Duchamp Autumn/Winter 2014
Duchamp kicked off its silver anniversary year with a showing at London Collections: MEN. The brand opted for a live presentation at the Royal Academy of Arts in London’s Burlington Gardens to allow attendees to view the AW14 collection in a more interactive way.
Luxury was the focus of collection, with Duchamp creating a series of fictional characters to showcase the different looks: the jet-setting rogue, the Artist, the Country Gent, the Alpinista and the Entertainer. Models representing each of the personas sipped on cocktails while playing chess and black jack, transporting the audience back to the golden era of gentlemanly dress.
“The brand is all about standing out from the crowd. It is essential that we maintain a signature through products that are unique and stand apart in terms of fabric innovation, design, quality and fit.”
Gianni Colarossi, Duchamp Designer
Tailoring was, as ever, the core of the collection. Jackets made from rich Scottish wools appeared alongside English jacquards and Italian velvets for a luxury finish.
Palettes remained subdued with black, navy and checked greys making up the majority of the pieces. One of the only colourful items, a teal velvet blazer was among the favourites and most photographed by the attending press.
Other flashes of colour came in the form of vibrant accessories including fuchsia scarves, orange pocket squares and ties and cobalt blue socks.
Duchamp, whose head of design recently picked up Designer of the Year at the Scottish Style Awards, has compiled a video reel of highlights from the presentation, which can be viewed below.
The brand is currently holding a 50 per cent off sale online at DuchampLondon.com as it works in the SS14 line, with autumn/winter to follow in the months after.