The Spring 2013 Joseph Abboud Collection Will Be Based on 'Drive'

The eighties-style jacket Ryan Gosling donned in the film has almost gotten more attention than the Danish-made movie it appeared in.


We had dinner with the Creative Director of Joseph Abboud, the Spanish menswear designer Bernardo Rojo who lives in New York-- what a dapper genteel man -- at the Chateau Marmont on Wednesday night this week. He was joined by manager Chris Huvane, Flaunt magazine's Luis Baraja, various fashionistas and male actors (who love wearing Abboud) -- and Rojo confessed to Fash Track that he's now designing spring 2013 -- and it will be based on Ryan Gosling's jacket in Drive.

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The jacket is rather eighties retro, very sports styled, almost a baseball jacket in style, with its tight waist -- and Rojo thinks this is how men will want to dress after seeing the movie. 

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"I think it's very modern, no?" he asked. "It's retro, and it's so out in a way that it's in. This is true of the movie too. So as I draw this new collection, I have the music and visuals of Drive in my head. And of course, Ryan Gosling in the jacket!" We look forward to seeing the result - the spring 2013 menswear shows are in January 2012.

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