Great news boys, gals, Jedis and Ewoks! On the back of his highly successful Christmas capsule collection – do you remember? – Hayden Christensen is returning to Montreal-based retailer RW&Co with another line. This summer edition marks the second collaboration with the model/actor/light of our life because, frankly Canada, we can’t get enough of him.
“It was exciting to take the creative process a step further and bring the summer collection to life,” he says in a press release. Having spent much of the past few months sunning himself in the Caribbean, Hayden took much inspiration from the relaxed feeling of dressing for beach vacations, where fashion and freedom collide. “Style comes from how the clothes feel on you, and comfort was a key factor in creating this collection,” he adds.
As such, the new offering of T-shirts, pants, shorts, shirts and lightweight knits will feature a “cool, hipster vibe” to reflect the relaxed mood of summer. Fabrics have a washed and worn finish, while colours include a modern mix of cool neutrals such as heathered grey, vintage indigo and midnight with accents of tangerine.
Horizontal stripes add graphic interest to tops as well as a pair of rolled-cuff shorts in French terry. Sweatshirts and a zip front hoodie are among the pieces that convey the season's athletic trend and exemplify the collection's unique, signature details. But as per Hayden’s own suggestion, there’s one very crucial change to the summer capsule collection: it will include footwear, specifically a stylish take on a high-top sneaker in black denim and leather.
I don’t know about you, but I’m pretty excited to check it all out, more so because I’ve been having Hayden movie withdrawals since when… 2010? This new trailer can thankfully tide us over, at least until the collection hits 65 RW&Co. stores across Canada and online in early May.
Hayden Christensen for RW&CO. Summer 2014 Collection (CNW Group/RW&CO.)