SEATTLE, Dec. 23, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Eddie Bauer today announced it is partnering with renowned celebrity stylist Ilaria Urbinati on a limited-edition 28-piece menswear collection set to debut in the Fall of 2015. The collection fuses modern style and fit with iconic Eddie Bauer heritage to create the ultimate outdoor sportswear line, marked by uncompromising quality, multi-functionality, and performance. The collection launches at select Eddie Bauer stores and online in early October 2015.
"The vision for this collection was simple: create timeless, quality, essential pieces for the modern man, reflecting the same spirit of adventure and craftsmanship that Eddie Bauer has stood for, for nearly 100 years," said Mike Egeck, Chief Executive Officer for Eddie Bauer. "Ilaria and our design team have created a collection for today's adventurer who requires both versatility and sophistication in his outfitting."
Inspiration for the collection started in Eddie Bauer's vast historical archives where Urbinati researched iconic designs and classic patterns to create tailored pieces that offer unique detailing and a new modern slim fit. Noteworthy styles include a modern interpretation of Eddie Bauer's 1936 Skyliner Jacket and 1953 Kara Koram Down Parka as well as fair isle sweaters, buffalo check flannel shirts, and chino pants with a custom-designed camouflage print using the brand's iconic goose logo. The Nordic color palette features rich crimsons paired with deep navy and hunter green, accented by neutral grays and oatmeal colors.
"Eddie Bauer is a brand that has always symbolized quality outdoor products and has continuously pushed the boundaries on design," said Urbinati. "I wanted to partner with an iconic American brand on a men's sportswear collection that I could envision my clients wearing. Every man deserves multi-functional, stylish pieces to ensure they are looking their best every day, no matter their adventure."
The Eddie Bauer limited-edition collection by Ilaria Urbinati will be available in select North American stores and online in October 2015. The collection will debut at Eddie Bauer's Adventure House at the 2015 Sundance Film Festival January 23 and at a private NYC showroom event in Spring 2015.
About Ilaria Urbinati Ilaria Urbinati has an extensive background in the fashion industry and is one of Hollywood's most sought-after stylists today. She began her career as a buyer at some of Los Angeles' top fashion boutiques before opening her own store in 2008 called Confederacy, which catered to many prominent celebrities and musicians. There she collaborated with Albert Hammond, Jr. of The Strokes on a limited edition line of suits that were most notably worn by Ryan Gosling in Crazy Stupid Love. Urbinati has become renowned for her ability to style clients with distinction while taking into consideration their personality, body type and desire for timeless quality. She has since collaborated with many top designers, including Gucci and Ferragamo, on custom designs for her clientele. By 2014, she was listed as one of the top "25 Power Stylists" by The Hollywood Reporter, dressing leading men such as Bradley Cooper, Ben Affleck, James Marsden and Ryan Reynolds for red carpet and press events
About Eddie Bauer Established in 1920 in Seattle, Eddie Bauer is a specialty retailer that sells premium-quality outerwear, apparel, footwear, gear and accessories for the active outdoor lifestyle. Eddie Bauer is an internationally recognized brand known for its innovative product designs and exceptional customer service. Eddie Bauer products are available through catalog sales, online at www.eddiebauer.com, and at approximately 400 stores in the United States, Canada, Germany, Japan, and Southeast Asia.