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Gepost op: 30 januari 2008 – 22:42:33
David Chu is de man achter Nautica, die nu een 'high-end' label onder eigen naam heeft opgericht. Het is vooral sportswear met klein onderdeel formeel.

Citaat van: "Wall Street Journal"
Reach Out and Touch David Chu

When David Chu, who founded clothing company Nautica in the 80s, retired from the fashion industry in August 2004, he planned to while away the days playing golf. After six days, he put the golf clubs away. “I realized I was very bored,” he says, so on Sept. 11, 2004, “I went to Italy and started to work on my first collection.”
That collection, David Chu, debuted in 2005 and since then, in addition to expanding that line, which is sold at Saks Fifth Avenue and Bergdorf Goodman, the 52-year-old designer has: launched a second, more casual collection inspired by the country-club lifestyle called LINCS DC & Co.; opened up a custom clothing shop in his Manhattan townhouse, David Chu Bespoke, last month; and recently signed a deal to become executive creative director at upscale luggage and accessories maker Tumi, where his responsibilities include design, advertising, public relations and store design.


As New York fashion week kicked off noisily at Bryant Park Friday, the reserved designer hosted a select number of guests, including media, to look at his Fall 2007 presentation at his tasteful, elegant townhouse. Soft music played in marked contrast to the bass-heavy, room shaking dance and rock music blared at the tents. Mr. Chu says he wants people to get close to his clothes, to not only see them but to be able to touch them. A runway show doesn’t afford that kind of luxury, as models zip down the catwalk for the audience, one right after the other, to get a split-second look and with shows sometimes over in five minutes.

It’s especially important, he says, for menswear to be shown in a more intimate setting because the changes in men’s clothes are usually in the details, subtle not overt. He likes that he can discuss the materials and fabrics with guests one on one. Approachable, not a common quality among designers sometimes know for diva-like behavior, Mr. Chu often mingles at his presentations without handlers or spokespeople watching over him like hawks or limiting how many minutes he has with a reporter.

He does concede there’s great buzz to be had from a runway show, especially as the number of menswear designers competing for a similar audience has exploded, making things more competitive. And he says he may one day do a runway show. But he’s not in any hurry. “I like a presentation style for menswear,” he says. “It allows me to meet with the editors and talk about the refinements of my collection. To show the new bonded cashmeres for example. A fabric that is so new and waterproof!” Hmmm. Hard to see how that quality would register on a runway without the aid of special effects simulating rain. – Ray A. Smith





Citaat van: "refinedrogue.com"
The Perfect Fit: David Chu Bespoke

 
No other experience in men’s fashion can rival that of a luxurious private bespoke experience, and we’ve found that expert craftsmanship and superb quality in a surprisingly more affordable locale than you might expect.  Enter David Chu Bespoke, namesake of the founder of Nautica, executive creative director for Tumi luggage, and a new kid on the custom-made menswear block.  While you may have seen the David Chu Collection at Saks Fifth Avenue and Bergdorf Goodman, Chu has further expanded his fashion empire to deliver exquisite custom and made-to-measure suits, shoes and ties straight from a Savile Row-esque townhouse in Manhattan.
 
Step inside the headquarters of David Chu Bespoke and your personalized experience begins, where Chu himself will review the latest luxe materials and subtle nuances from Italy, England, Ireland and Scotland with you.  From bolts of Super 130s and up, select the finest flannels for this fall from the likes of Loro Piana, Smith Woolens, Harrisons of Edinburgh, and more.
 
Stay still for the 16 measurements required for a jacket and the 10 for trousers, and make sure to schedule the two additional fittings that guarantee the ultimate fit.  Wait patiently while tailors just outside of Naples, Italy create your custom suit by hand, all for as little as $3,000 (compared to more common price points around $7,000 for comparable high quality).  Finally, expect only the best in a modern, classic and supremely elegant article of David Chu Bespoke.
 
 
Suits start at $3,750 for bespoke and $2,800 for made-to-measure, with shirts at $475 and ties at $225.  David Chu Bespoke, 25 East 22nd Street, New York.  Make an appointment by calling Jack Huang at 212.277.6400.


 


Ik heb nog geen website kunnen vinden maar hier is de runway collectie Fall 2007
http://nymag.com/fashion/fashionshows/2007/fall/main/newyork/menrunway/davidchu/
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Reactie #1 Gepost op: 30 januari 2008 – 22:55:11
jasje linksonder is super
No degree of dullness can safeguard a work against the determination of critics to find it fascinating.

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Reactie #2 Gepost op: 31 januari 2008 – 00:34:55
Even een vraagje, waarom staat dit in het casual gedeelte? Ik zie voornamelijk formal.
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Reactie #3 Gepost op: 31 januari 2008 – 01:56:42
3 plaatjes casual tegen 3 formeel...
misschien gaat het Deadalus wel vooral om de casual plaatjes?
ch möchte mir oft alle mein Federn ausropfen, wenn ich bedenke, dass Papageno noch keine Papagena hat.

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Reactie #4 Gepost op: 31 januari 2008 – 14:56:44
Citaat van: "Sergio"
Even een vraagje, waarom staat dit in het casual gedeelte? Ik zie voornamelijk formal.


Verplaats 'm maar als je dat beter lijkt.
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Reactie #5 Gepost op: 31 januari 2008 – 17:40:49
Formal? Ik zie anders nergens een morning coat of de welbekende 'white tie and tails'... ook geen semi-formal (i.e. een smoking) trouwens... :wink:

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Reactie #6 Gepost op: 31 januari 2008 – 17:54:58
Een pak is ook formeel,

White tie is dat niet meer officieel?

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Reactie #7 Gepost op: 31 januari 2008 – 17:58:10
Citaat van: "Rndtje"
Een pak is ook formeel,

White tie is dat niet meer officieel?

De term 'formal wear' is nogal specifiek en slaat niet op een 'gewoon' pak.