“I took varsity, military and prep, put it all in a blender and this is what came out.” – Todd Snyder
Thinking back to the clothes that he and his peers had worn as students at Iowa State University Todd Snyder re-interpreted his own collegiate experience from the late 80s and 90s for his spring 2018 collection. “I took varsity, military, and prep, put it all in a blender and this is what came out,” Snyder commented backstage. The designer re-imagined mock turtleneck sweaters, comfy collegiate cords and velvet track suits in new, modern textiles.
Snyder paired many of the looks with rugged chelsea boots in brown, or black rather than his usual PF Flyer sneakers. Each piece rendered in a neutral color palette of camel, mustard, olive, and earthy shades of brown serves as a tried and true staple that can be seamlessly mixed and matched into any fall wardrobe. The styling in monochromatic silhouettes highlighted the easy wearability of the collection. Snyder’s versatile shearling coats, straight leg corduroy trousers, and soft flannel shirts will be the perfect items to own come fall.
Besides the straight cords and slim cargo trousers, denim came in a form so bleached out they were borderline white as revealed by flashes of wide cuffs at the ankles. For dramatic effect, the designer paired oversized outerwear, such as a black shearling jacket, with fitted trousers and vice versa. The most notable sartorial pieces include a camel velour tracksuit cut semi-close to the body, worn with a matching turtleneck top and suede boots, along with a chic array of iconic ski sweaters.