The company’s creative director Gerard Maione presented a mixed collection of vintage-inspired pieces. Lots of fur, shearling, leather, tees and embroidered tops lined the racks. Maione said of his inspiration, “Architecture, music and travel are always muses for me when I design. This season, I see NYC’s Park Avenue Armory as the backdrop for the designs; specific features like chain-wrapped columns and ornate iron fixtures inspired the detail-oriented creations.”
It was those detailed, embellished garments that were some of my favorite pieces. Denim and leather jackets were fitted with metal chains, and plaid button-downs were studded, laced and fringed. It was nothing the label hasn’t done before (Maione’s been designing now for close to six years), but he knows a good thing when he sees it—or in this case, designs it.
The ornate flannel shirts, which are covered with different types of studs, are some of the best selling items in store. I can understand why. They’re classic, comfortable and easy—and one might even argue, season-less. The super-soft shirts are ideal for heavy layering in the winter and light layering during the summer.
If you’re tired of your everyday flannel and want something with a bit of an edge, or just need to add to your collection, WGACA has quite the selection.