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To celebrate the 10th anniversary of our BNMDA initiative, we brought back four designers—John Elliott, Michael Bastian, Steven Alan, and Colin Tunstall, Morgan Collett, and Josh Rosen of Saturdays NYC—to collaborate with Gap on a collection of Fall must-haves. Here's your look at the full lineup and how to wear it, before it goes on sale on September 27th at select gap stores and gap.com.
The streetwear savant made longline tees and slim-cut sweats into menswear's of-the-moment essentials, but that was just the start. The L.A.-based Elliott can now be counted on for artfully-distressed denim and next-level bomber jackets that fly off the racks as fast as those perfectly-cut tees still do.
The King of Suave started his eponymous line in 2006, making a splash out of the gate with contemporary riffs on classic American menswear crafted out of the luxe-iest materials around. While the designer's M.O. hasn't changed, his business has and starting later this year, expect Bastian's name on boatloads of more products at every price.
Colin Tunstall, Morgan Collett, and Josh Rosen—the trifecta better known as Saturdays NYC—founded their city-meets-surf inspired collection and shop in 2009 and since then have grown into a full-fledged global lifestyle brand stocking everything from sneakers to sunglasses to tailored topcoats.
When Steven Alan started out in 1994, he was a retailer stocking his favorite menswear goods from across the globe. Then he started producing shirts under his own label and the rest is history (we all have Alan to thank for the off-duty button-down as we know it today). These days, Alan is the ultimate shopkeeper-cum-creator, bringing housewares and rare finds to the masses—in addition to some of the hardest working menswear money can buy.