Award-winning Canadian designer Christopher Bates’ highly anticipated Top Gun collection finally took flight with an official launch party at Nightingale, the centre of Hollywood nightlife. The star-studded soiree featured an exclusive pop-up shop, private VIP lounge, light bites and libations, and culminated with a fashion show debuting Bates’ looks. In true Top Gun fashion, the Maverick-esque models strutted down an airport-inspired runway while showcasing various styles from the line, including bomber jackets, jumpsuits, sweatshirts, t-shirts, sunglasses, tank tops, aviator sunglasses, and more pieces incorporated engravings and badges made from the franchise’s authentic artwork, paying homage to the iconic 80s’ film and its box office smash sequel.. Made in Italy, the covetable collection offers fans a creative way to express their style while celebrating the most popular cinematic experience of 2022.
The star-studded soiree was co-hosted by actress Sonia Rockwell and the Executive Director of Christopher Bates, Lord Micahel Evans. Attendees included Nick Viall (The Bachelor), Jason Oppenheim (Selling Sunset), Brett Oppenheim (Selling Sunset), Norman Towns (HBO’s Insecure), Sommer Ray (social media star), Zak Steiner (Euphoria), Derion Kendrick (Los Angeles Rams), Jay Reeves (Netflix’s All American), Dylan Sprayberry (Teen Wolf), Anthony Konechny (X-Men), Morgan Willett (The Challenge), Markell Washington (influencer), Lauren Elizabeth Harris (Defining Dodo) and many more.
The Top Gun x Christopher Bates collection is available online shipping to Canada, the USA, Germany and the UK, and can be purchased in select retailers, including Shinobi Menswear in Las Vegas and Newport Beach, Gotstyle and The Coop in Toronto, and Breuninger.com in Germany.
About Christopher Bates
Founded in 2008, Christopher Bates designs for fashionable individuals who are in their prime regardless of age, race, colour, gender, or creed. Originally from Vancouver, Canada, Christopher Bates has chosen his real name to represent himself in the fashion world. Inspired by the exclusive fabrics and artisanal Italian producers he works with, Bates’ commitment to quality and authenticity is absolute. This commitment, in harmony with his honed talent for timeless design, clever details, and bold colour palette, is what has established him as a renowned expert in style. Bates has received numerous accolades over the years including the Canadian Menswear Designer of the Year Award, CAFA (2019) and the Visionary Award from Fashion Group International, FGI (2018).