This season David Catalan draws his inspiration from the tailoring of British school uniforms prevalent in the 60s and 70s. Besides the smartness of the attire, he was equally captivated by the versatility and comfort values of the English dress code.
With this collection, you can see him deconstructing the preppy elements and reimagining these design details with his utilitarian sensibilities. Bringing denim to the picture, he brings a roughness to something handsome. His renditions of casual suitings, denim tracker jackets, overshirts and oversized denim trousers speak to the present. The sense of freshness comes from his experimentation of proportions with diagonal lines to his magnified placements of rhombus motifs that refer to rhombus knitted vests fashioned by schoolboys from that era.
In true David Catalan spirit, he pays homage to his working-class roots by offering wearable fashion pieces with a dose of humour and escapism.
David Catalan’s participation at Milan Men’s Fashion Week is the result of an action promoted by Portugal Fashion and Next Step, a project under the aegis of ANJE – National Association of Young Entrepreneurs -, funded by Portugal 2020, as part of Compete 2020 – Operational Program for Competitiveness and Internationalization – thanks to funds allocated by the European Regional Development Fund.
All images courtesy of David Catalan
Photographer Daniele Oberrauch / IMAXtree
PR Agency Maximilian Linz