For A/W 2010-11, Danier has collaborated with artist/photographer Raphael Mazzucco, taking the classic and comfortable Danier in a more youthful direction. This week, the brand took to Toronto’s Brassaii for a preview of the upcoming collection:
A cropped motorcycle jacket (above) appeals to a younger consumer, while this slate grey piece (above) provides the roomy, classic fit for the less adventurous male. Despite how you may feel about the design, there is nothing short of impeccable quality in both options – each are buttery soft to the touch.
Collar embellishments are not only reflective of the continued fashion presence of metal stud detailing, but they also serve a more practical purpose – the weight of the metal accents frame the neckline, add emphasis to cleavage and elongate the neck.
Highlights from the women’s looks included a pair of high waisted leather shorts coupled with a modern motorcycle jacket. With the importance of new minimalism for Fall, this could become your new essential. Consistently camel a la Celine can be rather difficult to achieve without the finest silks and suede, but Danier answers the call for new “restraint” by offering a selection of must-have closet staples.
There is almost nothing more classic than a leather jacket. Look in your father’s wardrobe and you will no doubt find a worn-in vintage treasure, but what Danier offers are future heirlooms to call your own – the kind of clothing you’ll want to keep for many years to come. Some of the new classics included a glistening leather shirt and a throwback to the Wachowski brothers before they jumped the shark (for both, see above photo).
An on-trend pleated leather skirt and full fur vest (belted above) brought a nowness to the preview that was surprising, considering that I find Danier to be more on the safe side 90% of the time. What do you think of Danier’s youthful direction? Have you been swayed by their successful nod to today’s trends?
The lovely Briony Smith (BlogTO) and Fraser Abe (Toronto Life)
All photos by Kevin Naulls (Dressed for Dinner)