John Varvatos often brings his love of rock ‘n’ roll into his lifestyle brand, and spring ’17 is no exception. He lent some playful romance to the collection, along with a deconstructed masculinity. “We focused on what has always defined our brand: redefining classic silhouettes by challenging what is possible through material play and expert craftsmanship,” said Varvatos. Here are a few of his big influences.
“Syd Barrett in this photo by Mick Rock is timeless.”
“I was inspired by the soft, stony colors of Macaroni Beach in Mustique.”
“The ghosted painting ‘Nothing Is More Narcotic Than the Past’ by artist Nir Hod inspired our ghosted shoes, [where we] hand-worked the leather to create an antiqued texture.”
“I love the patina [created] from playing and time on his 1961 Fender Stratocaster Fiesta Red guitar.”
“We broke down each shoe to maximize comfort and wearability without sacrificing style and toughness.”