Todd Snyder 2017 CFDA Menswear Nominee


BY KENNETH RICHARD

With a panache of American, a dose of humility, and the swagger of a calm small town sheriff, designer Todd Snyder has charted an individual course to earn designer accolades and a 2017 CFDA Menswear Nomination. Other nominees include Raf Simons for Calvin Klein, Tim Coppens, Thom Browne, and Robert Geller.

Arriving in New York fresh after graduating from Iowa State University, the designer found himself champion menswear at Ralph Lauren, the Gap and J. Crew, where he became Senior VP for Menswear in 2004. Since striking out on his own in 2011, Snyder has found himself embraced by the industry due to his skillful designer eye and understanding of men’s sportswear blended with quality and tailoring. After launching a store in Japan with Asian partner, Anglobal Ltd. in 2015 and closing that same year by being acquired by American Eagle, the designer launched one of the most exciting points of retail to come along in New York City in years in 2016.

We asked the designer (along with fellow nominees) how he heard of his nomination.

TODD SNYDER

How did you hear of your nomination?
I was in an offsite meeting with my entire team and received a call from Steven Kolb – it made our day!
 
What was your reaction?
The team was blown away and we ordered champagne immediately after our meeting to celebrate. Even though it’s not my first nomination, I am still so excited.
 
What would your family give you an award for?
Best chauffeur service to and from games and events.
 
What do you do with your first moment of free time after a show?
Take a deep breath and enjoy the moment.
 
What was your favorite standout moment of 2016?
I would have to say my trip to the south of France. I had never been there and it was a huge inspiration.
 
Born | Ames, Iowa
Education | Iowa State
Experience | Ralph Lauren, Gap, J. Crew
Year Started | 2007
Retailers | MR PORTER, Nordstrom
Previous Awards | GQ Menswear Designer of the Year, 3 Time Nominee for CFDA Swarovski Award for Menswear, 2 Time Nominee for CFDA Menswear Designer of the Year

Spring & Fall 2017
Todd Snyder Photographed by Danny Clinch for The Impression
Runway Photos | Imaxtree
Backstage Photos | Zach Ryan, Kieran Walsh, Myoungsoo Lee & Nina Low for The Impression