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| 6 March 2013
D’URBAN 2013 Spring Summer Collection – Classic Elegance and Modern Innovation
For Spring/Summer 2013, D’URBAN invites men to rethink modern dressing. Inspired by vintage fabrics and silhouettes, D’URBAN presents a collection that evokes the best of the past while showcasing today’s most innovative construction and design.
With a simple palette of gray, black, navy blue, and browns alongside classic patterns such as Prince of Wales, gingham, and hounds-tooth checks, D’URBAN explores the best of retro style but with a very modern twist. Case in point – the spring’s signature hounds-tooth jacket, which has been updated with a slim fit, painted matte black buttons, and an interior half-lining that both harkens back to classic construction and makes the garment very lightweight. Typical of the entire collection, the jacket easily coordinates with other pieces – such as a colourful scarf, a wrinkle-free dress shirt and today’s must-have trousers: 6-pocket cargo pants with no side seam that are chic enough to wear everywhere.
Another clever update on a classic style is this spring’s leather jacket. Its vintage biker silhouette is an old school favourite, but this is a modern must-have, crafted from soft charcoal grey leather and featuring matte black trim and a waterproof zip. The stylish “hole-punch” effect across the shoulders provides ventilation, while the double-faced leather provides a smooth surface both inside and out meaning no need for weighty lining.
Lightweight construction is also the hallmark of an outstanding navy blue blazer. It is made from a unique double-faced fabric that features a dusky red gingham check on the inside that is visible through the sheer, navy blue wool on the face. The dazzling effect adds dimension and a dash of designer flair.
This season, the D’URBAN collection has a rosy glow – with heather gray and dusky pinks adding a discreet injection of colour throughout. Pink accents crop up in everything from the pinstripe of a business shirt to the faded line of a check. The heathery hue takes centre stage in one of the spring’s most eye-catching ensembles: a dark pink blazer that can be worn as a suit with matching trousers or as a trendsetting separate with beige chinos. The jacket has a number of noteworthy details, including painted metal buttons with an embossed D’URBAN logo, and a super lightweight fabric that evokes the slubs and weaves of raw silk.
Also riding the texture wave is this season’s only three-piece suit. D’URBAN reached back into its archives to find the beige twill that has been reinterpreted for this remarkable suit. The jacket features a vintage-look peaked lapel, also new for this spring, as well as flap pockets, and a classic two-button silhouette. Its worn with a matching vest and trousers.
Last but certainly not least, D’URBAN has updated one of its most popular items: the convertible jacket. Not only has D’URBAN created a convertible jacket in leather for spring, but there is also a fantastic casual jacket that epitomizes the clever two-in-one design. Wear it formally by zipping it up and allowing the collar to stand, or keep it casual by folding down the collar into a notched lapel and using the buttons. The washed cotton fabric, which features a micro-check pattern and a subtle heather colour, can also be found in matching shorts and trousers.
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