When we think about Gilded Age, garments au naturel spring to mind– pieces handcrafted with meticulous care from old machinery and methods of construction. With a use of natural materials and clear focus on the authenticity of production, the resulting products from Gilded Age are, well, every bit reminiscent of the reason you love that weathered hand-me-down vintage plaid from your grandfather.
It seems perfectly fitting that the label decided to use the fine outdoors to present their Spring/Summer 2010 collection. A casual Sunday picnic, lounging about leisurely with friends and family spring to mind with the latest presentation. All items ranging from button downs to shorts and jackets are artfully washed and deliberately worked to exude the lived-in vibe of familiar comfort. The palette is also light in a range of azure, pastels, khakis, mixed in with staple monotones of navy and black. Denim come in a range of washes but all have similarly relaxed fit and some are cuffed up to perpetuate a style that became wildly popular this past spring/summer. Tailored shorts of various lengths and fit, some slimmer and longer, some shorter and cuffed, are paired with airy cashmere knits with button downs in plaid or remixed with accents of plaid.
Wearable and accessible to all, the collection hits a very cheerful note that highlights everything there is to love about the seasons of blossom. The collection and presentation paints a beautiful picture of an effortlessly stylish man strolling through the park with his beloved pet or date enjoying the light summer breeze, making us almost sad and nostalgic that summer this year is already over. via: WWD