Uri Minkoff’s love affair with the urban commuter continued for fall with a lineup that effortlessly blended a tailored aesthetic with technical fabrics and detailing.
“It’s all about the modern commuter — the highs and lows, the stresses and relaxation, being part of a group but being alone,” he said.
That translated into a lineup of stretch wool and cotton fabrics in everything from houndstooth and Prince of Wales patterns to a new double-breasted suit model with a low two-button stance in burgundy corduroy and leather puffers with cross-protection panels and bright blue stripes on the venting that added a sense of utility and upped the fashion quotient.
Minkoff drove home the point by using an eclectic group of models — from Berlin club kids to actual bike messengers who showed their cycling skills — and the pop colors on the bottom of their shoes — on Tribe bikes Minkoff collaborated with to use in the presentation.
Another cycling reference came in the zip-up tight-fitting sweaters with removable sleeves and pants that were cropped enough to avoid the inevitable bike grease.
Accessories, still a core of the line, were shown in everything from cross-body bags and briefcases to a smaller and higher luggage shape.
Minkoff also took the opportunity to showcase his new watch collaboration with Movado that will launch exclusively at Nordstrom.
The interesting and trend-right collection shows that Minkoff is evolving as a designer while still managing to stay true to his roots.