NEW YORK, NY, July 13, 2017 – Raul Arevalo and Brad Schmidt presented yesterday their SS 2017 CADET Roman Legion collection at Skylight Clarkson Square during NYFW. The CADET Roman Legion collection was inspired by a recent trip to Italy, its art, architecture and fashion history.
For SS 2017, Arevalo and Schmidt sought to evolve from the expected military references of past seasons and show a lighter, softer side of CADET. To this end, they partnered with Reda to develop fabrics in pure merino wool mixed with silk or linen that were applied to the collection.
Established in Brooklyn in 2011 by Raul Arevalo and Brad Schmidt, CADET is a full collection of menswear inspired by military dress. CADET is a student of precision, focusing on quality and clean lines for a crisp aesthetic that honors classic silhouettes while continuing to push fashion forward with innovative fabrications and techniques.
CADET was a finalist in 2015 for both the CFDA Vogue Fashion Fund and International Woolmark Prize. That same year the brand won the 2015 Design Entrepreneur NYC award. The CADET collection is available at the brand’s eponymous boutiques in Williamsburg, Brooklyn and New York City’s East Village, and on cadetusa.com. As of FW 2016, the collection will also be available at Saks Fifth Avenue and Amazon.
CADET’s collaboration with Reda represents a two-season partnership that will continue with their FW 2017 collection. Reda, a wool mill which has been a symbol of Italian production since 1865, is known for quality, luxurious and sophisticated fabrics used by the most important international fashion houses in the world. Reda is the only wool manufacturer in the world to have received the Emas Certification: an advanced eco-management system that supports the legal limits in manufacturing, and fosters improvement in environmentally-friendly performance.