Both WWD and Woolrich have confirmed the exciting news that Mark McNairy will succeed his good friend Daiki Suzuki as the creative director of Woolrich Woolen Mills post S/S 2011. Where things go from here only Mark knows, but I couldn't be more excited for both him and Woolrich. I talked with Mark a little about his move a while back and he seemed extremely excited to be working for a company that will finally let him design the way he wants to - no more swimming against the current for one of American's most talented designers. A friend of mine even got a sneak peak at some of Mark's WWM sketches and apparently the stuff is bonkers. Congrats are surely due to Mark, his family and Woolrich.
[Picture courtesy of Mister Mort.]