Duchamp presents ‘Code London’ for Autumn Winter 2016, focusing the menswear collection on their key dress codes for the London man across casual, contemporary and formal tailoring. Codes relate not only to the techniques behind the collection but also to reflect the Duchamp way to dress.
The set of five Duchamp codes for London include Winter Florals, Creative Business, Tonal Layers, Innovative Textures and Artistic Features.
Duchamp continues to distinguish collections through innovative and exclusive fabrication in a diverse range of textures and prints. Winter Florals are worn tonally under contemporary wool suits or taken into the evening with printed silk shirting under a black woven cocktail jacket.
Creative Business highlights a code of dressing incorporating contemporary tailoring for London’s cosmopolitan set who have thrown out traditional city wear in favour of arty details such as a painted two tone single breasted jackets.
Tonal Layers draw attention to the textures of fabric whilst simultaneously introducing the dressing code of Innovative Texture. Clean cottons are worn under wool jackets boasting irregular yarns with brushed jacquard scarves all in complementing tonal colours yet distinguished by the contrasting textures and prints from floral to bold graphic stripes.
Elsewhere, sleek Moire silk jackets are worn with fine printed silk shirting for effortless tonal layering.
Artistic Features describes the way men will use accessories to express a sense of artistic spirit. This is also a reflection of the inspiration from the brand’s namesake Marcel Duchamp, with details including paint effects and pencil sketch prints as well as a nod to his love of gentlemen’s games with chess inspired motifs subtly applied to trims.
Duchamp has established a design philosophy centred on creating directional menswear and accessories, which epitomize accessible luxury and reflect the lives and aspirations of men today.
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