While remaining in sync with the brand’s cool West Coast aesthetic, Krammer & Stoudt took a more relaxed approach for spring.
Taking inspiration from his camping trips as a kid in the late Sixties to Baja, Calif., designer Michael Rubin presented a lineup filled with Latin and surfer vibes — infusing Baja stripes and textures into drapey jackets, short robe-like jackets and printed baseball shirts as well as a tie-dye bomber.
Casual suits remained a key part of the collection and this season included workwear trousers that had a distinct Americana feel and a waffle-knit stretch suit with slim trousers.
Two made-to-measure suits were on display, both in dark tones of seersucker and produced in conjunction with custom tailor Martin Greenfield in Brooklyn. The partnership was also evident in Krammer & Stoudt’s introduction of a shawl-collared tuxedo — an updated version of a vintage embroidered model the designer found in a thrift shop in Las Vegas.
While the spring 2018 collection didn’t quite adhere to the more-thematic lineups the brand has showcased in the past, the effort nonetheless provided a fresh and youthful context without straying too far from its roots.
See More From the Men’s 2018 Collections:
Wood House Men’s Spring 2018: Julian Woodhouse presented a playful collection to escape from the taxing political climate.
David Hart Men’s Spring 2018: The designer referenced Cuba for his retro-themed, colorful collection.
Valentino Men’s Spring 2018: Pierpaolo Piccioli’s casual lineup was all about self-expression.
Y/Project Men’s Spring 2018: The collection was more merch-friendly without losing any of the edge.
Cédric Charlier Men’s Spring 2018: Called “Playtime,” the starting point for the coed collection was a sculpture by Todd Knopke.
Balenciaga Men’s Spring 2018: Demna Gvasalia’s collection was an ode to Sunday in the park with Dad.