Ever since D’URBAN’s inception in 1970, Japan has become one of the forerunners of high quality craft menswear. Having attained wide international appeal over the years, D’URBAN continuously sets itself apart from the competition by dedicatedly seeking a harmonious balance between rich Japanese heritage and the best of European tailoring traditions.
Inspired by key cultural motifs from its Japanese heritage, D’URBAN FW2019 is a collection which demonstrates the brand’s skill at blending tradition and modernity. For instance, traditional Japanese herringbone patterns are incorporated throughout the collection’s more casual designs. Origami plays a significant role in Japanese culture, and D’URBAN has managed to capture its essence by utilising a unique water-stain printing technique, in order to adorn this season’s cotton tees with paper crane silhouettes. Graphic print t-shirts further widen the remit of the brand’s latest collection, catering to relaxed downtown style — perfect when worn with a blouson, over weekend brunch.
The viewing of autumn foliage is an important and extremely popular pastime in Japan: with the arrival of fall comes imagery of kaleidoscopic falling leaves and gentle breezes. For FW2019, D’URBAN produced its own take on an autumn colour wheel — think gentle gradations of black to grey, teal to purple. This tonal unity represents a sophisticated settling — by both humans and nature — into the autumnal season, in anticipation of winter.
Whereas autumn is a time for transition and renewal, winter heralds a return to roots. D’URBAN infuses its clothing with comfort and functionality, coordinating earthy tones and soft interlinings. Natural stretch material and heritage fabrics are thoughtfully blended together — decorated in a tranquil palette of ocean blue and khaki green. Whereas herringbone is the leitmotif of autumn, winter is all about graphic prints. Shirts inspired by traditional Japanese origami fuse ancient with modernity, and each garment’s soft yet clean lines pay tribute to the D’URBAN reputation for craftsmanship.
D’URBAN has always been renowned for material innovation. FW2019 sees the Japanese brand introduce more cutting edge textiles such as the 3M™️ Thinsulate™️ — which gives the season’s lightweight technical clothing extremely high levels of insulation. The choice to use such airy fabrics has a decidedly visual impact — preserving the handsome lines and slim silhouettes that are perfect for men who wish to dress warm, without any dreaded winter bulkiness. Each seemingly simple garment belies laser-sharp attention to detail — as elegant as it is functional.
By giving traditional Japanese iconography an urban edge, D’URBAN FW2019 creates a heritage-inspired wardrobe that is clean yet functional. Suited to men with a particular affinity for bringing function and simplicity to their everyday ensemble, the latest D’URBAN collection helps to lift the sophistication of the urban dweller’s formal and casual attire.
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