Stylish to the last...
Created for Duchamp, 27 September 2013
Celebrating its 23rd anniversary this year, Duchamp has hugely developed from its origins in a Parisian Flea market. The brand later launched as a London based luxury men’s accessory line and under the direction of Marc Psarolis, in 2011 launched its luxury ready-to–wear tailoring line.
The ‘British-ness’ of the brand continues to be one of Duchamp’s greatest strengths. Designed and woven in one of the oldest mills in the UK, Duchamp’s fabrics are deeply embedded in British heritage.
Designer Gianni Colarossi, a Scottish Italian was inspired by his apprenticeship with Italo Di Preta, the president of the Italian Academy of Tailors. Colarossi understands the importance of brand development and bringing the craft of tailoring to the contemporary man. Quality and detailing are paramount, as you can see with linings and patterns that are exclusive to Duchamp and designed in-house, making the product more unique. The Duchamp Autumn/Winter 13 collection continues to produce fine tailoring and suiting in one and two button suits, made in beautiful Scottish or English wool and produced in Italy. Key pieces within the collection are the Dashing check three piece suits produced in grey, blue and mauve check finished with a six button double breasted waistcoat. The Saint check three piece suit and the Shadow Tartan Scottish wool one button suit with a soft black and green tartan check. The mohair wool mixed three piece suit adds a subtle luxury to the tailoring.
The fine herringbone Harris Tweed sports jacket, brilliant foulard pattern shirts and sharp earl check jacket creates a more relaxed silhouette; perfect weekend attire.
The aesthetic of the British Dandy continues to inspire Duchamp and this is reflected in the striking evening wear. From the Arrow silk jacket made from 100% silk woven in England, to the dashing blue and black floral woven jacquard evening jacket.
Duchamp A/W 13 collection evokes a true, regal, dandy spirit.