It’s always a good day when the new Engineered Garments collection arrives here at the store. New York’s finest never fail to deliver and their latest SS17 selection is no different. Part of what makes head designer Daiki Suzuki’s approach so good is his points of reference, effortlessly blending both workwear and military into something new and interesting. With this in mind, we decided to head to the grounds of Brighton’s famous Royal Pavilion to take a closer look at his latest work.
One of our top picks has to be the Light Poplin Parka, a spring weight jacket that comes in an olive colourway. Made using a poplin cotton blend, it has a great regular fit and a large adjustable hood. The front is fastened with tonal snap buttons and the hips feature dual function pockets. Elasticated cuffs also feature in traditional fashion as does a drawstring hem. Here we paired it with another Suzuki mainstay, the 19th Century Shirt that comes in a colourful check pattern.
Another standout is the Baker Jacket that for SS17 Daiki Suzuki has kitted out in bold paisley. Although retaining a slightly formal edge, the vivid print definitely imparts a playful feel, making it an ideal jacket for a summer wedding. It is this versatility that is the beauty of Engineered Garments. They have a knack for being able to effortlessly switch styles without feeling contrived or over thought. The result is beautifully made, highly wearable clothing that lasts.