“I’ve always been inspired by the artisanal craft and the way they make those garments,” Varvatos told THR. “It’s fun. When we got together and talked about the idea of doing our own artisanal touch, it became very inspired by Game of Thrones, but it’s not a costume.”
Marking Varvatos’ first partnership with a television series, the John Varvatos x Game of Thrones collection ($98 to $2,698) seamlessly melds the designer’s signature rock ‘n’ roll aesthetic with the show’s detailed craftsmanship. The result is a capsule consisting of 11 menswear pieces including a hand-dyed leather jacket, cross-over Henley shirts, pants, a textured messenger bag and graphic prints over spray-dyed tees that feature emblems such as the “iron throne” motif.
“When I think of Game of Thrones and when I think about the wardrobe, I think about texture,” said Varvatos. “There’s also the handcrafted-looking fabrics, leathers and all of the attention to detail. With everything in life, it’s all about attention to detail and they put so much detail into their garments. The leather and the fabrics for the jackets and our linen knits are all hand-dyed and hand finished because it’s the only way that I could really do something that was really honoring what they did, as opposed to sticking a label onto something.”
The John Varvatos x Game of Thrones capsule is available online as well as at select John Varvatos boutiques and Bloomingdale’s stores for a limited time. Follow “Game of Thrones AfterWord” for all breaking news on Facebook.