whatever…I take classics and refine them and throw them off a little in the details.”
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