To present their Spring/Summer 2014 menswear collection, British brand Duchamp London opted for a drinks reception in the intimate setting of the Experimental Cocktail Club in London’s Chinatown. With an interior replete with exotic and luxurious touches such as wallpaper with Chinoiserie designs, dark woods, plush armchairs and velvet curtains, the venue was an adroit choice for a collection that simultaneously evoked classic elegance and celebrated the pleasures of escapism and relaxation.
This is a range of clothes and accessories that intends to be carried across professional and informal environments, a conceptual direction that is achieved by enriching the prevalent formal tailoring with casual details from contemporary menswear. Traditional Prince of Wales checks in grey or navy contrast with light and bright hues such as lilac, light blue and cobalt blue, and colourful floral patterns abound in cravats, ties and pocket squares. Suits and blazers come in light wool fabrics with a propensity for single-breasted silhouettes with wide, peak lapels and casual accents such as buttons and stitching in contrasting colours.