The starting point for Schnayderman's’ Autumn/Winter 2018 collection is the optimism of youth movements, in particular, the New Wave era of the late 70’s early 80’s. The previous punk movement turned more polished but still retained its attitude with icons such as Ian Curtis, Robert Smith, Andrew Eldritch and David Byrne representing a new era in music – all wearing shirts as their main attire. New influences and forms of expressions emerged with MTV as the main generator introducing the moving image paired with a more experimental kind of music – a new sound.
For Schnayderman's this concluded in a colorful offering for Autumn/Winter 2018 with accents such as pinks, mustard yellows and rust hues that contrast a more subdued color scheme of sand, black and blues. The fabrics cover a broad spectrum of rich textures in heavier mohair wool and wool blends, linen twills and cottons canvases. These are paired with lighter technical nylon fabrics, crisp cottons and drapy viscose and tencel materials. Standouts are Italian multi-colored virgin wool plaid jacquards with an amazing hand-feel in pieces such as the Overshirt and Zipshirt. Television noise imagery from the MTV era made us turn to black & white wool bouclé textures and our seasonal prints are made from these noise patterns with offset dots printed on a drapy viscose.
The Shirt remains to be the core pillar of Schnayderman’s but this season we put emphasis on complementing layering pieces, extending our offering in Overshirts further. News for this season is the Overshirt Hood in a lightweight technical nylon and a heavier option in a jersey backed wool. We also introduce a notch collared Overshirt, Overshirt Notch, that is the perfect layering option with lined inside yoke and sleeves for a more comfortable fit. We push the Overshirt Denim jacket further into denim territory with a slightly shorter fit, double chest pockets, separate hem and our new denim label at back.
Another great layering piece this season is the oversized Shacket, offered in a linen and a cotton wool twill option that can be worn as an Overshirt as well as a shirt in its own right. We continue our Overshirt Bomber, but modified it slightly with a lighter padding and a slightly more cropped fit with a straight hemline. Our Coatshirt is a great unstructured shell coat in interesting materials varying from mohair, wool bouclé and technical nylon. We continue to make the shirt interesting with cotton viscose gross grains trimmings running along shoulders and sleeves throughout the collection balancing out our core offering that still stands strong with our characteristic button downs and Overshirts in washed poplins, oxfords, boiled wools, cotton twills and our popular cotton overdyes.