November 4, 2013

LPD

LPD is one of New York’s most exciting new labels, currently stocked at Net-a-Porter, Lane Crawford, and the tongue-in-cheek VFiles, and I am really enjoying watching the brand grow from its famed t-shirts and jerseys that pay tribute to fashion’s greats, with their names and years of birth printed on the back like football uniforms.  What a novel idea, I thought, and of all of today’s fashion parody t-shirts, I find these the most elegant.  Ben Fainlight, the designer behind LPD New York, invited me over for a re-see after fashion week, walked me through the line, and showed me a few of next season’s new pieces, a couple of which I’m already crushing on.

A "team Yamamoto" shirt in extra-large, to be worn with flowy culottes in the summer or voluminous hakama pants in the winter.

A “team Yamamoto” shirt in extra-large, to be worn with flowy culottes in the summer or voluminous hakama pants in the winter.

an ode to the old Margiela, in Margielic white-on-white

an ode to the old Margiela, in Margielic white-on-white

With a drawstring waist, pockets (!), and buttery leather, this beats basketball shorts in the summer and works great layered over pants in the colder months.

With a drawstring waist, pockets (!), and buttery leather, this kilt beats basketball shorts in the summer and works great layered over pants in the colder months.

A minimally detailed scrub top in coated cotton is a fashionable take on the familiar medical top rendered in a subtly edgy thicker material.

A minimally detailed scrub top in coated cotton is a fashionable take on the familiar medical top rendered in a subtly edgy thicker material.

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1 Comment

  • Danny
    November 7th, 2013 at 10:03 am

    What a brilliant way of paying tribute to these fashion giants!


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