Spring Summer 2016 sees Duchamp enter the second chapter of their design evolution. Under the Creative Direction of Gianni Colarossi.
The Duchamp menswear collection continues to be distinguished by fabric innovation and quality, presenting the Spring Summer 2016 collection within the elegant surroundings of The Rosewood Hotel as part of London Collections: Men. Two prominent stories form the Spring Summer journey: ‘Elegant Soft Tailoring’ and ‘Summer Eveningwear’.
Inspiration from Duchamp’s heritage run throughout the collection with a nod to the brand’s namesake Marcel Duchamp through motifs included within shirting and accessories referencing painting, sculpting, chess and gentleman’s games.
The ‘Elegant Soft Tailoring’ presents Duchamp’s inherently inventive obsession with fabric, combining flamé yarns with printed and woven cottons to create jackets that take on a three dimensional appearance whilst oversized gingham in linen and cotton highlight the relaxed approach to softly tailored suits. Grey is a key colour story throughout the collection, taking on a masculine role with inverted check double breasted suits creating a contemporary business look.
Elsewhere, exclusive painted checks are used across suiting and shirts for a complete look that sets a playful tone for relaxed summer dressing with a painterly ambience.
Summer Eveningwear brings Duchamp’s classic menswear staples to life through the novel use of Italian velvet, geometric prints on 50 ounce English silk, sablé and subtle three-dimensional effects used on dinner jackets. The story is sealed with an oversized hounds tooth silk blazer, a nod to eccentric summer styling.
Duchamp traces its origins to a chance discovery by its founder of a cache of 10,000 vintage cufflinks on a trip to a Paris flea market, inspiring him to create his own luxury men’s accessories in his native London. Further inspiration came from a book on Dadaism and the new company created was named after the French surrealist artist Marcel Duchamp.
The heritage of the brand today inspires a modern take on artistic inspired accessories made in the UK, complementing a contemporary range of shirting and tailoring using prints and fabrications each exclusively designed in-house.
Today Duchamp has established a design philosophy centered on creating directional Menswear and Accessories, which epitomize accessible luxury and reflect the lives and aspirations of men today.
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