Wednesday, 17 June 2015

The Duchamp SS16 collection

The Duchamp Spring Summer 2016 Menswear Collection for London Collections: Men

Models in full Duchamp attire

Thank you to Duchamp for inviting me to the showcase of the SS16 collection at the stunning Rosewood Hotel in London's High Holborn. It was one event that I was really looking forward to as their stunning suiting and occasionwear are some of the best I have seen.



The beautiful and historic Rosewood Hotel

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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.


sumptuous velvets feature in evening wear

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.

Guests enjoy refreshments

Classic daywear

Guests mingle and discuss the collection

Models wearing day wear and evening wear

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.

essential accessories

Freshly prepared cocktails for the guests

A beautiful grey check double breasted suit

Formal evening wear

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.



Inside the Rosewood Hotel


Great patterning in day wear


A suit that can take you from day to evening

The refreshments keep coming 

Guests soak up the atmosphere

Models wearing evening wear

David Gandy was a guest at the presentation

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.

Delightfully moreish canapes at every turn

Guests at the Duchamp presentation



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One of the models wearing Duchamp evening wear

Mr David Gandy enjoying the event

Models in full Duchamp attire

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.

I really enjoyed the collection. The location was stunning and was a very apt setting. I think it's time I got some Duchamp in my life!


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