Justin Timberlake’s clothing line William Rast to show at NY Fashion Week

Justin Timberlake
Justin Timberlake’s clothing line, William Rast, will be debuting its spring line at New York Fashion Week in Bryant Park on February 16th.  The line was founded in 2006 with Timberlake’s friend, Trace Ayala.  This is the second show in New York, following the one in September when Timberlake fans were disappointed that he didn’t perform:

The show is scheduled for Feb. 16 at 7 p.m. And for those who might anticipate a concert, there won’t be one. A spokeswoman for William Rast said that while Timberlake is scheduled to be present at the show, there will be no performance. This will be the brand’s second show during fashion week in New York. The last show, in September, was held at the Roseland Ballroom when a Timberlake performance was rumored but never materialized, much to the anger of attendees.

[from WWD Fashion]

Timberlake apparently isn’t feeling the pressure of the economy, while famous designers like Vera Wang and Betsey Johnson are avoiding doing runway shows due to the recession.  Vera Wang released a gracious statement about her decision in December:

“To do big shows, you really need shock and awe. You need big accessories, you need power and drama in staging and in the clothing. I want to see what I think feels politically correct and feels appropriate from a business point of view at this stage.”

[from Zimbio]

It’s probably more of a business decision than an ideological issue, but we’ll let that rest for now.  The question is really whether Justin Timberlake’s line is good enough for Fashion Week.  The collection on the website is surprisingly good.  The prices are pretty average for high-end pants and tops; about $200 for a pair of jeans.  The men’s collection looks like Justin’s wardrobe – classy leather jackets, button-up shirts, and sweaters.  The women’s collection is also interesting, featuring classic pieces like straight-leg jeans and pea coats with contemporary, asymmetrical elements.

If the spring line is as good as the collection online, the chance to show his clothes with less competition for press may be a good opportunity for the company.

Justin Timberlake is shown on 11/13/08 at a Keep a Child Alive benefit. Credit: PRPhotos

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  1. James Davis says:

    the kid’s got style..I’ll give him that.

  2. calm says:

    With a stylist on your payroll, I would imagine it would be pretty tough to dress badly.

  3. Ednonymous says:

    This talentless moron doesn’t have the parts to put his name on “his” clothing line?

  4. solid steele says:

    that’s not true at all…there are PLENTY of celebs that somehow manage to wear really tired outfits and have “stylists.”

  5. aw! says:

    Looks like he dresses like an average, everyday schmuck. No big deal. It’s not worthy of a “fashion” line.

  6. vdantev says:

    Not into pink pleated skirts, leggings, glittery scrunchies and t-shirts that say “I *heart* penis”, thanks anyway Justine.

  7. I Choose Me says:

    “Not into pink pleated skirts, leggings, glittery scrunchies and t-shirts that say “I *heart* penis”, thanks anyway Justine.”


  8. I Choose Me says:

    *Mmpfh. Tries to contain laughter. Fails* Bwahahahaha. Dante you crack me up.

  9. Ashley says:

    Good for Vera. When is the fashion industry going to stop complaning about people not buying and realize the last few years were just a good run, a fluke? People shouldn’t be spening that much anyway. They shouldn’t have been spening $200 on a pair of jeans. That’s what got them into this mess in the first place. Now that people are cutting back all you hear it bitching and moaning. The Age of Excess is coming to an end.

  10. Jessica says:

    Fashion week in Feb consists of fall collections, spring collections are in September

  11. I says:

    he lookee like a douchebaguette.

  12. Annie says:

    His skinny jeans make my ass look GREAT.

    I had to admit, I was quitequite surprised when I picked a pair up.

    Who knew?

  13. Jean says:

    Hi I do like the upper part of the dress but those pants look really tight!

    Jean Reconstruction

  14. Justin Timberlake looks cool no matter what he wears. But I agree the pants look a little too tight. It looks like it is not even his!

  15. Jay says:

    Nice outfit. He looks great in his attire. People have different sense of style. As long as you can carry what you wear. That’s cool for me.

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