Chris Stamp is another California-based men’s wear designer who’s gaining attention from the industry — earlier this year he was selected as one of the 10 finalists for the CFDA/Vogue Fashion Fund award.
For his second showing at New York Fashion Week: Men’s, Stamp expanded on his main proposition — streetwear-leaning contemporary clothes with military influences — by producing more knits and tailored clothing. The knits were mostly oversize with open weaves while the more formal pieces were still relaxed — Stamp’s version of a suit consists of a single-breasted blazer, shorts and an elongated T-shirt. He has also grown his footwear collection and showed slip-on soccer sandals that were worn with socks and a leather sneaker made in Portugal.
The designer, who opened his first store in Los Angeles earlier this year, also addressed the see-now-buy-now trend in a logical way by showing three fall looks that are available to purchase Wednesday and three other looks that will be available to purchase this fall.
“I want to get quicker to market,” he said. “We started as an online brand and I don’t want to get too far from that. I want to make sure that we are consistently putting stuff out.”