First Look: Justin Timberlake's "Nomadic Biker" Collection for William Rast

02/17/2010 at 02:00 PM ET

Courtesy William Rast; Frank Micelotta/Getty

In the midst of frantic preparations for their William Rast fashion show in New York today, Justin Timberlake and Trace Ayala paused to talk to PEOPLE last night to share more about the upcoming collection, including this exclusive sketch. “We would be nervous if we had time to be,” admits Timberlake, while Ayala reveals that, “all of our buttons and rivets and trims got left in a cab last night.” Even within the frenzy, the pair still had time to wax poetic about the range, inspired by a “spiritual soul searching nomadic biker journey.” As avid road-trippers themselves, the theme isn’t entirely surprising: “We just get on our bikes and go,” says Timberlake, who expounds, “a year ago we introduced this concept of New America because we thought it was very timely. I think with that concept comes the concept of discovery and that’s sort of the theme of what we’re pushing forward.” Asked to choose favorites in the series, Ayala says, “Personally I’m a huge denim person myself and our jeans are really on point,” and cites a snakeskin print pair as his pick. Timberlake, meanwhile, enthuses: “I love our leather jackets. We have these tweed dusters on top of these tight leather jackets mixed with a little bit of a Native American influence on the girls with foxtails. It’s pretty cool.” With William Rast branching out into eyewear and shoes, we wanted to know how their personal style is evolving too. While Ayala cops to “wearing more black” while Timberlake professes: “I find that every year that goes by my clothing gets more and more simple. You just get things that are durable and wearable—that’s where I’m going.” – reporting by Michelle Tan

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winecountry on

I am looking forward to seeing the new William Rast Collection. I have their jeans and they fit well while still being comfortable as the jeans
have a stretchy feel to them. They have great detail and their clothing is nicely tailored.
I wish Justin and Trace the best as they seem
very sincere about offering nice stylish clothing to the public.

L Dyer on

that drawing reminds of something Brandon Flowers has worn. so it’s not very original is it?

brentthew on

you gotta be kidding me.

bill smith on

Jesus fu(*&%*!!! Do you have to try to get ALL the money!! Just stick to dancing around like the fruit basket you are!

Saydrea on

Gee. Thanks for the commercial ‘winecountry’. lol
I dunno. I couldn’t afford that stuff anyway and even if I could, I don’t typically enjoy wearing clothes that make the women who wear them look like lesbians. Don’t want to send the wrong vibe you know?

Betty on

I’m sorry but this whole ‘discovery of America- Native America concept just brings to mind a hostile takeover, murder and a virus. No thanks. It’s like he’s celebrating being an a* or something.

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Delana on

No Sir Justin, this is NOT cute. No woman in her right mind would wear this out in public. The jacket would look decent without the feathers, but the entire outfit looks masculine. Most women like to look fresh and feminine. Just because you can sing and are gifted musically, does not mean you have the personal style to create a clothing line. The evidence is your line has yet to take off. Stick to music!

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[…] over to whisper to a friend in the seat next to her about the different looks. Models donned military-inspired coats and foxtail-covered shoes. “Tonight is my first time seeing the whole collection,” Biel […]

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[…] Timberlake and co-founder Trace Ayala (also a childhood friend) will launch a limited edition William Rast collection for Target. It will launch in stores and online December 19 through January 22, 2011.  […]

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