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Linder collaborates with Connie Vallese on capsule collection

By Kristopher Fraser

Jun 6, 2016

Luxury men's wear brand Linder has collaborated with Brooklyn-based Argentinian artist Connie Vallese to create a capsule collection inspired by Japanese resort wear from the fifties and the Japanese film "Crazed Fruit."

Vallese, known for her black and white illustrations, lent her prints to Linder's designers and cofounders, Kirk Millar and Sam Linder, who placed them on pieces made from woven jacquard and embellished with snaps.

The collection retails at a price point between 350 dollars and 1050 dollars, and includes a classic resort shirt with exaggerated black pleats, a collarless top, shorts, pants, a shirt, and jacket, and a coat.

Millar and Linder met at Odin, where Millar used to work. In 2013, they launched Linder, and then opened a brick-and-mortar store in SoHo, where they sell their own line, along with pieces from brands including Chapal, Foster & Son, and Lucchese. The line, which also includes a collection of unisex sneakers, is sold on their e-commerce website, in their store, and in Japan at Wism and Adam et Rope.

The brand hopes to build out their distribution more and focus less on selling third party brands.

“We want the retail space to be a showroom or gallery type of environment,” said Millar to WWD.