Monday, August 05, 2013


I have been so excited about our Ronaldus Shamask archive.  These designs were all made in the 1980s and most are the actual prototypes that earned Shamask both COTY and CFDA awards in 1981 and 1987, respectfully.  What I find particularly fascinating about the collection is how progressive and visionary Shamask's designs display in terms of minimal modernity and architectural sportswear.  You can see from our comparison pictures below that the Shamask aesthetic is certainly reverberating on today's runways:  oversized masculine shirting, pajamas, midriff baring ensembles, asymmetric color blocking, athletic-wear inspired luxe "sweats"....etc.  The list goes on and on.  Shamask is an underdog and deserving of renewed recognition and appreciation as a true innovator of American luxury sportswear.  His clothes come alive so beautifully from hangar to body.  We are having a Shamask moment and so should you.  You can buy the collection here.