Todd Snyder is an American fashion designer based in New York City. He founded his eponymous fashion label in 2011, and has been called "the most influential menswear designer of his generation" by GQ.The brand was acquired by American Eagle Outfitters in 2015.
Snyder was born and raised in Ames, Iowa,where he played on his high school's football team. Ames, Iowa had a population of 66,427 in 2020; the 27,854 students of Iowa State University account for about half of the city's population. His father was a civil engineer who "wore a suit and tie every day", and Snyder worked at their civil engineering firm as a draftsperson and surveyor. He initially studied finance at Iowa State University before changing his major to apparel merchandising and design.
In the 1990s, Snyder was a tailor’s assistant at Badowers, a Des Moines menswear shop founded in 1950.Snyder moved to New York to design outerwear for Polo Ralph Lauren before becoming the director of menswear for the Gap Inc. Snyder later became SVP of menswear at J. Crew, where he introduced formal wear and created collaborations with heritage brands, including Timex, Red Wing Shoes, Thomas Mason, and Alden.
Snyder founded his namesake label in 2011 in New York City. The brand launched its first menswear collection in the Fall of 2011 at Bergdorf Goodman, Ron Herman, and Neiman Marcus. In 2012, the fashion label was picked up by Barneys New York and select Nordstrom stores. In November 2015, American Eagle purchased the Todd Snyder clothing brand and Snyder's Tailgate brand of vintage-inspired collegiate sportswear for $11 million.
Snyder is inspired by Savile Row craftsmanship, military tailoring, and New York style. Snyder has stated he wants to "make it easier for guys to dress better".
In 2013 Todd Snyder launched a partnership with heritage sportswear brand Champion, which was established in 1919.
In July 2019, Snyder created a Moby’s x Todd Snyder capsule collection in collaboration with Hamptons restaurateur Lincoln Pilcher.
Todd Snyder commemorated the 10th anniversary of the brand by partnering with Vans on sneakers in the Vans Slip-On 98 DX and the Lace-Up 73 DX models redesigned with cork insoles and premium suede.
Todd Snyder and New Balance have a long-running collaboration, including a limited-edition version of the New Balance 237.
In 2023 Todd Snyder partnered with Michael Graham, founder of Brooklyn-based Savant Studios, on a capsule collection called Artifacts.
D.S. & Durga collaborated with Todd Snyder on a fragrance named Young Dunes,and its products are sold in Todd Snyder boutiques.
Snyder lives in New York City and has three daughters.
Richard Saturnino Owens is an American fashion designer from Porterville, California. In addition to his main line, Owens has a furniture line and a number of diffusion lines.
Proenza Schouler is a womenswear and accessories brand founded in 2002 by designers Jack McCollough and Lazaro Hernandez. Based in New York City, Proenza Schouler is derived from maiden names of the two designers' mothers: Proenza is the maiden name of Hernandez's mother, and Schouler is the maiden name of McCollough's mother.
Alexander Wang is a Taiwanese American fashion designer. Wang launched his eponymous fashion brand in 2005 and came to prominence after being awarded the CFDA/Vogue Fashion Fund in 2008. He is known for his urban-inspired designs and use of black.
Robert Geller is a German-born American fashion designer.
Rag & Bone is an American fashion label helmed by Marcus Wainwright, originally from Britain. The brand is sold in more than 700 shops around the world, as well as in Rag & Bone retail stores. Marcus Wainwright, who cofounded the brand with David Neville in 2002, stepped down as chief brand officer in July 2023.
Patrik Ervell is an American-born menswear designer based in New York City. Ervell is a graduate of University of California, Berkeley where he studied political science, economics and art history.
Billy Reid is an American fashion designer based in Florence, Alabama. His line includes menswear, womenswear, accessories and eyewear. His clothing, self-described as "lived-in luxury" and "broken-in luxury", is known for its unusual accents and Southern influence. Reid summarizes his brand's concept as "American luxury built to last". Billy Reid, Marc Jacobs, Tom Ford, and Michael Kors are the only fashion designers who have won 3 or more CFDA Awards.
