Engineered Garments AW16 Preview

Engineered Garments AW16 Preview

This season, Engineered Garments designer Daiki Suzuki incorporates design language from the 1980s Colonial British fashion - a fashion that few brands at the time alluded to. One of few examples was British Khaki, a brand whose popularity was enhanced by two box office hits, Chariots of Fire and Out of Africa. The uniforms of the British army in India that featured in these films are where this latest collection of streetwear derived. The collection comprises of pieces with a post modernist, deconstructive quality about them. For instance, their staple Baker Jacket has proved to be a firm favourite this season; designed to a high standard for longevity and comfort, this jacket incorporates a paisley print inner lining for unique detailing. A more functional option, the Nyco Poplin Ground Jacket has been constructed from weatherproof ripstop nylon, and features a concealed zip away hood, ideal for the transitional months. Slanted front-jetted pockets are practical for your essentials without being too bulky, and the drawstring hem and leather stoppers are exemplary of the consistently brilliant attention to detail and quality. Pair with the tapered, utilitarian Fatigue Trousers; cut from lightweight yet durable cotton twill, available in Chambray Blue or Navy, these trousers feature detailing typical of Engineered Garments such as the adjustable cinch side button, cutaway side pockets and button-down flap pockets on reverse. Finishing off with the ultimate Colonial accessory, the Explorer Hat in tough, ripstop cotton features an adjustable strap with cowhide leather tab and cotton lining.