Interview: Ryan Seacrest Reveals the Inspiration Behind His Latest Collection

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When it comes to personal style, Ryan Seacrest has an affinity for the sweet spot between casual and classic — though Ryan takes it one step further than most, extending this approach to his own full-on clothing line. While he’s a busy guy launching the latest collection of Ryan Seacrest Distinction (in addition to his already packed schedule), he took the time to chat with us about what’s new in the line, his off-camera looks, and what to look out for in the future. Keep reading for the full scoop.

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starmBLOGTell us about your latest collection!

starRS“The Fall collection is all about flexibility. Everything is easy to wear, comfortable and allows guys to show off their individual styles. Men can dress up more casual looks or dress down more formal ones, and use interesting textures, fabrics and accessories to express their unique sense of style.”

starmBLOGYour Distinction suits are our go-to for both work and special events. Can you tell us about the evolution of the brand, now that you are introducing sportswear?

starRS“A well-tailored suit should be a staple in every man’s wardrobe. I love a great fitting suit, as it immediately gives me confidence. The evolution of our brand syncs up with the evolution of how men dress today. For most guys, a suit and tie is no longer the daily uniform – so this collection lets them find looks that fit their lifestyle. That could mean dressing up a hoodie by throwing on a blazer, or dressing down a shirt and tie by pairing it with sneakers.”

starmBLOG What seems to be the collection’s greatest feature is its versatility. Would you agree? What’s your go-to look and how do you take it from one setting to another?

starRS“Absolutely agree. Since my move to New York to join Kelly Ripa for our syndicated entertainment morning talk show “Live with Kelly and Ryan,” I’ve adjusted my wardrobe a bit. Layering is important as my days are busy, and the weather shifts by the time I leave the studio. I’m loving the versatility of our Distinction blazers and our new bomber jacket. Both are simple additions to an outfit that can make you dinner or hopefully date ready, after your work day.”

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starmBLOG How would you describe your personal style and how much of that is present within Ryan Seacrest Distinction as a whole?

starRS“We designed the fall collection as a reflection of my personal style. I’m always looking for clothes that are comfortable, versatile, easy to wear, and can be dressed up or down depending on what’s on the agenda that day.”

starmBLOG There’s a very exciting, sort of casual element to the latest round of looks. Was this intentional from the beginning?

starRS“Once we had the inspiration for the collection, creating that casual-meets-classic element came naturally. That’s how guys want to dress today, myself included.”

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starmBLOGLet’s say you’re the kind of guy who wants to start stepping his wardrobe game up. What would you suggest?

starRS“It’s about the small things—adding a tie, belt, scarf, or a bracelet – which can really express your personal sense of style. I’ve discovered accessories can really step up your look.”

starmBLOG What do you like to wear when you’re out and about off-camera?

starRS“I love the sweater hoodies from the fall collection, especially as I’m approaching my first winter in the Big Apple. The camel coat is also one of my absolute favorites too – I can’t wait for the temperatures to drop, so I get the chance to wear it. My looks outside the studio don’t deviate so much from what you see on TV, with the exception being my Distinction tuxes on the red carpet. In general, I always like to be comfortable yet put together.”

starmBLOG In fashion, we know how important it is to always be looking ahead. Can you tell us what’s on the horizon for your collection?

starDL“I can’t wait for spring/summer ’18. The collection is inspired by the colors and textures of the Mediterranean – lighter, airy fabrics, deep saturated color, rich textures and intricate pattern work. You’ll see relaxed, casual, yet refined silhouettes. Just like fall, this collection is about letting guys create their own styles for career or more casual, everyday wear.”

Head to to shop Ryan Seacrest Distinction and stay tuned for more insider details on our favorite clothing lines at Macy’s Presents: The Edit.

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