GQ’s 2012 Best New Menswear Designers in America have been tapped to craft capsule collections with American giant Gap and we’ve now got first looks at the offerings. Ian Velardi, Todd Snyder, Saturdays Surf, BLK DNM, Ovadia & Sons, and Mark McNairy New Amsterdam will drop their own offerings for this limited-edition drop that’s set to release on September 27th. Look for the collection at select Gap stores and Gap.com. Video preview below.
Japanese retailer Beauty & Youth have teamed up with GAP Japan to drop an exclusive range of 1969 denim. Available are two variations of the “Crotched Denim Slim” model, one in a black coated shell and another a bit more muted. Shibuya GAP stores have these in stock now as does Beauty & Youth, with each pair priced at approximately $194 USD. (via houyhnhnm)
At the age of 41, Don Fisher, along with his wife Doris, left the real estate business and opened up a small clothing shop in San Francisco called “The Gap” which referred to the generation gap which was widening in the United States at the time. The store carried Levi’s in a much more organized manner than local department stores Don visited at the time, realizing that he could do better. And he most definitely did as he brought the company to international acclaim and even expanding with other brands such as GapKids, BabyGap and Banana Republic.
He was more than a success store. Him and his wife were philanthropists and art collectors, as they founded the KIPP Foundation, a network of free, open-enrollment college-prep schools. Over the years, the Fishers provided $100 million to the foundation and to Teach for America.