Engineered Garments is part of Japanese fashion kingmaker's Nepenthes label, and Daiki Suzuki is one of those rarest of menswear designers that has an authentic and deeply personal vision for style, yet he still maintains accessible appeal as he playfully blends details and fabrication. A lifelong vintage collector, Daiki takes inspiration from his archives of sportswear, workwear, and military standards and then meticulously alters designs by subtracting extraneous clutter and adding intriguing details. The result is engineered garments that are at once comfortably familiar and strikingly new.
There are so many details in each piece that you’d be hard pressed to appreciate them all individually, but that’s maybe besides the point; seen overall, you’ll intuitively feel their special genesis. The contemporary clothes from Engineered Garments are driven by enough passion to share around. The corresponding conversations between pattern, fabrication, and assembly stitches a vision of urban flair and workwear elements together with humble utility - a total delight of creativity without pretension.
Read an interview with Nepenthes founder and Needles designer Keizo Shimizu and EG's Daiki Suzuki here.