NEW YORK, Jun 3, 2010 / FW/ — If you dropped by Gap’s 5th Avenue rotating concept store today, then you would have noticed a new collection on the racks.
Designed by 2009 Fashion Fund Winners Monique Pean, Patrik Ervell and Sophie Theallet, the collection is these emerging designers’ interpretation of Gap’s iconic looks.
Composed of flirtatious dresses, skirts and tops for women, modern blazers, t-shirts and button-downs for men, including necklaces and bracelets, the collection runs the gamut of the CVFF winners’ specialties – jewelry, menswear and women’s design.
Speaking about her inspiration for the collection, jewelry designer Monique Pean said, “I wanted to create classic pieces accentuated by bright colors, which is what comes to mind when I think of Gap.”
Made of sustainable and eco-friendly materials such as naturally shed buffalo horn coconut, buri twine, and organic cotton, Monique Pean’s CFDA Vogue Fashion Fund Gap collection incorporates the signature organic shapes from her fine jewelry collection with dashes of magenta and lime green.
Multi-award winning designer Patrik Ervell who had been nominated three times for the CFDA’s Swarovski Award for Menswear, thinks of Gap as a classic American brand.
“For this project I wanted to take iconic American menswear pieces and purify and modernize them. To me, that’s the essence of the Gap aesthetic,” said Patrik Ervell of his inspiration.
Sophie Theallet launched her eponymous line in 2007 after ten years with Azzedine Alaia. Known for her signature blend of femininity with a definitive French accent, Sophie Theallet’s talent has been celebrated by the fashion industry on its highest level.
“I was inspired to create simple and accessible pieces for summer; while keeping in mind a unique Sophie Theallet signature feeling to them,” said Sophie Theallet of her inspiration.
All three collections from these three very talented designers are available at Gap’s 5th Avenue pop-up store. Each piece reflects the designers’ creative visions while still retaining Gap’s classic, yet casual aesthetic.