Stalwart Japanese label Digawel returns for Spring/Summer 2019 with a new selection of boundary-pushing designs. Dubbed “a study of the mass,” the collection is an experiment in form. The brand claims that “overall volume and balance were adjusted” this season, with fewer prints so that the fabric texture “can be part of a delicate color palette.”
Digawel favorites, like striped shirts, bomber jackets and sleeveless outerwear, return in comparatively understated iterations, bereft of the lurid colors utilized in previous collections. These layering pieces are complemented by intentionally-awkward long shorts, baggy color-blocked T-shirts and slightly tweaked sweaters, which boast larger collars and extended sleeves. Cropped blazers and vests, long parkas, baggy trousers and billowing coaches jacket-like overshirts underline the collection’s proportion play and quality textiles.
The new goods will begin to hit Digawel’s own Tokyo outposts and stockists like 1LDK on January 18.
Elsewhere in Japan, DAIRIKU introduced its youthful Spring/Summer 2019 range.