by Jamison Aweau / January 21, 2013
Designer Todd Snyder and iconic brand Champion collaborated to launch a men’s sportswear line for Fall 2013. The debut collection, entitled “City Gym”, is inspired by archival Champion pieces and vintage photos from the New York Athletic Club.
Snyder designed the collection in partnership with Champion’s Chief Design Officer, Ned Munroe, and Design Director, Joanne Sessler. Together they scoured Champion’s vast archive of sales catalogs and vintage samples to find styles and fabrics that would seamlessly meld with Snyder’s love of classic American tailoring.
“Champion has always symbolized quality and American style,” Snyder says. “I love the idea of mixing tailoring with their 1950’s gym issued items.”