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Number:Lab Fall '11: Activewear Meets Tailoring, It's All in the Details

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"We liked the combination of hockey (American/rugged) and alpine ski jumping (sophisticated/form), there is a nice balance," said the designer in the show notes.

Former architect Luis Fernandez and entrepreneur Greg Lawrance joined forces to create Number:Lab in 2007. Fernandez's creative acumen and Lawrance's business savvy has proven to be a winning combination for their athletic meets tailored sensibility. Fernandez used alpine ski jumping and the Colorado Air Force Academy as design references for Fall/Winter 2011. We previewed the collection and it was a refreshing departure from the drab colors that typically define the season.

Next season Number:Lab fans will find lime greens and bright blues grounded with greys and navys, which help to make the collection very wearable. The fabrications have technical qualities without being overly sporty, like harsh nylon, and many pieces are reversible. Take for example, their best selling shorts, which have a performance quality, but surprisingly boast impeccable cut and fit that is usually reserved for more formal garments. The line is for men who are active, but still want to look pulled together. -Benjamin Liong Setiawan
· Number:Lab [Official Site]