Daiki Suzuki

Daiki Suzuki is the Japanese founder and creative director of contemporary fashion label Engineered Garments. Born in 1962 in Hirosaki, Aomori Prefecture, Suzuki aspired to enter the fashion industry from middle school onwards, moving to Tokyo to study at the Vantan Design Institute. After graduating, Suzuki worked for an apparel company handling imports, before joining cult Japanese retailer NEPENTHES as a buyer and moving to the United States in 1989. After stints in Boston, New York and San Francisco, Suzuki eventually moved back to New York in 1998 to establish the first NEPENTHES office stateside. Suzuki then founded Engineered Garments in 1999, a label which has since become acclaimed for its well-constructed and intricately designed menswear, which strikes a balance between vintage prep and blue-collar workwear. Between 2006 and 2010, Suzuki served as the creative director for Woolrich Woolen Mills, whilst also launching a separate collaboration with Levi’s and being named “Best New Menswear Designer in America” by GQ and the CFDA. Suzuki currently lives and works in New York City, and practises surfing in his downtime.

NEPENTHES Founder Keizo Shimizu & Engineered Garments' Daiki Suzuki Talk Americana
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NEPENTHES Founder Keizo Shimizu & Engineered Garments' Daiki Suzuki Talk Americana

The two detail the beginnings of NEEDLES and Engineered Garments, inspirations and more.

Engineered Garments Workaday Revitalizes Vintage Americana for SS20
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Engineered Garments Workaday Revitalizes Vintage Americana for SS20

Steeped in rich indigo dyes and creamy ivory palettes.

Engineered Garments & Barbour Drop Vintage-Inspired SS20 Capsule
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Engineered Garments & Barbour Drop Vintage-Inspired SS20 Capsule

Marking the fourth collaboration.

Nepenthes Unveils Bold Layers from NEEDLES & Engineered Garments for SS20
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Nepenthes Unveils Bold Layers from NEEDLES & Engineered Garments for SS20

From striped track pants to military anoraks.

Engineered Garments & Barbour Deliver Hunter's Upland Jacket
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Engineered Garments & Barbour Deliver Hunter's Upland Jacket

Refining the sartorial silhouette.

Engineered Garments Designs Highly-Detailed Workwear Uniform
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Engineered Garments Designs Highly-Detailed Workwear Uniform

Made for IBUKI KOGEISHA CO., LTD.

NEPENTHES London Launches Web Store
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NEPENTHES London Launches Web Store

Featuring NEEDLES, Engineered Garments and Sasquatchfabrix.

Industry Insiders Discuss "What is BEAMS PLUS?" in 20th Anniversary Video
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Industry Insiders Discuss "What is BEAMS PLUS?" in 20th Anniversary Video

The Japanese imprint celebrates 20 years of design.

NEPENTHES Announces New London Store Opening Next Year
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NEPENTHES Announces New London Store Opening Next Year

In a joint interview with Keizo Shimizu and Daiki Suzuki.

Engineered Garments Mixes Sportswear, Workwear & Military Influences for Barbour Collaboration
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Engineered Garments Mixes Sportswear, Workwear & Military Influences for Barbour Collaboration

Reworking pieces from the Barbour archive.

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