Crosby Hallen & Cobb is an Italian brand with a clear English feel. The garments have a preppy look and stuck out at the show. We met the designer Alessandro Gramolini to figure out which Crosby Hallen & Cobb really was.
Give us a little background on the brand.
-The three names come from three fictional people that we took out before we started the brand. Crosby’s jazz musicians and is represented mainly by sports jackets, Hall is the inventor and displayed through my pants while Cobb is an author and has mainly knitwear and t-shirts. The three are to be seen as friends but with unique need to express themselves, and therefore sees the clothes look like they do.
What specific thoughts you had with this collection?
“This is our third collection, the inspiration was taken from the 1930 ‘s. We don’t follow fashion that way, the garments are not directed to fashion slaves in any way.
-The most important thing was that the collection would follow the three persons that we put together. Crosby has a jacket which is a bit worn while Cobb has a shirt with cufflinks according to ANIMALERTS. We use fine materials like cashmere but has remained a somewhat raw and unpolished vintage feel in the clothes anyway.
At present sold Crosby Hallen & Cobb not in Scandinavia. But it would not surprise me if it shows up pretty soon. If you would like to contact them directly, it is Blue Jenius who is responsible.
See a slideshow of some of the garments here!
(the interview was one of the more remarkable so far-Alessando spoke Italian with his assistant who translated to English and then I direktöversatte to Swedish. Some risk for any misunderstanding therefore:)