Marc Newson uses the "idea of a uniform" to create G-Star RAW Spring Summer 2016 collection

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Australian designer Marc Newson's latest collection for fashion brand G-Star RAW is designed to make it easy to throw together an outfit in the morning (+ slideshow).

G Star RAW by Marc Newson for Spring Summer 2016

Newson aimed for his Spring Summer 2016 garments for the Dutch brand to be a set of wardrobe staples that would work together without too much thought.

"It started with sort of an obsession that I have of not having to think too much in the morning – you know, when you get dressed," said Newson, who also joined Apple's design team in 2014.

G Star RAW by Marc Newson for Spring Summer 2016

"And this idea that you could just go to your wardrobe and sort of pull out a bunch of things, and you knew that they were all going to work together."

G Star RAW by Marc Newson for Spring Summer 2016

Newson has worked with G-Star RAW on biannual collections for 12 years. On the collaboration's 10th anniversary, he told Dezeen that "most industrial designers don't have a clue about fashion".

G Star RAW by Marc Newson for Spring Summer 2016

His previous collections for the brand have included denim garments influenced by American sportswear and clothing featuring bold graphics.

G Star RAW by Marc Newson for Spring Summer 2016

"It comes back to this idea of a uniform," said Newson, "which was always an underlying philosophy in all of the collections that we've done."



The latest capsule collection includes reinterpretations of some of his previous G-Star garments with leather details.

G Star RAW by Marc Newson for Spring Summer 2016

His collared popper-fastened Coach jacket now comes a range of fabrics and variations.

G Star RAW by Marc Newson for Spring Summer 2016

A set of Newson's five-pocket slim jeans are made from selvedge denim, which is woven on shuttle looms in Japan.

The range also features jersey T-shirts, three-quarter-sleeve tops and sweatshirts with motifs in graphic handwriting, patterned with a print called Rain Storm.

G Star RAW by Marc Newson for Spring Summer 2016

Newson's Spring Summer 2016 collection was released in stores from January 2016. The designer is also due to release a limited edition of G-Star's Elwood jeans later this year, to celebrate the style's 20th anniversary.

G Star RAW by Marc Newson for Spring Summer 2016

Newson has famously tried his hand at designing almost everything. His recent products include a range of colourful kitchen appliances, a limited-edition silver tea service with handles made from mammoth tusks, and a set of pens for Montblanc.

  • Jerry Acosta

    I really like the idea of this. One less decision to make every morning.

  • That is extremely bland.

  • jan

    Regarding Marc Newson’s coordinated fashion collection, haven’t we all been doing just this for decades? Please don’t insult our intelligence.

  • Architects Anonymous

    Kanye has the best clothing line of the decade. He has the answers. This guy is no more than a mediocre clothing designer with a bland taste in fashion.

    • Smugitecture

      Sway, is that you?

      • Architects Anonymous

        I ain’t no Ralph!

  • Love this line, wearing last year’s collection almost every day (studio and meetings). The quality by G-Star is really outstanding, bold and sturdy. Bit pricy, but certainly worth looking in to!