Founded and designed by Robert Childs, Childs is the namesake menswear brand which takes staples like suits, trousers, T-shirts and bomber jackets and breathes new life into them through functional cuts and ideal fabrics.
For its debut AW16 collection, garments come in muted tones and silhouettes are slightly cropped, boxy or oversized. Childs collaborated with New York artist Julie Houts on a print across several pieces, inspired by old Andy Warhol drawings from the ‘50s.
The lookbook features friends and collaborators, showcasing everyday man who has a penchant for well thought out and cleverly crafted pieces. Childs also offers made-to-measure pieces – he believes being able to choose your fabric and have the garment fit perfectly is an addition that gives the brand a point of difference.
Having honed his craft at Adam Kimmel and Thom Browne as Design Director, Childs wants to create clothing that has balance between understated and contemporary. It is all about making the garment special on a second or third glance, where the wearer discovers details while maintaining a sense of functional wearability.
Childs’ plans for the label include growing the collection through introducing more silhouettes, using innovative materials in outerwear and knitwear and working on collaboration projects.
With his love of utilitarian designs and through the use of fine fabrics, details and tailoring, Childs is for guys who want a designer collection made for everyday wear and one that will last for seasons in both style and quality.