Krammer & Stoudt returned to New York Men’s Day for the presentation of its spring/summer 2018 collection. The east coast brand didn’t stray away from its west coast vibes, however, it did offer a more laid back technique. Michael Rubin the designer behind the brand pulled inspiration from his childhood camping trips in Baja Cali: a Mexican State bordering California.
Models were super chill surrounded by shimmering silver pop-up palm trees and soft lighting which helped create a more mellow aesthetic. The collection itself was a contemporary bohemian So-Cal feel infused with a southwest latin twist. Hues of blue were the primary color palette used. The line also added pops of cream, beige, green, and purple. Intricate stripes, embroideries, and graphic prints were prominent in the collection as well. Featured pieces were casual suits, light sports jackets, silk-like button down shirts, ankle length cuffed trousers, short knit robe-like sweaters, and matching short and shirt sets.
Although some of the pieces may look a bit heavy for summer to the eye their soft, light, and airy to the touch. This was achieved by the use of several fine fabrics, chief of which were sponsored by Albini Group.
The Albini Group is an Italian textile house responsible for producer of some of the world’s finest shirting fabrics. This they partnered with the CFDA and New York Men’s Day to donate a selection of luxury fabrics to New York’s most promising emergent designers.