Jay Bell
Senior Vice President / Divisional Merchandise Manager, MRTW 

“Sander Lak, the Dutch creative director of Sies Marjan, is a designer of measured elegance and ease. He is foremost a colorist and a proportionist, in the league of Haider Ackermann and Dries Van Noten—for whom he designed women’s and menswear. His first men’s collection is a standout, and there promises to be a very bright—and colorful—future ahead.”

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SIES MARJAN Shearling Coat / SIES MARJAN Silk-Blend Twill Shirt / SIES MARJAN Washed Satin Straight Trousers

Tom Kalenderian
EVP / DMM, Men’s & Chelsea Passage 

“We’ve been watching the Cornelian Taurus men’s leather-goods collection with great respect for the way the designer, Daisuke Iwanaga, infuses modern designs for contemporary men with a passion for Japanese artisan workmanship. We are proud to launch these handcrafted leather goods at Barneys this season. The bags are stylish, combining the finest materials with authenticity and utilizing special leather tanned in Japan and heavy brass parts taken from the nautical world.”

Johnny Li
Buyer, Men’s Luxury Sportswear

“Linen has a bad reputation for being wrinkly and scratchy, but the right linen is soft, breathable, and breaks in beautifully. Hecho just launched exclusively at Barneys and uses linen to make of-the-moment camp collared shirts that I know I’ll wear all summer long. It’s a simple shirt, but the subtle details make all the difference, and pairing it with their swim trunks and a good espadrille creates the ideal beach getaway outfit.”

HECHO Guayaber Embroidered Linen Shirt

Andrew Caldwell
Senior Buyer, Developing Designer Collections

“The Berlin-based creative collective behind GmbH finds inspiration in the electronic-music scene, which translates into clothes that are hard and aggressive, but still sexy. Plus, they source their materials from deadstock and overproduced fabrics, meaning that it’s a recycled and sustainable product.”

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Julien Decanali
Buyer, Men’s Designer Collections

“I’m excited about the launch of Katama swim trunks. They strike a hard-to-find balance between athletic, tailored, and functional, and are minimal enough to style in various ways. They’re actually inspired by Navy SEAL shorts from the ‘60s and ‘70s, but they have a really modern sensibility.”

new men's brands
KATAMA Jack Swim Trunks

Chelsea Sutrisno
Buyer, Men’s RTW & Denim Collections

“Vancouver-based brand PURPLE makes my new favorite jeans, which sport a vintage, worn-in look and feel like you’ve been wearing them for years. This season, I love their sun-bleached blue jeans with a hint of silver splatter that offer some edge without being over the top—easily a staple in anyone’s closet!”

new men's brands
PURPLE P005 Straight Jeans

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