Let’s face it, Hayden Christensen could model pie on his face and I’d willingly sidle up to ask him a) how much it cost, b) what flavour it came in and c) if I could sample it then and there. He’s an absolute dish and a Canadian to boot, which wholly makes sense as to why he’s collaborating on a capsule collection for RW&Co.
Under the label Hayden Christensen for RW&Co., the 20-piece collection of stylish, modern menswear for Holiday 2013 is the first design collaboration for Canadian fashion brand RW&Co.
"Growing up in Canada, my siblings and I always loved shopping at RW&Co., where we knew we could find on-trend, quality clothes to suit our personal styles," says Christensen, who was born in Vancouver and grew up on a farm outside of Toronto. "I'm excited to partner with a brand I feel such an authentic connection to and one that shares my detail-oriented design sensibility. I'm looking forward to wearing my designs."
Inspired by time spent at his farm in Ontario during the holiday season, the collection includes Canadian winter-appropriate coats, jackets, shirts, pants, knitwear and accessories… what Christensen considers to be ideal pieces to build the essential man's wardrobe. RW&Co. claims Hayden Christensen fans will recognize the actor's signature modern, relaxed style, while their usual customers can expect the attention to detail, fashion, quality and comfort for which the brand is known.
But with many celebrity collaborations, the question inevitably arises as to how much say they had in the designs? Did they personally hand draw every key piece or was it simply a yes and no game of approving nods? In this case it appears Christensen personally approved each piece for fit, comfort and fashionability. With this there are some slick touches to be had, like a shirt with moldable wire collar and cuffs, suspenders added to a dress pant, a camouflage-lined jacket, a reversible graphic print sweatshirt, as well as elbow patches and contrasting lapel details.
Overall, it’s smart and very wearable, especially for the man you’re trying to mould into your very own Jedi knight. Prices range from $69 for shirts to $249 for coats and, just in time for the holidays, the collection will be available as of November 7 in RW&CO. stores across Canada as well as online at rw-co.com.