Cahill + Defines SportLuxe Menswear
Always a trailblazer, Tim Cahill is the first Australian sporting icon to build a designer sports-luxe brand for the male high-street consumer. Cahill+ was conceptualized in New York City, where Tim immersed himself in the cities vibrant design culture. Inspired by fashion luminaries – including long-term friend Giorgio Armani and industry wunderkind Alexander Wang – Cahill+ reflects modern menâ€™s style, with a distinct sports-core aesthetic with a focus on luxury details. Armed with a strong vision of what he wanted to create, Tim Cahill partnered with Shoreditch fashion house to turn his vision into a commercial reality with head designer Alvin Manalo basing himself in New York to assist Tim in building the Cahill+ brand DNA. Working on the first collection, the Manalo/Cahill duo established a design aesthetic and product story that complemented the modern mans lifestyle. Key pieces in Timâ€™s own wardrobe provided initial insight into the shapes, silhouettes and product categories that would be fundamental to the Cahill+ brand. .
BRAND DNA & DESIGNS
Cahill+ aims to marry athletic, sports-infused lifestyle-wear with luxurious fabrication, clever tailoring and utilitarian embellishments. Core pieces include the jogger pants, sports jackets and technical knits, with each piece featuring unique details and enhanced fabrics. Slimmer fits and cuff detailing brings a modern edge to pieces inspired by classic sporting silhouettes, while outwear is updated with technical materials and distinctive features.
The SS16 collection is inspired by Tim Cahillâ€™s Asia Cup winning bicycle kick goal, this collection looks towards the bicycle messenger culture in New York City. Le Basket is a 24 hour deli on the corner of Broadway and West 3rd St, tucked between the East Village and Washington Square Park. It is the mecca for these modern day emissaries, a meeting point and hangout to check in with each other and share a pastrami sandwich and maybe a PBR. Their style is cool and unexpected. These young upstarts mix urban style with the utility and functionality needed to traverse the city grid on their bikes. Urban graphics are mixed with fixie bike culture.