Christopher Raeburn (born 13 August 1982) is a British fashion designer, known for reworking surplus fabrics and garments to create menswear, womenswear and accessories.
Steven Alan is an American fashion designer from New York City. His eponymous brand is sold online.
Richard James is a bespoke Savile Row tailors and contemporary menswear company. It was founded in 1992 by designer Richard James, a graduate of Brighton College of Art and a former buyer for the London boutique Browns, and his business partner Sean Dixon. The Design and Brand Director is Toby Lamb, a graduate of Central Saint Martins. Richard James has won both the British Fashion Council's Menswear Designer of the Year and Bespoke Designer of the Year awards.
Simon James Spurr is a British fashion designer based in New York City. He is the creative director and designer of shoe label March NYC.
Raun LaRose is an American menswear fashion designer based in New York, New York. He has received recognition for his futuristic style and use of progressive fabrics and texture in his work. He attended Fashion Institute of Technology (FIT) majoring in menswear design. Larose later traveled to Paris, France in order to intern with designer, Zac Posen (2010). When he returned to the States, he decided to work on his self-titled brand, "Raun Larose." He returned to Paris in 2012 to attend Paris Fashion Week and was profiled by Gentlemen's Quarterly (GQ), Women's Wear Daily (WWD), as well as other press outlets. Shortly after, he traveled to London, England, where he collaborated with Rankin Studios in a fashion video entitled, "The Dancer" (2012). He was featured in Vogue Italia in the September issue of 2012, in which he was profiled as one of the 190 emerging designers worldwide. His 2015 collection, "Because the Internet," has been received with rave reviews worldwide. Recently, Raun Larose was sponsored by the CFDA, where he was given a platform for his first presentation in New York City during New York Fashion Week Men's for his namesake collection, for Fall 2017. His collection, "To Whom It May Concern," was profiled widely. His focus on creating pieces that experiment with proportions and progressive fabrics, all while maintaining the element of practicality, is as he says, "... a cross between artistic references and mainstream consumerism.”
The Row is an American luxury fashion label established by Mary-Kate and Ashley Olsen in 2006. The Row produces ready-to-wear clothing, footwear, handbags and accessories. The label is based in New York City and is available in 37 countries.
Virgil Abloh was an American fashion designer and entrepreneur. One of the most influential and respected fashion designers of his generation, he began his own line of luxury streetwear clothing, Pyrex Vision, in 2012, and became the chief executive officer of the Milan-based label Off-White, a fashion house he founded in 2013. Abloh was also the artistic director of Louis Vuitton's menswear collection beginning in 2018, and was given increased creative responsibilities across the LVMH brand in early 2021.
Tim Coppens is a Belgian fashion designer who currently lives and works in New York City. He is an ANDAM and LVMH Prize finalist, as well as three time CFDA nominee, and winner of the 2014 CFDA/Swarovski Award for Best Emerging Menswear Designer.
Heron Preston Johnson is an American artist, fashion designer, and disc jockey. He is a co-founder of the men's streetwear brand Been Trill, alongside Virgil Abloh, Justin Saunders, and others; and founder of his eponymous brand, Heron Preston.
Willy Chavarria is an American fashion designer born in Fresno, California. He is the founder of his eponymous label, and is the current Senior Vice President of Design at Calvin Klein.
Bode is an American clothing company that makes clothing from old textiles and newly-made traditional textiles, founded in 2016 by Emily Adams Bode Aujla.
Nick Fouquet is a French-American fashion designer, and founder of the eponymous brand Nick Fouquet.
Colm Dillane, also known as KidSuper, is an American artist, fashion designer, and musician. He is the founder of KidSuper, a streetwear clothing brand based in Brooklyn, New York. In January 2023, Dillane creative directed Louis Vuitton's men's fashion show.