Fashion's relationship with sports has been an ongoing one, especially in New York, but even more so over the last few season's in the run up to the Olympics. While that's true, that didn't make the announcement that the CFDA have decided to team up with the New York Met any easier to understand.
The partnership aims to celebrate their respective 50th anniversaries and yesterday the first images of the pieces were released. Not all of the members were involved in the project. According to The Cut, Yigal Azrouël, Shipley&Halmos, Loomstate and Billy Reid are the designers behind the Mets-themed clothing. All of the pieces are now available on Edition01.com with the proceeds benefiting both organisations.
Hisham Akira Bharoocha, Scott Mackinlay Hahn, Pamela Love and Rogan Gregory
Earth Day isn't actually until this Thursday, but the boys of Loomstate celebrated early - with an industry party on April 14 and, yes, a 40-member drum circle. Designers Scott Mackinlay Hahn and Rogan Gregory built a 20-foot pyramid monument in New York's Good Units at Hudson, where guests like Pamela Love, Barneys' Julie Gilhart, and Jeff Halmos and Sam Shipley of Shipley & Halmos took part in the festivities.
As producers of organic and sustainable clothing that maintains a sense of style often missing from eco-brands, Hahn and Gregory make the perfect team to tribute Earth Day's 40th anniversary. Good style with a good mission and a good sense of fun...we can always use plenty of that in the fashion industry.